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Computer Science

Tips for Finding Articles

Articles about this subject can be found in publications from a wide variety of disciplines. Use the databases on this page to get access to thousands of articles examining the subject from different perspectives or browse the key publications shown.

If the full text of an article is not available in a database, click on the sfxfind icon to find other options for getting the article.

A Note on Computer Science Scholarship

Unlike scholars in most of the natural sciences and social sciences, computer scientists do not communicate most of their scholarly findings in journals.  They prefer to publish in conference proceedings, the printed version of presentations at academic meetings, conferences, symposia, etc.  You can find conference proceedings in BU Libraries Search like any other item in the BU Libraries collections.  Some of them are published as single books while others are published periodically as journals are.

The resources listed below will guide you to both journal articles and papers published in conference proceedings.

Core Databases

These resources will help you to find scholarly literature on computer science, often including related disciplines like mathematics and engineering.

General Science/Engineering Databases

These databases do not focus on computer science or related literature solely, but they are good choices for interdisciplinary research.


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