Computer Science and Information Systems library subject guide , Aratohu kaupapa mō te pūtaiao rorohiko me ngā pūnaha mōhiohio

Learn where to start your research in computer science and information systems.

Article databases

Search these databases for the articles you need in your study or research.


Extensive multidisciplinary access to computer science and information systems journal articles and conference papers.

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A Google-style search of selected journal article databases, ebooks, Massey Research Online, and other resources.

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Google Scholar

Multidisciplinary Google search engine for scholarly information. Use in preference to Google web search and always access through the Library website to ensure full availability of Massey-subscribed information.

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ACM Digital Library

Produced by the Association for Computing Machinery, this database contains all ACM journals, magazines, transactions, critical reviews, and proceedings from 1954 forward. Most content is full text.

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IEEE Xplore

Online library of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). 

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New Zealand Science

This comprehensive index of New Zealand science provided by the Crown Research Institutes, Conservation Dept. and the Royal Society of New Zealand.

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Terms and conditions for library online resources

Legal guidelines about how and by whom Library-subscribed article databases may be used.

Books and ebooks

Find the book you need in a library, or access an online edition you can read on your computer.

Search Discover

Search for Library books and ebooks.

Find books, ebooks and textbooks

Search Libraries Worldwide

For postgraduate students and staff to find and request books that are not held by any Massey University Library.

Google Books

Search the full text of books from around the world.

Ebook Collections

ScienceDirect Ebooks


Find Massey University computer science theses

Find Massey University information systems theses

Thesis presentation guide

Information and communication technologies industry

New Zealand companies and directories

Health Informatics New Zealand (HINZ)

HINZ is the New Zealand affiliate of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA).

IT Professionals NZ


International companies and collections


Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Australian Computer Society (ACS)

British Computer Society (BCS)

IEEE Computer Society

International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA)

Open Source Initiative


World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA)


The Computing Research Repository (CoRR) (Cornell University)
CoRR allows researchers to search, browse and download papers through its fulltext online repository.

Conference Proceedings of the ACM (ACM Digital Library)

Conference Publications of the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE Xplore)

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Background information

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology

Encyclopedia of Computer Science

Choose from full download or PDF full text.

Encyclopedia of Cloud Computing

Encyclopedia of Database Systems

Covers crucial concepts relevant to very large databases, database management and database systems

International Encyclopedia of Communication

Approximately 1,400 in-depth entries divided into various areas including communication and technology.

Search for recent Computer Science encyclopedias and recent Information Technology encyclopedias

Concepts and definitions

A Dictionary of Computer Science

This dictionary is in print.

A Dictionary of the Internet


Dictionary and search engine for computer and Internet technology and definitions.

Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (FOLDOC)

Definitions for acronyms, jargon, programming languages and more. Cross-referenced and linked to related Internet resources.

Search the Library for recent computer science dictionaries

Search the Library for recent information technology dictionaries

Search the Library  for recent Internet dictionaries

Patents and standards



IEEE Standards 

Research methods

Sage Research Methods Online

Search encyclopedias, books and journals for information on different research methods and stages of the research process.

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