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Materials Science & Engineering Research Guide

For both new and experienced library visitors: learn about library services and the resources available to faculty, staff, and students in Materials Science and Engineering.

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.

Working from off campus?

You can use the LibKey Nomad browser extension to enable one-click access to library materials from Wikipedia, PubMed, publisher sites (such as SpringerLink and ScienceDirect), and more.

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:

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.