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Research Methodology (Computer Science)

How to Find Articles & Books using Databases

How do I Find Books on my Research Topic?

First, use the UA Libraries Catalog. opens new window If we don't have it, try the OhioLINK catalog. Use the button in the UA Libraries Catalog.

Example of ordering a book from OhioLINK

A networking approach to grid computing from the OhioLINK catalog
  1. Use the Request Button
  2. Choose “U of Akron” as your school
  3. Enter your UANet ID, password, and pick-up location

If OhioLINK does not have it, try SearchOhio. Use the button in the OhioLINK catalog. If neither have it, try to order it from interlibrary loan.

Sometimes it is convenient to search electronic books directly particularly when looking for quick facts or code syntax.

Finding Technical Reports

Finding Theses and Dissertations