ProQuest Materials Science Collection

ProQuest Materials Science Collection (external link) is the most extensive database in the field of materials science. It contains literature from over 3,000 different sources and enables full-text access to more than 800 journals. It comprises several sub-databases, especially in the following fields:

  • Metals and alloys (incl. METADEX)
  • Ceramics (incl. Ceramic Abstracts)
  • Corrosion (incl. Corrosion Abstracts)

ProQuest Materials Science Collection includes:

  • Journal articles
  • Conference papers
  • Dissertations
  • Research reports
  • Patents
  • Other forms of grey literature


The ProQuest Materials Science Collection contains sources that are not referenced in interdisciplinary databases, such as Web of Science.


Access to this database is restricted to the domain due to licensing reasons. If you have any technical problems or questions about access rights, please contact the Database Helpdesk.


Courses are held by appointment. Scope and content can be determined as required.


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