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Search for material properties using Knovel

Knovel provides electronic access to engineering and biomedical engineering related reference handbooks, databases, and conference proceedings.

To access knovel from the Library’s web site, go to

New L&IS Encyclopedia Edition with iSchool Authors

The latest online edition of this core reference work "The Encyclopedia of L&IS" has just been released.

Of special note are several contributions by Drexel iSchool faculty.  Enjoy!

Encyclopedia of Life and Biodiversity Heritage Library

I blogged on these more than a year ago, but thought it time to revisit these outstanding resources.

Encyclopedia of Life is a wiki-styled web site, where individuals can add content and images to the information, with the goal to have every species on Earth listed.  The site has grown and is a useful site for information and images.

What is AccessScience? How do I access it?


  • Over 8,500 online articles from the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology 10th edition
  • Research Updates from the McGraw-Hill Yearbooks of Science & Technology
  • 110,000+ definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms
  • 15,000 illustrations and graphics, and bibliographies containing more than 28,000 literature citations
  • Content contributed by more than 5000 researchers, including 36 Nobel Prize winners
  • Biographies of more than 2,0

*New* Information Sci-Tech Encyclopedias

Why would I use an information science & technology encyclopedia? Try these and you'll find out quick enough!

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