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MER-213: Materials Science

Getting Started

MER-213 (Materials Science) provides information about the principles of material science so that engineers can better understand the nature and behavior of a wide variety of materials.

Union's Schaffer Library contains books, scientific journal articles, patent research, and videos. Many of these items are available online. This guide will show you the tools we have available to conduct sophisticated searching for your research career at Union.

Before you begin:

  • Are you on campus or off campus? Either one is fine! If you are traveling or living off campus, you can still connect to library resources. Use our Connect from Off-Campus page for more information.
  • Start with the library's website whenever you can. This will help you connect, provide you with a wide variety of tools, and search the largest amount of information possible.
  • Log into Primo to save your searches and sources that you find. This also helps later when you begin writing scientific papers.
  • Scientific research can provide you with large amounts of articles at your fingertips. Manage them with a system such as RefWorks.
  • Need help? Use our Ask a Librarian page to make an appointment or ask a question.

Materials Science Terminology


Andreoni, W., & Yip, S. (2020). Handbook of Materials Modeling  Methods: Theory and Modeling . Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42913-7. See https://union.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01UCNY_INST/12ak7rp/alma991004818355604651 for library record and to access. 

Brady, G. S., Clauser, H. R., & Vaccari, J. A. (2002). Materials handbook : an encyclopedia for managers, technical professionals, purchasing and production managers, technicians, and supervisors (15th ed.). McGraw-Hill. Available online. See https://union.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01UCNY_INST/1hq9mhi/cdi_askewsholts_vlebooks_9780071501842 for library record and to access.

What is "DOI?" DOI = document object identifier. It is a way to assign every scientific article a unique URL.