Web Sites

AZoM™—The A to Z of Materials. URL: http://www.azom.com/. While not specific to biomaterials, this is an extensive resource for materials, suppliers, and experts. Searchable by keyword, application, industry, material property, and natural language query. Customizable newsletter includes the latest news and technical information on materials of particular interest.

Biomaterials Network. URL: http://www.biomat.net/. Extensive Web site sponsored by several international biomaterials societies. Site is a resource center for research activity, educational initiatives, scientific events, funding opportunities, industrial developments, jobs, and more. Free registration required to access some information.

Edinburgh Engineering Virtual Library (EEVL). URL: http:// www.eevl.ac.uk/engineering/index.htm. A respected Internet guide to engineering, mathematics, and computing. Created and maintained by a team of information specialists in the United Kingdom. This free site is a central resource to engineering information on the Internet. Materials engineering category includes sections on metals and polymers, ceramics, and composites. Each specialty area lists links to relevant Web sites, government departments, international resources, publications, and more.

IDES Prospector Pro. URL: http://www.prospectorpro.com. Begun in 1986, aggregates reliable data from plastics manufacturers worldwide. Data on 52,693 plastics available from 390 global suppliers. Powerful search and display features. Includes glossary. Annual license fee includes product and material support.

MatWeb. URL: http://www.matweb.com. Free searchable database of material data sheets. Advanced features available to registered and premium users include sequential searching, saved searches, side-by-side comparisons, export data in different formats, hardness converter, and searchable glossary.

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