March 23rd, 2011

Searching for Technology Articles

We sometimes get questions about the best databases for finding technology articles. You can find a list of recommended databases by going through the Databases by School link from the library home page and clicking on School of Business and Technology. There, you will see that Capella Library has several databases that are good for technology research:

IEEE Xplore logoThe IEEE All-Society Periodicals collection is a subset of IEEE Xplore and contains peer reviewed journal articles from IEEE and affiliated organizations. It is a great resource for all types of IT research, and should be most technology learners’ first stop.

 

 

ScienceDirect logo

 

Science Direct is sometimes overlooked because of its name, but it has a number of IT journals , so check it out. It has some great resources!

 

 

 

ABI/INFORM is mostly a business database, but it does contain some helpful IT journals, especially if you are looking for articles in IT project management. When your technology topic starts to cross over to another discipline, it’s a good time to use databases designed for both.

We understand that you will sometimes need very specific resources for your technology research. Our Interlibrary Loan service allows learners to access articles we don’t have in the Capella Library. If you find useful IT articles or conference proceedings by searching Google Scholar or when perusing a bibliography, you can request the full text using the Interlibrary Loan form.

For more search help, you can look at the resources available on the library guide home page, or Ask A Librarian.

-Kim

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