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Useful databases and other research tips for materials science.

Tips & Tricks

Learn about what resources to use for your research, how to keep up to date with research, and how to organize your references.

Manage your references

Use these tools to help you organize and cite your references:

Keeping up with research

RSS, email, & table of contents alerts

Find new journal articles about your research topic!

There are a number of services via email and RSS for accessing tables of contents of new journal issues and research alerts (results of literature searches you construct, run periodically).

This site will provide links to these services, as well as an explanation of what RSS is and how it works.

Finding articles & research papers

Use these article databases to find citations to articles, conference papers or technical reports. Use the button to try to connect to the full text pdf if the full text is not available in the database.

Books, handbooks, theses

Use these links to books, theses and other related publications to get started.  Search Barton, the MIT Libraries catalog, for a full list of books owned by the MIT Libraries.  Or use MIT's WorldCat to search library catalogs worldwide and place requests to borrow items.

Materials properties

Try the Finding Chemical & Materials Properties guide, or these databases:

Phase diagrams

Search Barton or Ask Us! for more resources on phase diagrams.


Search Barton or Ask Us! for more resources on crystal structure and crystallography.

Additional links

The following are freely available sources for materials information:

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering Librarian

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