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MTE580 - Materials Science & Engineering Seminar - Zhong: Home

What's In This Guide?

Welcome to the MTE580 Research Guide. This guide is designed to be your one-stop information source for research in this course. Use this guide to find the right library resources for your research. This guide presents the most relevant search tools, i.e., databases, journals, books, as well as source evaluation, writing and citation resources.

Click on the red tabs to the left to access the information sources you need.  Within each tab, find tips, search tools, and resources to help you with your global research.

The Gordon Library is an important resource for you throughout your time at WPI: 

  • The Library is a place of support, you can currently visit us online
  • There are ways to access resources 24/7 from the library's homepage
  • Try exploring our resources on your own, but we are here to help, when needed!  We have virtual office hours from 8:00 am-5:00 pm (M - F) and by appointment.

Don't forget about another resource available to you - the Research Librarians!  That's our job - to help you with the research process.  You can contact us by email, phone, web conferencing, or live chat.  Our contact information is in the box to the left.

Additional Links

AZO Materials

  • Materials Science Industry News

NIST Online Databases

  • List of free databases from the National Institute for Standards & Technology (NIST); includes physical constants, thermodynamic properties, atomic spectra, phase diagrams, and more.


  • From the University of Texas at Austin. Use this site to identify printed handbooks on thermodynamic and physical data

Additional Research Guides

WPI Departments & Institutes

Metal Processing Institute

Integrative Materials Design Center (iMdc)

Mechanical Engineering Department