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Materials science and engineering

Materials Science and Engineering focuses on the properties and structure of materials in order to both create new materials and improve those that exist. MSE faculty and students explore ways to use these materials and the methods for selecting appropriate materials for a wide range of applications. Graduates from Virginia Tech's MSE program work in fields such as fiber optics, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas production, semiconductors, cosmetics, failure analysis, equipment design, quality assurance, technical management, product development, and many more.

Getting started with academic research | Overview of materials science and engineering | Recommended databases | Properties of materials

  • Engineering Village

        Engineering Village
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    Engineering Village

    Engineering Village is the search interface to three engineering databases: Compendex, Inspec, and NTIS. Compendex indexes citations and abstracts from over 5,000 engineering journals, conference papers, books, patents, dissertations, and technical reports. Inspec indexes citations and abstracts from journal articles, conference proceedings, books, and dissertations in engineering and physical sciences. NTIS indexes citations and abstracts of National Technical Information Service reports and audiovisual materials from sources such as NASA and the departments of Energy and Defense. 1884-present.  

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  • Materials Research Databases from ProQuest

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    Materials Research Databases from ProQuest

    Materials Research Database indexes citations and abstracts of journal articles, conference proceedings, technical reports, trade journal articles, patents, and books on all aspects of materials science with specialist content on materials science, metallurgy, ceramics, polymers, and composites used in engineering application. 1880s-present.  

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  • Science Citation Index from Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge

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    Science Citation Index from Thomson Web of Science

    Science Citation Index, a subset of Web of Science, indexes citations, abstracts, and some full text from journal articles, books, and conference proceedings in all science disciplines. You can search cited references. 1975-present (older data available in print).   

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  • SciFinder

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    SciFinder

    SciFinder indexes citations and abstracts from Chemical Abstract Services databases and MEDLINE including journal articles, patents, books, conference papers, dissertations, and reports. You can search text-based fields or draw chemical structures. You can perform cited reference searches. 1907-present. Limited to   simultaneous users. Registration required.

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