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MSE 601 - Graduate Student Orientation

Information about library services, resources, and searching.


Welcome to the MSE Graduate Student Orientation subject guide.  This guide provides search strategies, and tips on searching.  Some resources available to you are covered, but there are many more resources listed on the Materials Science and Engineering subject guide

Article Databases

Periodical Articles and Conference Papers
New developments and current research are often first presented as conference papers and/or periodical articles. You will also find product reviews, descriptions of methodology, or information on innovations in or applications of particular processes, systems, and devices. The following are indexes, abstracts, or full-text repositories which access this literature:

Biomedical Databases


Although not an "article", dissertations usually contain extensive literature reviews which place the topic of the dissertation into a historical context and/or give the state of current research in the area.  These literature reviews are a rich source of articles and other published materials relating to the dissertation topic and related areas.