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Computer Science Guide


This subject 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 computer science and computing related resources.                                            

General Searching

Doing research? Start from some general search tools below:

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 link in the left navigation bar of this guide 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.
  • Check Google Scholar for Academic Research to see more information about how to use this tool.

 [For articles or other items you need but the library does not have access to, you may request them through Interlibrary Loan.]

ACM Collected Algorithms

NIST - Dictionaries of Algorithms and Data Structure
This is a dictionary of algorithms, algorithmic techniques, data structures, archetypal problems, and related definitions. Some entries have links to implementations and more information. Click here to access the dictionaries.

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.