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Computer and Network Technology at Mat-Su College

A guide for Mat-Su College Computer and Network Technology courses created in lieu of a paper handout.

Article databases introduction

The library subscribes to the print editions of 47 journals/magazines and 5 newspapers. That's not a lot.

The good news is that we have electronic access to millions of articles from tens of thousands of journals, magazines, and newspapers, many of which are not freely available online.

This page covers two ways to find those articles.

Quick Search

The Quick Search search box on the library homepage looks for nearly everything our libraries have in print or online: books, articles, government documents, enyclopedia entries, etc.

Screenshot of Quick Search search box on MSC library homepage

It is a quick and powerful way to search. It is even better when you know how to use all its features.

This short interactive tour of Quick Search will help you make the most of Quick Search.

 

Computer Source

Computer Source is a database whose articles represent the "latest information and current trends in technology, including computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software." The articles come from 300 journals and magazines.

Some, but not all, of the material in Computer Source will show up in Quick Search searches. To be thorough, you might search using both Quick Search and Computer Source.

Click this link to access Computer Source. (You will be prompted to login with your UA username and password if you're at home.)

IEEE Xplore Digital Library

The IEEE Xplore Digital Library has articles from IEEE publications, as well as conference proceedings, IEEE standards, etc. IEEE is the world's largest association of technical professionals.

Click this link to access IEEE Xplore Digital Library.