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Greettings! This guide provides an introduction to information resources for computer science at the UWM Libraries. For further assistance please contact Svetlana Korolev.

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Types of Information Sources

Journal articles, patents, meeting abstracts/conference proceedings – present original results of investigations reported by researchers (primary sources).
Review articles, books, handbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries, indexes – analyze, compile and facilitate access to information from primary sources (secondary sources).

Information Searching Strategies

  • Locate background information using reviews and articles from encyclopedias
  • Identify key researchers in the area
  • Be familiar with specific search techniques of the database
  • Know the value and use of citations searching backward and forward in time
  • Subscribe to the alert services provided by journals and databases

Evaluation of Information Resources

  • Content (Subjects, is it related to your topic? In what aspects?)
  • Authority (Author and source, are credentials known?  Scholarly?)
  • Date published (is current information is very important?)
  • Availability (Abstract, bibliography, full text, library holding?)

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