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The CRAP test for website evaluation: Currency, Reliability, Authority, and Purpose/Point of view

My topic: computer science enrollments & women

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

Finding Books & Journals

  • Do a search in The York Catalogue:
    • by title: Concurrent programming in Java : design principles and patterns
    • by author: Lightman Bernard
    • by journal title: journal of the acm
    • women and computer science
    • gender and enrollment
    • gender discrimination
  • Google Book Search
    • great for searching inside all the books and then checking to see if we have the one you want
    • don’t forget, you can borrow books we don’t have via Racer
  • Some ebook choices
  • Worldcat — holdings of a vast number of North American and other libraries, see what exists and where it is.

Finding Articles

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

(The Whole List of subject guides. See Women’s Studies or Sociology or History subject pages or individual science subjects!)

Article Citation Databases

  • Web of Science — Very good coverage of general social science & humanities fields, very interdisciplinary, deep backfiles from 1898
  • Scopus — another good general database with citation information, mostly science, but vastly improved coverage of the humanities & social sciences


Full Text Databases: articles, newspapers, books

  • JSTOR — full text of various history & history of science journals
    • For JSTOR it is important to use Advanced Search and select “Article” and “History of Science”
  • Scholars Portal Journals — full text of millions of articles in all fields, a terrific interdisciplinary database
  • arXiv — article repository for lots of article on physics & other sciences
  • Digital Dissertations and at York
  • IEEE Xplore — All IEEE journals & proceedings, good historical material on the history of computing
  • The Oxford companion to the history of modern science

Some Resources on Academia

Some Computer Science databases!

  • The CRAP test for website evaluation: Currency, Reliability, Authority, and Purpose/Point of view

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