Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering: Other Suggested Resources

August 15, 2008

TOXNET (Toxicology Data Network)

Cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas. It includes the Hazardous Substances Data Bank, TOXLINE, the Toxics Release Inventory, ChemIDplus, TOXMAP and more. (See the factsheet for information on database contents.) From the National Library of Medicine.

August 15, 2008

MatWeb, The Online Materials Information Resource

Database of property information for polymers, metals, ceramics, semiconductors, and other engineering materials. (Data and spec sheets are supplied by manufacturers and distributors; links to same are offered.)

August 15, 2008

Thomas Net

Provides information on manufacturers of industrial products, such as contact details, size of company, brief overview, etc. A valuable aid in design projects.

August 15, 2008

USPTO Web Patent Databases

Full text of all U.S. patents issued since 1976, and full-page images for all U.S. patents issued since 1790. (Note: Full-page images can be viewed using, which generates PDFs based on patent numbers, or by downloading one of the TIFF image viewer plugins recommended on the USPTO website.)


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