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About Conference Papers
Conferences papers are the papers presented at a conference, meetings, symposia, etc. by
Proceedings are the collection of conference papers that are published by the organizing institution of the
conference or via a publisher. They are distributed as printed books, on CDs, or made available on the Web. Proceedings may include whole papers or just the abstracts.
Search Proceedings Online
arXiv -- provides access to e-prints in physics, mathematics, and computer science
Finding Proceedings and Conference Papers
Locating conference proceedings can be complicated because of variations in:
- publication title
- publication type (separate, one-time publications, serials, or as special issues in journals)
- content (abstracts, extended abstracts, or complete papers)
- publication date (some proceedings may be published long after the actual conference date)
- sponsoring associations' name
Try several approaches and don't hesitate to ask a librarian for help.
Search for conference proceedings in:
CAMEO, the library catalog
- Do an Author search - the best way to search for proceedings in CAMEO
E.g., search "International Conference on Computer Aided Design" as the Author, then scroll to the title of
interest. If known, limit by year of the conference or any other
- Do a Keyword
search on unique words in the title and/or sponsoring organization
E.g., IEEE mechatronics
title searching is not
recommended due to the variability in the format of conference titles.
Covering a broad range of subjects, this database is an index to every worldwide published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting that is included in OCLC. Every record inludes a list of the papers presented at each conference.
The extended search fields list makes this database the best way to search for proceedings.
Most professional organizations offer access to their sponsored conferences.