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Computer Science Doctoral Research Page

Seidenberg School of Computer Science Research Guide

Doctoral Research Seminar 2017


Pace University Library is here to support your research needs and interests.  Never pay for an article you can get for free via the library.  If, after searching the Pace catalog, you do not find your desired article, book or dissertation you may request an inter-library loan via our ILLiad service.  Follow the link below to request an inter-library loan.

Pace DPS In Computing Dissertations

To access the Seidenberg DPS in Computing Dissertations, follow this link:                     The password is: digitalthesis

Ulrich's Web

The library just bought access to the database Ulrich’s Web.  Tenure track faculty and doctoral students can now obtain the most comprehensive journal coverage with the click of their mouse.  Faculty and students can find details about scholarly, Open Access, business and niche journals across all subject areas and find out instantly whether these journals are peer-reviewed.  Faculty or doctoral students who are looking for a possible list of peer-reviewed journals in a particular discipline can use Ulrich’s Web with over 300,000 journals, 900 subject areas in 200 languages.  To access this database from the Pace Library website click here:

Best Computer Science Databases

Looking For Dissertatons On Your Topic ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

For a short tutorial on searching the database: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses click below.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is an important resource when looking for scholarly articles on your topic.  Go to:   to access.  Below is a short tutorial that demonostrates Google Scholar.

Google Scholar and Peer-Reviewed Articles

The best way to know if a journal found in Google Scholar is peer reviewed is to follow these steps:
1. Note the name of the journal from the citation.  2. Type the name "in quotes," into the regular version of Google in order to find that journal's homepage.  TIP: Journals typically state the fact that they are "peer reviewed" (also known as “refereed” or “juried” or "blind reviewed."  If, in the description, none of those words are used then you can be sure it is not "peer reviewed."

Proper APA Citations: How to . . .

Creating proper APA citations can be challenging.  Two sources can help make it easier.  

1) Google Scholar     Pop your citation into Google Scholar, then . . . to grab a citation click on the Cite link below a search result and select from the available citation styles.  Always double check to make sure formatting is correct by running your citation through another great source:       2) Son of Citation Machine