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Past, Present, and the Possible Dystopian Future of Computing Library Resources
Try Searching in An Article Index:
An article index is like Google Search if it only searched journal articles. Below you will find several article indexes that should help you zero in on some relevant scholarly sources.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.
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Sciences and social sciences journal article citations. Searchable by author affiliation and citation count.
US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
European Patent Office
Japan Patent Office
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
UK Intellectual Property Office
Helpful Hint: Journal Title Search
Want to know whether Bates subscribes to a journal?
- You can perform a "Journal Title Search" from the CBBcat search on the Ladd Library home page.
- And if Bates does not provide immediate access, we can still get you an article via interlibrary loan (ILL). Please ask us at the research desk if you are unsure how to do this!
A Short List of Popular Magazines Accessible Through Ladd Library:
The Atlantic Magazine (1857-2014)
Prominent American general interest magazine.
Access: 1857 to 2014
The Atlantic Monthly (2005-Present)
Prominent American general interest magazine. Coverage provided via EBSCO Academic Search Complete.
Access: 2005 to Present
"Wired is a monthly American magazine, published in print and online editions, that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics." Description from Wikipedia entry (5/3/19)
Access: 2009 to Present
Time Magazine (Online: 1920 - 2000)
National and international news, behavior, books, business, cinema, law, education, environment, modern living, music, nation, press, religion, theater, video and world.
"The Nation is the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States, and the most widely read weekly journal of progressive political and cultural news, opinion, and analysis." Description from Wikipedia (5/3/19).
In edition to the large number of physical books about climate change located in the Ladd Library stacks, you also have access to many more electronic books on the subject. To see a complete list, search the Bates library catalog. Several good examples are provided here:
Artificial Intelligence (A.I) in Society
The Data Divide
Underrepresentation / Marginalization in Computing / STEM
Newspaper article search across multiple newspapers simultaneously:
Use Proquest News and Newspapers to search across many newspapers simultaneously. Newspapers include the Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.
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Newspapers, broadcast transcripts, and wire service reports including NYT, Boston Globe, LA Times and Washington Post. 1850 to Current; varies with each title
Browse a List of Newspapers Available Electronically at Bates:
A (Small) List of Blogs You Might Find Useful:
These blogs often discuss the intersection of technology and society and can be useful for framing additional research into more academic sources. None of this content is endorsed by Bates, nor should the fact that a link listed here be taken as an endorsement. They are simply meant to be an example of the kinds of sites present on the web that are actively engaged in discussions about the intersection of society and technology.
For all of these sites, locate the search tool and search within to locate content related to your interests (e.g. "data privacy", etc.).
- Ars Technica
- Hacker Noon
This blog has a strong focus on cryptocurrency.
- Torrent Freak
"TorrentFreak is a publication dedicated to bringing the latest news about copyright, privacy, and everything related to filesharing. We are not a news aggregator, but focus on unique and fresh stories. TorrentFreak is where news and filesharing collide. We try to be the source of all the latest breaking news in the p2p world. Every year we also publish an in depth review of VPN services."
- The Verge
"The Verge...examine[s] how technology will change life in the future for a massive mainstream audience."
Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM. [From Website.]
STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) have been traditionally thought of as heterosexual, masculine fields and the thought of this can be quite intimidating for those just starting out in the field who don’t fit this mold. This project showcases LGBT people in the STEM fields, showing the diversity of people that can be found in roles all across the STEM disciplines and hopefully providing some role models for people who are either at a junior stage in their careers, or who are only currently considering the possibility of going into a STEM field. [From Website.]
Cite Black Authors
From the CBA Mission Statement: We seek to enhance recognition and citation of Black academic voices. Our approach requires a shift from traditional citation practices that are passive and white-centric to active citation practices that both quantify and equilibrate racial representation.
Community: user-curated content, Impact: amplify the central voices of Black academics, Transparency: clear criteria for inclusion with respect for self-identification, Equity: an easily accessible resource that will simplify the work needed for fair citation practices