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Useful resources for research in Computer Information Systems
Last Updated: Feb 24, 2015 URL: http://libguides.uhcl.edu/CINF Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail AlertsShareThis

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Welcome to the library's research guide for CIS. We hope this guide will help you discover and use the wealth of information resources provided by the library. Librarians can assist you further, also. We hope to hear from you!


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Use your UHCL ID card to borrow books and other materials. Don't have your ID card yet? Present a copy of your fee slip and a photo ID for a first-time exception.

Your library barcode number is "200" and the seven digits of your UHCL ID number (example: 2000987456). Find your barcode number on the back of your ID card, or find your ID number on your fee slip.

Key Resources for CIS

Begin your research with articles and electronic books from these databases.
Find more under the tabs above.

  • ACM Digital Library (Association for Computing Machinery)  
    Selected full text for ACM journals, magazines, conference proceedings, and some co-sponsored publications
  • IEEE Xplore Digital Library  
    (1950- ) Selected full text of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology journals, and active IEEE standards.
  • Ebrary (multidisciplinary)  
    Ebrary Academic Complete includes electronic books and maps of academic interest. Covers business, economics, computers, humanities, life & physical sciences, social & behavioral sciences, and technology.
  • Business Source Complete  Icon  Icon  Icon
    (1886- ) Selected full text for journals, industry reports, country reports, MarketLine company profiles, and more

General Resources

Find articles, books and more with OneSearch

Sample search:
"critical thinking" AND ("higher education" OR college*)
Select limiters (articles from scholarly publications, etc.) on results screen.

  • Library Catalog  
    Find books, ebooks, videos, sound recordings, government publications, and more. If you need articles on a topic, start instead with Databases A-Z or a relevant subject guide.
  • Journals List UHCL  Icon
    Check if the library has a particular journal, magazine, or newspaper online, or browse by subject category. Follow Library Catalog links, if provided, for information on available paper or microfilm copies in the library.
  • Databases A-Z
    A complete list of the library's subscription research databases and selected free web databases. If off-campus, you'll be prompted to authenticate with your name and library barcode number.
  • Research Guides by Subject
    Find recommended databases, books, media, websites, and more, organized by subject (Accounting, Anthropology, Art, etc.) and created by UHCL librarians.

Getting Started

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Finding Scholarly Articles on Your Topic:

Basic Search Tips for Most Catalogs and Databases

Find more (broaden your results) with OR and wildcards:
cat or cats or feline*   [finds cat, cats, feline, or felines]

Find less (narrow your results) with AND:
dogs and obedience training   [finds both terms]

Find less with NOT:
toys not poodles   [excludes records that include poodles]

Find less by selecting limiters (peer-reviewed, date, etc.).

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