Spotlight on: Material Connexion

Material Connexion is a database that the City Tech Library provides access to. You can get started at or by searching for it on the A-Z Database list.

By searching Material Connexion, you can learn about the properties of various types of materials and search for physical materials using filters like their sustainability, impact resistance, availability, and processing. They’ve just redesigned their database interface, so it’s worth checking out!

After searching and filtering from the main page of the database, selecting a result will open a pop up where you can click to “learn more”:

When you open the full result for a type of material, you can explore more details about its properties, processing, and sustainability. You can also check out more images of the material. Information provided for these search results comes straight from the manufacturer or supplier.

Questions? Feel free to ask a librarian!