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Materials Science Engineering

  • ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library
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    The ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library is a vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information. The Library covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering.
  • Essential Science Indicators (ESI)
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    Essential Science Indicators (ESI) is one of ISI/Thomson's Web of Knowledge databases that provides more aggregate citation analysis than do the citation indices. "Types of data featured in ESI include most cited author rankings, institutional (university, corporate, government research lab) rankings, national rankings, and journal rankings....The data in ESI are limited to ISI-indexed journal articles only." ESI is updated bimontly (every other month).
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    METADEX is the only comprehensive source for information on metals and alloys. Begun in 1966, METADEX contains over 1 million references and is the database equivalent of Metals Abstracts and Index.
  • MRS Online Proceedings Library
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    The MRS Online Proceedings Library features over 68,000 peer-reviewed papers presented at MRS Meetings. The proceedings papers can be viewed sorted by meeting or topic, and are fully searchable.
  • ProQuest Polymer Science Collection
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    This collection provides discipline-specific coverage spanning thousands of publications, many in full text. This collection includes: RAPRA Polymer Library (formerly known as RAPRA: Rubber and Plastics), ProQuest Deep Indexing: Polymer Science, and ProQuest Polymer Science Journals.
  • Reaxys
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    Web-based Beilstein and Gmelin
  • SciFinder
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    SciFinder (SFS) and its web-version of SciFinder (SF):
    • Provide access to Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry of more than 22 million chemical substances
    • CA databases with references to more than 15 million articles and patents (one of USC's best patent resources)
    • CHEMCATS database of nearly 400,000 commercially available chemicals from more than 300 suppliers
    • CHEMLIST, a database of key domestic and international regulatory information.

    Available from Sunday 2:00 am until Saturday 6:00 pm (U.S. Eastern Time)

    If you would like access to Scifinder, please include the following information:

    • Faculty and Staff: USC email address, contact information (department or school information, research field, building and room number)
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  • Springer Materials - Landolt-Börnstein
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    Based on Landolt-Börnstein, SpringerMaterials is a data collection database in all areas of physical sciences and engineering. It consists of 70,000 online documents (extracted from 380 printed volumes), includes more than 120,000 figures, more than 1 million literature references and over 65,000 keywords. The search interface is Google like, and the search results are displayed in PDF formats.