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Mechanical Engineering: Writing and citing

A guide to finding resources and getting help for study and research in Mechanical Engineering.

Choosing a citation style

The Mechanical Engineering department does not have a single preferred style, so you might want to check with your lecturer/supervisor. Some common styles include:

Author-date

Numbered

Read more about citing.

Technical writing

See our writing guides page for books which have useful hints for writing on technical subjects.

Visit the Learning Skills Centre for workshops and/or personal help.

Writing a thesis

See the Thesis Guide for resources for writing your thesis and instructions on depositing it.

If you're wondering how to format it, have a look at what other Mechanical Engineering theses have done before.

Remember that I'm always happy to answer any questions you have about researching, citing, or anything else!

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