Use article databases to identify articles on specific topics, as well as to locate full-text electronic articles. Find them on the Databases & e-Reference page linked from the Library homepage. Specialized computer and engineering databases can be found on the Databases page by choosing "Computer Science" or "Engineering" from the Tags list on the right. Remote access is available for most journals.
Multdisciplinary databases such as Academic Search Complete should be used to ensure a comprehensive search. Once you have chosen your paper topic, consult a librarian to see which databases are the best suited for your reseach. Here is a webpage describing how to find scholarly articles, and this is a webpage on how to download fulltext articles.
These are the most directly focused databases for computer/information science and computer engineering.
On the ACM Digital Library page, choose "Advanced Search"
In the Find Publisher box, type ACM
Results list - look for PDF link to retrieve
On the IEEE Xplore page, choose Advanced Search:
Then under Subscribed Content check "ASPP" to only retrieve citations with available fulltext.
Results list - to find fulltext items, look for "Included With Your Subscription" icon:
These databases are more broadly focused, but are easier to search and provide access to many relevant journals not indexed in the primary computing related databases. They should be included in any comprehensive search. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SUBJECT INDEXING PROVIDED IN ACADEMIC SEARCH COMPLETE & ACADEMIC ONEFILE! You may find broader/narrower/related terms that can improve your searches in other databases.