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Key Databases

  • ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Digital Library  
    ACM Digital Library includes citations and full text from ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) articles and conference proceedings.
  • Computers & Applied Sciences Complete  
    Computers & Applied Sciences Complete can be used to find articles in all areas of engineering and technology. It is especially good for finding articles trade publications and popular science magazines.
  • IEEE Xplore  
    Full-text publications back to 1988 from IEEE (originally the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and IET (the institution of Engineering and Technology), including journals, transactions, proceedings, magazines, and standards.
  • Web of Science  
    ISI Web of Science, an integrated Web-based platform, provides high-quality content and the tools to access, analyze, and manage research information. These tools include:Cross-product searching, Links to full text, Citation alerts, Table of contents alerts, Personal journal lists,and Personal bibliographic management.

Also Try

  • Academic Search Complete  
    Academic Search Complete searches both popular magazines and academic journals in nearly every academic subject. It includes full text of many, but not all, of the articles.
  • Business Source Complete  
    Primarily a business database, Business Source Complete can be useful for topics in information systems.
  • CiteSeer
    CiteSeer is a free digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science. CiteSeer is no longer being updated. For new articles, use CiteSeerX.
  • CiteSeerX
    CiteSeerX is a free digital library and search engine mainly for computer science. It includes Autonomous Citation Indexing to track citations to works. The "View or Download" link provides access to free preprints or reprints when available.
  • DBLP Computer Science Bibliography  
    DBLP is a free resource that indexes the bibliographic information from major computer science journals and conference proceedings.
  • Google Scholar  
    Google Scholar is a free resource that searches across disciplines for materials, including published articles, unpublished preprints, theses, books, preprints, and technical reports.
  • MathSciNet (Mathematical Reviews on the Web)  
    Primarily a mathematics database, MathSciNet is useful for computer science topics that are heavily mathematical such as algorithms, graph theory, or numerical analysis.
  • PapersFirst  
    PapersFirst indexes papers published in conference proceedings in many different subject areas.

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  • Interlibrary Loan
    If there's a book not in I-Share, we'll find it. If there's an article that says "We don't have this online," we will get it for you. Just sign up for an Interlibrary Loan account (click First-Time User). Request articles through "Request a Photocopy".
  • WorldCat  
    Worldwide catalog of library resources. See if it's in I-Share, SIU, or locate items to request via ILL.


For in-depth arguments (often) not yet published, try these databases of dissertations and theses.

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