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Materials Science & Engineeirng: Books / Ebooks / Dissertations

Information resources for materials science and engineering researchers.

We have an extensive collection of books (online and print) that cover materials science and related disciplines.

  • Search our collection: UCSD Library catalog (Roger). To see ebooks only, limit your search to Electronic Materials.
    • Searching nano* retrieves everything start starts with nano-, If too many results, add more keywords (e.g. specific materials and/or applications, or select more specific terms like nanomaterials, nanoparticles, etc. Same with any micro- search.
    • Do not use the catalog to find journal articles. You can use Roger to confirm we have the journal Nature Materials, but you cannot use it to search for articles within Nature Materials.
  • Search and request books from the other San Diego libraries (Circuit).
  • Search and request books from the other UC libraries and beyond (Melvyl).

Looking for Dissertations?

Use the Library catalog, Roger to find dissertations and theses by UCSD students. Most UC dissertations from 1996 to date are freely available in the UC eScholarship repository.

Use Dissertations and Theses to find dissertations from other universities. If the dissertations is available full text, go ahead and download it.

  • If it's not, you might want to Google it first since many universities have made their theses and dissertations freely available.
  • If you can't find the full text, use the .button in the Dissertations and Theses record to request a copy through interlibrary loan.

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Key Materials Science Ebook Collections at UCSD

Key UCSD ebook collections with materials science titles. You can search for titles in Roger or search title/full-text at the publisher websites.

  • If you search at the publisher websites, expect large sets of search results, due to the full-text book searching (and journals if applicable). Searches have to be more specific.
  • Unless otherwise specified, we don't have access to all ebooks from a particular publisher. Check the catalog for a print copy, or request via Interlibrary Loan.