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Biomedical Engineering: Home

 to the BCIT Library! 

The purpose of this guide is to support your academic work in your program, and to help you with: 

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

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

  Research Techniques for the Health Sciences
                Call Number: RA 440.85 R83 2014

 1. Choose a Topic
 2. Find Background Information & Keywords
 3. Construct a search strategy
                   4. Find Journal  Articles - identify databases
                   5. Use Google to Find Grey Literature
                   6. Cite the search results
                   7. Appraise Criticallyevaluate

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