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In This Guide
This guide will help you begin your research in Computer Science through the libraries' collections and beyond.
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- Find Articles - search for articles online and in print. Recommends the best resources for finding Computer Science articles.
- Reports & Dissertations - find technical reports, government reports, books, dissertations and theses.
- Conference Proceedings - find conference proceedings and options for getting the materials and information on citation formats, citation management tools and more
- Organizations & Web Sources - find professional organizations, scholarly societies and other quality web resources.
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Core Online Library Resources
These are likely to be the best online sources in which to start your research.
Citations and abstracts in computer science, electrical engineering and physics.
Indexes full text IEEE and IET journals, conference proceedings, and standards.
ACM Digital Library
An index to the computer science literature, also includes full-text of ACM documents.
Search engine for freely available full-text online articles on computer and information science.
Provides open access to e-prints in physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, and statistics.
Index to the mathematical literature back to 1940. Particularly useful for CS literature from the 40s and 50s.
Index to articles in engineering and applied sciences (including computer engineering and computer science) from 1884 to 1969.
Offers free, publicly-available,Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored R&D results including technical reports, bibliographic citations, journal articles, conference papers, books, multimedia, and data information.
Web of Science
Maintains citation searching for high impact research journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and sciences and includes emerging sources citation indexing from 2005.
Google Scholar searches the academic, scholarly Web for peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles. Searching Google Scholar from the Portland State University Library will identify full text articles available from PSU Library resources as well as open access articles from other universities and colleges.
Science & Engineering Librarian