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Welcome to the Engineering and Materials Science subject guide. This guide is designed for students and researchers to find, and access, the best resources available through the library to support research in your discipline. Click on the links below to find out more.




Databases are excellent sources of good quality information. Find databases relevant to your subject here.


Useful Websites

A range of high-quality useful website for Engineering and Materials Science are available on the web.


Open Science resources

A range of Open Science resources for Engineering and Materials Science.


Guide to Grey Literature

Learn about grey literature and how it can support your research.



Patents are granted by a government for a novel invention for a limited period of time. The patent gives the inventor exclusive rights to the invention and prevents others from making, using or selling the invention without the permission of the inventor.



Engineering reports show the progress and results of a research or development investigation. Reports draw conclusions and make recommendations that are submitted to the person or body for whom the investigation was carried out. Each report has a number which identifies both the report and the issuing organisation.



standard is a published document that contains a technical specification or other precise criteria. These are designed to be used consistently as a rule, guideline, or definition in order to increase the reliability and the effectiveness of the products and services we use. Standards are created by bringing together the experience and expertise of all interested parties such as the producers, sellers, buyers, users and regulators of a particular material, product, process or service.


Apps/Bookmarklets/Browser Extensions

A range of apps, bookmarklets and browser extensions to help to discover, access and manage information sources. 


Other Libraries

In addition to the Queen Mary Library collections, you may be able to access other libraries to find further resources relevant to your subject.