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These databases are either tailored to your subject or they provide coverage over a wide range of interdisciplinary topics. Before you start, you might take a look at some tips on searching databases.
- Computer Source: Offers full text articles from nearly 300 publications and abstracts from nearly 450 publications focused on technology
- Academic Search Complete: An interdisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 14,000 journals, including more than 10,000 peer-reviewed titles.
- Points of View: Offers overviews on a variety of current events and sets of opposing viewpoints on controversial subjects, such as Internet censorship
- Computer Database: Includes indexing, abstracts and full-text coverage from more than 800 journals and periodicals covering the computer, telecommunications and electronics industry.
If you can't go the library's stacks, check out our collection of online reference books:
- Credo Reference Online: Access to more than 700 reference books, including general and specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries for overviews on topics.
If you can visit the library, it's easy to browse our collection because we organize books by their subjects:
|SUBJECT||CALL NUMBER HEADING|
|Mechanical engineering and machinery||TJ|
|Electronic engineering. Electronics.||TK|
- CiteSeer: Offers access to a digital library of scientific and engineering literature, hosted by Penn State
- Wired News: Provides current news stories and information about computers and technology around the world
- TechNewsWorld: Offers news stories related to technology, computers, and science from a business perspective
- The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing provides basic explanations of storing digital information, developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology
- Engineering and Technology History Wiki: Offers oral histories, a timeline and more information about the history of computing
Whether you use websites, electronic journals, reference books, or print resources, you will need a bibliography. Here's some information on how to cite your sources:
- Avoid inadvertent plagiarism: It's possible to copy from a source and not even know that you've done anything wrong.
- KnightCite: This great site formats the bibliographic entry for you, and you can select the appropriate style (MLA, APA, Chicago).
- Guide to the MLA style:The MLA-style is generally used for papers written in the humanities.
- Guide for the APA style: The APA-style is generally used for papers written in the social sciences, especially psychology.
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Don't hesitate to talk to a librarian, a tutor, or your instructor when conducting research. Make the most of these resources!