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Subject Guide: Computer Science & Technology

Selected Databases

ACM Digital Library Core - Association for Computing Machinery: The ACM DL is a vast collection of citations and full text from ACM journal and newsletter articles and conference proceedings.

Information Science & Technology Abstracts: Information Science & Technology Abstracts (ISTA),is a leading database in the areas of information science. Coverage includes classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, search engines, printed and electronic information sources, the information industry, scholarly communication, electronic publishing, and more. ISTA indexes journal articles from more than 450 publications plus books, research reports, and conference proceedings and patents, with ongoing comprehensive coverage of the most important periodicals in this field. With coverage extending back to the mid 1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.

Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts - (EBSCO): Internet and Personal Computing Abstracts (formerly Microcomputer Abstracts) provides abstracts and indexing for literature related to personal computing products and developments in business, the Internet, the home, and all other applied areas. This resource contains content coverage that extends back to the 1980s. Over 400 of the most important trade publications, mainstream computer magazines, and professional journals are covered, including those that focus on specific topics such as Macintosh and Windows platforms, programming, web development and more. Special emphasis is also given to hardware and software reviews. The product includes content from such titles as Byte.com, PC World, Macworld, and Linux Journal. The product also includes editor-selected articles from hundreds of popular magazine titles.

MathSciNet: American Mathematical Society database of reviews, proceedings, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature.

More Resources

Annual Reviews: Annual Reviews provides authoritative, analytic reviews in 32 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences. Annual Reviews saves you time by synthesizing the vast amount of primary research literature and identifying the principal contributions in your field.

Nature: Science news, research and information portal from Nature Publishing Group.

Research Library (Proquest): Search the full collection of journals, magazines and newspapers for information on a broad range of general subjects. (Includes APS Online and Historical New York Times.)

Science & Technology Collection - (EBSCO): Over 800 full-text journals in aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, and materials science.

Science Direct - (Elsevier): Full-text of over 2000 peer-reviewed Elsevier and Academic Press journals in the sciences, medicine, technology, mathematics, business administration, and other subjects.

Wiley Online Library: Full text of Wiley international journals and books in science, medicine, and technology. Includes The Cochrane Library on evidence-based medicine (which must be searched separately). Over 1.5 million articles dating back to 1799.

Selected Internet Resources

  • Association for Computing Machinery Founded in 1947, ACM has played a major force in advancing the skills of information technology professionals and students worldwide. Their website has information on membership, scholarships, ordering publications, etc.
  • IEEE Computer Society is one of the world's leading organizations of computer professionals. Their website has information on membership, scholarships, ordering publications, etc.
  • Global Techno Scan.com - This site contains a weekly magazine on new technology, Business Opportunities on Technology Transfer, Licensing, Financing of Research etc., Sections on Intellectual Property and Patents, Trade Shons on Intellectual Property and Patents, Trade Shows and Conferences, Science and Technology Policy, Venture Capital & Finance, with VC funding opportunities.
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • National Science Foundation
  • Scholarly Societies Project - Computer Science provides access to websites of international scholarly societies. Website is maintained by the University of Waterloo Library.
  • Science.gov is designed to be a user-friendly gateway into the vast, vast world of Government-produced or -sponsored research. Sites, reports, and databases indexed here lead to general information resources as well as specific research results and hard data.
  • World Wide Web ConsortiumWorld Wide Web Consortium is an industry consortium for the purpose of developing common protocols and standards for the World Wide Web.

Print Resources

LC call numbers:

Q 300 - 390 Cybernetics, Information Theory
QA 75.5 - 76.765 Electronic computers, Computer science, Computer Software

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