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MSE 3110/3120 Junior Lab I and II (Spring 2014): Top Databases

Library research strategies and databases of interest to Junior Laboratory I and II in materials science.

Information Needs for Junior Lab

To see more databases, including e-books, patents, and scholarly journals, see MSE 4040 page for Senior Lab.

Information Needs:
  • Materials data
  • Safety and standards information
  • Product and design information
  • News and trade journal articles
  • It's not all in Google or Google Scholar

Cornell Library Catalog has records for 8 million books and thousands of journals and articles. May lack detailed indexing of INSPEC, Compendex, and Web of Science.

Cornell's Engineering Library has a physical and online presence:

physical - Uris Library (course reserves, 20,000 books); Carpenter Hall - librarians' offices, computers, study space (24 hours)

online - website leads to thousands of e-books and journals

World's largest citation index of peer-reviewed literature. Web of Science is well known for indexing high-impact journals and showing who has cited whom.  Journal citations reports ranks journals.


ACS Phase Equilibria Diagrams (ceramics)

 Binary and ternary phase diagrams
 2,000 technical e-books on many subjects. ASM Handbooks may be searched here or via the ASM website (see above).
 12,000 standards by the American Society for Testing of Materials

Engineering Librarian

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Jill Powell
103A Carpenter Hall
Engineering Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853