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MECH 436 / MECH 536 - Fundamentals of Injury Biomechanics

Getting started

Injury biomechanics literature is found in several places. Three key databases to search are Medline, SAE Mobilus, and TRID. Select the tabs on the left for more details on searching these databases.

Additional Resources

  • IRCOBI - International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury - Conference Proceedings
  • NHTSA - National Traffic Safety Administration (U.S. content)

The focus is on vehicle safety and driving behaviour. It includes Biomechanics and Trauma and Crash Injury research. Reports, images and video files can be found within this resource. 

A Google site search is an effective way to search the NHTSA content. Enter your search terms into Google followed by

Anatomy TV

In addition to article databases, UBC has reference databases like Anatomy TV

Anatomy TV is a three-dimensional interactive anatomy resource that includes over 6500 models of human anatomy. These models focus on individual organs, regions of the body, or anatomical systems. The 3D images can be peeled away in layers and anatomical models can be rotated 360 degrees to demonstrate the interaction of nerves, muscles, ligaments, and bones. Built-in self-assessment quizzes are also included. Images and clips can be used in online courses.


Course textbook

Research Skills for Engineering Students

The content in this guide is for both novice and expert learners building their information literacy skills.

The guide addresses the following information literacy framworks:

1. Authority is Constructed and Contextual

2. Information Creation as Process

3. Information has Value

4. Research as Inquiry

5. Scholarship as Conversation

6. Searching as Strategic Exploration

For more details on the frameworks see Companion Document to the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.