Computing - Recommended Sources

There are a wide range of resources available to Computing students beyond the obvious journals, databases and websites. Here we list a selection we think you'll find useful.

Specialist e-resources

• ArXiv 

ArXiv is an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, and quantitative biology. The contents of arXiv conform to Cornell University academic standards. arXiv is owned, operated and funded by Cornell University, a private not-for-profit educational institution

Full text open access source of nearly a million e-prints in physics, maths, statistics, computer science and more.  As this is open access, you’ll be able to use this even once you’ve left the University.

This fantastic resource has captured UK terrestrial TV and radio programmes from 1998 onwards for anyone in UK universities to watch for free. You can create playlists and clips to embed in presentations, as well as putting in requests for recording. Look out for all the useful documentaries. (Not available to anyone outside the UK.)

• CiteSeerX 

CiteSeerX s is a digital library and search engine that focuses computer and information science literature.  Not merely scholarly articles it includes resources such as algorithms, data, metadata, services, techniques, and software.

A variety of reference works, including dictionaries, which tutors may well prefer to Wikipedia, and it even tells you how to set out a reference to what you find. Try out the 'Mind Map' option to see how your keyword links to others - useful for essay planning and dissertation work (use the arrow next to Basic Search to get to it).

A variety of reference works, including dictionaries, which tutors may well prefer to Wikipedia, and it even tells you how to set out a reference to what you find. Try out the 'Mind Map' option to see how your keyword links to others - useful for essay planning and dissertation work (use the arrow next to Basic Search to get to it).

Google scholar is a variant of Google which searches for academic material including articles, books, conference papers and preprints. A guide to this resource can be found at: https://library.port.ac.uk/guides/docs/LG178.pdf

• Gartner not in Discovery 

Provides peer insights from across the information technology sector along with reports on new trends in blockchain/bitcoin, AI, cybersecurity, cloud computing and much more. 
Useful for technology but also includes reports covering talent and change management in HR, financial growth and marketing and sales.

• Google Scholar not in Discovery 

What

  • A variant of Google that searches for academic literature

Why

  • Provides access to articles, books, conference papers and preprints
  • Links to Full-text @ Portsmouth where available when settings are applied

How

  • Simple or advanced searching allowing refinement by date, author etc
  • A Library Guide to this resource is available 

Offers access to around two million publications in informatics and related subject areas from all over the world.

• TechXtra 

TechXtra is a free service which can help you find articles, books, the best websites, the latest industry news, job announcements, technical reports, technical data, full text eprints, the latest research, teaching and learning resources and more, in engineering, mathematics and computing.

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