This guide is designed to help you find great research for your report, term paper or thesis. It's easy to find basic info using Google, but to find specific and high-quality technical information you need to use dedicated research tools and databases!
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The process you follow when researching and writing a paper usually has at least the following steps:
Writing a research assignment or report is an iterative process - you don't just proceed linearly from one step to the next. It is normal to go back and refine your topic while you are researching, or to search some more while you are writing!
The Composite Materials Handbook, referred to by industry groups as CMH-17, is a six-volume engineering reference tool that contains over 1,000 records of the latest test data for polymer matrix, metal matrix, ceramic matrix, and structural sandwich composites. CMH-17 provides information and guidance necessary to design and fabricate end items from composite materials. It is written by panels of experts from academia, industry and government., and published by the Society for Automotive Engineers.
Links to all six volumes of the Handbook are located on the Books tab of the guide.