Computer and Information Science Research Guide


Finding Articles I Finding Books I Proceedings and Technical Reports I Web Resources I Organizations

Computer and Information Science

The following is a selected list of resources for starting research in Computer and Information Science. For further assistance, contact Annie Zeidman-Karpinski, subject specialist for Computer and Information Science.
Problem set for CIS orientation 2012.


Finding Articles

Ranked in order of relevance

ACM Digital Library
Full text of every article published by ACM.

IEEE Computer Science Digital Library
The first box gives you full text to all of the IEEE Computer Society journals and proceedings. Use the Search > Advanced Search page to focus your searching.

IEEE Xplore
With Xplore, we have full text access to all the IEEE society journals through 1998 but not all of the conferences.

Web of Science
This general science database tells you how many times an article has been cited and who has cited it.

After doing a search click UO FindText to see if we have access to an article in the library or electronically. Or, go to the preferences page and indicate that you want University of Oregon in the "Library Links" box.

Academic Search Premier 
An interdisciplinary article database. This is a great first place to go for both scholarly journal and magazine articles on most topics, especially current events.

A scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science.
Mathematical Reviews from 1940 to present.



Some international journals can be found with the SCImago Journal and Country Rank index.

Related information about the relative ranking of journals is available at the Eigen factor web site. 


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Finding Books

You can search by topic, title or author in the catalog. To find journal articles on your topic, use the databases listed in the section above. Once you have a citation, you can check the library catalog by doing a search under the ‘Articles’ tab on the Libraries homepage. You can have the article sent to you through interlibrary loan if a copy is not available on campus.
In the UO Library Catalog we have a subscription to SAFARI Tech Books Online. Safari features books from O’Reilly Media and the Pearson Publishing Group on topics such as: certification, enterprise computing, Java, Linus/Unix, Web development, Windows, XML, and more.

Proceedings and Technical Reports

Proceedings are especially tricky to find. ACM proceedings in particular can be troublesome because they have frequent title changes and their publications come out under more than one title (as a book, as proceedings, in a SIG newsletter). Below are some tips for searching for them.

Do a keyword search in the UO Library Catalog -- names for proceedings vary. Some will be entered as series and some as books. You can request articles through interlibrary loan if the UO Libraries don’t have what you’re looking for. First try Summit, then try WorldCat, PapersFirst, or Proceedings.

Try acronyms and spelling words out -- for example CHI and computer human interaction.

Try the organization as author -- SIGGRAPH for example

Check the newsletter for the appropriate SIG -- for example, only SIGCOMM 86 appears in the library catalog, but you can look in SIGCOMM's newsletter, Computer Communciations Review, and find each year's proceedings.

Try the author's Web site -- authors will sometimes make their papers available themselves. Also try: Networked Computer Science Technical Reference Library and Computing Research Repository.



Technical Reports can also be tricky to find. Search in the UO Library Catalog by title or author to see if we have a tech report in our collection. Many universities offer their technical reports on the Internet. You can also try:

Unified Computer Science Technical Report Index (UCSTRI)

Networked Computer Science Technical Reference Library

Computing Research Repository

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) -- Full text of conference proceedings in computer science, roughly 100 conferences on timely topics published per year

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Web Resources




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Questions? Contact Annie Zeidman-Karpinski, subject specialist for computer science.

Phone: (541) 346-2663



Created by annie on Aug 7, 2012 Last updated Sep 27, 2013