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For the technologies in the 2020-2021 Y-Prize Competition, we suggest the following industry research databases:
Qualitative industry analysis and quantitative research on market trends including data on market segmentation, size and growth. Industry coverage includes: service, consumer products, food & beverage, heavy industry, life sciences, and technology & media. The primary geographical coverage is the United States. Penn's subscription includes the following providers: Packaged Facts, Kalorama, SBI, Mind Commerce and Simba Information.
Market research reports covering scientific, and technological developments in industrial, chemical, pharmaceutical, and high technology industries.
Pharmaceutical pipeline information, deal information and articles from BioCentury, a leading provider of biopharmaceutical intelligence.
Covers alternative energy industry sectors (wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, bio, ocean) worldwide. Includes company profiles, deals, product reviews, and reports related to the power industry.
GlobalData Medical Equipment
Focused on the medical device and medical equipment industries, GlobalData Medical provides information about companies, product pipelines, clinical trials and deals in these sectors.
Includes reports from several providers. Search for the topic of interest and then click on More => Industries to focus on Industry Reports, or use the Industries tab to search for Industry Reports, News, Statistics, and more.
Provides reports for U.S. and China industries , categorized by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), as well as more specialized reports covering a wide range of niche sectors. Individual reports provide key statistics, segmentation, market characteristics, industry conditions, key competitors, industry performance and outlook.
Finding Cited Articles
You can access references listed on the Y-Prize Nanostructured Membranes page through Penn Libraries, after logging in with your PennKey and password:
|X. Feng, Q. Imran, Y. Zhang, L. Sixdenier, X. Lu, G. Kaufman, U. R. Gabinet, K. Kawabata, M. Elimelech, C. O. Osuji. Precise nanofiltration in a fouling-resistant self-assembled membrane with water-continuous transport pathways. Science Advances, 5 (8), eaav9308 (2019). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aav9308 (available here)
|J. R. Werber, C. O. Osuji, M. Elimelech. Materials for next-generation desalination and water purification membranes. Nature Reviews Materials, 16018 (2016). (request through Interlibrary Loan)
|Richard W. Baker. Membrane Technology and Applications, 2nd ed. John Wiley & Sons (2004). DOI: 10.1002/0470020393 (Penn Libraries has the eBook version of the 3rd edition- published in 2012- available here)
Journal articles can help you delve deeper into your topic than books and encyclopedias. Review articles will give you an overview of the state of a field over a period of time (pay attention to the publication date; they go out-of-date quickly). Research articles tell you exactly how a scientist performed his or her experiments and interpreted the results.
These resources help you find journal articles in various fields related to your projects.
The IEEE Xplore Digital Library provides access to all journal articles, conference proceedings and current standards from IEEE.
This databases indexes journals and conference proceedings in all areas of engineering. Controlled vocabulary helps you to locate a wide range of information on your topic.
Indexes most peer reviewed journals in science, technology, and medicine, and many in the social sciences, arts, and humanities. Scopus also includes a number of trade publications and conference papers, and can perform author and affiliation searching.
NLM's public access version to Medline, the premier database for biomedical literature.
General, multidisciplinary periodical database, covering all scholarly disciplines, with many general and popular magazines, and news sources. Includes bibliographic citations with indexing and abstracts for more than 16,000 periodicals.
Access to Google Scholar with Penn-only links to full-text articles. Once authenticated through Penn's proxy, full-text articles to which Penn Libraries subscribe will become available within the Google Scholar search results.