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Computer Science and Engineering


This quick guide puts together some useful sources to help you search for information for your course and research works. Click on the tabs on the left side to navigate and access a variety of resources.                                               

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General Searching

Doing research? These are some general search tools:

Library Catalog

  • Searches the collections of the MSU Libraries as well as other libraries in the area.
  • Useful for finding books/ebooks that provide a good overview of your research topic.

Journal Article Databases

  • Search for peer reviewed journal articles, professional trade magazine articles, conference papers, and newspapers.
  • These databases include content from many subject fields.

Click on the Article Databases tab in the left navigation bar for additional resources that could be useful for your specific area.

Google Scholar

  • Search for scholarly journals articles, conference papers, theses/dissertations, government publications, and other materials.
  • Access Google Scholar from the library's website to find full-text articles that the library has paid for.

 [Note: If the MSU Libraries does not provide access to an article or other items you need, you may request it through Interlibrary Loan.]

ACM Collected Algorithms

The source, ACM Collected Algorithms (CALGO), is "refereed for originality, accuracy, robustness, completeness, portability, and lasting value." All the algorithms could be downloaded from the Collected Algorithms site.