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Mechanical Engineering: Writing & Citations

Get Writing Help

Additional writing resources

The Writing Center at UHM - writing assistance for all students and all types of writing assignments. Open Mon-Fri, by appointment or walk-in.
The Science of Scientific Writing - a very thorough article on how to literally construct sentences, etc., from Penn State
Scientific Writing Resource - excellent tips and tricks from Duke Graduate School

Literature Survey (also referred to as "Literature Review")

Useful literature review tutorials and web sites
Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students - tutorial from North Carolina State University
The Literature Review: A Few Tips On Conducting It - University of Toronto

Integrating information into the engineering design process

Integrating Information into the Engineering Design Process

Michael Fosmire, Purdue University

David Radcliffe, Purdue University

Citation Styles

ASME Style Guides

IEEE Style Guides

Which citation manager is right for you?

EndNote Basic is an online citation manager free to all students, faculty, and staff. EndNote Basic user guide

EndNote is a robust citation manager students, faculty and staff can buy for their desktop. (See purchase options below.) EndNote user guide





Mendeley is free, available online or for your desktop and is mobile friendly. Mendeley user guide

Zotero is an open source, free to use and available online or on your desktop. Zotero user guide

For more comparative information on these citation tools, check out University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries Citation Manager Chart.

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