These large comprehensive databases, (indexes) cover the areas of Engineering, Sciences and Medicine. Their size makes them the best place to search unless your area of study is highly specialised.
Note: Compendex, GeoBase, GeoRef, Inspec, EP patents, US patents, WO patents are accessed via the Engineering Village platform
Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Databases
These are smaller, specialist databases focusing on the area of Materials Science and engineering.
The Library subscribes to a variety of journals that publish articles relating to the Department of Materials Science & Engineering's research themes. If you’re looking for a journal, rather than a specific article, you can search the BrowZine Engineering and Technical section or ‘Library Search’ by title.
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...
Background resources provide an overview of various Materials Science & Engineering concepts, methods, processes, and theories, and may include books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks. These resources are authoritative sources of information, but are easier to read compared to research articles published in journals.
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Note: These magazines are not peer-reviewed journals, and cannot be used as a scholarly/academic source in your research.