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Nanotechnology: Home

Use this LibGuide to find information on nanotechnology and new materials. Access resources on nanotechnology that explain how new materials are developed and the structure, properties, and specific uses of the new material.

Search the catalogue

Most of the books about Nanotechnology are in the 620 section of the Non-fiction shelves.

Search the Marian College Resource Centre library catalogue AccessIt  for available resources.

Useful books

Science Online

Search the Science Online Database for current and reputable information on Nanotechnology. 

You will find definitions, encyclopedia articles, video, diagrams, animation and news articles.

You may need login details to access this database which are available from Resource Centre staff.

AudioVisual Resources

AV 620 NAN ScopeTV - Nanotechnology

This 30 minute DVD is available from the Resource Centre.

A simple introduction to the world of nanotechnology.

Searching the Web

As there is a wealth of material on the web, it is important to use effective search techniques to find the right material to suit your needs.

Decide on your Search terms.

Try a broad search on nanotechnology or nanoparticles

Or be more specific.


nanotechnology - "carbon nanotubes"

nanotechnology - sunscreen

nanotechnology - textiles

nanotechnology - electronics

nanotechnology - medicine

nanotechnology - fuel cells


Weblinks Online is a database of websites that you can use as a starting point before you venture into the wider web.

Access Weblinks Online from the Access It Homepage:

You will need a login and password to access Weblinks Online. See the Resource Centre staff.


Click on these web-sites for information on nanotechnology and new materials..

What is nanotechnology?


Nanotechnology and the food industry