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Computer Science Resources: Getting Started

How to find resources in the field of Computer Science and keep up with the latest CS research. Also, the basics of ACM's style for citations.


New to libraries?  No problem.

Review the list to the right to identify the type of material needed.

Then go the tab that shows you how to find it.

What kind of information do you need?

Review the list below to find the type of materials you will need.


  • overview of the topic
  • background information
  • finding additional research areas within a discipline
  • biographical information

Journal articles

  • latest published research, mainly from academia
  • reviews of disciplines
  • information about journals, including journal impact factors

Conference proceedings

  • in-process research, from both industry and academia
  • application best practices


  • recently completed original research from graduate students, not yet published

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