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Computer Science: Databases & Resources

Research guide for computer science students

Where to get help

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Cañada College Library Redwood City, CA
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Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Text Message: (650) 535-8398
Phone: (650) 306-3480
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Library services

The Cañada College Library, on the third floor of Building 9, offers computers, textbooks, technology, research help, printing, and group study rooms.

Library computers do not require you to log in and do not have a time limit so you can come and stay all day. Chromebooks, hotspots and calculators can be checked out from the circulation desk after you complete a technology loan agreement.

Search for textbooks available at the library. If you do not see your textbook, fill out the Textbook request form for students.

How to Use OneSearch on the Cañada College Library homepage

Databases

Where to find databases in the new catalog

Find the OneSearch field on Cañada College Library's homepage to navigate to databases, then choose a database from the dropdown menus by alphabetical order or by name.

Using Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a version of Google that searches for academic articles and is often easier to use than databases. Connect Google Scholar to Cañada College and College of San Mateo databases by following these steps. 

  1. Search Google for Google Scholar
  2. Click on the three horizontal bars in the upper left-hand side of the page.
  3. Find Settings in the menu.
  4. Choose Library Links from the list on the left.
  5. Search for Cañada College and College of San Mateo. You may save up to five library links, as shown below.

ACM Digital Library

The Association for Computing Machinery offers a repository of full-text articles and other materials as well as YouTube channels with thousands of subscribers. You can create an account for free here.

How to read and understand a scientific journal article

Where to find books in the catalog

To find books in the Cañada College, find the OneSearch field on the Cañada College Library homepage. From there, choose Books & eBooks. Then choose Books OneSearch to find books in the college libraries.