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Computer Science Resources

The following are selected resources that are available at Fogler Library or on the Internet. If you have questions about finding information related to Computer Science, please contact the Science and Engineering Center at 581-1691 or email Martin Wallace. Or use our Ask a Librarian service.

Table of Contents
Indexes & Databases for Locating Journal ArticlesSelected Internet Sites
News Sources & Newspaper Indexes e-Journals
Library Catalogs Educational Resources
Grant & Funding Sources Shareware & Product Reviews
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias Patents
Handbooks, Manuals, & Other Reference Works Citation Guides, Writing Manuals & Evaluation Criteria
Professional Societies & Research Organizations Graduate School, Postdoctoral Studies, Careers, Jobs, & Internships
  Company & Product Directories


These resources should be utilized to locate citations for journal articles, conference papers, dissertations, and technical reports related to computer science. After using these sources, search URSUS by journal title or conference title to determine if Fogler Library owns the needed materials. We may own journals in print or online or both formats. Need to check the record listed as Serials (for print holdings) and E-Serials (for electronic holdings). Must click on the "Restricted Access UM" link to see the online holdings. If we do not own the item you need, consider requesting through Interlibrary Loan. Remember most of the articles listed in these databases cannot be located by using a regular web browser such as Google. These databases provide the means to locating scholarly research articles.

Most relevant databases:

  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library. Access all Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) journals, magazines, transactions, conference proceedings, and newsletters back to early 1950s. See also ACM's Author Profile Pages which include Bibliometrics, a snapshot of an individual author's contributions to computing, and a basic measure of their influence on the field.
  • Compendex (Engineering Index). Coverage is 1970 - Present. The best multidisciplinary engineering database that indexes over 5000 engineering journals, conferences and technical reports. Use their subject headings to obtain more precise results. Access is provided by the following indexes: author, author's affiliation (university or company), keywords from the abstract and title, subject terms and source title (journal or conference title). Compendex is part of the Engineering Village. This service also provides specialized indexing of the Internet, a technical standards database, and a link to the U.S. Patent Database. Print copy in Sci Index TA1.E6, 1884 - 1995.
  • IEEE Xplore & IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL). Complete full-text access to the IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL). Includes over 160 journals published by the IEEE and IET, transactions, conference proceedings and active IEEE standards. Indexing extends back to 1988 for all journals and conference proceedings and further back to 1913 for selected publications. Offers an alerting service, saved searches, and other valuable Web 2.0 capabilities for users who register for free personal accounts.
  • INSPEC. Coverage is 1969 - Present. Provides worldwide coverage of the research literature for the fields of physics, electrical engineering, electronics, computer hardware and software, control engineering and information technology. It is produced by the Institution of Electrical Engineers, Great Britain. Literature is reviewed from over 3,500 journals and 1,500 conference proceedings each year. Database is updated weekly. Searching in combination with Compendex is recommended and utilize the "Remove Duplicates" feature.
  • Lecture Notes in Computer Science. The latest results from all areas of computer science and information technology research, development, and education. Full-text of LNCS volumes from 1997 to the present are available in the database, which is searchable by keyword, title, author/editor, and publication year or volume.
  • Springer e-Books in Computer Science. New Springer e-Books are added to Springerlink on a daily basis. You can also ubscribe to Springer e-Book RSS feeds for subjects of your choice.
  • The Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering & Computer Science. A collection of over 350 peer-reviewed electronic books, each of which summarizes an important research or development topic in engineering and computer science, authored by a prominent contributor to the field. The books provide an introduction to new fields, a method of staying current, and authoritative summaries for researchers, practicing engineers, and students.
  • Web of Science. Coverage is 1900 to present. Online version of Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index and Arts and Humanities Citation Index. Citation searching provides one method for bringing your list of references more up-to-date. Take your most important known papers and use this index to determine if they have been cited by more recent journal articles. They index over 8,500 journals but do not include technical reports, conference papers or theses.

Databases that may also be helpful:

  • Academic Search Complete. PARTIAL FULL TEXT DATABASE. Provides full text for over 3,200 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, and mathematics. Good resource for a few basic articles on a topic. This database is designed for undergraduate research. For a more comprehensive search, search Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete and Master File Premier at the same time. Select the Choose Databases link in the EBSCO interface to select multiple databases.
  • Open access to over 459,000 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology and Statistics. Database is searchable by author, title, abstract, full-text, etc. Users may register to receive RSS or email notification of new papers on matching areas of interest.
  • BIOSIS Previews. Indexes over 5,200 scholarly journals. Most comprehensive database for biology and bioresources.
  • Business Source Complete. PARTIAL FULL TEXT DATABASE. Provides full text for over 3200 business and industry journals. Coverage is back to the 1950's for some important publications and contains detailed company profiles for the world's 5,000 largest companies.
  • FULL TEXT DATABASE. Scientific Literature Digital Library. NEC Corp. Indexes Postscript and PDF research articles on the Web. This database provides links to the full text of articles cited and also brings together articles that cite a group of articles in common. The citation searching component is quite useful.
  • Citidel. Computing and Information Technology Interactive Digital Educational Library. Guide to internet tools and research resources developed by a university consortium. Contains educational resources for students and teachers and contains a combined database of records from ACM Digital Library, DBLP and CiteSeer. There are online courses and tutorials.
  • CogPrints. FULL TEXT DATABASE. CogPrints is an electronic archive for papers in many areas of Computer Science (e.g., artificial intelligence, robotics, vison, learning, speech, neural networks). Access is provided by browsing a subject category or searching by keyword. Full text of the cited references is available.
  • Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies. A collection of bibliographies on subjects such as artificial intelligence, neural networks, computer graphics, etc. maintained by researchers worldwide. Journal articles, conference papers, and technical reports are listed. Some links to the online fulltext.
  • Computing Research Repository (CoRR). FULL TEXT DATABASE. This service is sponsored by the ACM,, NCSTRL and AAAI. This is a database of preprints in computer science. Mechanisms for searching, downloading and submitting preprints are provided. These preprints are not referreed.
  • Current Cites. Index to reviewed and evaluated articles on information technology maintained and edited by Berkeley staff.
  • Digital Dissertations. Contains records of dissertations and theses written at American universities. Dissertations written at University of Maine since 1996 are available online, full-text.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Provides access to the full text of over 1100 free scholarly journals. Some journals are searchable at the article level. Also provides access by broad subject areas.
  • Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC). Scientific and Technical Information Network. PARTIAL FULL TEXT DATABASE. Access to all unclassified, unlimitedcitations to documents added into DTIC from late December 1974 to present, many from 1998 to present in full text.
  • EECS Technical Reports. A searchable database of computer science technical reports from over 100 institutions worldwide. Over 20,000 reports are available in full text.
  • E-Print Network. Maintained by the Dept. of Energy. Allows simultaneous searching of a variety of preprint servers.
  • IngentaConnect. (Formerly UnCover). Coverage is 1988 - Present. A global research gateway providing free online searching of over 12,000 journals in all disciplines. Indexing is limit to author, keyword from the title and abstract (not all records have an abstract), and journal title. Subject headings are not available. It is updated daily and this would be an excellent choice to look for articles published in a particular journal or published very recently.
  • LexisNexis Academic. Worldwide coverage of newspapers, newsletters, and trade journals.
  • MasterFILE Premier. PARTIAL FULL TEXT DATABASE. Provides full text for over 1,830 general reference, business and industry, personal computing and computer networks. Full text extends back to January, 1990. Indexing and abstracts is available for an additional 1,000 journals. Includes over 200 computer journals.
  • MathSciNet. Coverage is 1940 - Present. Searchable database of citations and abstracts of mathematical journal articles and books. It also includes full-text reviews of many of the articles. This is the electronic version of Mathematical Reviews (Sci Index QA 1 M7) and Current Mathematical Publications (shelved in Sci Periodicals).
  • NASA Technical Report Server (NTRS). This database collects, archives, and disseminates aerospace information produced by NASA and other relevant worldwide research.
  • National Standards Systems Network (NSSN). Searchable bibliographic database of thousands of industrial standards and specifications and links to many standards-issuing organizations.
  • National Technical Reports Library (NTRL). Provides indexing to a collection of more than 2.2 million historical (pre-1900) to current U.S. government-sponsored technical reports archived by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). Over 700,000 documents are available in full-text format. Subject coverage includes engineering, computer science, transportation, medicine, biology, energy, communications, agriculture, and more.
  • Oceanic abstracts. 1981-present online. Material covered includes ecology, environmental protection, and marine pollution. Over 3,500 journals and other resources including conference proceedings and technical reports are indexed.
  • 5.0. A free, integrated single-search gateway to reliable science and technology information from 17 organizations within 13 federal science agencies - access to over 200 million pages of scientific information.
  • Science Citation Index. Paper copy at Sci Index Q1.A1S36. Holdings are 1965 to present. An excellent multidisciplinary science information source which leads you to papers that cite a paper of interest, thus resulting in records for articles that you may not find using traditional subject or keyword searching. To learn how to use it, ask a Science and Engineering Center librarian. Online access is available through Web of Science.Coverage is 1900 to present.
  • ScienceDirect. FULL TEXT FOR UMAINE SUBSCRIBED JOURNAL TITLES ONLY (1800+). Online access to full text from 1995 for most titles. Sign up for automatic notification when new issues are published.
  • SIAM Journals Online Database.
  • TI Technical Articles. Find links to technical articles written by TI engineering experts for engineering trade magazines. Topics include how to select or design with amplifiers, data converters, clocks, interface and power management. They also address applications, such as audio, industrial, medical, high reliability and many others. Several sorting options can help you with your search.
  • Virtual Technical Reports Center.Maintained by the University of Maryland Libraries. Links to institutions worldwide that provide full text and indexing to their reports, dissertations, reprints and preprints.

News Sources & Newspaper Indexes

  • C|net. Online home of CBS Interactive's C|net program. Includes current reviews of software and hardware, industry news and a vast archive of freeware, shareware and demos.
  • EurekAlert. Service of the AAAS.
  • eWeek Online. Latest news from the computer industry.
  • LexisNexis Academic. Worldwide coverage of newspapers, newsletters, and trade journals.
  • Maine Newsstand. Indexes four Maine newspapers.
  • MultiAgent Systems. Agent Portal news.
  • New York Times Article Archive. 1851− present. Full text of articles can be purchased online or use the microfilm collection in Fogler Library.
  • ProQuest Newspapers. Full text of more than 500 U.S. and international news sources. Includes The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and the Times of London, plus hundreds of other news sources and news wires. Years of coverage vary by title. Maine papers included: Bangor Daily News (1992+), Portland Press Herald (1995+), and selected business coverage from Maine Times (1994-2002) and Central Maine Morning Sentinel (1993-1997).
  • SciCentral. Gateway to the best scientific research news sources
  • TechNewsWorld. Latest news on hardware, software, networks, viruses, etc.


  • URSUS. University of Maine System catalog. Use the Request function to request items from other campuses. Items are sent to Orono and loaned for 4 weeks.
  • MaineCat. College and university libraries in Maine. Use the Request function to request items from other libraries. Items are sent to Orono and loaned for 4 weeks.
  • WorldCat. International catalog containing the holdings of over 8,000 libraries.
  • Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI) Catalog.



Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

  • Access Science. Online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms. Includes over 8,500 online encyclopedia articles and 15,000 illustrations from the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th Edition and regularly updated, fully-searchable media-rich content, terms, images and video.
  • Artificial Intelligence Terminology. Sci Ref Q334.2 A78.
  • Dictionaries, thesaurus, quotations, etc.
  • Communications Standard Dictionary. Sci Ref TK5102.W437 1996.
  • Computer and Information Science and Technology, Abbreviations, Acronyms Dictionary. Sci Ref QA76.15.S63 1994.
  • Computer Glossary: The Complete Illustrated Desk Reference. Sci Ref QA7615.F733 2001.
  • Computer User High Tech Dictionary.
  • Credo Reference (online). Over 3.2 million entries from more than 450 encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, guides, and atlases in all fields.
  • Desktop Encyclopedia of the Internet. Sci Ref TK5105.5.M85696 1999.
  • Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures. Compiled by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
  • The dictionary of multimedia : terms & acronyms 4th ed. / Brad Hansen; Wilsonville, Or. : Franklin, Beedle & Associates. (SciRef QA76.15 .H32 2005)
  • Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence. Sci Ref Q335 E53.
  • Encyclopedia of Computer Science. Sci Ref QA76.15.E48 2000.
  • Encyclopedia of Electronic Circuits. Sci Ref TK7867.G66 1985.
  • Encyclopedia of information ethics and security / Marian Quigley [editor]. Hershey : Information Science Reference. (SciRef HM851 .E555 2008)
  • Encyclopedia of multimedia / editor-in-chief, Borko Furht; New York, NY : Springer, c2006. (QA76.575 .E5366 2006)
  • Encyclopedia of Software Engineering. Sci Ref QA76.758 .E53.
  • The Facts on File dictionary of computer science / edited by John Daintith, Edmund Wright; New York : Facts On File, c2006. (Access to UMaine community via NetLibrary)
  • Free On-line Dictionary of Computing. An ever expanding dictionary of computing terminology and humor.
  • IBM Dictionary of Computing. Sci Ref QA76.15.I23 1994.
  • Information Graphics: A Comprehensive Illustrated Reference. Sci Ref QA90 .H29.
  • Dictionary and encyclopedia on networking and internet topics.
  • McGraw Hill Dictionary of Information Technology and Computer Acronyms, Initials, and Abbreviations. Sci Ref QA76.15.R68 1992.
  • Multimedia and the Web from A to Z. Sci Ref QA76.575 .D548.
  • New IEEE Standard Dictionary of Electrical & Electronics Terms. Sci Ref TK9.I478.
  • Oxford Dictionary of Computing (SciRef QA76.15 .D526 2008); also available as an Oxford Reference Online e-book
  • Routledge German technical dictionary (Langenscheidt Wörterbuch für Technik Englisch); New York. (Sci Ref T10 .R683 2004 Vols. 1-2)
  • The Software Encyclopedia; New York : Bowker Co. (SciRef QA76.5 .S63 2008) vols. 1 & 2
  • Webopedia. Online dictionary and search engine for computer and internet technology definitions.
  • Wiley encyclopedia of computer science and engineering / Benjamin W. Wah, editor; Hoboken, N.J. (QA76.15 .W545 2009eb)
  • Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Sci Ref TK9.E53 1999.

Handbooks, Manuals, & Other Reference Works

  • Collected Algorithms of the ACM. Online versions available for downloading.
  • Electronics Engineers' Handbook, 4th ed. TK7825.E34 1997.
  • Engineering Fundamentals (EFUNDA). Materials, Formulas, Mathematics, Processes and Design, Etc.
  • Credo Reference (online). Over 3.2 million entries from more than 450 encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, guides, and atlases in all fields.
  • Handbook of computer networks / edited by Hossein Bidgoli; John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (SciRef TK5105.5 .H32 2008)
  • The handbook of information and computer ethics / edited by Kenneth Einar Himma and Herman T. Tavani; Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, c2008. (SciRef QA76.9.M65 H36 2008). Also available as a Wiley e-book.
  • The human-computer interaction handbook : fundamentals, evolving technologies, and emerging applications, 2nd ed. / edited by Andrew Sears and Julie A. Jacko; Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. (SciRef QA76.9.H85 H8568 2008)
  • NIST/SEMATECH e-Handbook of Statistical Methods. Workbook on statistical methods for scientists and engineers.
  • Software Engineering Standards: A Road Map. Sci Ref QA76.758.M66 1998.
  • Software Engineer's Reference Book. Sci Ref QA 76.758.S647.
  • Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers. 14th ed. McGraw-Hill, 2000. (Sci Ref TK151.S83 2000).


Standards are located in the last row of reference shelving toward the center of the room. See the Engineering Standards and Specifications Guide for more information.


  • NSSN. National Standards Systems Network. Searchable bibliographic database of thousands of industrial standards and specifications and links to many standards-issuing organizations. Provides information on purchasing standards from Global Engineering Documents.
  • TechStreet. the information store for technical professionals. Index to standards from more than 300 organizations. Can download a standard online by payment with a credit card.


  • ANSI / IEEE Standards. (Standards Collection, Sci Ref TK275.A56) Fogler Library owns some IEEE standards in print. They are shelved in the standards section of the Science and Engineering Reference Collection, by standard number. We also have access to all current active IEEE standards via IEEE Xplore & IEEE/IET Electronic Library.
  • Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Benchmarks. A non-profit corporation formed to establish, maintain and endorse a standardized set of relevant benchmarks that can be applied to the newest generation of high-performance computers.




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Shareware & Product Reviews

  • Beowulf Project at CESDIS. Compiled by Duke University, Physics Dept.
  • C|net. Online home of CBS Interactive's C|net program. Includes current reviews of software and hardware, industry news and a vast archive of freeware, shareware and demos.
  • Collected Algorithms of the ACM. Online versions available for downloading.
  • DevX Sourcebank. Collection of source code and other resources gathered from hundreds of technical sites around the Web. Searching and browsing features are available.
  • Dynamic Drive. DHTML scripts for the real world. Contains pop up menus, flashy animations and custom window displays all for free. Find interesting elements to include on your web site.
  • Educational Software Directory.
  • Software Directory Directory. Aims to include shareware, free ware, public domain, etc. Compiled at Stanford University.
  • Large resource for open source software and applications. Provides mechanisms to browse or search their database.


Citation Guides, Writing Manuals & Evaluation Criteria

Graduate School, Postdoctoral Studies, Careers, Jobs, & Internships

Company & Product Directories

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