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Biomedical Engineering: Home

Welcome to the BCIT Library! 

The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of the library resources and services available to BCIT scholars and scholars-to-be interested in this subject area.

The guide aims to inspire you to find a wide variety of perspectives by: 

  • building a good search strategy
  • narrowing or expanding that search
  • selecting the best databases for your research topic
  • locating specific documents
  • evaluating information critically

My name is Ana Maria Ferrinho and I am the librarian responsible for this guide. If you have any research questions feel free to contact me at

Research Basics

  Introduction to health research methods : a practical guide
 Call Number: R 852 J33 2021
 1. Choose a Topic, and identify the main concepts or keywords,
 2. Find Background Information
 3. Construct a search strategy
   4. Find Journal  Articles - identify HS databases
   5. Use Google to Find Grey Literature
   6. Cite your search results
   7. Appraise Critically - evaluate  

For the Grand Challenge topics, look carefully at the website:

NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering

  • On the right-hand side, of each of the challenges, there are news stories related to the topic
  • Notice the references at the end of each challenge --- a few have links to the text.  To find text for others, paste the article title in the "First Search Box" on the library homepage.

Browse current-awareness engineering and tech magazines, for example:

Browse this library database:

  • Canadian Points of View  
    • Browse topics on Health and MedicineEnergy and Environmentalism; and Science, Technology and Ethics, and more.

Adapted from University of Texas Libraries

Off Campus Access

 Login to access e-books, e-journals and databases from home.

Current students, faculty or staff members can login using MyBCIT or network login. Check our help sheet for tips.

For help with login contact the Service Desk at 604-432-8370 or by email.

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