Subject – Computing key resources

You can use the front screen of the library website to find academic journal articles and it will search many of our databases at once.  NOTE: When using the links below it will take you to a page with a link that says A-Z  . This will give you a list of databases scroll down and find the one you want to use.

Below are just a few which are particularly useful for Computing

IEEE Xplore Digitial Library: IEEE Xplore is a digital library providing full-text access to the world’s highest quality technical literature for example computer science, cloud computing, database systems, networks and artificial intelligence, games development . IEEE Xplore contains full-text documents from IEEE journals, transactions, conference proceedings, standards, and IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) publications.

ScienceDirect: ScienceDirect has over 18,000 full-text Elseiver journals , plus abstracts and covers such topics as human computer interaction, forensic computing, computer science  and software engineering

ACM : the Association of Computing Machinery hold articles and conference proceedings on  topics such as human computer interaction, multimedia computing and communications

 

There are also other databases that can provide articles that are relevant to computing :

EBSCO Business Source Elite:  for research on  project management, e-commerce , business information systems

EBSCO Professional Development Collection:  for research on IT in Schools, developing Apps for learning, games development for teaching & learning

Emerald : for project management, Scrum software development, leadership & entrepreneurship

EBSCO PsyArticles: for research on human computer interaction , artificial intelligence and  usability design

This is just a small list of the computing websites that may be of use for research, technical information or if your interested in a certain subject.

dblp Computer Science Bibliographies: the dblp computer science bibliography is an on-line reference for bibliographic information on major computer science publications . It is an open-data service for the computer science community. Providing free access to high-quality bibliographic meta-data and links to the electronic editions of publications

British Computer Society: the BCS is the chartered institute for IT . Good for networking, finding job information, IT innovation and as a member access to the BCS journals.

The Register: (membership is free ) very good for keeping up to date about what’s happening in the Computing  world. Hosts webinars on different aspects of computing for example cloud computing, networks and cyber-crime.

NASA’s Software Catalog: this catalogue offers an extensive portfolio of software products for a wide variety of technical applications. (check out the FAQ section on what can & cannot be downloaded)

Allen Institute of Artificial Intelligence: A12 was founded in 2014 with the focus of conducting high-impact research in the field of artificial intelligence.

CiteSeerX: this is a evolving scientific literature digital library and search engine that is primarily focused on computer science and information science

CogPrints: is an electronic archive in areas of computer science covering artificial intelligence, robotics, neural networks. The archive also covers other topics as well.

HCI Bibliography: the human-computer interaction bibliography is concerned with the design, evaluation, implementation and study of phenomena surrounding HCI

IEEE TV: most of the videos are free to view or if your’re a member you can access special members-only programs and site features including downloads and transcripts (also available as a app on iOS or Android)

Interaction Design Foundation: a foundation of UX interaction design, literature, books and papers freely accessible. Membership required for free online courses

Computer Forensics World: this is a growing community of professionals involved in the digital forensics industry. It is an open source and access is free to surveys, forums and papers

 

If you want more information on other computing websites contact your Subject Librarian Lynne Robinson

Apps for Apple, Android and Google are now available to help  with taking notes, technical data, organising study time and mind-mapping.

These are just a few apps you might find useful: some are free to download, others may incur a cost.

 

Coders (IOS): Coders lets you create small programs that take input, write output, draw things and compute math.

AndroidScript (Android): this JavaScript-based app development environment lets you use your computer as a remote IDE over Wi-Fi.

Pocket Cloud (IOS, Android): this app lets you run applications and access files on remote Windows or MAC computers.

Zengine(Android): this cloud-based platform is aimed at non technical users to build custom business applications for Android

AppInstitute (IOS, Android): online App Builder platform provides a simple way for small to medium businesses to create, publish, manage their own smartphone App for Android and Apple devices in minutes, without coding or tech skills

Codebox (Android): a reference manual for computer programming problems and questions asked in interviews and examinations.

Robots (IOS):  this is the complete guide to robotics for the iPad  .

Design Pattern Reference (IOS): use design patterns to solve common object-oriented design problems

EverNote (Windows, IOS , Android): Evernote is an organisational app, it allows you to take notes and make them searchable , create to-do lists, record voice reminders and capture photos

RefME (Android, IOS): scan the barcode of a book with your mobile phone camera and RefMe will create your bibliography and citations in moments

Studious (Android): is an organisation app for keeping track of your assignments, exams and a timetable design for your classes

Trello (IOS, Android): keep track of projects, your writing and  lists. Create boards to organise anything your working on and share with colleagues or use for team collaboration

Box (IOS, Android): securely store , manage and share all your files, photo’s and documents

MindMeister (IOS, Android, Google Chrome): Mindmap editor , create , share and present your mindmaps

Bamboo Paper (IOS, Android): turn your device into a paper notebook, and capture your ideas. Take notes, sketch and draw

Layar (IOS): augmented reality,  scan print materials to enhance your digital experience