A.I. Research

By - Research & Instruction Librarian September 22nd, 2015

Dear A.I. Class,


So great to meet with you!


As mentioned in class & as available in the A.I. research guide, 2 new eCollections are available for A.I. Research: IEEE Xplore and the ACM Digital Library.


Reseach questions, comments, conundrums?  Please be in touch!  Ms. Sanborn (lsanborn at sps dot edu)




IEEE Xplore

What is it?

IEEE is the acronym for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

IEEE Xplore is an eCollection of engineering and technology journals, conference proceedings, magazines and eBooks, from and about engineering and technology.  Currently the eCollection contains over 3 million items.

According to the IEEE Xplore subscription paperwork, “More than 30% of all technology literature can be found in the IEEE Xplore digital library.”

IEEE. Welcome to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. New York: IEEE, 2014. Print.

IEEE Xplore has created a page of tutorial videos and PDF tip sheets.



ACM Digital Library

What is it?

ACM is the acronym for the Association for Computing Machinery.

ACM Digital Library is an eCollection of published journals, conference proceedings, newsletters, magazines and eBooks from and about Computing Machinery.  An overview of the eCollection holdings is available here.

ACM. “ACM Digital Library: Advanced Search Page.” ACM Digital Library. ACM,
Web. 4 Dec. 2014. <http://dl.acm.org/>.

Dear AI Class,

By - Research & Instruction Librarian September 12th, 2013

Here is your research guide:



As I’m sure you recall from Tuesday’s class, the scholarly eBooks and eJournal collections will be your best friends during this particular assignment.   Do be in touch (lsanborn at sps dot edu) if you have a research question.  I can’t wait to hear about what you find!

Two New Research Guides and an Update to an Old Friend

By - Research & Instruction Librarian October 11th, 2012

New on the Library site are two new research guides in support of two separate Latin projects – plus an update to the Artificial Intelligence guide.  Research guides gather together the most pertinent library resources for a specific project, from the larger (and ever-expanding) universe of Library sources/collections.

Latin Review– Research aspects of Roman daily life including family, recreation and housing.

Latin Poetry & Performance – Select a Roman myth & trace its various classical iterations.

A.I.  – Select an A.I. topic & research both its development & present status.  i.e.  Legal advice, robotic surgery, autonomous driving.

(This guide, now an old friend, now contains several updates including a Venn diagram.)

Please feel free to contact Ms. Sanborn (lsanborn at sps dot edu) for a research consultation and/or to discuss any of the items in this guide.



New Reference Book: Springer Handbook of Robotics

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 27th, 2010

Springer Handbook of Robotics edited by Bruno Siciliano and Oussama Khatib, Springer, 2008.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 629.892 Si1S

A scientific guide to the principles and methods of designing and controlling robots.  This ‘handbook’ is more like an encyclopedia,  serving as a comprehensive guide to the fascinating field of robotics.

Read about:
•    Robot Structures
•    Sensing and Perception
•    Mobile and Distributed Robotics
•    Field and Service Robotics
•    Human-centered and Life-Like Robotics

Helpful for:  Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Robotics Tournament, Science, Engineering, Programming