Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Material ConneXion Database Trial for GSA

GSA Library is pleased to announce that staff and students have trial access, from the GSA campus only, to the online Material ConneXion (MC) library until 1st February. MC is an inspirational database of materials which has been developed for use across all design disciplines.

MC’s online library showcases over 7,000 advanced, sustainable and innovative materials in eight categories: polymers, naturals, metals, glass, ceramics, carbon-based, cement-based, and processes. It features cutting-edge materials and applications, including the world’s only collection of cradle-to-cradle sustainable materials.

MC’s Advanced Search option allows users to identify materials by a wide range of options including: category, processing, sustainability, usage, physical properties, manufacturer, and country of origin. The search results provide images of the materials along with detailed descriptions, usage characteristics, and manufacturer and distributor contact information, all compiled by MC’s specialist staff.

To access MC for the rest of this month from the GSA campus network, simply go to the link and begin exploring; no username or password required. We'd be interested in gathering any feedback you may have about the resource. Contact architecture librarian David Buri if you'd like to leave a comment: d.buri@gsa.ac.uk