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Key databases for Computing

If you need to find journal articles about a subject that you are researching or studying, it is important to search journal databases. Type your topic into the search screen of the database to obtain a list of relevant journal articles, and remember to look at help screens or Library guides to make the most of what is on offer.

Below is a list of journal databases which are most often used in Computing. You can also see a complete list of databases for Computing available from the Library.

ACM Digital Library

ACM Digital Library lets you search through all the journals and proceedings published by the Association for Computer Machinery. It gives full-text access, so if you find an article that interests you, you'll be able to access it and read it straightaway.

Guide to using ACM Digital Library

Engineering Village

Subjects covered include engineering geology, environmental science, nanotechnology, geophysics, petroleum engineering and physics. This is the biggest and broadest engineering and computing database in the world. Search for journal articles, technical reports and conference proceedings. Includes the research databases Compendex and Inspec and the book collection Referex. It is better to de-select Referex if you are looking specifically for articles, as it improves the search.

Guide to using Engineering Village

IEEE Xplore

Covers electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. A full-text database from the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology - UK, formerly IEE) and the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - US). Contains PDFs of all their journals, standards and conference proceedings in PDF.

Guide to using IEEE Xplore

Scopus

Scopus is a large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature from more than 18,500 journals and quality web sources, with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

Guide to using Scopus

Web of Science

Search for journal articles using three databases; Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index and Arts and Humanities Citation Index. A current awareness service provides citation alerts for newly added journal articles. Each database is updated weekly.

Guide to using Web of Science