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Computer Science: Databases

Using Library Resources

If you need to find articles, you can use the databases.

These are some of the types of documents that can be found using databases.

  • Primary Sources - an original item. They can include articles, movies, recordings, or diaries.
  • Secondary Sources - a summary of primary sources. A review articles summaries articles in a specific field.
  • Peer-Reviewed - works that have been examined by professionals working in the same field. This check is done to find any duplications or results that can not be replicated.


If you are off-campus, you will need to log in to see the results of your searches. Use the same username and password as your Blackboard username and passwords.


If the library does not have the article that you need, you can order it through Interlibrary Loan.

Swoop Search

You can start your search for articles in Swoop Search, found on the library's home page.

Enter your search term, and click on the Search Button.

You will see scholarly articles, articles from current magazines or newspapers, videos, definitons, and book reviews.

Google Scholar

Discover scholarly documents across the web with Google Scholar. Book chapters, conference papers, dissertations, patents, and reports are available. If logged into the UT Tyler library and if the item is available from the library, then it can be accessed and downloaded immediately.

However, some citations may not be correct. Consult with the STEM librarian if the provided citation appears too short or does not provide enough details.

The MLA citation for this license plate recognition article appears asGaddam, Leelawati, et al. "License Plate Recognition." (2014). It does not include the name of the online journal. 

The correct MLA citation format is:

Gaddam, Leelawati, et al. “International Journal of Computer Science and Mobile Computing License Plate Recognition.” International Journal of Computer Science and Mobile Computing 39.9 (2014): 492–495. Web. 6 Apr. 2016.


Engineering Databases

Go to Engineering Database by Subjects, and select another database.

UT Tyler Computer Science  theses are stored in Scholar Works, the institutional repository.

Here are the direct links to specialized databases for Engineering:

Database Searching Tutorials

Each database has a unique way of searching for information. The following databases provide their own video instructions or training.