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Computer Science

Resources for BSc Computer Science and MSc Computing

Getting Started

Not sure where to start?

Have a look at our How To... page for our three part tutorial on conducting library research. The Starting Your Research in MCL tutorial (Part 2) has examples of searches related to education, media, linguistics and film, but the advice is relevant for all subjects.

You will also find guidance on searching Library databases, from some of our database providers.

 

Essential Resources

Library subscriptions: free with your Roehampton login. 

Academic Texts: Search these databases to find journal articles, book chapters and other research papers in your subject. Most provide the full PDF text, but sometimes there may be just brief details (citation and abstract) of the articles. Click on Search for FullText@Roehampton to see if you can access the full text via our subscriptions;  if not, you can usually order it free via Interlibrary Loan.  

 ACM Digital Library and IEEE are the specialist databases for computer science.

Current Newspapers and Magazines

(You can also access the past archives of several titles - find them via our A-Z Database list). 

Open Access E-books 

Free to all on the web, but checked for academic integrity, so you can trust the content. For open access journals, see the Computing and Digital Arts section of our School of Arts Open Access guide.

University subscriptions - free with your Roehampton login.

Open Access: Free to all on the Web

Films: See the Film subject guide for a list of good sources of free online films.

Free to all on the web, but checked for academic integrity, so you can trust the content.

Resources for Gaming

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