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Materials science and engineering resources

A listing of selected online and print resources for research in Materials Science and Engineering - MSE .

General engineering resources

A selection of good general databases with multidisciplinary holdings.

Hoboken, N.J. : Elsevier Engineering Information, Inc.
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Engineering Index / Engineering Village covers the entire spectrum of engineering in depth, with abstracts from over 2,600 international journals, conference papers and proceedings, and technical reports.
[Piscataway, N.J.?] : IEEE, c1998-
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IEEE Xplore is a digital library providing full text access to the world's highest quality technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. IEEE Xplore contains full text documents from IEEE journals, transactions, magazines, letters, conference proceedings, standards, and IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) publications.
[United States] : Institution of Electrical Engineers, INSPEC service, [19--]-
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Contains citations and abstracts to the literature in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, telecommunications, computers, control technology, and information technology. Covers journal articles, conference papers, significant books, technical reports, dissertations, and patents. INSPEC is the premier database for physics & related disciplines but also covers areas like systems management and operations research.
Springfield, Va. : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Technical Information Service,
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Containing over 2.0 million bibliographic records, the NTRL Database is the preeminent resource for accessing the latest research sponsored by the United States and select foreign governments.Contents include research reports, computer products, software, video cassettes, audio cassettes and more. The complete electronic file dates back to 1964. Access via NTRL (National Technical Reports Library) also includes full-text access to more than 500,000 documents.
[New York] : Elsevier, 2004-
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The world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources. Contains 41 million records, 70% with abstracts including 18,000 titles from 5,000 publishers worldwide and over 3 million conference papers. Particularly strong international coverage of science and technology. Also includes sophisticated tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Linking between ScienceDirect and Scopus for the fulltext of the article and related research.
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Provides for forward or backward cited searching. With a recent article, you typically use the bibliography to go back in time. In a way, the citation index lets you do the reverse. You can take an older article and see who has cited that article since it was published.

Selected materials science resources

Bethesda, MD : Cambridge Scientific Abstracts,
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Provides bibliographic coverage of basic and applied research in aeronautics, astronautics, and space sciences. The database also covers technology development and applications in complementary and supporting fields such as chemistry, geosciences, physics, communications, and electronics. In addition to periodic literature, the database also includes coverage of reports issued by NASA, other U.S. government agencies, international institutions, universities, and private firms.
West Lafayette, IN : CINDAS, 2007-
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Aerospace Structural Metals Database (ASMD), Microelectronics Packaging Materials Database (MPMD), and Thermophysical Properties of Matter Database (TPMD). Databases contain data and information on thermal, mechanical, electrical and physical properties of alloys and materials.
Christiansburg, VA : Automation Creations Inc., 1997-
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Database of material properties includes thermoplastic and thermoset polymers, metals, ceramics, semiconductors, fibers, and other engineering materials.
[Columbus, Ohio : American Chemical Society, Chemical Abstracts Service]
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Indexes journals, patents, technical reports, dissertations, conference proceedings, and books in Biochemistry; Physical, Inorganic, and Analytical Chemistry; Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Macromolecular Chemistry; and Organic Chemistry.

Specialty materials science resources

[Materials Park, OH] : ASM
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Allows users to explore, search and view binary and ternary phase diagrams and associated phase data.
West Conshohocken, PA : ASTM international
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Includes standards used in R&D, product testing, quality systems, and commercial transactions as well as over 950 special technical publications, 50 manuals and monographs, and more than 13,000 journal articles.
[Norwich, NY] : Knovel, [©2001]-
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Over 800 e-books. Subject areas include chemistry and plastics, materials science, environmental science, civil engineering & construction materials, food sciences, and mechanical engineering. Includes the ASM Handbooks.
Weinheim ; New York : VCH, c1991-
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Online version is updated regularly. "Edited by internationally renowned figures in the field, with 10% revised and new content, focusing on key topics in materials science in line with current developments."
Warrendale, PA : Materials Research Society, c1995-
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Contains peer-reviewed papers presented at Materials Research Society Meetings since the 1997 Spring meeting with additional content added daily.
Contains an E-books collection covering topics in materials science, nanoscience and nanotechnology from CRC Press.
[S.l.] : ScienceDirect, Elsevier Science, c1999-
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Online source for scientific, technical, and medical research (STM) that offers access to more than 1,800 journals across 24 fields of science including the social sciences. Offers full-text articles, browsable tables of contents, and article abstracts. Many titles have full-text coverage from the first volume to the present.
SpringerMaterials is based on the Landolt-Börnstein New Series, the unique, fully evaluated data collection in all areas of physical sciences and engineering.

Internet resources for materials science