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Key Subject Resources
These are the key databases we recommend that you use, a more complete list is available from our ECS Finding Useful Articles & Databases page.
Working off campus
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ACM Digital Library This link opens in a new window
Full text access to the Association of Computing Machineries journals and conferences - this includes all current content and in many cases a full backfile (to the 1950s in some cases).
IEEE Xplore This link opens in a new window
Full text access to all IET and IEEE journals and conferences since 1988 and all active and archival (but not draft) IEEE standards.
Lecture Notes In Computer Science (LNCS) This link opens in a new window
Reports new developments in computer science and information technology research and teaching. Full text available from 1975 - present day. LNCS also includes the sub-series LNAI (in Artificial Intelligence) and LNBI (in Bio-informatics).
Other Databases for more focused and detailed searching
Compendex This link opens in a new window
Compendex is the broadest and most complete engineering literature database available in the world. It provides a truly holistic and global view of peer reviewed and indexed publications with over 20 million records from 77 countries across 190 engineering disciplines. Further information.
INSPEC This link opens in a new window
A leading database in the fields of physics, electronics and electrical engineering, computers and control, and information technology. It contains abstracts of articles from over 3000 journals, as well as conference proceedings, books, technical reports and dissertations. Coverage: 1966 to date. Further information
Web of Science Core Collection This link opens in a new window
Provides references, and in many cases abstracts, for peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. Includes the Science Citation Index Expanded (1970-present), Social Sciences Citation Index (1970-present) and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present). Also provides citation data and references to books and conference papers. Click on the Full Text Finder links to check for full-text.
Scopus This link opens in a new window
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.
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