Answered By: Nancy Wilmes
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2018     Views: 169

Many of the Libraries' research databases contain papers from conference or meeting proceedings.

All of the WSU databases are located alphabetically under Article Databases at this link:

In searching some research databases, you can limit to a specific type of document by selecting "document, literature or publication type" to locate conference or meeting proceedings papers. 

Here are a few examples of some databases which can be searched for conference or meeting papers:

  • American: History & Life limit to conference paper
  • Biological Abstracts limit to meeting paper
  • CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature) limit to the publication type, conference
  • Compendex and Inspec (within Engineering Village) limit to conference article or conference proceeding
  • ProQuest Research Library limit to conference papers & proceedings
  • PsycInfo limit under book type to conference proceedings
  • Sociological Abstracts limit to conference papers & proceedings
  • Web of Science limit to proceedings paper

If you locate conference proceedings papers in any of these databases (above), they may or may not be available in full-text.  If a paper is not available in full-text, you can order it via Interlibrary Loan (ILL). You will need your WSU AccessID and password to login to ILL or to register for first time use. Other discipline databases may also have the feature of limiting to conference or meeting proceedings papers.  You can contact the Subject Specialist Librarian for your department to find out if conference proceedings papers are available in the databases for your discipline:

Searching the library catalog for conference proceedings:

To search for conference or meeting proceedings in the WSU Library catalog:

Go to the library catalog page. Then perform a key word search, as in this example: 

  • In the search bar type "AMA conference 1987"
  • You will be taken to the catalog record(s) for your search
  • The location and call number of the conference in the WSU Library System will be noted in the catalog record

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