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Computer Science Databases
arXiv This link opens in a new window
A preprint archive hosted by Cornell University that includes papers in physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics. Submissions are not peer reviewed but may be found published at a later date in a peer reviewed journal.
Dspace@MIT This link opens in a new window
MIT's online database that houses articles by professors, theses by students, and other electronic documents submitted by the MIT community.
Academic Search Complete This link opens in a new window
A collection of journals covering all academic disciplines, with full text provided for over 4,600 titles.
Google Scholar This link opens in a new window
A public search engine specially designed to find academic research. Using this link into Google Scholar will make sure it can automatically make connections to full-text available from Adams State University. If you connect to Google Scholar directly, and want to see connections to full-text content at Adams State University, set up you preferences with the following steps (works for Chrome and Firefox):
Select the "Menu" icon (3 horizontal bars in top left corner).
Click "Settings" icon (cog wheel).
Find "Library Links" in left-hand menu bar.
Begin typing "Adams State University - Find It! @ Adams" and select when option appears. Begin typing "Open WorldCat - Library Search" and select when option appears.
Make sure to save before closing.
ProQuest eBook Central (formerly eBrary) This link opens in a new window
Online platform for reading academic eBooks. These eBooks are also included in the library catalog.
Off-Campus Database Access in only available to students, staff, and faculty with a valid Adams State email address. If you do not have an Adams State email address please contact the Reference Service for research help.
When you attempt to access databases from off-campus you will be prompted to log in with your ASU username and password. If you are having problems getting to the login page please contact the reference desk at 719-587-7879.
For problems with your ASU username and password, contact Computing Services at 719-587-7741..
Peer Reviewed means that an article is scholarly in nature.
Peer reviewed articles are evaluated by experts in the subject area before they are published.
Peer reviewed journal articles tend to be rather long, often over twenty pages. They also use quite a bit of jargon, or language associated with a professional field. Many peer reviewed articles are empirical, meaning that they discuss original research.
Full Text means the entire article is available in the database you're searching.
Sometimes all that's available is an abstract, or summary, of your article. This doesn't mean you can't get the article. It might be in another database at Adams State, or in Google Scholar. Even if it's not, you can usually get it by filling out an Article Request Form.
Selecting Full Text will eliminate these results, but can be helpful if you're in a hurry.
Searching for Articles
An Adams State Guide to all things articles. Find help with journal citations, peer reviewed sources, and databases here.