Computer Science

Subject Librarian
email Kathleen Flynn

emailkflynn@albany.edu
phone(518) 437-3943
location_onScience Library: SL-142

Key Databases

The Guide to Computing Literature

Published by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Guide is a comprehensive bibliographic database that contains citations from the major English language publishers in computing. Coverage, which dates as far back as 1947, includes books, journal articles, conference proceedings, doctoral dissertations, master's theses, and technical reports.

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Coverage:
1947 +
Updated:
Continually
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
INSPEC

INSPEC is the world's largest bibliographic database in the field of physics, electrical engineering and electronics, computers and control engineering, and information technology. Over 330,000 new records from 4,000 journals and 2,000 conference proceedings are added each year.

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Coverage:
1968 +
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
ACM Digital Library

The ACM Digital Library is a full text archive of the Association's journals, magazines, and transactions from their inception. It also includes a significant collection of proceedings from ACM conferences and workshops along with newsletters from special interest groups, and journals and conference proceedings from affiliated organizations and publishers. The Digital Library may browsed or searched, with advanced search and personalization capabilities.

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Coverage:
Varies with publication
Updated:
Continually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL)

Covering Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Physics, and related subjects, IEL is an extensive collection containing 179 IEEE journals, magazines, and transactions; 26 Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) journals and magazines; 1,400+ IEEE conference titles; 20+ IET conference and seminar digests; and over 2,800 IEEE approved standards. IEL replaces IEEE Computer Society Digital Library and IEEE All-Society Periodicals Package.

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Coverage:
1872+
Updated:
updated daily
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Springer Computer Science eBook Collection

This online book collection contains most of the computer science books published by Springer from 2005 forward. The collection includes conference and workshop proceedings, research monographs, surveys, tutorials, textbooks, popular and professional treatments, and encyclopedias.

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Coverage:
2005+
Updated:
continually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
arXiv

Started in 1991, arXiv is a repository and distribution server for research articles in physics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, nonlinear sciences, and quantitative biology. arXiv is open access and operated by Cornell University Library.

Coverage:
1991+
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concuirrent users.
Data Citation Index

Index of repository data from around the world, for a wide range of disciplines.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Book citation index - Science

Supports cited reference searching for scholarly books in the sciences.

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Coverage:
2005 - Current
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users

Other Databases

Applied Science & Technology Source (includes Applied Science and Technology Full Text)

Providing access to the full text from more than 1,400 journals and magazines, this database covers academic journals, trade journals, professional society journals, directories, buyers’ guides, and conference proceedings. Subjects covered include applied mathematics, artificial intelligence, chemistry, computing, information technology, energy, engineering, materials, robotics, solid state technologies, and textiles. Applied Science and Technology Sources was formed by the merger of EBSCO and Wilson databases, and includes coverage of the Industrial Arts Index (1913-1957).

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Coverage:
1913+
Updated:
continually
Fulltext:
Yes, selected.
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Computer Source

Providing access to nearly 300 full text academic journals, magazines, and trade publications, this resource covers computers science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software. An additional 150 periodicals are also indexed and abstracted.

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Coverage:
Varies with publication
Updated:
Continually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Computers & Applied Sciences Complete

Indexes and abstracts over 1,900 academic journals and professional publications, and provides full text access to more than 830 periodical, books, conferences, and encyclopedias. Subject coverage includes computing theory and practice; engineering and applied science; and social and business implication of technology.

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Coverage:
Varies with publication
Updated:
Continually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Directory of Open Access Journals

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, with the goal of covering all subjects and languages. More than 800 open access journals are in the directory.

DOAJ is hosted by Lund University Libraries Head Office . The project is funded by Open Society Institute - Budapest and also supported by SPARC, The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition.

Coverage:
Varies by individual title
Updated:
Includes information regarding titles added in the last thirty days
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Google Scholar  

Scholarly, multidisciplinary database for access to articles, papers, books, theses, etc. in the social sciences, humanities and sciences. (In order to link to materials owned by the University at Albany Libraries, you must set preferences when off campus. When you open up Google Scholar, select Settings. Then under Library Links check University at Albany, State University of New York - Full-Text @ My Library, SUNY - Albany - ProQuest Fulltext, University at Albany SUNY - Cengage Gale Full Text, and Open Worldcat.)

Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
No (Links to University Libraries and free resources)
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Published by Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science is a book series that reports state-of-the-art research results in computer science and information technology. It includes two subseries: Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics. Most of the books contain conference or workshop proceedings, however, there are also research monographs, surveys, and tutorials.

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Coverage:
Vol. 1186, 1997 +
Updated:
Continually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
MathSciNet

Based on Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications, MathSciNet provides comprehensive coverage of pure and applied mathematics. Entries include abstracts, author summaries, or in many cases, signed critical reviews. It covers journal articles, books, and conference proceedings back to 1940.

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Coverage:
1940 +
Updated:
Continually
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
NTIS - National Technical Reports Library

The National Technical Information Service maintains and disseminates a large collection of scientific, technical, engineering, and business-related information produced for and by U.S. government agencies. The NTIS database contains the records of millions of publications along with audiovisual materials, computer data files, and software. Nearly 1,000 new items are added weekly, many only available through NTIS. All records include an abstract, and many of the publications are freely available in PDF format. Other documents and materials may be purchased.

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Coverage:
1964 +
Updated:
Weekly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
ScienceDirect

Contains the full-text of over 1,100 Elsevier journals. Backfile coverage starts with 1995.

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Coverage:
1995+
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users.
SIAM Journals Online

SIAM Journals Online provides access to the thirteen journals published by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Online access is available from 1997 forward for all of the journals, except for those that began publication after 1997.

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Coverage:
1997 +
Updated:
Continually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Springer LINK

Extensive collection of fulltext journal articles from the science publisher Springer. Access the fulltext electronic version of articles from journals to which the Libraries subscribe. Please see the list of subscribed titles.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Web of Science (also known as WOS)

The Libraries' Web of Science subscription includes coverage from 1983 on for Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts and Humanities Citation Index. It also includes citation coverage for books, conference proceedings, data sets, patents and other materials (coverage dates vary).

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Coverage:
1983+
Updated:
regularly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users