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Research  and Writing

The textbook, Engineering your future: an Australasian guide, gives excellent information on Understanding communication, Locating and retrieving information, Citing and referencing.

The Learning Lab provides quick online tutorials as part of their collection of resources to help you develop your study skills, writing skills, English language development and other academic skills. 


The School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering generally uses the Harvard referencing style.

Note also the Harvard Referencing Guide for Visual Material

You may be asked to use the SAE Technical Paper Style Guide. If you use EndNote, choose a numbered style like IEEE [1] or Vancouver (1).  When you submit a paper to SAE, they will use their template to generate references according to their requirements.

EndNote, including Step by step guide

Do you want to download EndNote and related files?

See the Library's EndNote page for downloads, training, alternatives to EndNote, and links to EndNote classes and referencing guides.

Do you want to teach yourself how to use EndNote - anywhere, anytime, at your own pace?

See the Library's EndNote: a Beginner's Guide subject guide for thorough instruction on how to use EndNote, including adding full-text to your references.