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Materials Science: Background Information

General subject guide for Materials Science.

Background Information

These resources can help give you a quick overview of a topic with more credibility than Wikipedia or a broad Google search.  

When searching these resources:

  • use broad terms and concepts
    • instead of "copper disruption of zinc-finger domain," try "zinc finger," "DNA binding," or "protein binding" to get more information on binding mechanisms.
  • use synonyms or related concepts
    • river bank plant --> riparian vegetation, hydrophilic plant, wetland.

If you have difficulty finding your information among these sources, contact me or consider exploring other resources available online.

**Note that print reference books are located in the Reference Area in the Rose Library**

Online Reference Sources

A Selection of Print Reference Books