The Collection of
Computer Science Bibliographies
Each bibliography is accessed via a single HTML document giving information on the author (editor, maintainer) and the contents of the bibliography. That document also indicates other sites carrying that bibliography and in what format. Some large bibliographies have been split into several files, organized by publication dates. Each BibTeX file is compressed with GNU Gzip, a very efficient compression program. To view a bibliography you have to decompress it first, however, most WWW browsers will do that for you automatically.
The bibliographies have been collected using various Internet search tools and by contributions from individuals. They have been automatically converted to BibTeX format. The local BibTeX copies of the bibliographies are updated with every new release of the bibliography collection (about every month).
Not every bibliography I found could be integrated with this collection, that is, stored locally. These bibliographies are only represented by a link to their respective locations. These links can be found in the "Other bibliographies" sections in each area. There are real gems to be found in those sections, do not miss them!
Basically, the bibliographies can be divided into three categories:
If you create WWW links to any of the bibliographies in this collection then please make the Link to the HTML document describing the bibliography and not to the BibTeX file itself.
I am working on this bibliography collection in my spare time, so please pardon me if I am not always able to respond instantly to the comments/suggestions/requests you send me.
Please also note that the emphasis of this collection is on papers in their various manifestations (journal articles, conference papers, technical reports,...), not on books! The traditional libraries do a pretty good job on cataloguing books, so you should look there if you are searching for books.
Most bibliographies in this collection do not claim to be exhaustive/complete/perfect and most aren't. You can try to judge the quality of a bibliography
The computer science bibliography collection has received some attention and I have made a list of awards and reviews for the collection that I have come across.
Furthermore there are many duplicate entries in the collection. The number of duplicate entries in the collection is growing rapidly, as more and more bibliographies are integrated that used the collection as a source for entries. This overlap between different bibliographies can not really be avoided if the individual bibliographies are to be comprehensive. As long as the spelling of titles is correct, the duplicate entries can be removed automatically to create a database without redundancy (see the section on the manipulation of BibTeX databases). Currently about 30% of the entries in the collection are automatically recognized as duplicate entries and have been removed from the database underlying the search interfaces.
I would actually like to invite people to use the collection to create bibliographies relating to a certain field by searching the collection, removing duplicates, correcting entries, adding more information to entries and adding more entries not present in the collection.
Please to not direct any questions concerning the contents of bibliographies, updates or corrections to me, but rather to the original author(s) of the bibliographies.
Note, that many bibliographies have been reformatted and are thus not verbatim copies of the original files. This must be taken into account if you are sending updates to the original author(s).
I did my best to ascertain the authors of bibliographies and copyrights included in this collection, but this wasn't always possible. If you can make any corrections regarding bibliography author or maintainer attributions or missing bibliography copyrights, I would welcome any hints.
Furthermore I would like to thank the authors and maintainers of all those wonderful index services for the Internet: archie, veronica, Lycos, Infoseek, AltaVista, HotBot and many more, without which I could never have found so many bibliographies.
For the conversion between bibliography formats and general handling
of the bibliography I am indebted to many individuals and projects:
Nelson H. F. Beebe (BibTeX syntax checking), Dana Jacobsen (refer to BibTeX conversion), Larry Wall (who gave us Perl), GNU (for their make and other utilities), Lee McLoughlin (mirror) , the authors of libwww-perl, the authors of glimpse (Udi Manber, Sun Wu, and Burra Gopal), the authors of freeWAIS-sf, and many more.
Finally, the Lehrstuhl Informatik für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler provides the physical resources (disk space and CPU time) for this project.
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