Computer Science Research Guide

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Try these databases first to find journal articles in this discipline.
  • CiteSeer
    Scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science.
  • INSPEC (1969 to present)
    Index of publications in all areas of physics, engineering, and computer sciences.
  • Web of Science (1984 to present)
    Search thousands of journals across the sciences and social sciences and track cited references to locate more recent articles.
  • ACM Digital Library (1947 to present)
    Full-text articles and conference papers from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • USENIX Conference Proceedings
    Online access to conference proceedings in the area of computer science

For more databases, use the subject filter on A-Z Databases


Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.
  • Reference Universe
    Searchable index of the library's entire reference collection, both print and electronic.


Find streaming audio and video in these collections.
  • Kanopy Streaming Video
    Kanopy offers a broad selection of thousands of streaming films, documentaries, and theatrical releases covering a wide variety of subject areas, with additional new releases launched monthly. If close-captioning is not included, it can be requested. Interactive transcripts are included. Note that US feature films are not typically part of the Kanopy offerings.


Start with these recommended freely available resources in this discipline.

Translate journal abbreviation using JAbbr or All that JAS

    Research Support

    Research Help

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    Citing Sources

    Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free application that collects, manages, and formats citations and bibliographies. Zotero also helps organize your research by allowing you to attach PDFs, notes, and images to your references. You can arrange your sources into collections for different projects and tag them for easy searching.  You can get information about installing and using Zotero on the Library's guide on to How to Cite Sources.  Zotero can also be used with LaTeX:

    Princeton Guide to Zotero with BibTeX/LaTeX

    For more information about how to appropriately use sources in your work, visit these guides:

    The Writing Center's Using Sources Guide

    Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison Writer's Handbook on Avoiding Plagiarism

      New Titles

      Emotional AI : the rise of empathic media (McStay, Andrew, 1975-, author.) Frost Library; Q335 .M37 2018

      Small fry (Brennan-Jobs, Lisa, 1978- author.) Frost Library; QA76.2.J63 B75 2018

      Introduction to operating system design (Habermann, A. Nico, 1932-) Frost Library; QA76.6 .H28

      Artificial unintelligence : how computers misunderstand the world (Broussard, Meredith, author.) Frost Library; QA76.9.C66 B787 2018

      New solutions for cybersecurity Frost Library; TK5105.59 .N3464 2017

      The audience and business of YouTube and online videos Frost Library; TK5105.8868.Y68 A93 2018

      Brilliant! : Shuji Nakamura and the revolution in lighting technology (Johnstone, Bob.) Frost Library; TK7871.89.L53 J65 2015

      Extending Moore's Law through advanced semiconductor design and processing techniques (Lambrechts, Wynand, author.) Frost Library; TK7874 .E945 2019