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Materials Science

Librarian:
Adriana Popescu
Office: Engineering Library
Phone: 609-258-6567

Core Resources

The online library contains the full text of peer reviewed papers presented at MRS Spring and Fall meetings which report on fundamental and emerging research areas in materials science. Proceedings papers can be sorted by meeting or topic, and are fully searchable.
Collection of handbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and treatises covering the theory, data, and processes shaping diverse materials applications.
Includes over 1,500 materials and processes. The database allows you to discover the latest and most exciting materials originating from a large spectrum of industries, typically unnoticed or difficult to reach by the design community. All the materials are juried into the database by a panel of material specialists and knowledgeable professionals. Covers current industrial manufacturing products, processes, and processed raw materials. Historical products or companies are not covered. As subscribers to Material Connexion, all Princeton affiliates have unlimited access to the Material Library in New York City. For more information about this, please contact Hannah Bennett (hbennett@princeton.edu).
METADEX  
Includes journal articles, conference papers, trade publications, magazines, books, patents and technical reports related to processing, properties, testing, analysis and applications of metals, steels, alloys, compounds and metal matrix composites.
Provides access to more than 30,000 binary and ternary phase diagrams and associated phase data.
High-quality phase diagram data from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and The American Ceramic Society (ACerS). Includes evaluated phase diagrams of ceramic systems specifically addressing oxides, salts, carbides, nitrides, boride, compound semiconductors and chalcogenides. New diagrams (labeled as volume 15) include oxide as well as non-oxide systems such as chalcogenides and pnictides, phosphates, salt systems, and mixed systems of these various ceramic materials classes.

Important Resources

Detailed index covering organic and inorganic chemistry. Includes patents. Provides access to chemical reactions and physical, chemical and bioactivity data
CHEMnetBASE    
Consists of several chemical data handbooks from Chapman & Hall/CRC.
ICSD Web  (1913+)  
Comprehensive database of inorganic crystal structures. Contains records for elements, and binary, ternary, quaternary and quintenary compounds. Over 70% have been assigned a structure type, and the remainder are prototypes. Detailed searching forms for chemistry, symmetry, structure type, etc. are available, as well as analysis of large, complex data sets.
Note: To download Windows client version, PU users go to http://www.knowitallu.com/gettingstarted
Offers access to the KnowItAll U reference collection of over 1.3 million spectra including structures and chemical property information; includes IR, UV/Vis, NMR, Raman and mass spectra.

Related Resources

General science and technology articles from English-language periodicals published in the United States and elsewhere; non-English language articles are included if English abstracts are provided.
Extensive bibliographic database of engineering research. Indexes journal papers and conference proceedings. The broad subject areas of engineering and applied science are comprehensively represented.
Bibliographic records for publicly available energy and energy-related literature in the disciplines of chemistry, physics, materials, environmental science, geology, engineering, mathematics, climatology, oceanography, and computer science from the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies, the Energy Research & Development Administration (ERDA) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC).
EngNetBase    
Note: Select "Search Full Access Content Only" to view and download subscribed content.
ENGnetBase contains the full text of engineering handbooks published by CRC Press.
Detailed index of inorganic and organometallic chemistry. Fully searchable by structures, substructures, and reactions.
INSPEC  (1896+)  
Major bibliographic database concentrating on physics, electrical and electronic engineering, information technology, computer and control systems, and manufacturing, production engineering, and information technology.
NTIS  (1964+)  
Source for accessing unclassified reports from U.S. and international government agencies. Provides access to over two million critical citations from government departments such as NASA, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense.
Patents, many in full text, from many issuing agencies are available free on the web.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: Full Text  (1861+; full text 1997+)  
Access to citations and abstracts for every title in the Dissertation Abstracts database. Dissertations written from 1997 forward are available full text. The database includes citations to dissertations from 1861 to those accepted last semester. Citations for dissertations and master's theses published from 1980 forward have abstracts.
Scopus  (1996+)  
Note: Princeton's Institutional ID (needed for Papers software): 51401.
International coverage of journal articles, selected web sites, and patents in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities; provides citation tracking for 1996+
SPIE Digital Library  (1990+)  
Extensive resource of information on optics and photonics, providing full-text access to technical papers from SPIE Journals and Conference Proceedings.
Web of Science (ISI)  (Sciences (1900+), Social Sciences (1898+), and Arts and Humanities (1975+).)  
Multidisciplinary index to journal literature in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Offers the option to find cited references, which are the authors lists of articles used in their research.

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