Find resources that identify technical articles in computer science.
Last Updated: Feb 19, 2013
Welcome to the CompSci 498 page covering library resources that help you find information related to computer science. Besides the content on this page, which covers article databases, notice the tabs at the top of this page will take you to additional content. Links to key Library resources are listed in the box below this.
To access additional article databases, or to access these through the Library's main article databases page:
- Go to the Library's home page, http://library.boisestate.edu,
- Click the "Find...Articles & Databases A-Z" link located in the top, left grouping,
- Click on the first letter of the article database name (A for ACM Digital Library) in the grouping under "Databases by Name",
- Click on the article database name.
Periodical Articles and Conference Papers
Article databases are specialized resources for locating journal articles. They allow you to search the published literature for articles by keywords, subjects, authors and other parameters. Some databases include other types of materials besides journal articles, such as papers from conference proceedings (meetings) and dissertations. There are many different article databases; each has a different scope and therefore will contain descriptions to articles in different journals.
New developments and current research are often first presented as conference papers and/or periodical articles. You may also find literature reviews which can be particularly helpful in finding past research on a specific topic.
- ACM Digital Library
A repository of materials published by ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, this database includes the full text of journal, magazine, transactions, and conference proceedings titles; ACM materials will display the ACM logo to the left of the citation.
- ACM Guide to Computing Literature
First, do a search in the ACM Digital Library. Then, expand your search by clicking (on the results page) The ACM Guide to Computing Literature-- this will search for references in computing publications from over 3,000 publishers of journals, conference proceedings, books, dissertations, master’s theses, and technical reports. These additional resources will usually not be full text.
- Compendex and INSPEC (1896-current)
Both indexes are good sources for current and past research.
INSPEC covers over 4000 serials on topics in computers and control, electrical engineering, physics, and manufacturing. Although periodical articles and conference papers (1896-current) are the primary materials covered, some books, dissertations and reports are also included.
Compendex covers periodical articles and conference papers for all engineering disciplines, from 1969-current. Over 5000 serials are included.
Compendex, INSPEC and GEOBASE are searched jointly on the Engineering Village Platform. To search only one of the databases, on the advanced search page, remove the check in the box to the left of the database you do not wish to search by clicking on the box. The check mark will be removed and that database will not be searched.
- IEEE Xplore
This repository contains full-text materials published by IEEE, the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, and IET, the Institution of Engineering and Technology. The IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL) includes full-text access to IEEE Society-sponsored transactions and conference proceedings, IEEE/Wiley books, IET proceedings journals, IET conference proceedings and IEEE Standards.
- ScienceDirect (1997-current)
Contains full-text articles from over 1700 journals published by Elsevier. Although the content is multi-disciplinary, the primary focus is science, engineering and medicine. Table of contents information is available for publication years before 1997.
- Web of Science (1900-current)
This multi-discplinary index includes article information from approximately 8,500 journals in sciences, engineering, social sciences, arts and humanities. A key feature of this index is the cited reference search, which searches for the articles that have cited a particular author’s work, or a specific article.
- Computing Classification System (CCS)
This classification system is used for subject terms in the ACM Digital Library. Article and paper searches using the CCS can be accomplished on the Advanced Search page. Indexing terms for each article are selected by the article authors. A link can be found on the ACM Digital Library home page to the current CCS.
- Historical CSS
Previous and current CSS are available for review.