Information Skills for Computer Scientists

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Information Skills for
Computer Scientists

June 2007

Approaching your project



Scope



Construct a strategy



Locate and access information



Compare and evaluate



Organise



Search strategy

comput*

program?

AND

OR

processor

Java

Oak

AND

software

OR

OR



bytecode
NOT “
native machine code”



system

WITHIN 3
operati*

Resources


Books/ e
-
books


Journals/ e
-
journals


E
-
prints


Statistics/data
tables


Theses




Newspapers


Internet pages


Conference
proceedings


Patents


Academics &
librarians

Library web pages


www.durham.ac.uk/library


Catalogue


keyword search


Don’t forget reserves and recalls apply
over the vacation


Online information resources


Subject information pages


Key resources




Journals

Bordewich, M., Freedman, M., Lovász, L. &
Welsh, D. (2005) Approximate counting and
quantum computation.
Combinatorics, probability
and computing

14(5
-
6) pp. 737
-
754


Burd, E.L., 'The Single Ultimate Source',
Quality
journal
, Vol 7, June, 2001, pp 1
-
100


Catalogue search

Databases


Access from Subject Information Pages


Search multiple journals at one time


Find related records/ citation search


Specific scope:
Computer Abstracts


Broad scope:
Web of Knowledge

Websites


Who is the author?


Is the material biased?


Who is hosting this web page?


When was it posted or last updated?


Is there a bibliography or further
references?


Always use
Gateways

first


Online tutorials available

Other resources


E
-
prints


arXiv



Conference papers


ISI Proceedings



Standards and Patents



News


Infotrac

Access beyond Durham


Visiting other libraries and archives


check before you go


ID



UK Libraries Plus (reference)


SCONUL Vacation Access



Document Delivery Service


References and bibliographies


ALWAYS

keep a full and accurate record
of your information sources



Use the Library Catalogue to
e
-
mail
references
for saving



Avoid plagiarism


Where to go for help



Academic Support Team:


Richard Pears and Laura Jeffrey



Enquiries Desk on Level 2, Main Library




Enquiry service:



http://www.dur.ac.uk/library/using/enquiries



Hands on


Search grid



Online tutorials: catalogue, Computer
Abstracts, Web of Knowledge, arXiv



Bibliography



http://www.dur.ac.uk/library/compsci/

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Feed Scraper


Algorithms for graph colouring


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SAT Solving


Intelligent Internet Agents


Compiler Optimization


Web Service for Component
-
Based Software
Engineering


Tools to Support Education


Please fill in online evaluation

www.survey.bris.ac.uk/durham/compsci3