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Researching & Writing in Computer Science: Searching

Resources and methods on how to research, write, and cite in computer science.

Boolean Searching

Use boolean operators to expand or limit your search returns

Finding Articles

Scholarly Journals, Conference Proceedings, Trade Journals

To find the most recent research and developments , access our databases of scholarly journals, trade journals, and conference papers in your area of research.

Find Books

Search for books, journals, videos, and web-based [electronic resources]



Controlled Vocabularies
● Controlled vocabularies are sets of standard words used to
describe electronic and print resources
● Controlled vocabularies are used to group together related
subjects, or areas of knowledge under a standard, searchable
term. This allows like items to be grouped by like terms,
making retrieval much more efficient

Searching with Vocabularies:
● Consider similar words to describe your topic
● Think of different words to describe the same concept
● Use Thesaurus or Subject Term tools to find the similar terms
● Use broader, narrower, and related terms to explore different
areas of related research
● Examine Subject Headings as they appear on similar articles
● Search for new articles using these exact terms

Identifying [electronic resources]

Look for the blue CLICK HERE button to access eBooks directly from the catalog.

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