Research Guides

Computer Science

Hello and welcome to the Computer Science Research Guide! You will find information on how to get started with your research along with available resources at the University of Miami Libraries and beyond. Click on the different tabs at the top of the guide to learn more on each topic. If you also need to do some research in another STEM subject check out my other guides under Related Subject Guides. If you have any questions or comments please contact me.
Getting started with your reserach
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UM Library Catalog
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Requires an article to be subjected to a process of critical evaluation by one or more experts on the subject, known as referees, responsible for determining if the subject of the article falls within the scope of the publication and for evaluating originality, quality of research, clarity of presentation, etc. Changes may be suggested to the author(s) before an article is finally accepted for publication. Some bibliographic databases allow search results to be limited to peer-reviewed journals. Synonymous with juried and refereed.

A portion of a work printed and distributed for a special purpose in advance of the publication date announced for the whole, for example, an article to be published in a periodical or a work selected for inclusion in an anthology or collection. Also, a paper prepared for presentation at a conference, printed in multiple copies in advance of the conference date, usually for distribution to participants and other interested persons.​

(definitions adapted from the Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science by Joan M. Reitz)
Below is a list of dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks.

Access Science   |
online encyclopedic resource that contains incisively written, high-quality reference material that covers all major scientific disciplines Oxford Reference    |
specialized subject dictionaries are available in a wide range of disciplines

Synthesis    |
An information service for the research, development and educational communities in engineering and computer science. The basic component of the library is a 50 to 100 page electronic book that synthesizes a research or development topic, authored by a contributor to the field.
UM Library Catalog
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Need data help?

Timothy Norris

Research Data Scientist
Call: 305.284.2826

Cameron Riopelle

Data Services Librarian
Call: 305.284.3257

Jorge Quintela

GIS and Data Specialist
Call: 305.284.5729
UM Scholarly Repository
Apps & Software
Dissertations & Theses
UM Library Catalog
UM Scholarly Repository
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Conference Proceedings
Conference Proceeding Citation Index - Science (Web of Science)   |
Indexes current and retrospective bibliographic data on science conferences based on conference titles, sponsors, locations, dates, article titles, authors, author addresses, publisher names and publishers addresses, series titles, book titles, ISSN numbers, and ISBN numbers.

SPIE Digital Library   |
Includes resource on optics and photonics. SPIE Digital Library provides access to technical papers from SPIE Journals and Conference Proceedings. Specialized search tools:
IEEE Xplore   |
A full-text collection of IEEE and IEEE-associated journals and conference proceedings. 

AIP Conference Proceedings   | 
Reports the findings presented at scientific meetings, conferences, and workshops coving subject including physical sciences, physics, math, chemistry, materials science, and engineering.

inSPIRE    | 
INSPIRE is a trusted community hub that helps researchers to share and find accurate scholarly information in high energy physics.

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) - U.S. Department of Energy   | 
Collects, preserves, and disseminates both unclassified and classified scientific and technical information emanating from government-funded research and development activities at the Department of Energy's national laboratories, scientific facilities, universities, and other institutions nationwide. Specialized search tools within OSTI:
  • Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science (PAGES) - Scholarly scientific publications resulting from DOE-funded research
  • DOE Data Explorer - Scientific research data resulting from DOE-funded research
  • DOE Code - Open source, submission and search tool for DOE-funded software 
  • DOE Patents - Patents resulting from DOE-funded research
  • ScienceCinema - Scientific videos featuring DOE-funded research
  • - Interagency initiative of science organizations at 15 U.S. federal agencies which searches of over 200 million pages of scientific and technical information with just one query
  • - International gateway to approximately 100 national science collections from more than 70 participating nations
UM Library Catalog
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Search Standards
ASSIST    | 
The official source for specifications and standards used by the Department of Defense.

ASTM Compass
ASTM Compass is a collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information. The Library covers a range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering.

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Incorporated by Reference Portal    | 
"The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Incorporated by Reference (IBR) Portal provides a one-stop mechanism for access to standards that have been incorporated by reference in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These standards incorporated by the U.S. government in rulemakings are offered at no cost in “read only” format and are presented for online reading. There are no print or download options."

IEEE Xplore   |
A full-text collection of IEEE and IEEE-associated journals and conference proceedings. Also includes current IEEE standards.

National Information Standards Organization (NISO)   | 
Mission: "Fosters the development and maintenance of standards that facilitate the creation, persistent management, and effective interchange of information so that it can be trusted for use in research and learning."

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)   | 
Mission: "To promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life." Portfolio of services for measurements, standards, and legal metrology provide solutions that ensure measurement traceability, enable quality assurance, and harmonize documentary standards and regulatory practices. Science laboratory and non-regulatory agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce.
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Technical Reports
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Library Workshops

Software Carpentry

For a complete list of workshops offered, see the Data Services Workshops page.

Data Analysis

For a complete list of workshops offered, see the Data Services Workshops page.

  • Data Services resources (including tutorials and consultation information) available at the Data Services page.
  • Workshop topics include Data ManagementSPSSR/RStudioStataSASTableauNVivo, and Python.
  • Customized workshops available on request.

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