Saturday, October 6, 2012

New Database: Computers & Applied Sciences Complete

Computers and related technologies are a part of all aspects of life and culture, from corporate systems to digital art to educational aids to medical diagnosis to social media to rock music production.  Suffolk classes from both the B-School and the College of Arts & Sciences all touch on countless topics related to new technologies.

Therefore, we have added a full spectrum database called Computers & Applied Sciences Complete (CASC) from EBSCOhost.  It "covers the research and development spectrum of the computing and applied sciences disciplines. It contains collected knowledge on traditional engineering challenges & research, and is a resource for research concerning the business and social implications of new technology." CASC provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,200 academic journals, professional publications, and other diverse reference sources. Although a newish database, indexing covers the 1960s to present, with a few titles indexed as far back as 1956. The Charleston Advisor (a library journal) concluded that "EBSCO has thoroughly covered the field."

Full-text is available for more than 1,020 periodicals. And because we have useful publisher and society full-text aggregates like Wiley Online Library, ScienceDirect, SpringerLink , IEEE Digital Library and ACM Digital Library, CASC can link out to thousands and thousands of articles and documents that are not inherently full-text in this particular file.

Searching is easy, as it is with all EBSCOhost databases.  Start with a keyword search and then refine from the left frame.  Or explore subject terms assigned to the best articles.

Subject areas include the many engineering disciplines, computer theory & systems, new technologies, and social & professional contexts of technology. Research is aided by the inclusion of searchable cited references for key journals, too.

We expect this database to be a valuable addition for all manner of Suffolk students and faculty.

 [Find Computers & Applied Sciences Complete on our A-Z database list, or in our Subject Database Lists for Business & Management as well as Sciences.]

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