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Searching for Proceedings
Because of title variations, it can be difficult to search titles of proceedings in the online catalog. Feel free to ask for assistance at the reference desk.
Information that helps in searching for proceedings: name (and abbreviation) of sponsoring organization; name of conference series; title of conference in a particular year; location and date of conference. Keep in mind that proceedings are often published in the years following the conference, so publication year may not match the date of the conference.
Here are a couple of ways to search the OSU Libraries catalog for proceedings
1) Do an author search for the organization name or abbreviation
2) Use a keyword search and choose some of the more important words in the conference title, the organization, or title of the conference.
- Example: "proceedings" AND [keyword] AND [keyword]. . ."
- The search "proceedings AND robotics and IEEE" yields 19 results, including: Proceedings / IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.
Compendex (Engineering Index)
The most comprehensive index in engineering with over 9 million references. The coverage is worldwide and includes all areas of engineering. Provides citations and abstracts of information from journals, books, conference proceedings, patents, and technical reports from companies. The UI Library subscribes to the backfile which adds coverage from 1884-1968.
Coverage: 1884 to present
Proceeding First (OCLC)
Index to conferences and the papers presented at them. Use PapersFirst to search by author or paper title. Use ProceedingsFirst to search by subject or conference name.
Index only: 1993-present
Coverage Dates: 1993 - present