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Computer Science: Journals & Databases

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Finding journal articles

Journals are usually published on a regular basis, such as weekly, monthly or quarterly and each issue contains a collection of articles by different authors usually reporting the latest research.  You can find all the journals we subscribe to using iFind, the library catalogue. 

Journals will be very important to use during your studies, they will provide you with high quality, reliable and up-to-date information.  Using articles in assignments will demonstrate you have read widely on your topic.  The main way to search for journal articles on your topic is to use a bibliographic database.  A database is simply just an organized collection of information or data.  Swansea University pay for access to 100s of high quality databases to help you find the best and most up-to-date information for your research.  The main databases we recommend are below but remember each database will have different content so it's best to use more than one database to make sure you get all the information you need!

Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

Key resources

Finding journal articles in computer science

The following short course will explain how to find journal articles in computer science. It should only take 5-10 minutes to complete. Click the image below to launch the course.

Google Scholar


Increasing visibility of Open Access content

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Search the world’s largest collection of open access research papers

It's the biggest collection of open access full texts, making it an unparalleled research tool

Read about the huge, global and widely used data hosted by CORE


OpenGrey is an open access multidisciplinary database. It provides references for grey literature including theses, research reports and technical reports.

Explore our journals with BrowZine

Browzine can be accessed through the web or a dedicated app and allows you to browse, read and keep track of journals.

Troubleshooting online journals

Nearly all our electronic resources can be accessed off campus using your university username and password. However, it can sometimes be more difficult to find the correct route to login. The easiest solution is to look up the journal or database in iFind and follow the link there. This guide has screenshots showing how some of the major systems look off campus.