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 Summary Sheet


Producer:  ProQuest LLC
Coverage:1966-2016 (Patents are covered since 1869)
File Size:8.664.442 records
Updates: Static file
File Type: Bibliographic
Content: Metals
Language: English

METADEX (Metals Abstracts/Alloy Index) is a bibliographic database covering the worldwide literature on metallurgy and materials. Citations are in English. A special classification for steels, ferrous and non-ferrous metals and their alloys, the Alloys Index, is included, allowing optimal search for alloys and steels. Abstracts are available for most citations since 1979. METADEX  is the online version of ASM Review of Metal Literature (1966-1967), Metals Abstracts (1968 to the present), Alloys Index (1974 to the present), and Steels Supplement (1983-1984). Companion files to METADEX are MDF with numeric data on ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, MATBUS with techno-commercial developments in metals and materials, and EMA with engineering materials.

Records contain bibliographic information, abstracts, indexing terms, and element terms.

METADEX is available in STN Easy.


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