When looking for journal articles, sometimes referred to as technical papers, the first question is often "Which database should I use?" Try starting with those listed below. If you are still having problems, go to the library's Engineering databases page.
Tips for finding articles:
Some databases, such as ProQuest, contain scholarly journals, magazines, trade publications, newspapers, theses, etc. In most of these, you can limit your search to scholarly journals by clicking on a tab or by checking a box.
In ProQuest, for example, you can limit your search to each of these sources (journals, magazines, etc.) by clicking on the different tabs. Databases that are similar to ProQuest (i.e. are more general in scope rather than specific to computer science or engineering) include ABI/INFORM and General OneFile. Databases in the box above, such as ASME Digital Library, Science Direct, SpringerLink, and Wiley Interscience, primarily contain scholarly journal articles.
Provides in-depth coverage of business, finance, and management publications as well as local and regional business publications, trade and industry magazines, scholarly journals, and newsletters. Covers business conditions, trends, corporate strategies and tactics, management techniques, competitive and product information, industry reports, and much more.
Articles from magazines, newspapers, and selected academic journals. Covers a wide range of current topics.
Articles from scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers. The broad range of subjects covered includes arts, business, children, education, general interest, health, humanities, international, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women's interests. Covers 1971 to present.
Start with the databases below. If you can't find enough articles through these, check other Computer Sciences databases at: http://library.umd.umich.edu/Find/cat.pho?cat=Computer_Science.
For general databases (those that cover computer science as well as many other subjects), see the General Databases box.
ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) journals, magazines, transactions, conference proceedings, and newsletters. ACM publications cover computer science, computer technology, programming, CAD, and related topics.
Full-text access to IEEE and IET journals, magazines, and conference proceedings published since 1988 as well as select content back to 1893. Also includes IEE trasactions and all current IEEE standards.
Academic and general articles about a broad range of subjects including arts, business, children, education, general interest, health, humanties, international, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women's interests. Covers 1971 to present.
Full text articles on a variety of topics, from genereal and scholarly periodicals, covering 1994-present.
Science, medicine, and technical journals. Also includes engineering, economics, business and management, and selected social science titles.
Provides online full-text access to many of the Springer electronic journals along with some electronic books and series. Topics covered include biomedicine, life science, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, and economics. Time-span covered is from 1995-present, but varies by title.
Journal articles from Wiley publications in the areas of business, finance and management, education, engineering and sciences, law and psychology.