Databases are simply collections of journals searchable from one search box. They enable you to find good quality subject-specific research and journal articles on a topic. Listed below are some useful databases in the fields of computing and informatics (you will need your Single Sign On username and password to access them).
You can use Library Search to find journal articles as this will search the vast majority of the content we subscribe to. If you find that this method produces too much information, you may wish to use the subject-specific databases to perform a more targeted literature search.
Below are some more databases that you may find useful in your research
Undergraduate students in their 3rd/4th year and all postgraduate students and staff can request journal articles that DMU does not have access to through our inter-library loan (ILL) service (subject to copyright/publisher permissions). Click on the link below to access the ILL guide:
The e-Resources Portal allows you to find out whether a journal title e.g. Advances in Mathematics, is available electronically and the dates for which it is available.
For example, if you come across a reference for a journal article but the full text is not available, you can search the e-Resources portal for the journal title (NOT the article title) to see if it is available from other databases. You can also use the search box below to search for journal titles through Browzine.
Bibliographic databases are used to find research in top ranking journals. They do not have full text articles as part of their content but it is easy to check if the article is held elsewhere in DMU library collections. They are particularly useful as they detail which other articles have cited a particular piece of research.
Use journals to find: