Course Research Guide
15-504 / 15-829:
Research Methods for Experimental Computer Science
- Library Catalogs
- Databases (for articles)
- Finding Full-Text Resources
- Citing Resources in the Sciences
- RFP Resources
- Research Guides
Working from home? Use Off-Campus/Wireless Access options for databases and resources marked Carnegie Mellon users only.
As you use each source, look for citations in bibliographies and footnotes that will lead you to other sources.
Look up your topic in one or more of the resources found here:
To find books on your topic, use the catalogs listed below.
Search your topic such as <keystroke> or <keystroking>.
Find resources at Carnegie Mellon University Libraries.
- PITTCat (University of Pittsburgh Libraries)
Carnegie Mellon faculty, staff, and students can borrow materials by getting a Special Borrower's card at the Hillman Library circulation desk with their Carnegie Mellon ID card. See University of Pittsburgh Library System Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement for details.
- WorldCat (Carnegie Mellon users only)
1200-present (Updated daily)
Books, titles of journals, and other materials in libraries throughout the United States, as well as some international libraries. You can limit your search to books by selecting Book in the Type option. Each record will let you know which libraries have that item.
Databases (for articles)
Use databases to look for articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, technical reports, etc.
Remember that Web of Science is the database to use to perform Cited Reference searches.
- Computer Science Databases
- Engineering and Sciences Databases
- MetaLib (federated searching)
Finding Full-Text Resources
Remember that if you're searching in a database, look for the Get It icon for items that interest you.
When trying to confirm if we subscribe to certain journal or conference titles, check both of these locations:
Citing Resources in the Sciences
There are many citations styles to choose from on this site:
APA style is quite popular. Here are a few good sites for APA:
- Citing sources in your document (In-Text Citations)
- Citing sources at the end of your document (Reference List / Bibliography)