Computer Science

Subject Guides

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Discover articles and books from many of our databases.

The following databases are useful for finding articles in the Computer Science and Mathematics fields.

Reviews and citations to the world's research literature in mathematics and related areas compiled from: Mathematical reviews, and Current mathematical publications, 1940-to the present.

Publisher: American Mathematical Society
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Computing Reviews (CR) aims to provide access to current research, theory and applications in all subdisciplines of computing via the review medium. CR compiles expert, unbiased critical reviews of current articles, books and websites of note in computing. 

Publisher: Computing Reviews
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Albert Search

Search Albert to find books, movies, etc..

All of the Library's books, both print and electronic, are listed in the Library's catalog, Albert.

Reference books (encyclopedias and handbooks) provide an overview of a topic.

You can find all reference material by searching Albert, and limiting to “Reference Sources” in the pull down menu.

Reference Databases

Includes links to many Reference databases. Search Credo to also search the following.


Handbooks and Encyclopedias

Journals Finder


 Some select Computer Science periodicals:


NetLib Repository - at UTK and ORNL

Government Institutions

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) allows keyword searching for technical reports generated at all NASA organizations. Reports are downloaded only in Postscript format.

National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) offers some technical reports on technology assessments in health care. Choose Outreach and Training.

Non-Linear Science E-Print Archive - From the Center for Non-Linear Studies and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Educational Institutions

Brown University Computer Science Department - Technical Reports are available by number, by author or by title.

Carnegie Mellon University's Mercury Server - Technical reports from the School of Computer Science, 1991 to the present; the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, the Robotic Institute and the Center for Machine Translation.

Columbia University Department of Computer Science Online Library - Technical reports from 1975 to present. The reports, from 1975-89, are in postscript 42.7 format.

MIT Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence - Provides technical reports from the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Computer Science Dept. Choose AI/LCS Reading Room link.

University of California, Berkeley - A member of NCSTRL (Networked Computer Science Technical Reports Library); reports are searchable by keyword.

University of Washington Department of Computer Science - Reports searchable by keyword.

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) 

Technical Reports, including Standards

W3C Accessibility initiative, including evaluative resources; an example of an evaluative tool: Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool (WAVE)

Private/Commerical Institutions

Apple Technical Publications

Microsoft Developer Network Library

Sun Microsystems, Inc. Technical Reports - From 1992 to present and searchable by keyword.

CodeAcademy. Learn on your own - requires free account.

  • APA Style Guide. Tip sheet from the Library.
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is available in the Reference Room (Ref 150.149 Am35b).
  • MRef: MathSciNet's tool for creating properly formatted references with links to MathSciNet records.
  • Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences  (Ref 808.0665 H537a)

Mendeley Citation Manager

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