Key databases

Most important databases for computing and related subjects =

  • ACM Digital Library
    Good for all School of Computing subject areas. A mix of full-text and abstracts of journal, transaction, and conference papers.

  • Business Source Complete
    Good for business information technology and business information systems. A mix of full-text and abstracts of journal articles. Also includes company, industry and market research reports.

  • Emerald Management eJournals
    Good for business information technology and business information systems. Full-text journal articles. Also contains case studies.

  • IEEE Xplore
    Good for all School of Computing subject areas. A mix of full-text and abstracts of journal and conference papers. Also includes IEEE standards.

  • Safari Books Online
    Full-text of a selection of e-books in the fields of technology, digital media and business. Titles get swopped in and out based on need and usage. Log in and click on ‘custom collection’ to see a list of full-text titles.

  • Science Direct
    Good for all School of Computing subject areas. A mix of full-text and abstracts of journal articles.

  • Web of Science
    Good for all School of Computing subject areas. A collection of citation databases (not full-text) citing international scholarly literature world-wide.

  • Wiley Online Library
    Good for all School of Computing subject areas. A mix of full-text and abstracts of journal articles. Content from Wiley and Blackwell Science publications only.

Frequently asked questions

  • For IEEE published standards (American) go to IEEE Xplore. You can search or browse for active and historical standards.
  • For freely available European standards created by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) visit the ETSI website.
  • For British and European standards visit the BSI (British Standards Institution) website. These are not free. However, the British Library allows access to the British Standards Online full-text database to be accessed in the reading rooms.
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