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SOUTHcat Catalog
Use it to find books, government documents, journals (not articles) and audiovisual materials and electronic books available in or through the library. Remember to use a keyword search if your are not sure of the correct Library of Congress subject heading.

Our Journal List
This utility is used to find the full-text of articles in journals to which we subscribe. Important concepts: online coverage, full-text access, print holdings, embargoed, delayed.

InterLibrary Loan

First time users must fill out a registration form. After doing this they may log in and request books, articles, dissertations, etc. The items we can obtain from Alabama and reciprocating libraries incur no cost to the student. Dissertations and theses from out-of-state may cost betweem $5 and $20 to borrow.

Computing-Related Indexes

These databases are all listed on the Articles, Indexes and Databases page

ACM Online Guide to Computing Literature. From 1985. Updated weekly
This is a bibliography of computing literature covering publications from more than 3000 publishers including the ACM journals. These other journals will not be present in fulltext, but may be subscribed to by the library. Always check "Our Journal List" on the Homepage. See the
ACM Classification System.

ACM Digital Library
Full text of every article published by ACM, including over 50 years of archives. The Digital Library Search mode allows you to search ACM publications by keyword, phrase, expression or author. Searching can be limited by publication, classification and date. Browse provides you with a tables of contents service. Full-text articles require the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Note: Use "quotation marks" to contain phrases and an *asterick for truncation.

Full-text: Yes -- to journals subscribed to in print by Alabama libraries
ScienceDirect can be customized in some ways to help you focus on your particular discipline; for help see ScienceDirect Usage Tips at You can also download a pdf Quick Reference Guide.

IEEE Xplore: Electronic access to the full-text of IEEE journals (1998 and later) except IEEE Spectrum, IEEE Potentials, and Proceedings of the IEEE. Citations are available for journals and proceedings to which we do not subscribe. The University Library also has older issues on microfiche.

Wiley Interscience
This publisher provides full-text for about 15+ journals in computer science. Browse or search.

Web of Science: Science Citation Expanded; also includes access to Current Contents (Life Sciences and Clinical Medicine) and to Journal Citation Reports

Dissertation Abstracts Free online access to theses and dissertations done at USA. Some dissertations are available for InterLibrary Loan. Some are not, depending upon the lending library's policy. Theses are available for check out in the University Library Reference area.

General Indexes A union catalog including most of the academic libraries in the US and many international libraries

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
The world’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for more than 4,650 publications, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed journals. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.

Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
As the world’s largest full text business database, Business Source Premier provides full text for nearly 8,350 scholarly business journals and other sources, including full text for more than 1,100 scholarly business publications. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. This database provides full text (PDF) for more than 350 of the top scholarly journals dating as far back as 1922. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.

Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale/InfoTrac)
This is a general interest database that provides abstracts and some full-text to a variety of journals in a wide range of subjects such as astronomy, religion, law, history, humanities, current events, social sciences and the general sciences.

General Business File (InfoTrac)
Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.
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database of fulltext newspapers, business, statistics and legal research

Search Engines

Google Scholar

Google Books

Subject Guides

CIS Shared Drive -

Computers & Computing Websites

Computer Science Library Resources

Ethics in Computing - A collection of Ethical Codes in Computing

Writing Guides

University Writing Center AHE[Alpha Hall East] 207. A free service. Call and make an appointment with a writing tutor if you need help with your papers. 460-6480

Writing Research Essays in North american Academic Institutions--A Guide for Students of All Nations

IEEE Computer Society Style Guide

Style Guides for Writers: web sites with examples of how to properly cite articles and electronic resources. See Citing Full-text Articles from Online Databases for both APA and MLA styles.

Plagiarism for Students

Try this Assignment Calculator to keep your writing and research on schedule.


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