Computer Science

Basic Indexes & Abstracts

The Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies
Includes more than 1.2 million references to journal articles, conference papers, and technical reports on computer science. Includes some links to online papers, and citing or cited references for some papers. Maintained by Alf-Christian Achilles.

DBLP: Computer Science Bibliography
Freely available resource. Provides bibliographic information on major computer science journals and proceedings. Has some links to full text, if our subscriptions match (ACM, Springer-Verlag), labeled as "Electronic Editions." Searchable by author name or keywords, or browse by journal, conference proceeding, or broad subject area.

Citation Indexes with Abstracts

CiteSeer: Scientific Literature Digital Library
Also known as Research Index. Indexes Postscript and PDF computer science research articles on the web and provides indexing for the citations from those articles. Originally developed by staff at the NEC Research Institute.

E-Print Servers (Indexing & Current Awareness)

Computing Research Repository (CoRR)
Archive service for computer science papers, sponsored by ACM, the e-Print archive, Networked Computer Science Technical Reference Library, and AAAI. Early papers date from 1993. All papers should be retrievable. New postings are available daily.

Search Interfaces Across Technical Report Servers

Networked Computer Science Technical Reference Library (NCSTRL)
Provides a federated digital library of indexed computer science research papers and technical reports through the efforts of over 100 allied institutions.

Unified Computer Science TR Index (anonymous FTP)
Useful for finding FTP sites; unfortunately, many links are out-of-date.


ACM Computing Classification system
Guide to this useful tool for searching ACM literature.

Collected Algorithms (ACM)
Index and download page for Algorithms no. 493 and above, published by ACM. The Library has the earlier algorithms in print at Engr/Math Reference QA76.5 .A8.

Published Print & CD-ROM


ACM Guide to Computing Literature
Index to books, papers, reports, and articles in major journals of computing and related fields, ACM-sponsored and non-ACM conferences and symposia. Available under the title Online Guide to Computing Literature. For the years 1977-1984, it is only available in print. The print volumes are available at the Engr/Math/Computer Sci Library, Reference QA76 .A8 (year).


The library has many printed books, conference proceedings, and journals. To find these, use the UNH Library catalog, searchable by keywords, subject headings (which are generally broader), title, author, and other options (see "Advanced Search").

Computer science books are mostly classified in the call number range QA 75.5 to QA 76.9. However, many of our computer science books are online. All books that the library owns or accesses are listed in the catalog, whether in print or online. The only typical exception is Safari Books Online, which may add titles rapidly, resulting in books accessible via Safari that are not in the catalog yet. It's a good idea to search Safari independently if you are looking for recent content.

To find a journal in the catalog, type the journal's title, not the article title.

For conference proceedings, do a keyword search on distinctive words from the conference name or title (for example, "Foundations Computer Science"). The new catalog interface does not require the Boolean "AND." For the classic catalog, when doing a keyword search, you do need to use the Boolean "AND."

Related Subject Resources

Applied Science and Technology Index online (1983-present)
Provides citations to articles from over 300 English-language periodicals in both applied science and engineering fields.
Paper: 1958-1990, located in the Engr/Math/CS Library's Reference section

Computing Information Directory
A launch pad for and road map through the computing literature, CID has sections listing and describing specialized resources including computing journals, books, and special issues, university computing center newsletter, software and hardware reviews and review publications, to market research. Now out-of-date, but unique.
Paper: Engr/Math/CS Library, Reference QA 76 .M943 1996

Computing Reviews (ACM)
The UNH Library offers Computing Reviews in print only. Provides reviews of books and nonbook literature, such as articles 1976-present: Engr/Math/CS Library, Current & Bound Periodicals


Some publishers and bibliographic databases provide email alerts and/or RSS feeds to notify you of new articles in areas of interest. These normally are free but may require registration. Check database features and publisher and/or journal websites for more info.