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Computer Science

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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. Throughout this guide there are sections labelled, "Diverse Voices." There is a lack of diversity in STEM and the "Diverse Voices" sections highlight resources/contributions from underrepresented groups as well as information regarding the lack of representation in STEM. This guide is not exhaustive and if you find resources you think would be a great addition or if you have questions please email me.
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Different Article Types
There are different article types found in the below databases and eJournal collections.
  • Peer-reviewed: Procedure where scholarly work is evaluated by experts of the same discipline against a set of criteria to ensure that it meets certain standards necessary for publication.
  • Preprint: A version of a scientific manuscript posted on a public server prior to peer review. 
  • Scholarly: Written by academics and other experts and contributes to knowledge in a particular subject by sharing new research findings, theories, analyses, insights, news, or summaries of current knowledge.
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Bullock, A., Jennings, C., & Timbrell, N. (2019). Peer review. In A dictionary of publishing. Oxford University Press.

Libraries, U. of T. (2015, November 5). What counts as a scholarly source?

Preprints. (n.d.). PLOS. Retrieved August 9, 2022, from
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What is a dissertation or thesis?
Dissertation: A lengthy, formal written treatise or thesis, especially an account of scholarly investigation or original research on a specialized topic, submitted to a university in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Ph.D. degree (for most United States universities).​

Thesis: A proposition advanced and defended in a formal disputation, especially by a candidate in partial fulfillment of university requirements for a master's degree (for most United States universities).
UM Library Catalog
UM Scholarly Repository
Selected research and scholarly works prepared by UM faculty, students, and staff
Resource not in the UM Catalog?
Reitz, J. (2013, January 10). About ODLIS. In ODLIS About. Retrieved August 19, 2022, from
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Computerworld focuses on empowering enterprise users and their managers, helping them create business advantage by skillfully exploiting today's abundantly powerful web, mobile, and desktop applications.
Official Twitter account of the journal Science Robotics. 
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The below conference databases contain conference papers, proceedings, and gray/grey literature.
  • Conference Paper: An original paper at a formal gathering of peers which may be subsequently published in its proceedings.
  • Conference Proceeding: The published record of a conference, congress, symposium, or other meeting sponsored by a society or association.
  • Gray/Grey Literature: Documentary material in print and electronic formats, such as reports, preprints, internal documents, memoranda, newsletters, market surveys, theses, dissertations, conference proceedings, technical specifications, standards, or trade literature.
Conference Proceedings
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