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MIE315: Design for the Environment

The library is getting a new catalogue on Feb 16th!

On February 16th, the library is getting a new catalogue. Searching for books and articles through the catalogue will be a whole new experience! 

To get the most out of the new catalogue, make sure you sign in before using it!

If you need some help using the new catalogue please visit the Virtual Help Service.

Getting help

This guide will help point you in the direction to find help for a lot of your information searching and citation questions. If you can't find a resource using information on this guide, use one of the methods below for more help.

Getting help at the Virtual Help Service

Chat or talk using video with the Engineering & Computer Science Library staff virtually. The staff know about your assignment and are ready to help you find the resources that you need. The desk is open:

  • Monday: 12pm - 5pm
  • Tuesday: 12pm - 5pm
  • Wednesday: 12pm - 5pm & 7pm - 9pm 
  • Thursday: 12pm - 5pm
  • Friday: 12pm - 5pm
  • Saturday: 12pm - 5pm
  • Sunday: 12pm - 5pm & 7pm - 9pm

*Note: The service will be closed Monday, February 15th for Family Day and Friday, April 2nd for Good Friday  

Select the link below to use the service: 

Getting help through email

Email your question to the Engineering & Computer Science Library reference staff at Response times are usually from 24-48 hours. In your email mention that this is a question for "MIE315" to help staff answer your question quicker. 


Ask a Librarian Chat

This chat is not staffed by engineering librarians but by librarians from all across the University of Toronto. Staff here may be able to help you find some of the information you need but may not be able to assist you will all of your design questions. For the more tricky engineering design questions please use the Virtual Help Service or email above. 

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Getting help from ECP

John Nyman

Communications Instruction support: Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Writing help through Engineering Communication Program

Engineering Communication Program (ECP) can help you improve all aspects of academic writing and oral presenting in engineering and elective courses and beyond (such as job/graduate school applications). ECP services available to all undergraduate U of T engineering students. Individuals and teams of students can be accommodated in a single time slot.