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MECH 497/498: Research Communication

Research Help

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Welcome to the course guide for MECH 497/498! This resource is designed to help guide you through literature searching for engineering and provide resources for evaluating and documenting your research.

Topics covered in this guide are designed to complement your course content. 


Research Support:

  1. Subject Librarian for Mechanical Engineering, Sarah Parker ( is available by email or for virtual appointments. via Zoom. 
  2. Woodward Reference - supports the Faculty of Applied Science and provides help via email and in person. 
  3. AskAway - provincial online chat for quick question support

Writing Support:

  1. Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) -  writing consultations, online writing communities, and workshops. Many workshops are developed for graduate students, but all are welcome. Many workshops are undergraduate focused as well. 

UBC Websites:

  1. Woodward Library
  2. Scholarly Communications @UBC 
  3. UBC Copyright Support - Students