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General Information

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 computing fields, 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 computing journals, good for citation searches
    • concurrent and locking and java
  • Scopus — another good general database with citation information
  • ACM Guide to Computing Literature — Another one focusing on computing
  • Scholars Portal Journals — very general, lots of obscure journals
  • 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

  • ACM Digital Library — Best resource: All ACM journals & proceedings
  • IEEE Xplore — All IEEE journals & proceedings, more engineering than CS
  • SPIE Digital Library — has all the SPIE Proceedings and journals in full text
  • Lecture Notes in Computer Science — Also includes LN in Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Physics, and other areas.  Source of articles from various conference proceedings, find citations from Web of Science or INSPEC

Online Computer Books

  • Safari — over 200 online computer / technical books on a wide range of subjects.
  • Synthesis — amazing collection of CS & Engineering ebooks, more advanced topics
  • Books24x7 — EngineeringPro & ITPro

Resources on Where to Publish

Using Resources on the Internet

Using the Internet Wisely

  • Using Google as a scholarly research tool:
    • 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

To contact me:

Office: Steacie 102L
Email: jdupuis@yorku.ca
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