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University Libraries - Article Databases

Computer Science

Top Databases

  • Computer Source

    The database provides both technical journals and consumer computer titles covering the latest information and current trends in high technology.

  • IEEE Computer Society Digital Library

    Provides full-text online access to the society's magazines and transactions and thousands of conference publications.

  • ACM Digital Library - Electronic Journals

    Collection of ACM [Association for Computing Machinery] journals, magazines and conference proceedings from 1950 to the present.

  • Computing Literature

    A searchable collection of bibliographic citations and abstracts of works published by ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and other publishers.

Additional Databases (alphabetical)

  • Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in . . .

    Does not include impact factors but you can find acceptance rates, manuscript guidelines, and review process information for journals.  Search by topic areas, words in journal name, acceptance rate, type of review process, or publisher.  Directories for the fields of:

    • Business (Accounting, Economics & Finance, Management, Marketing)
    • Computer ScienceBusiness Information Systems
    • Education (Educational Curriculum & Methods, Educational Psychology & Administration, Educational Technology & Library Science)
    • Mathematics
    • Psychology & Psychiatry
    • Nursing and Health Administration
    • Science (Astronomy, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Oceanography, Physics)
  • Conference Papers Index

    Conference Papers provides citations to papers and poster sessions presented at major scientific meetings around the world. Subject emphasis since 1995 has been in the life sciences, environmental sciences and the aquatic sciences, while older material also covers physics, engineering and materials science.

  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index

    Provides access to the published literature from the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions worldwide.  Coverage begins in 1990 to the present.

  • Dissertations and Theses

    Contains citations,abstracts and possibly full text for over 2 million dissertations and theses. The database accepts over 90 percent of doctoral dissertations in North America.

  • Engineering Village

    The Engineering Village platform provides access to Compendex, the comprehensive database for Engineering research, and Inspec, the premier database for physics and related areas.

  • Google Scholar

    Google Chrome browser won't work for wireless and off campus access.  Chrome also does not display USC Columbia e-text options for times cited by Web of Science.

    Enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature.  To access the full-text to which the University Libraries subscribes from Google Scholar
    - Select Settings
    - Click Library Links then enter University of South Carolina
    - Select University of South Carolina - Columbia-USC - FullText@USC Columbia
    - Click Save

    Take a look at our Google and Google Scholar guide for some advanced searching tips.

  • Oxford Reference

    Fully-indexed, cross-searchable database of over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.

  • ScienceDirect

    Only those journals to which USC-Columbia subscribes are available full text. Strongest coverage in the sciences, but includes some business, humanities and social science journals.

  • SIAM Electronic Journals

    Only those Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics  journals to which USC-Columbia subscribes are available full text.

  • Web of Science Core Collection (includes Citation Indexes)

    Indexes thousands of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world. Also has cited reference searching and ways to refine and analyze your search results. Includes three indexes: Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975 to present), Social Sciences Citation Index (1900 to present), Science Citation Index Expanded (1899 to present). 

    Note:  Previously our subscription began social sciences coverage in 1956. Coverage now extends back to 1900 in the social sciences. 

    Besides the subject citation databases, the Web of Science Core Collection also includes: Book Citation Index (2005 to present), Conference Proceedings Citation Index (1990-present), Current Chemical Reactions, and Index Chemicus