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Research resources for ESSE grad students

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General Information

  • 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
    • books
      • 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
      circuit diagrams
    • code library: database of source code listings or linkable
      subroutines
    • datasets: organized collections of data that can be used for analysis
  • 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 to Steacie.

Logging in from Home

  • Need to use Acadlabs login to authenticate as a 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

The Library Home Page

Steacie Library Home Page!

Finding Books & Journals

  • 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

Finding Articles

These online databases can also be found in the eResources Quick Links or Search boxes on the library home page.

Article Citation Databases

  • INSPEC — best source for citations in all geophysics and engineering, best for comprehensive searches (combined with Compendex)
    • concurrent and aerospace and programming
    • concurrent and locking and java
  • Web of Science — Very good coverage of all major E&SS, good for citation searches
    • concurrent and locking and java
  • Scopus — another good general database with citation information
  • VERY IMPORTANT: look in full text article databases for conference
    proceedings

    • 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
    • Remember, you have 50 free article requests!

Full Text Article Databases

Online Computer Books

Using Resources on the Internet

To contact me:

Office: Steacie 102H
Email: jdupuis@yorku.ca
MSN IM: john_dupuis@hotmail.com
Also I’m on Twitter, FaceBook and Friendfeed. The Steacie Library is also on Facebook.