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CIS 700: Emerging Technologies

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History, News and Criticism
  1. ABI/Inform
  2. Business Source Premier
    Provides access to a wide range of business and economic news. Included in EBSCO Megafile.
  3. Factiva
    Factiva searches both news sources and financial databases.

Business Implications
  1. Business Insights
  2. Faulkner's Advisory for IT Studies
  3. Gartner IntraWeb
  4. Forrester Research
    You are required to register (for free) on a campus computer to use this resource.
  5. InfoTech Trends

Technical information
  1. Safari Tech Books Online
  2. Patent Sources
    Search for companies in the assignee field. Product names are not searchable; instead, search for the inventions used in that product.
    1. Derwent Innovations Index
      Patents, patent family information, citing and cited patents and more from 40 worldwide patent-issuing authorities.
    2. USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office)
    3. Esp@cenet (European Patent Office)
    4. Need help? See this patent searching information page.
  3. Technical Reports
    1. CiteSeer
      Provides regularly updated, full-text versions of computer science papers and technical reports.
    2. CoRR (Computing Research Repository)
    3. Penn Computer and Information Science Technical Reports Archive
      All Penn CIS Technical Reports for the period 1967 - present.
    4. Virtual Technical Report Center
      Contains links to technical reports, preprints, reprints, dissertations, theses, and research reports of all kinds.

Scholarly Articles and Conference Proceedings
  1. Engineering and Computer Science Databases
    1. INSPEC
      Includes citations for journal articles, conference papers and technical reports in computer science and related fields.
  2. Digital Collections from Scholarly Societies & Publishers
    1. IEEE Xplore
      Full-text of IEEE journals, transactions, letters, magazines, conferences and current standards. Most coverage goes back to 1988, with some publications going back even further.
    2. ACM Digital Library
      From the Association for Computing Machinery. Includes journals, magazines, transactions, proceedings, newsletters and more.
    3. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
      Despite being a book series, LNCS contains some of the most cutting edge reports of new research.
  3. Multidisciplinary Databses
    1. Scopus

  1. Catalogs
    1. Franklin
      The Penn Libraries' online catalog.
    2. WorldCat
      Searches across many academic and public libraries.
  2. Subject Headings
    Here are a few headings under which you can find relevant books in our catalog:
    • Electronic commerce
    • Electronic voting--United States
    • Information technology--Technological innovations
    • Internet
    • Internet--Technological innovations
    • Semantic web
    • Virtual reality

  1. Citizendium Citation Guidelines
  2. PLoS Biology Guidelines
    Scroll down to the "References" section.
  3. The DOI System
    An explanation of the DOIs (digital object identifiers) you will see associated with many resources, and of why they are used.

For assistance contact:

Business Engineering
Cynthia Cronin-Kardon Douglas McGee
Business Reference Librarian Assistant Director for Engineering and Physical Science Libraries
215-898-5553 215-898-8170
AIM: cycrok AIM/MSN/Yahoo: PennEngSciDir