Useful Links

MS&E Program Resources

Columbia's Clean Room
Columbia's MRS Student Chapter
Columbia Nano Initiative
Materials Research Science & Engineering Center (MRSEC)
Materials Research Center REU Program
MURI Center

Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC)
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University Resources

Academic Calendar
Directory of Classes
Dodge Fitness Center
Off-Campus Housing
Student Services Online
Visitor Information


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For Graduate Students

Advanced Standing for Columbia Undergraduates Form
Application for Current Students
Application for Degree or Certificate
Change of Status Form
Disability Services Forms and Guidelines
Instructions and Application for Doctor of Engineering Science Graduation
Instructions and Application for the Master of Philosophy Graduation
Leave of Absence Form
Readmit Form for Graduate Admission
Registration and Add/Drop Form
Request for Transcript
University Withdrawal Form


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For Undergraduate Students

Change of Status Form
Disability Identification Form
Exploring Majors
Registration and Add/Drop Form
Study Abroad
Student Research Involvement Program
Tuition and Financial Aid

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For Faculty & Administration

Columbia A-Z Index
Columbia University People Search
Columbia University Human Resources
Faculty/Staff Resources


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U. S. National Laboratories & Government Agencies

Ames National Laboratory
Argonne National Laboratory
Department of Energy
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory
National Science Foundation
National Technical Information Service
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Sandia National Laboratories

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Materials Safety Data Sheets

Alfa Aesar MSDS through catalog

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Databases and Catalogs

Lawrence Berkeley National Labs: Table of Isotopes
Martindale's The Reference Desk: Science Tables and Databases
The National Nuclear Data Center at Brookhaven National Labs
WebElements: Periodic Table of the Elements


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Electron Microbeam Analysis Laboratory (EMAL)
Microscopy and Microanalysis WWW site


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ChemTec Publishing- reference materials about polymer blends, composites, additives, recycling, and rheology
ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry, Inc.
Polymer Chemistry Hypertext


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International Union of Crystallography
Crystallography Open Database Search


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Synchrotron Radiation Resources

Advanced Photon Source (APS)
Advanced Light Source (ALS)
National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS)
European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)

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Neutron Radiation Resources

Argonne National Laboratory: Neutron Scattering Web
Intense Pulsed Neutron Source (IPNS) at Argonne National Laboratory
Los Alamos Neutron Science Center-LANSCE
Oak Ridge National Laboratory: High Flux Isotope Reactor
Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory


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Commercial Information Providers

Chemical Abstracts Service
Chemical Abstracts Service, a division of the American Chemical Society, is the premier provider of current information from the literature of chemistry. This site includes information on CAS's print and electronic products and services, including documentation on STN International (the online service provided by CAS) and its commands and databases. If you have an STN account, you can access a number of STN databases via the STNEasy Web interface or use TELNET to search the full STN command line interface.

Derwent World Patents Index
Derwent is the world's leading producer of patent information databases. This site includes some brief descriptions of the nature of patents and the patenting process.

Engineering Village
Engineering Village (a subsidiary of Elsevier Science Publishers), is a large collection of engineering resources available by online subscription

Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe
FIZ Karlsruhe produces several databases and is the German host of STN International.

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
OCLC produces the WorldCat international library catalog and provides access to many other databases through its FirstSearch and EPIC services. These may be accessed by subscribers via TELNET from this site.

(Wolters Kluwer) offers integrated, reliable, and easy-to-maintain solutions that are key to the successful delivery of information for your digital library.

ProQuest is committed to empowering researchers and librarians around the world.  Its innovative information content and technologies increase the productivity of students, scholars, professionals and the libraries that serve them. Through partnerships with content holders, ProQuest preserves rich, vast and varied information – whether historical archives or today’s scientific breakthroughs – and packages it with digital technologies that enhance its discovery, sharing and management. For academic, corporate, government, school and public libraries, as well as professional researchers, ProQuest provides services that enable strategic acquisition, management and discovery of information collections

Questel/Orbit is an international online information company specializing in patent, trademark, scientific, chemical, business and news information. This web site contains numerous links to other Web information, especially on patents, trademarks and other intellectual property. If you have a current Questel or Orbit account, you can TELNET to search their databases from here.

Thomson Reuters Web of Science
Web of Science connects publications and researchers through citations and controlled indexing in curated databases spanning every discipline. Use cited reference search to track prior research and monitor current developments in over 100 year's worth of content that is fully indexed, including 2.6 million records and backfiles dating back to 1898.

Formerly known as University Microfilms, UMI is the primary supplier of copies of dissertations from academic institutions worldwide. UMI's site allows online ordering of dissertations in PDF file, microform or print versions. UMI also provides a number of databases on the Web and on CD-ROM, including their own Dissertation Abstracts, which is currently available on the Web free of charge for 1997-98 dissertations, but requires a subscription to search the full file. DA is also available on CD-ROM and from a variety of online vendors.


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Academic Press
Includes browsable and searchable catalogs of books and journals. Chemistry publications are hidden in the "Physics, Engineering, Math and Computers" section.

ACS Publications Division
The American Chemical Society Publications home page includes information on ACS journals, books and software, instructions to authors for ACS journals, "hot articles" from C&E News, and more. UCSB users may use this link to access downloadable supplementary material from recent volumes of ACS journals.

American Institute of Physics Publications
Includes a searchable and browsable catalog of AIP books.

Baltzer Science Publishers
Now a subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer. Includes a browsable list of journals, with ordering information and instructions to authors.

Birkhauser Science (Springer)
Birkhauser primarily publishes books and journals in mathematics and life sciences, but has some materials of interest to chemists. Their book catalog is browsable by author, title or subject.

Bloomberg Bureau of National Affairs
BNA publishes materials dealing with environmental, health and safety and regulatory issues.

Cambridge International Science Publishing
Publishers in materials chemistry and materials engineering. Not to be confused with the database publishers, the crystallographers, the university press or the software publishers...

Chemtec Publishing
Chemtec is a Canadian publisher of books and journals, mainly dealing with polymer science.

CRC Press
Includes a browsable-by-subject list of current books and other products, with ordering information.

CSIRO Publishing
Australia's major publisher of scientific books and journals, including Australian Journal of Chemistry. Includes a list of current book titles browsable by subject.

Elsevier Science
Includes a browsable and searchable catalog of books and journals, and an alerting service which includes searchable tables of contents Elsevier Science journals back to January 1995, updated weekly. ToC's appear about six weeks after publication.

Institute of Physics Publishing
Includes a browsable list of books and journals, with instructions to authors and ordering information.

MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica
MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica publishes more than 180 academic journals in English in cooperation with Pleiades Publishing Inc. with the support of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and more than 200 journals in Russian in cooperation with Akademizdattsentr Nauka. The journals cover nearly all branches of modern science.

Includes a browsable-by-subject catalog. See College Books/Math and Science/Chemistry.

Includes an electronic journal preview service.

Taylor & Francis Group
As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks, reference works, and databases, our content spans all areas of the humanities, social sciences, behavioral sciences, science, technology, and medicine.

Includes searchable and browsable catalogs, instructions to authors and electronic journals and forums.

Wiley Blackwell
Includes a browsable-by-subject list of a portion of their books and journals catalog.

Wiley VCH
Includes contact information for VCH and its subsidiaries, online catalogs of books and journals, and electronic tables of contents for a number of their journals.

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MS&E @ Other Universities

@ Cornell
@ Stanford
@ Northwestern
@ UC Berkeley
@ Purdue
@ U of Washington
@ Princeton
@ UC Santa Barbara
@ U Penn
@ Penn State
@ U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
@ U of Maryland
@ U of Mich
@ Mich Tech
@ Georgia Tech
@ U of Florida
@ North Carolina State
@ Ohio State
@ U of Wisconsin-Madison
@ Case Western
@ Johns Hopkins
@ Viginia Tech

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List complied with the help of UCSB's and Caltech's Departmental Site.

Last Updated: June 2015

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