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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.

How to find property data and phase diagrams

Here are some resources to get you started in your search for material property information. Many of these resources are or include searchable versions of important handbooks. They are available to Iowa State affiliates and may require a login or be restricted to on-campus use. For more help, contact your librarian.

Property data

Phase diagrams

Free / open data sources

The following Open Access resources are available to anyone at no cost to the user.

Other Sources

Our print book collection includes many books containing phase diagrams and property information for a wide variety of materials that are not available online. Many of these books can be found in our Reference collection on Tier 2 or in the Standards Center (Room 161). For more information or assistance, contact your librarian.

Use the links below to search our print collection and the collections of other libraries, and use the Interlibrary Loan link to request items that are not in our collection.

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Erin Thomas
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