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Computer Science: Databases & Resources

Research guide for computer science students

Library resources that can help you with your research

The library is open every day except Sunday and computers don't require a login and have no time limit. First, you will need a library card from any of the 35 libraries in the Peninsula Library System to log into Cañada College databases at home. Fill out this application form and bring it to the library's Circulation Desk with a California or Cañada College student ID to open your library account. We hope you find the links below to databases where you will find articles and books on computer science and technology useful.

Connect to Google Scholar

Connect Google Scholar to Cañada College and College of San Mateo databases by following these steps. 

  1. Find Settings in the menu, the three bars in the upper left-hand side of the page.
  2. Choose Library Links from the list on the left.
  3. Search for Cañada College and College of San Mateo.
  4. Click the Save button.

Online access to library subscriptions is usually restricted to patrons of that library. You may need to login with your library password, use a campus computer, or configure your browser to use a library proxy. Please visit your library's website or ask a local librarian for assistance.

Safari Tech Books Online

Access Science Encyclopedia

These databases contain articles on computer science.

Science in Context

Once you are in the Science in Context database, you will see eight boxes of topics to browse, including Math, Engineering and Technology or the Physics and Astronomy. In each of those categories are dozens of specific fields, disciplines and topics.