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Computer Science Research Guide: Home

Information resources for Computer Science research and study

Start Here \ Best Databases


  • ACM Digital Library - Computer science papers and publications.
  • - Research papers and preprints in physics, mathematics, computer science, nonlinear sciences, and quantitative biology.
  • Google Scholar - Scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources.
  • Web of Science - Indexes the world's leading peer reviewed, journal literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, and provides searching of cited references from 1900 to the present.


Other Relevant Databases

Suggested databases:


  • Academic Search Complete - Multidisciplinary, full-text database.
  • Cite Seer - Digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science.
  • Dissertations, Proquest Digital - International index to doctoral dissertations
  • IEEE Xplore Digital Library - Digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics.
  • MathSciNet - Mathematics and statistics literature produced by the American Mathematical Society.
  • - Gateway to U.S. government science information.



To Browse Journal Titles click here: Mansfield Library Journals or here Citation Linker.

Browse or Search Ejournal Packages (NOTE: Some allow keyword searching of article fulltext):

For an explanation of Popular vs. Scholarly (magazines versus research journals) click here: Popular vs. Scholarly.

For an explanation of Peer Review click here: Peer Review in 5 Minutes.

For an overview of placing article alerts click here: Article Alerts.

To evaluate, compare, and rank journals using citation data click on: Journal Citation Reports and/or Scimago.

Book Catalogs

Book catalog resources:

  • Safari Technical Books Online - Library of digital books featuring thousands of up-to-date IT and Computer titles whose contents are searchable and can be printed or emailed.
  • Springer Ebooks - Academic ebooks, Fulltext (with pdf), from 2005 - 2015, in Behavioral Science; Biomedical & Life Sciences; Business & Economics; Earth & Environmental Science; Humanities, Social Sciences & Law; Mathematics and Statistics; and Physics & Astronomy.
  • WorldCat - All time periods; Library Union Catalog; Books, Media, Government Documents, etc.
  • Google Book Search - Snippet and full-text views of books as they are scanned by the Google Book Project.
  • OneSearch - Mansfield Library collections

Main Dewey Decimal call numbers for browsing Computer Science materials in the Mansfield Library book stacks in the stacks: 000-009.

For a detailed view of Dewey Decimal call numbers click on: Dewey Decimal Classification Summaries.

Web Sites - Search Engines

For hints on how to use search engines effectively, take a look at the following: Finding and Evaluating Web Sites.


Some suggested search engines are:

Citation Guides

Here are some resources to help you manage your bibliographies:

Related Library Guides

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Barry Brown
Barry Brown

Science Librarian

Head, Access & Collection Services

Mansfield Library, The University of Montana

32 Campus Drive. #9936

Missoula, MT 59812-9936

406-243-6811; Office ML 327