About Conference Proceedings
Conference proceedings are called many things, such as: Congresses, Symposiums, Colloquiums, Annual Meetings, and more.
They are shelved according to their subject area in the General Stacks at the Engineering Library (i.e. on the third or fourth floors). Some may be online (see below).
Conference proceedings can be tricky to find since sometimes they are cataloged individually (like a book) or as a series (like a journal). Here are some tips to help you find conference proceedings in the UW Libraries Search:
The GOLDEN RULE for searching in Libraries Search is: Use unique words from the title of the conference and
search these words as a KEYWORD search in the catalog.
More search tips:
Sometimes it will be necessary to verify the citation before being able to accurately search in the UW Libraries. You can often check a specific citation from a conference proceeding:
Search in UW Libraries Search
Searching in the UW Libraries Search system finds items that are available at the UW Libraries or can be requested from a Summit Library.
To Find at the UW Libraries Only
Before you put key words in the search menu, click the downward arrow beside Articles, Books, and more for the pull-down a menu that allows you to choose UW Libraries only.
Online Conference Proceedings
You can also find additional conference proceedings in areas like civil and environmental engineering (ASCE), electrical engineering (IEEE), computer science (ACM), optical engineering (SPIE) and aeronautic and astronautic engineering (AIAA) from the following online collections from the UW Engineering Library: ( UW Restricted)