METADEX (Metals Abstracts/Alloy Index) is a bibliographic database covering the worldwide literature on metallurgy and materials. Citations are in English. A special classification for steels, ferrous and non-ferrous metals and their alloys, the Alloys Index, is included, allowing optimal search for alloys and steels. . Abstracts are available for most sitations since 1979.
Producer: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, U.S.A.
Coverage:1966 to present, international
Size: Over 5,018,989 records as of October 2008
Update frequency: Once a month. Approximately 45,000 new records are added per year .
File Type: Bibliographic
The CSA Materials Research Database with METADEX brings together in one place the majority of the leading materials science databases, with specialist content on materials science, metallurgy, ceramics, polymers, and composites used in engineering application. Everything from raw materials and refining through processing, welding and fabrication to end uses, corrosion, performance and recycling is covered in depth for all metals, alloys, polymers, ceramics, and composites.
Sources covered include over 3,000 periodicals, conference proceedings, technical reports, trade journal/newsletter items, patents, books, and press releases .
Literature indexed includes journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, books, monographs, standards, news briefs, and other document types as appropriate, from more than 3,000 serial and non-serial sources.
Metal Matrix Composites
Extracting and Smelting
Dates of Coverage
Approximately 1966-current. The oldest record in the database has a publication date of 1939; about 50% of its records have publication dates of 1986 or later .
Effect of cooling after welding on microstructure and mechanical properties of 12% Cr steel weld metals
Cai, G-J; Andren, H-O; Svensson, L-E
Southwest Jiaotong University; Chalmers University of Technology; ESAB
The following field codes are found in the records of this database. Here they are listed in alphabetical order by two-letter code. See Field Codes and Search Examples for detailed descriptions and search examples
Key Features and Right
Standard and advanced search options.
Also has the capability to link to the SHU catalogue .
Searches can be saved to Refworks a personal bibliographic reference list
Links to catalogue,
Links to external fulltext,
Offers SHU Links, Textual,
The database is indexed using a master authority file of about 40,000 controlled-vocabulary terms. Older records in this database were indexed using a file-specific thesaurus; this thesaurus has now been incorporated into the master authority file
Document Types Indexed
Books and Monographs
Conferences, Symposia, Meetings
Theses and Dissertations
DIALOG Alert Available
Remove Duplicates (RD, ID) Available
CURRENT Feature Available
DIALORDER Supplier (ORDER METALS)
Compact Disc Format Available
eLinks Enabled Database
Abstracts Available for most records beginning in 1979
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