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Materials Science and Engineering: Getting Started

Library and Internet resources for materials science and engineering

  Getting Started

How to use this guide:

This guide provides civil engineering majors, graduate students and faculty with links to the best library and internet resources.  Also includes recommendations for doing a rigourous literature review, how to stay current in your area, and using citation management software. 

 

The TABS on this guide:

Resources tells you what resources to use to find the information you need.  Organized by the type of literature used by material scientists and engineers; on each sub-page, we'll link you to the best library and internet resources for that document type; many of these resources have instructions or tutorials for effective searching.    

Information Research Skills contains step-by-step instructions for "how to" find an item from its citation, find material properties, search the literature and keeping current.    

Communication Tools has information about citation management, where to find writing assistance for your assignments, and poster design tips.  

Library Services tells about our Ask a Librarian, Interlibrary Loan, and Document Delivery services plus how to stay up-to-date on new material being added to the ASU Library. 

Need More Help?

Use our ASK A LIBRARIAN service: 

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OR Contact your engineering librarian directly ...

Linda Shackle
Engineering Librarian for SBHSE, SEMTE, SSEBE
Tempe campus
​Noble Science & Engineering  Library
Room 162
linda.shackle@asu.edu
480-965-7601

Best Bets ...

For finding materials information

Library One Search 
An interdisciplinary database for finding books, journal articles, films and more at the ASU Library. 

EI Compendex
An index to journal articles and conference papers for all areas of engineering.

Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology
A 20+ volume encyclopedia for all aspects of applied chemistry. 

Knovel 
A full text database of handbooks, encyclopedias and manuals for most areas of engineering.  Great place to find quick facts, formulas and properties of materials. 

SciFinder
An index to journal articles, conference papers, dissertations and patents for all areas of pure and applied chemistry.  Also has sections for chemical reactions, properties of substances, and catalog of manufacturers/suppliers. 

 

Known Outages

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Saturday, January 28, 2017 

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Vendor: Taylor & Francis 
Start Time: January 25, 2017 (4 PM MST)
End Time: January 25, 2017 ( 8PM MST)
Reason: Scheduled database maintenance 

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Vendor: ProQuest
Start Time: January 28, 2017 (8 PM MST)
End Time: January 29, 2017 (4 AM MST) 
Reason: upgrading servers to improve performance and security 

SERVICES AFFECTED 

Books: Ebrary

Citation Management: RefWorks

Databases

  • ProQuest Databases
    Includes: Aerospace, Agricola, Biological Sciences, Dissertations, GeoRef, Medline, PsycInfo, Zoo Record
  • Other Databases: Books In Print

Dissertation Publishing: ETD Administrator 

Research Support: Pivot

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