Software Engineering: Articles & Journals

Useful resources for research in Software Engineering

Find Articles in Research Databases

Depending on your topic, these databases also may be relevant.



Advanced Search

Sample search:
   "critical thinking" AND "higher education"
   (race OR racial) AND (discriminat* OR prejudic*)
Select limiters (articles from scholarly publications, etc.) on results screen

While it doesn't offer some of the sophisticated options available in research databases, Google Scholar can be helpful. See instructions for customizing Google Scholar to provide Full Text @ UHCL links in results.

A peer-reviewed (or refereed) journal:

  • uses experts from the same subject field or profession as the author to evaluate a manuscript prior to acceptance for publication
  • has articles that report on research studies or provide scholarly analysis of topics
  • may include book reviews, editorials, or other brief items that are not considered scholarly articles
Peer Review in 3 Minutes

(3:15) Explains the academic publishing process for research articles and scholarly journals, including the quality control process of peer review. North Carolina State Univ. Libraries

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Get Full Text for an Article

If a database lacks immediate full text, click Find It @ UHCL in results to check for full text from another source. Follow Available Online links in OneSearch to a resource with full text for UH Clear Lake users as shown below.

Shows Find It at UHCL leading to full text in EBSCOhost PsycARTICLES

If full text is not found, submit an article request.

Journals List

UHCL Journals List

When you already have a citation to an article or want to know whether the library has a specific journal, search here for the journal title.

Find journals by journal title or ISSN

Get an Article from a Known Citation

Sample citation:
Robbins, B. G. (2016). Probing the links between trustworthiness, trust, and emotion: Evidence from four survey experiments. Social Psychology Quarterly, 79, 284-308. doi:10.1177/0190272516657546

Use OneSearch to look for a DOI (digital object identifier). If there's no DOI, search for an "exact phrase" from the article title. Add an author name if needed. Examples:

  • 10.1177/0190272516657546
  • "links between trustworthiness trust and emotion"
  • "links between trustworthiness trust and emotion" AND robbins


As an alternative, or to check if the library has paper copy, search the title of the journal (e.g., social psychology quarterly) in the Journals List search box below:

Find journals by journal title or ISSN


If an article isn't available online, submit an article request.

Locating Journals

Library floor plans

  • Current issues are shelved in alphabetical order in the Current Periodicals area (main floor)
  • Bound journals are shelved like books, in call number order in the General Stacks

Find call numbers for bound journals in OneSearch.

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