These types of literature provide the most up-to-date information and are much more likely to have information on narrower topics not easily located in books. The Online Catalog does not provide in-depth indexing of all the topics treated in an individual books and cannot be used to find journal articles on a particular subject. These publications are normally published more rapidly than books and should provide the latest information on a given topic. MSU users have access to a number of electronic indexes and databases relevant to chemical engineering and materials science.
E - Journals can be accessed in a number of different ways through our online catalog and our A to Z Title List of Electronic Journals. Many can also accessed from online indexes. Most e- journals can be accessed from anywhere on-campus. Off-campus access to these resources is possible by going through a proxy server. An example of an e-journal would be the online version of the Journal of Composite Materials The number of years available online varies by journal title. The electronic resources available at any given time changes as we make more resources available in electronic formats.