Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering

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One of the most important parts of the research process is separating trustworthy, current information from everything else efficiently, this has been too difficult for far too long. Until now.

Reference Modules are:

  • Continuously Advancing
  • Authoritative
  • Cohesive
  • Hosted on ScienceDirect
  • Foundational

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This interdisciplinary and broad Reference Module covers both the fundamental scientific principles of materials and the technologies which are used to modify, adapt, and improve the characteristics of materials from their primary state to the state suitable for practical application in terms of stock material and components in various shapes, sizes and compositions. This comprehensive online resource forms the definitive source for those entering, researching or teaching in any of the many disciplines making up Materials Science and Materials Engineering.

Saleem Hashmi"It is certainly a revolutionary way of thinking in that there is no deadline. The researchers who are contributing will have the opportunity to update their articles on new developments in their own field of research. All of which will be included in the online digital source of the Reference Module." Saleem Hashmi - Editor-in-Chief for Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering - Dublin, Ireland

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Numbers at a glance

  • 3,300+ articles from 7 Elsevier Reference Works
  • 3,500 contributors
  • 15 editorial board members
  • 16 Major Reference Works
  • 7,500+ images
  • Over 850 new or updated articles added since launch

With continuously updated articles from the following Elsevier Major Reference Works:

  • Comprehensive Biomaterials
  • Comprehensive Biomaterials II
  • Comprehensive Composite Materials
  • Comprehensive Composite Materials II
  • Comprehensive Hard Materials
  • Comprehensive Materials Finishing
  • Comprehensive Materials Processing
  • Comprehensive Microsystems
  • Comprehensive Nanoscience and Technology
  • Comprehensive Nuclear Materials
  • Comprehensive Semiconductor Science and Technology
  • Comprehensive Structural Integrity
  • Encyclopedia of Condensed Matter Physics
  • Encyclopedia of Materials: Science and Technology
  • Polymer Science: A Comprehensive Reference
  • Shreir’s Corrosion

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Shahjahan Mridha"The discovery and development of materials are hallmarks of the growth of civilizations. Scientists, engineers and researchers search for appropriate materials for the sustainable development of society. The online Reference Module initiative represents a seminal stage in the evolution of scientific practice in materials science and materials engineering. It will cover the entire spectrum of these discourses through a continuously updating, peer-reviewed knowledge base that will seek to address the varied requirements of academics, students and practitioners." Shahjahan Mridha, Ph.D - Subject Editor for Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering - Glasgow, Scotland

Benefits for Researchers:

  • Quickly build authoritative foundational, interdisciplinary knowledge in preparation to reading primary literature
  • Keep current with new developments across the breadth of the field
  • Explore multiple subject areas related to your work in one easy to use resource

Benefits for Students, Academics and Lectures:

  • Faculty can easily build a portfolio of reliable course material, hosted online for easy distribution
  • Students can quickly gain an understanding of a new subject at an accessible level
  • Lecturers can be assured students are using authoritative and up to date content to gain foundational knowledge
  • Much wider knowledge resource than a textbook with access to thousands of articles

Benefits to Librarians and Information Specialists:

  • Ensure that researchers are accessing and using the most accurate and reliable resource
  • Hosted on ScienceDirect with links to related journals and books
  • Thousands of articles hosted in one interdisciplinary resource avoiding the need to purchase multiple Major Reference Works
  • Flexible purchasing options

Currently Offering 7 Reference Modules: