Computer Laboratory

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Bibliographic databases

Trier bibliography (DBLP)
The computer science bibliography at the University of Trier, with a database of more than 600,000 articles. In addition to a searchable database, there are browsable indices by conference names, journals and subjects.
ACM Guide to Computing literature
The database of bibliographic citations maintained by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), but covering a wide range of books and journals and not just those published by the ACM. It is also possible to browse the database by subject classification.
Karlsruhe-Collection
A comprehensive collection of bibliographies which may be searched, or browsed by subject. There is also a United Kingdom mirror of this site.
CiteSeer
A tool to search either for papers and other documents, or for citations of those. There is also a facility to add papers to the archive and comprehensive online documentation.
Google scholar
Google Scholar; the academic version of the popular internet search engine. It will search for books, citations and web pages. Beware, however, that some of the resources it finds may require a current subscription before viewing them.
EEVL
Originally the Edinburgh Engineering Virtual Library, this service has since expanded to become a fully fledged subject guide for engineering, mathematics and computing. The resources it links to are ordered by subject and selected by information specialists.
Intute
Like the above this is a subject guide, although it covers a much wider range of disciplines, and was formally known as the Resource Discovery Network (RDN). Computer science is covered under the heading 'science and technology'.
Web of Science
Provides access to the Science citation index, Journal citation reports, an index to conference proceedings, and a current awareness service. To use Web of Science you will need to register and obtain an Athens password. Please contact the librarian for more details.
CompEndex
Engineering village, formerly know as the CompEndex database, is a major bibliographic tool covering engineering and related disciplines. As above you will need an Athens password to use this service.
BIDS
Access to a range of services, particularly Ingenta Journals (a range of full text electronic journals) and INSPEC (a bibliographic service produced by the Institute of Electrical Engineers). This service again requires an Athens password.
Scopus
Scopus is a bibliographic database with a broad coverage of abstracts and citations in science, technology and medicine, including computer science. The coverage includes a large number of peer revewed computing journals and conference proceedings. For more information about the database's coverage, please see here.
InfoMine
A searchable collection of scholarly internet resources in the physical sciences, engineering, computing and mathematics. The service is hosted by the University of California.

Electronic journals

There are potentially very many electronic journals to which we have access, usually from any machine within the University (cam.ac.uk domain). Some resources will require a password which may be obtained from the librarian. Similarly, should you have difficulty with any of the electronic journals, please contact the library in the first instance.

University Library list of electronic resources
The complete listing of electronic resources (such as e-books, online databases and journals) available within the university, together with details of the mode of access. The complete list is rather large and may be searched or browsed by subject.
Electronic journals via the ejournals@cambridge portal
This is now the recommended mode of accessing all of the university wide electronic journals as it provides more information on mode of access and collects together all links to a single title. The older pages listed above now provide an interface similar to this one.
ACM Digital library
Access to the journals and publications of the Association for Computing machinery.
IEEE Xplore
The IEEE Electronic Library. Our subscription now includes conference proceedings and standards, making this an important resource in many areas of computer science.
Lecture notes in computer science (LNCS)
The major monographic series which now runs to over 5000 volumes. The full text of individual chapters and papers from all volumes published since 1997 may be accessed online.
Elsevier ScienceDirect
The Elsevier electronic journals. We are now able to offer access to the entire backfile, providing a substantial number of titles; specifically there are over a hundred titles covering computer science and related areas. For more information and a list of computing titles please click here.

General reference

Oxford English dictionary
Online access to the complete dictionary which is both much more comprehensive and up to date than the printed copy in the library. If you need to access this from outside of the cam.ac.uk domain then you will need an athens password.
O'Reilly Open access books
A small collection of open access, full text, online books from O'Reilly. These online books cover a range of topics and are in the same style as the famous printed books from the same publisher. Many are now out of print but still contain valuable information.
Kaye and Laby tables of physical and chemical constants
A comprehensive source of frequently used data from physics and chemistry, now freely available online. It contains all of the tables from the 16th edition published in 1995, and offers a browsable table of contents as well as a search facility.
Wikipedia
The free encyclopaedia, Wikipedia. Because it is run on contributions from individuals the coverage is remarkably broad, but beware that, for the same reason, quality of single articles may vary.