CiteSeer.IST (Scientific Literature Digital Library; free site)

This is a free database provided as a courtesy by the Pacific University Library.

CiteSeer is a scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature of computer and information science. CiteSeer aims to improve the dissemination and feedback of the scientific literature and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency, and timeliness in the access of scientific and scholarly knowledge.

CiteSeer was developed at the NEC Research Institute by Steve Lawrence, Lee Giles, and Kurt Bollacker. It is currently hosted at Penn State's School of Information Sciences and Technology under the direction of Professor Lee Giles.  Isaac Councill is the CiteSeer adminstrator.

The CiteSeer model is portable with a very similar search engine, SmealSearch, created for academic business documents. CiteSeer indexes PostScript and PDF research articles on the Web.

Publisher: Host: Penn State\'s School of Information Sciences and Technology
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Coverage: Computer Science
Content: Journal articles
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Format: C/A