Researchers report many new and novel procedures, process, products, and systems at conferences. Major society conferences, like IEEE and ACM (Association of Computing Machinery), are available through their respective digital libraries, but others can be difficult to find. Generally treating the name of the conference like a book title or author and searching it as keywords in our catalog or WorldCat will allow you to track down the full information about the conference. The library can then get you a copy of the specific articles (as if it was a journal article) or request a loan for the full conference proceedings (as if it was a book). You choose what works best for you.
If you have attended a conference and no longer need the published proceedings, often distributed in a CD format, feel free to donate it to the library so that others can have access. There is a large problem locating copies of conference publications from small groups.
Society conferences purchased by the University Libraries include: