Informatics

Subject Librarian
email Carol Anne Germain

emailcgermain@albany.edu
phone(518) 442-3590
location_onUniversity Library: LI-141A

Key Databases

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
Applied Science and Technology Source

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
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
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
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
Library, Information Sciences & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) with Full Text

Library, Information Sciences & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) with Full Text indexes more than 550 core journals, 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus book, research reports and proceedings. This database also contains full text for more than 270 journals and a nearly 20 full-text. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, and more.

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Coverage:
Selected resources from 1965
Updated:
Every two weeks
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
LISA: Library and Information Science Abstracts

LISA: Library and Information Science Abstracts is an international abstracting and indexing tool designed for library professionals and other information specialists. LISA currently abstracts over 440 periodicals from more than 68 countries and in more than 20 different languages.

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Coverage:
1969 +
Updated:
Bi-monthly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
Limited to four 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
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
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.
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