Top 5 Materials Science & Engineering Resources

The links below represent the top five research sources in your discipline, as selected by the UCSD Library. Need help with your research? Ask a librarian!

Roger – UC San Diego Library Catalog
Search for books (including e-books) held in the Library. Check for and request titles at other San Diego or University of California libraries.

Encyclopedia of Materials: Science and Technology
Need an overview on a subject? Search for authoritative articles on your topics.

Web of Science
Includes articles from 6,000+ science and engineering journals; search by author, keyword, organization, cited reference. See who has cited the article and what references were cited in a particular article.

  • For more materials science papers (including conference papers), also try Compendex and Engineered Materials Abstracts.

SciFinder
Premier database of journal articles and patents in chemistry, as well as chemical engineering, physics, materials science, nanotechnology, etc. Includes the CAS Registry of 60+ million compounds (most with some property data) and the CASREACT reaction database. Search by topic, author, substance (name, structure, CAS Registry Number, molecular formula), substructure, or reaction. For UCSD faculty/staff/students only.

Knovel
Search/browse 2500+ science and engineering encyclopedias, handbooks, texts, and databases. Advanced features include numerical range searching and interactive graphs and tables. Excellent resource for chemical & physical property data—including safety data.

  • For materials property data, also try MatWeb.

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