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MTE 3170 Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory

How to find books using OneSearch

Why Use Books?

The Library has many books that will be useful for materials engineering. You'll find compilations of data and properties and you'll find books on specific materials and applications. Some of the most useful books are listed in the Data and Properties tab of this guide.

You can search for specific materials, for example:

  • steel
  • aluminum
  • plastics
  • composites
  • biomaterials

Or try KEYWORD searches that describe an application or process:

  • aircraft materials
  • automobiles materials
  • packaging materials
  • sports equipment materials
  • smart materials
  • corrosion
  • heat treating

HINT: Use the truncation or wildcard character * (asterisk):
composite* will retrieve composite, composites, composited, etc.

Knovel - Engineering Handbooks Online

Knovel is an online collection of over 600 engineering handbooks and reference sources. Search or browse individual books or search across the entire collection. Many of the handbooks in Knovel feature interactive tables and graphs and you can export data to Excel and other programs.

Our subscription includes the civil engineering & construction materials, electrical & power engineering, mechanics & mechanical engineering subject collections. Machinery's Handbook and other popular mechanical engineering references are in the Knovel collection.

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Spend a few minutes with the Knovel Support Center to learn more about the product and its special features. For best results, create your own Knovel profile. You can then easily log on from anywhere in the world, and take advantage of other features such creating your bookshelves and saving folders of information. Click My Knovel at the top of the screen. You'll be prompted to create your own username and password.

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