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A database is a searchable, online resource that you should use to find articles on your topic. Penn State databases help you access reliable information from trusted sources. There are many databases specific to IST studies. Start with these:
Access to electronic editions of journals and electronic books to which Penn State University Libraries subscribes, published by a company called Springer-Verlag. Journals cover the fields of chemistry, computer science, economics, engineering, environmental sciences, geosciences, life sciences, mathematics, medicine, and physics. Coverage: 1996-present. Updates: Continuous
Access a vast array of technical content, with nearly 50,000 total learning artifacts, including online books and video courses from O'Reilly and other top publishers, all O'Reilly conference proceedings, as well as live online training, learning paths (many with self-assessments), case studies, and technical tutorials -
IEEE Xplore contains the full text of all IEEE & IET conference papers, and standards published since 1988 and all IEEE journals since 1884 & IET journals since 1988. The material can be accessed through a searchable database or by browsing. 100 concurrent users. Inactive users timeout after 15 minutes.