Computing - Finding Articles
For some assignments, our Discovery Service will give you enough sources to work with.
Sometimes you may want to try specific databases or journals – perhaps your lecturer has recommended particular names as a good way of finding articles. This page lists key sources for Computing:Click on the button bars below to show/hide suggested resources.
Full text of every article published by the Association for Computing Machinery. Some conference proceedings are available full text as well.
Full text of technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics
This is a large collection of maths, science, technology and medicine related full-text and bibliographic information. A guide to this resource can be found here: http://www.libr.port.ac.uk/libguides/LG597.pdf
Scopus not in Discovery
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature including scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. It provides an overview of the world's research output covering the fields of science, technology, medicine, social science and the arts and humanities.
These are not specifically computing but often very useful:
Covers all areas of business and management and is particularly useful for Business Information Technology subject areas.
The full-text of thousands of articles from more than 100 peer-reviewed journals published by Emerald. Subjects covered include education, management, human resources, marketing and training – will often have computer related articles.
Nexis not in Discovery
This law database can be useful for finding legal aspects to your research but it also includes regional and national UK and international newspapers from the 1980s onwards which may have non-technical computing information.
Note that the above cover just one publisher. (Science Direct, for example, is a database of Elsevier publications). If you want to do wider searches and literature reviews which draw on the width of the literature, you’ll need to do a little more work and include these indexing databases in your research. We may not have the full text of these articles (but can obtain them via Inter Library Loan) but you may find the database links through to full text where we have it.
British Standards Online – note that to obtain full text you must click on the special URL which you can find on the Off-Campus Access page. Login using your University login and password, and find the British Standards Online URL. A guide to this resource can be found here: http://www.libr.port.ac.uk/libguides/LG655.pdf
Use of the University of Portsmouth Library British Standards Online subscription is for educational purposes only. Excessive downloading and printing of the material is prohibited. For more information on these restrictions please contact the library.
Human Photo References for 3D Artists and Game Developers. not in Discovery
A database of images and clips to assist in the production of 3D characters for cinematic sequences and next generation game characters.
IHS standards store not in Discovery
Use this commercial site to check the validity of standards across different countries. Search the Library catalogue for the few HIS Standards we have purchased.
ITU-R recommendations not in Discovery
International Telecommunication Union’s Radio Communication Sector recommendations are a set of international technical standards covering static and mobile communication technologies, the management and use of radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits, broadcasting systems and space communications and transmissions.
ITU-T recommendations not in Discovery
International Telecommunication Union’s Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) produce over 160 new and revised standards (ITU-T Recommendations), covering the information and communications infrastructure from core network functionality and broadband to next-generation services like IPTV. Most are freely downloadable
Knovel enables you to manipulate engineering data from a wide range of sources. In addition to full-text ebook content it also provides access to equations, materials and substances data, and interactive charts and graphs. Its materials database covers everything from mechanical to chemical properties data, corrosion data and material properties. Knovel provides interactive engineering tools that enable data analysis, and specialized data search and taxonomies that make it easy to discover answers to technical questions.
A guide to this resource can be accessed here
General computing material can be found on the Ground Floor 004-006.
You may also find relevant resources listed under: Engineering (Electrical and Mechanical).