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Computing Subject Page

I am the Subject Librarian for the faculty of Engineering and Computing. These web pages contain information specific to Computing. Use the tabs below for help on how to find books, articles in journals, and resources on the Internet.

I can be contacted at  Email:   Telephone: 700 5210


The Library E-Tutorial for Students (LETS) is series of online tutorials for students to help to locate, evaluate and use information effectively. There are 3 modules - LETSbegin, LETSfind and LETScite. 

Books and E-books


Most Computer Science books are located on the second floor of the library.
You can find out which books we have by searching the Library Catalogue.
 - it will tell you if we have a book, where it is located, and if it is already on loan to another library user.

 Tutorials:   how to find books   /  how to find items on the shelves


Books on ComputingBook Shelf Mark
Computer Science (General) 004
Artificial Intelligence006.3
Database Management Systems005.94
Internet (General)384.3
Software Engineering005.1


We have access to thousands of e-books  via the Library Catalogue.   All e-books can be accessed off-campus.

When you search the library catalogue you can refine your search by choosing "E-Books" on the left hand side of the screen. Click on Access this title online here to view the book,  you may be asked to verify yourself as a registered student by logging in with your computer username and password.

There are also collection of e-books:

   - Safari Books Online - 53 computer related e-books.

   - Synthesis Lectures on Computer Vision Series (Morgan & Claypool)




The Library subscribes to many databases which allow you to easily search for journal articles. Some databases also provide references to reports, conference proceedings, theses and even books.
Some databases contain the full-text of the articles others provide you with a citation/abstract only. In the case of citation/abstract databases click on the this will search all our databases to see if the article you require is available.

Below are a selection of databases that are particularly relevant to your subject area. A full list of all our databases is available from the A to Z of databases.

First Years - to start your research use this multi-disciplinary database

Academic Search Complete  Full-text access to more than 8,000 journals (over 7,000 peer-reviewed) and indexing for almost 12,000 covering the following disciplines: business, communications, computer science, biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology,   education and nursing.  Basic Searching   

Key Databases

ACM Digital Library  
Fulltext access to approximately 95% of all ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) articles and transactions. Abstracts of Proceedings are also available.
 Tutorial (produced by Cannavino Library)

IEEE Xplore
Represents 30% of electrical engineering and computer science literature. IEL provides access to all IEEE journals, transactions, magazines and conference proceedings; IEE journals and conference proceedings; and current IEEE standards. Full-text is available from 1988 and selected content available from 1950.

Inspec (EI Engineering Village)
This database indexes and summarises over 4,000 journals and 2,000 conference proceedings, books, reports relating to physics, electronics, electrical engineering, computer science, control, and information technology. Access to the database is through the Engineering Village interface.
Database Guide (pdf) | Help

Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), including its subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI), has established itself as a medium for the publication of new developments in computer science and information technology research and teaching.
Coverage: our licence covers content with 1997-present copyright dates (this may be different from a paper's SpringerLink date).
Tutorials (Click on Help)

Scopus is one of the largest multi-disciplinary abstracting and indexing databases of research literature and quality web sources. It offers access to over 16,000 titles from more than 4000 international publishers, with abstracts available back to 1966. Citation data is available from 1996. Coverage includes scientific, technical, medical and social sciences literature including, arts and humanities. There are also 23 million patent records from 5 patent offices as well as links to 'Articles in Press' from over 3,000 journals.
   About Scopus – more in-depth information directly from the publisher
   E-tutorials and demos 

Web of Science
Web of Science is a multi-disciplinary citation database providing access to 9,760 of the world's highest impact research journals. It also offers the unique "citation searching" feature, allowing users to see how many times a paper/author has been cited and by whom.  It consists of the three databases: the Science Citation Index Expanded (1945-present), the Social Sciences Citation Index (1956-present) and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present).                                                                                              Help  - Database Guide (pdf)   and   Search Tips (07:33 minutes)

Other databases that may be useful

Academic Search Complete

Business Source Complete (previously known as Business Source Premier)




Wiley InterScience



The A-Z of journals is a listing of all our print and e-journals.

It will tell you if the journal you are looking for is available in print here in the library and/or electronically on one of our databases. You can search this list by entering the title of the journal or you can get a list of journals in your chosen subject area by browsing (see below).

Click below to see a list of  journals available in the following subjects:


Irish Times Digital Archive    

The Irish Times Digital archive is a searchable full-text reproduction of all editions published by the Irish Times from 1859 to the most recent 12 months. Search all the Irish Times to date here.       Click here for current online & print editions




Internet Sites for Computer Science

Intute: Computer Science
An excellent starting point for high quality internet resources relevant to Computing Science.

A Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies
A collection of bibliographies on specific topics within the computing science subject area.

is a free service which can help you find articles, books, the best websites, technical reports, the latest research, thesis & dissertations and more, in engineering, mathematics and computing.

Computer Science Technical Reports
A fully searchable collection of over 45,000 technical reports, mainly from academic institutions. Part of the New Zealand Digital Library.

The Virtual Library - Computing
A selection of links relevant to computing science split into categories such as internet information, journals and magazines and news and press releases.


Citing & Referencing

Library Citing & Referencing page

      -  LETScite module in LETS - library e-tutorial for Students


DCU Libray Guide to Harvard Style of Citing & Referencing 

DCU Guide to IEEE Style - citing & referencing (pdf)