Computer Science

Computer Science Research

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    • For help with your computer science research efforts, contact the Library's Service Desk (in person, using the AskUs tool on the Library website, by email reference@upei.ca, call 566-0583) or your Computer Science Subject Librarian, Rosie LeFavie.
       
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    • Computer-science-related databases available through Robertson Library:
      Title Description
      Computer Research Repository (arXiv) The Computing Research Repository (CoRR), sponsored by ACM, the arXiv.org e-Print archive, NCSTRL (Networked Computer Science Technical Reference Library), and AAAI. CoRR allows researchers to search, browse and download papers through its online repository. CoRR is available to all members of of the community at no charge.
      CiteSeerX CiteSeerx is a scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science.
      ArXiv An electronic archive for research articles, including physics, math, computer science, nonlinear sciences, quantitative biology, and statistics.
      ScienceDirect Provides full text to peer-reviewed journals from Elsevier Science, including a large number of journals in the life sciences.
      Google Scholar Searches scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and articles.
      Wiley Online Wiley Online is a multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.
      DOAJ : Directory of Open Access Journals A service that provides access to quality controlled scientific and scholarly Open Access Journals.
      Academic Search Complete A multi-disciplinary database which provides full text for more than 8,500 periodicals, including full text for over 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.
      Ingenta Contains citations to research articles from over 13,500 scholarly & popular journals. Coverage includes the humanities, social sciences & science.
      IEEE IEL Online

      IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL Online) includes full text access to over 200 IEEE and IET journals, over 1,400 IEEE and IET conference proceedings, and over 2,800 IEEE standards.

      INSPEC

      Robertson Library at UPEI provides access to Inspec through EBSCOhost. Although it is possible to search across multiple databases on EBSCOhost, it is suggested that you limit your search to one database at a time to allow for the maximum number of search fields. 

      Subject coverage: 
      physics, electrical/electronic engineering, computing, control engineering, information technology, production, manufacturing and mechanical engineering.  Inspec also has significant coverage in areas such as materials science, oceanography, nuclear engineering, geophysics, biomedical engineering and biophysics.

      Size:  
      Inspec contains 15 million bibliographic records from 4600 active journals and more than 2500 conference proceedings per year. Inspec goes back to 1969. Inspec is up-dated weekly and is growing at the rate of over 840,000 records each year. The Inspec Archive contains 873,700 records and covers from 1898-1968.

      Search:  
      by any of the fields, including title, author, author affiliation, Inspec controlled term, uncontrolled terms, numerical indexing, chemical indexing, astronomical object indexing, etc. 

      Limit by:  
      publication type, language, source, country of publication, linked full text, treatment type, year or range of years, IPC Section or Inspec Classification  

      Sort by: 
      relevance, date, author or source

      Phrase search:  
      to guarantee that the phrase is an exact match, quotation marks should be used, e.g. "dipole moment"

      Truncation:
      * will retrieve an unlimited number of characters, e.g. manag* will pick up manage, manager, managers, managerial, etc. 

      ? will substitute a single character, e.g. wom?n will pick up either woman or women

      # will retrieve zero or one character, e.g. flavo#r

      Refine Search:  
      Search results can be refined using facets on the right of the results

      Additional Services: 
      You can email, print, save to folder, or download results to a bibliographic utility such as EndNote.

      EBSCOhost will automatically run your search each week and send any new updates directly to you via email or RSS (click on "share" and then email or RSS).

      Additional Information:
      For more detailed information and documentation about Inspec please see:http://www.theiet.org/resources/inspec/support/docs/index.cfm

       

      The Inspec Database on the EBSCOhost platform: subject search examples

      This is the first of two videos showing Inspec search examples on the EBSCOhost platform. This video demonstrates how using Inspec’s subject indexing may be used to refine and retrieve results that closely match the searcher’s requirements. The different search options are reviewed including how to refine your search and use Inspec keywords, classification codes and IPC (International Patent Classification) codes to produce accurate results.

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      The Inspec Database on the EBSCOhost platform: author, affiliation and other special searches

      This is the second of two videos showing Inspec search examples on the EBSCOhost platform. This video demonstrates how to carry out effective searches for authors, author affiliations, conference and source information, publication types, language, treatment codes and keywords in publication titles.

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      This guide provided courtesy of The IET

      Contact engineering librarian Rosie Le Faive for more information about this resource.

      OneSearch (EBSCO EDS - Proxied) OneSearch (EBSCO Discovery Service) searches most of Robertson Library's licensed content in a single search.
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