FREE Citation Management Software
- RefWorks site (Login) can help you manage your footnotes & bibliography on the web. Easy to use, interfaces directly with MS Word to create footnotes & bibliographies
- For off campus use, get the York group code here.
- FAQ and Instructions for various databases
- RefWorks Tutorial
- For ACM Digital Library & other databases like dblp, you can import from the bibtex format.
- Use the References–>Import Feature
- Don’t forget to install Write-n-Cite on your PC. It’s in the Tools menu
- Also don’t forget to move items out of the “Last Imported” folder into the folder you create for your course
- Lastly, don’t forget to use “Edit citation” in the Write-n-cite application to get page numbers!
- Scientific publication cycle
- Kinds of documents:
- patents: government granted license to an invention
- standards: agreed upon methodology: ie 802.11
- journals: research results presented in a periodical/magazine
- conference proceedings: research results presented at a meeting
(most conferences in CS are peer-reviewed)
- technical report: description of a solution to a specific problem
- reference: encyclopedias, tables, data collections, properties
- manuals: lab methods, programming languages, operating systems
- monographs: general topics
- technical specifications: how a device or component works, ie
- code library: database of source code listings or linkable
- Peer review: researchers validating each others work before publication
- Academic Integrity & Plagiarism web site.
- If you’re not sure how to get started on your project, come see me at Steacie.
- Need to use Passport York login or bar code number & PIN from library card to authenticate as York user
- Information here on logging in
- Remember: need to type in name of eresource using “by title” link after logging in.
Finding Resources at the Library
- Do a search in The York Catalogue:
- by title: Concurrent programming in Java : design principles and patterns
- by author: Bjarne Stroustrup
- by journal title: journal of the acm
- by subject: Java
- by subject: concurrent programming, parallel programming, parallel processing
- by keyword: concurrent and programming and java
- Google Books Search — search inside the books
Online Computer Books
- Safari — over 200 online computer / technical books on a wide range of subjects.
- Books 24×7 — 1000s of searchable full text books in computing and engineering
- Synthesis — excellent source of high quality information on more advanced CS & Engineering. Ebooks done properly.
These online databases can also be found in the eResources
Quick Links or Search boxes on the library home page.
Article Citation Databases
- Scopus — good general source, can sort by number of references
- INSPEC — best source for citations in
all computing fields, best for comprehensive searches
- concurrent and locking
- concurrent and aerospace and programming
- concurrent and locking and java
- VERY IMPORTANT: look in full text article databases for conference
- IEEE, ACM or Lecture Notes in Computer Science: look in DBs below
- SPIE: keyword search in catalogue: SPIE and proceeding #
- Other: keyword search with part of title
- Last resort: 50-75% of conference papers usually on author’s home pages
Full Text Article Databases
Using Resources on the Internet
Using the Internet Wisely
- Using Google as a scholarly research
- example: concurrent programming
- example: concurrent programming locking
- example: concurrent programming locking algorithm
- example: concurrent programming locking algorithm java
- strategy: find good portal sites
- strategy: make sure you know exactly who produced the content
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