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DCS 206 - Past, Present, and the Possible Dystopian Future of Computing: Getting Started with Research


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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.

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:

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:

Predictive Policing

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.

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."

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