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Materials Science and Engineering: Databases

What's in This Guide?



Codes, Specifications, and Standards


Full Text Journal Databases

Current News Sources

Professional Organizations

General Engineering

Applied Science and Technology Full Text, 1983-present

Covers a wide array of subjects in the applied sciences and technology: engineering, computer technology, construction, machinery, metallurgy, and transportation. Contains citations and abstracts for articles from over 400 international journals, and the full text of selected articles (1997 to the present). From 1958 to 1994 this index is available in print, without abstracts, as Applied Science and Technology Index (Sterne Reference Storage, Ref Z 7913 I7).

Compendex, 1884-present

Covers all areas of engineering. Contains citations and abstracts for journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, book chapters, and dissertations. Approximately 22% of the database is conference literature, and 90% of the source documents are in English. Includes links to some full text. Recently, records for standards from ASCE, ASTM, IEEE, and SMPTE have been added.

Scopus, 1823-present

Provides citations for articles appearing in over 21,000 journals, trade publications, and book series, as well as conference publications (including physical sciences, life sciences, and health sciences). Each citation includes a link to the reference list or bibliography which allows searches to be done for items that cite a particular author or work.

Core Databases

ASTM Compass

In addition to standards, this includes books, papers, and journals published by ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials).

IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEEE Xplore)

Full-text access to IEEE and IEE/IET transactions, journals, magazines, and conference proceedings, and to IEEE standards.

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