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Materials Science

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    Cynthia Harrison
    Assistant Reference Librarian, Science and Engineering
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    Maag Library
    (330) 941-3680

Materials Science


Comment Icon0 Maag Library provides access to Materials books, journals and data through print and online resources. The specific resources listed below are a portion of what is available through the library. For individualized assistance, contact the Science and Engineering Librarian; for general assistance Ask a Librarian!

Reference Resources

Comment Icon0 Use these encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks about Materials Science.

Locating Books

Comment Icon0 Books can be found through MaagNet, the Maag Library online catalog, or through the OhioLINK Catalog, which locates items available at other OhioLINK institutions. These OhioLINK items can be requested and delivered to Maag Library for pickup.<br.

Comment Icon0 Not certain about a topic? Finding materials by using Library of Congress Subject Headings could get you started; here are some topic suggestions:

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  • Acoustical Materials
  • Biomedical Materials
  • Building Materials
  • Characterization of Materials
  • Chromic Materials
  • Coatings
  • Composite Materials
  • Electric Conductors
  • Foamed materials
  • Friction Materials
  • Granular Materials
  • Hard Materials
  • Inhomogeneous Materials
  • Laser Materials
  • Magnetic Materials
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Materials
  • Materials at High Temperatures
  • Materials at Low Temperatures
  • Materials–Thermal Properties
  • Microstructure
  • Nonmetallic Materials
  • Optical Materials
  • Polymers
  • Porous Materials
  • Sintering
  • Smart Materials
  • Strategic Materials
  • Super Lattices Materials
  • Surfaces (Technology)
  • Viscoelastic Materials
  • Welding

Browsing for Books

Comment Icon0 Chemical Engineering resources are located throughout the library; items in the Reference Room, Serials (journals) or in the circulating collection are all arranged according to the Library of Congress Classification System. Once a useful book or journal is located in one of these areas, use that same call number to locate information on the same or similar topics in other areas of the library. See Call Numbers, Location, and the Building Guide for assistance. Some of the call numbers where Materials Science information can be found includes:

Comment Icon0 Materials Science Terms with Related Call Number Ranges

Solid state physics QC 176
Optics and light QC 350-467
Analytical chemistry QD 71-142
Organic chemistry QD 241-441
Physical and theoretical chemistry QD 450-801
Crystallography QD 901-999
Biomedical engineering R 856-857
Engineering mathematics TA 329-348
Materials engineering and construction.  Mechanics of materials TA 401-492
Metallurgy TN 600-799
Chemical engineering TP 155-156
Clay industry, ceramics, glass TP 785-869
Polymers and polymer manufacture TP 1080-1185

Comment Icon0 In addition to print monographs some full-text, scholarly, scientific monographs may be found through the Electronic Book Center (EBC) using Library of Congress Subject headings or keyword search terms such as “Materials Science.”

Finding Dissertations and Theses

Comment Icon0 The following databases may be used to search for related dissertations and theses published within the state, across the country, and world-wide.  As with most research databases access to these two databases is available to current YSU faculty, students and staff from off campus via off-campus OhioLink access.

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  • Dissertation Abstracts
    Provides citations and abstracts to theses and dissertations to colleges and universities in North America and Europe. (While some dissertations may be available through Interlibrary Loan, this is not always the case. Not all holding libraries loan dissertations and theses through ILL. In some instances there may be a fee.)
  • Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center (ETD)
    Online theses and dissertations from Ohio graduate students from participating Ohio colleges and universities.

Locating Articles

Comment Icon0 Materials Science articles are available in print and electronic sources. The information below will help decide where to begin searching for articles.

Articles in Print

Materials Science  journals that Maag Library receives in print can be located by searching MaagNet or browsing by call number. These journals are located on the sixth floor of Maag Library and are arranged in Library of Congress (LC) call number order.

Online Articles

Many Materials Science  journals are now available through online subscription databases and through the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center. Various terms can be used to search these databases, including author, subject, keywords and relevant dates. Most databases allow access by current YSU faculty, students and staff from off campus, although a few are restricted to in-library use only. For more information about connecting from home, see off-campus access.
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  • Electronic Journal Center (EJC)
    Full-text journals from OhioLINK electronic journal subscriptions. Currently includes over 6000 scholarly journals in a variety of disciplines. To best benefit from this database, use the Engineering Category and select either the Materials Science sub-category.
  • EI Engineering Village
    Search Compendex and Historical Compendex through this new site and interface. Compendex is a comprehensive interdisciplinary engineering database, the electronic equivalent of the print Engineering Index
  • Science Citation Index Expanded or ISI Web of Science
    Current information as well as backfiles to 1900 are found in full text on the Web of Science. ISI Citation Databases include bibliographic information gathered from thousands of scholarly journals. It is indexed so that the researcher can look for specific articles by subject, author, journal, and/or author address. Additionally, it is possible to search the databases for articles that cite a known author or work.
  • SciFinder Scholar
    There is a one-time required account registration with a confirmation delay before the database can be accessed.
  • Scopus
    SciVerse Scopus contains comprehensive indexing for the scientific, technical, and medical sciences.

Comment Icon0 These databases provide a starting point for research. To see other available databases, visit the Research Databases page.

Comment Icon0 For additional assistance in finding journals available through Maag Library, use the Maag Journal Finder. You can search for a specific journal by title or ISSN or browse the Technology sub-categories.

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Web Resources

Comment Icon0 The links below provide access to Materials Science resources on the Internet.

Information Resources

Organizations and Societies

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