Your Library contact for Materials Science & Engineering is Romney Adams (Hargrave-Andrew Library)
Send Romney an email if you have any questions about finding and accessing information, or about using specialised searching platforms (i.e. databases). You can also ask at our online Library Research Skills Sessions.
Introductory resources provide an overview of various Engineering concepts, methods, processes, and theories, and include books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks. These resources are an authoritative source of information, but are easier to read compared to research articles published in journals.
Most of our introductory resources are available online, though you can browse for physical items via Library Search.
Platforms containing Introductory Resources for Engineering
Introductory Resources Relating to the Department of Materials Science & Engineering's Research Themes
The Library subscribes to a variety of databases, which are platforms you can use to search for academic content from a variety of sources. Think of databases as Netflix, and Google as free-to-air TV.
Some databases contain a large amount content from a range of disciplines and publishers, others are publisher- or discipline-specific. Because of this, larger databases will have some content overlap - but they will each contain unique materials.
Usually, databases will connect you with a full-text PDF copy of an article, but some materials aren't available online. If there is anything you can't access, contact your Subject Librarian for Materials Science & Engineering.
Key Databases for Engineering Research
Databases with Strengths in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering's Research Themes
The Library subscribes to a variety of journals that publish articles relating to the Department of Materials Science & Engineering's research themes. Use BrowZine to browse for peer-reviewed journals that publish research across the following areas:
Access articles published in journals covering research in Manufacturing, including...
Functional and Energy Materials
Metals and Alloys
Access articles published in journals covering research in Metals, including...
Materials Theory, Modelling, and Characterisation
Access articles published in journals covering research in Testing Of Materials, including...
Browsing popular magazines in your research field can be a great way to keep up to date with new developments, and introduce yourself to new concepts and topics you may not be familiar with. Below are some key popular/magazine titles published by various professional societies related to materials science and engineering.
Note: These magazines are not peer-reviewed journals, and cannot be used as a scholarly/academic source in your research.
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