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COMP 691 MSCS Capstone Course

This guide highlights Library Resources for the COMP 691, MSCS Capstone course and directs students on using resources for research assignments.

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Top Computer Science Databases

To locate articles on computer science and related topcs, use the subject-specific databases for computer science.

Searching ACM Digital Library

Use these steps to search the ACM Digital Library for articles published in the last five years.

1) Click on the advanced search link.

2) Scroll to the Publication Date area

ACM digital library pub dates

3) Click on Custom Range.  In "From" select Jan. 2017; in "To" select Jan. 2022

4) Enter your search term, such a spatial databases, in the first box in the Search Within area. Click the Blue Search button.

ACM digital library advanced search


Creating Persistent links to ACM articles

Use the DOI (digital object identifer) as the persistent link to ACM articles.

DOIs are in the full record view by clicking on the name of the article. Look in the Publication line.


ACM doi links

What's a DOI?

"A DOI name - a digital identifier for any object of intellectual property. A DOI name provides a means of persistently identifying a piece of intellectual property on a digital network and associating it with related current data in a structured extensible way." From The DOI System
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