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Materials Science & Engineering Research Guide

Introductory guide to library research and resources for faculty, staff, and students in materials science and engineering.


In an effort to prioritize the safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors, Parks Library is closed for the foreseeable future. During this time, in-person library services will not be available. However, you can still contact your subject librarian for support and access online resources available through the Library. 

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Introduction to library resources for materials science & engineering

Welcome to the library guide for Materials Science and Engineering. While much research in this area takes place in the lab, the library is host to a wealth of resources on the subject that can help inform and improve your research. This guide exists to familiarize students, staff, and faculty in materials science and engineering with relevant library resources and services.

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Getting started with materials science research

These science and engineering article databases will get you started finding research articles, conference papers, and more related to materials research.

Need a SciFinder account?

You'll need to register and log in to use SciFinder. Use this link to create your account:

Using Google Scholar?

Find out how to connect your Google Scholar account with the ISU Library's resources for off-campus access:

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Library Links

The library website lists many of our services and general information tailored to students, faculty, and researchers. A few of these are highlighted below.