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Materials Sciences, Mining and Metallurgical Engineering

Use this guide to find and access information on materials sciences, mining and metallurgical engineering

Finding standards

Standards are official publications used in industry and trade to describe specifications and procedures. Standards provide rules and recommendations for quality, safety, performance and construction, codes of practice, methods of testing, symbols and terminology.

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Finding patents

A patent is a contract between the state and an inventor by which a temporary monopoly is granted in return for disclosing all details of the invention. Patents are often the earliest source of information on a new technology.

See our How to find guide: Patents