New e-resource: SpringerMaterials

The University of Cambridge now has access to the SpringerMaterials database via this link:

https://materials.springer.com/

Off campus access is via Shibboleth only.  Please use the “Log in” link top right of the SpringerMaterials home page, then click “Sign in via Shibboleth…”.  Ignore the Athens option and use the Find your institution dropdown/search and select “University of Cambridge ebooks service”.  This will prompt a Raven authentication page for you to sign in using your Raven credentials.   (We expect to offer seamless proxy access via HTTPS in due course.)

SpringerMaterials is a database for identifying material properties, covering data from materials science, physics, physical and inorganic chemistry, engineering and other related fields.  New to the resource is SpringerMaterials Interactive, a set of advanced functionalities for visualizing and analyzing data. Examples of these functionalities include interactive graphs, dynamic data tables, and side-by- side comparisons of materials/properties.

SpringerMaterials supports teaching and learning and research and development in the fields of bulk and fine chemical manufacturing, petroleum and petrochemicals, semiconductors and electronic materials, optical metals, ceramics, polymer synthesis and processing, and materials for fuels and energy application.

The University Library, working closely with the Departments of Chemistry and Engineering and the Betty and Gordon Moore Library, is delighted to provide the SpringerMaterials database after a trial and feedback in the first quarter of 2017 demonstrated its value to the science community in Cambridge.  An FAQ on SpringerMaterials is available here

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