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Computer Science Research Guide: Home

Library resources and collections for computer science research.

Welcome COS Seniors

Welcome COS Seniors. This guide contains links to resources that may be useful during your thesis research. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out or make an appointment with Willow Dressel using the contact information below.

Getting what you need

If you find there are books that you need and we don't have them at Princeton, use the Borrow Direct service first, then, if not successful, go to Interlibrary Loan.

The Interlibrary Loan service can also supply copies of papers, articles, book chapters, reports or any other documents that we don't own at Princeton. Just log on to the service and place your request.

Using the Library Off-Campus

Most of the Library's electronic resources are available to registered students, faculty, and staff when away from campus. The Library offers two means of remote access, EZProxy and SRA.

The EZProxy service requires no configuration. It can be used directly form our Articles and Databases listings.

The SRA service is managed by Princeton's Office of Information Technology (OIT) and requires installing and configuring software compatible with your computer's operating system.

More information is available at

Research Consultations

Contact Willow Dressel to arrange for a research consultation if you need help locating materials for your project or thesis. Before we meet to work on your topic, please make sure that you send me the following information:

1. In a sentence or two, describe your thesis (research) topic.

2. What materials (if any) have you collected so far?

3. Please give me an example of a relevant book, article or paper that you found so far or that was recommended by your advisor.

4. What library resources have you searched (if any)?

Office Hours are Wednesdays from 2:00 - 4:00 pm in room 106.


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Willow Dressel
Engineering Library
Fine Hall, Princeton University
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