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Subject Guide: Computer Science

Web Sites

Many useful information resources are available on the Internet. But, remember to evaluate any Web site before using it for research.

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Associations, Organizations, and Government Agencies

Association for Computing Machinery
Founded in 1947, ACM has played a major force in advancing the skills of information technology professionals and students worldwide. Their website has information on membership, scholarships, ordering publications, etc.
Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams
The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), brings together a variety of computer security incident response teams from government, commercial, and academic organizations.
IEEE Computer Society
The IEEE Computer Society is one of the world's leading organizations of computer professionals. Their website has information on membership, scholarships, ordering publications, etc.

Information Technology Laboratory (National Institute for Science and Technology)
The Information Technology Laboratory researches a number of computer science areas including software, development of algorithms, access to information, computer security, etc.

National Science Foundation's Directorate for Computer and
Information Science and Engineering (CISE)
CISE promotes research and education in the fields of computer and information science and engineering, and strives to maintain U.S. preeminence in these fields.

The National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
The National Technical Information Service collects and distributes technical reports related to all areas of government sponsored research, including computer science and information theory.  Reports are available for sale.  The website has a limited database of some of the publications available for sale.

Scholarly Societies Project - Computer Science
Provides access to websites of international scholarly societies. Website is maintained by the University of Waterloo Library.
World Wide Web Consortium
World Wide Web Consortium is an industry consortium for the purpose of developing common protocols and standards for the World Wide Web.


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The following databases contain full text and citations to journal articles, technical reports, conference proceedings, and other publications available from research organizations.

CiteSeerx beta Scientific Literature Digital Library
CiteSeerX beta is a scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science.  In addition to articles, technical reports, and other publications the database includes a citation tracking functions and other tools to enhance the use of the literature.
CogPrints: Cognitive Sciences E-print Archive
A browsable archive that allows individuals to freely post research citations. It was developed at the Department of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, England.

CoRR: Computing Research Repository
The Computing Research Repository is a collaborative effort between the ACM, the arXiv.org e-Print archive, and several other organizations to provide an accessible collection of computer literature including technical reports, conference papers, preprints, and other materials to the computer science and information science communities.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
The DOAJ contains links to over 4,000 free, full text, scientific and scholarly journals. The DOAJ supports the open access initiative that permits users to freely read, download, copy, print, or link to online full text articles. The Directory is maintained by Lund University Libraries in Sweden.

DTIC Online
The Defense Technical Information Center collects and stores various research documents related to the engineering, scientific, and other technical subjects conducted by different sections of the Defense Department.  This search is of a collection of over 800,000 technical reports produced for the DOD and now available to the public.  Among the topics covered are computer science, information science, computer security, and related areas.

InfoMineScholarly Internet Resource Collections
A cooperative effort created by librarians from several universities such as University of California, Wake Forest University and California State University. INFOMINE contains hundreds of journal articles (selected full-text), electronic books, bulletin boards, mailing lists, etc.

OAIster is a database of open access publications from many databases around the world.  It covers all academic subject areas including computer science and information science.  Materials include journal articles, preprints, technical reports, datasets, etc.

Scirus is one of the most comprehensive science-specific free online search engines. It contains over 17 million records from sources, some are free and full-text, from sources such as ScienceDirect, NASA, The Computer Science Preprint Server, CogPrints, E-Print ArXiv, etc.


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Intute: Science, Engineering and Technology
Searchable database of web resources in science and engineering, including computing.          

Science.gov: FirstGov for Science
Science.gov was developed by an interagency working group of 16 scientific and technical information organizations from 11 major science agencies. Two major types of information are included: selected authoritative science Web sites and databases of technical reports, journal articles, conference proceedings, etc.
WWW Computer Architecture Home Page
Website is a portal to links for conferences, on-line publications, books, awards, etc. in the computer science industry. Created by the Computer Architecture Group Computer Sciences Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
WWW Virtual Library - Computing
The Virtual Library (VL) is the oldest catalog on the World Wide Web. The VL was created by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of html and the web. The VL is not the biggest directory on the web but its pages are recognized as being amongst the highest-quality guides to particular subject areas.


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Programming Languages

COBOL Portal
COBOL is a programming language used in business applications.  This website provides resources for developers using the language.

cplusplus.com The C++ Resources Network
The C++ programming language is one of the most popular programming languages available on the Internet.  It is popular with developers and used with many applications.  This website contains links to many resources for using this language.

The Source for Java Developers
Sun's Java Programming Language is an object-oriented programming language developed by Sun Microsystems to solve a number of problems in modern programming practice and to provide a programming language for the Internet.

Visual Basic Developer Website
Microsoft established this site to provide resources for developers using its Visual Basic programming language.

Webster: The Place on the Internet to Learn Assembly
A website with a number of resources for programmers using assembly languages.  It includes a copy of major text, collections of software, and other resources. 


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Bibliographies of Technical Reports of Computer Science Departments
This website is located at the University of Karlsruhe (TH) in Germany. It contains abstracts and URLs to over 1 million journal articles, conference papers, and technical reports.
Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies
This website is located at the University of Karlsruhe (TH) in Germany. It contains abstracts and URLs to over 1 million journal articles, conference papers, and technical reports.

HCI Bibliography: Human-Computer Interaction Resources
Provides a database of articles on HCI as well as links to organizations, conferences, documents, and other materials.


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Reference Books

Computer Dictionary
Based upon the FOLDOC (Free On-Line Dictionary of Computing) Dictionary compiled by Dennis Howe. Contains approximately 14,000 entries.
Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures
Over two dozen contributors have provided over 1300 computer science terms and definitions. NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) is an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department's Technology Administration.
Webopedia: Online Dictionary for Computer and Online Terms
Webopedia is part of the internet.com network of Web sites owned and managed by Jupitermedia Corporation. Full-time editors collect information from computer science professionals and agencies in the field.


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