CST 373 Library Guide

Find Books

Locate books via the library's OneSearch, search by author, title, subject or keyword. Once you have a list of results click on 'Books' in the 'Format' tab, to limit your search results to just books.

Search by keyword: ethical issues in computing and technology, digital divide, digital privacy, etc.

Find Articles

Journal Article Databases

Computing Databases

Computer Database

Multidisciplinary Databases

Academic OneFileAcademic Search Premier (Ebsco)

Congressional Research Service Reports on technology, telecommunications, privacy, and civil liberties

Google Scholar indexes the scholarly literature in a wide range of research areas. Link to Google Scholar via the library website to activate the "Find Text@CSUMB" links to full-text articles among the search results. Search Government Publications via GPO Federal Digital System

Ethical and Moral Aspects

Religion and Philosophy

Computing Applied to Other Disciplines

ABI Inform international business and management publications, including the information technology industry and applications of technology to business

Communication & Mass Media Complete journalism and media studies

ERIC all aspects of teaching and education, including technology

Westlaw law, regulations, policy

PAIS International an index to public policy and public affairs journals and news sources

Sociological Abstracts an index to articles, book reviews, books, and dissertations in sociology journals worldwide

Science/Technology Publisher Databases:

Science Direct (Elsevier)

Springer Journals

Wiley Interscience Journals

See also creating links to articles in a database and other kinds of items.

Locating and Obtaining Articles

Is the full text of the article available in the database you are searching?

Yes: If so, view the article directly on the screen and print it out if a paper copy is necessary. You may also have the option to email a copy to yourself.

No: If the full text is not directly available in the database you're searching, look for the

icon and click on it to determine whether the library has the journal on the shelves or provides access to it through another full-text database. If the journal is NOT listed as being available in the library or online in a full-text database you will be offered the option to request a copy of it through the library's ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Service. A total of 10 items per week may be requested per person (including books or articles requested for other courses or projects).

PLAN AHEAD!! - it takes about one week to receive each batch of articles.

OneSearch - Articles


The Digital Divide

National Telecommunications & Information Administration

Reports and Publications

Digital Divide from the Pew Internet Project

Digital Divide Initiatives from Internet World Stats

Digital Divide Institute

Other Websites on Social Issues and Information Technology

Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Electronic Privacy Information Center

Search U.S. Government Publications via GPO's Federal Digital System

THOMAS: Legislative Information Online

The USA Patriot Act from the American Library Association

International Perspectives on Social and Ethical Issues

Digital Agenda for Europe from the European Union

Office of the Privacy Commissioner Australia

Open Network Initiative reports, publications, regional overviews, country studies

Other useful CSUMB Library sites:

Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals

Evaluating Web Sites and Internet Resources

Citation and Style Manuals

Creating Durable Links to Full-text Journal Articles

Annotating and Citing Sources


This resource from the Writing Center at UNC-Chapel Hill provides information on how to annotate and provides examples in different citation styles.

APA Style Guide

APA (American Psychological Association) Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (CSUMB Reference Collection REF BF 76.7 .P82 2010)

APA Style (APA's web site)

Using APA Format (Purdue U. Online Writing Lab)

MLA Style Guide

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (CSUMB Reference Collection: REF LB 2369 .G53 2003).

MLA Style FAQ (MLA website)

Citation Styles Handbook: MLA (U. of Illinois)

Using MLA Format (Purdue U. Online Writing Lab)

Writer's Handbook - Citing Electronic Sources MLA Style (U. of Wisconsin)

Citation Manager

Zotero -- a free, open-source program for collecting and organizing sources. It can be downloaded as a browser extension for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari and as a standalone program that works with Windows, Mac, or Linux systems. View an overview of using Zotero for research.

Your Librarian

Ryne Leuzinger

Research and Instruction Librarian