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University of Portland Clark Library

CS 368: Seminar: Articles

Article Databases

You may already be familiar with some of the useful databases for computer science research available from the Clark Library, but you may also want to try databases geared toward research in history, law, political science, public policy, and/or ethics. stack of magazines

Engineering and Computer Science Databases

Databases for History and Social Science

Databases for Law

Databases for Policy and Government

General (Multidisciplinary) Databases

Tips for Searching in Library Databases

  • Use Boolean Operators in your searches (AND, NOT, OR, etc.) to broaden or narrow a search
  • Use truncation (e.g., comput* instead of computer or computing) to include all word forms
  • Choose limiters to define time span, language, and type of resource, to filter out unwanted results
  • Look at the references of the articles you find to identify other useful sources

Don't Forget!

Using library databases will maximize your chances of finding useful articles for your research, but you still need to evaluate the sources you find using the CRAAP test criteria. Remember to always consider the Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose of the articles you find on the web or via library databases. Blue check mark in a circle

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