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John Corkrend
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Hi everyone, I am currently writing a paper for school that relates to computer programming and am having trouble finding sources. I'm posting this here as I feel you guys will know how to help, if this needs to be moved then I'm sorry, but I've always gotten good feedback from the people on these forums.

Anyways I need to find sources for my topic, I can do that fine, but the thing is they are not reliable sources so my teacher would not accept them. If any of you could point me in the right direction of where to do my research that would be greatly appreciated.

Some of the topics I need to research are how computers handle code, what affects the processes of a computer, and discussing code in general. For the last one I believe I will talk about compiled vs. interpreted languages.
 
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Greetings,

You need to provide the type of sources you want to read, understand and cite.

At the most formal side, there are two families of publications that most research investigators try to publish (shall we say peer reviewed) - and they are the ACM (association of computing machinery) and the IEEE Computer Society.

But note: for most of the "papers" you will need a subscription to access the actual papers on-line. Ask your instructor if the school has access to these publications.

-steve
 
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I'm just guessing, but the fact that your teacher is concerned about "reliable sources" suggests to me that your teacher would like you to get information from a book, or an encyclopedia. Something paper-based, in other words. I don't think you need to go to technical journals, though, because it sounds to me like you want to describe basic computer architecture. you should be able to find this sort of thing in a fairly basic computer science text.
 
Tim Cooke
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Paul is right. You'll most probably find everything you'll need in a printed book. Go spend some time in your school library.

However, if you do want to search around online for articles and papers that you will be able to reference as reliable (verifiable at least) sources then you can use Google Scholar scholar.google.co.uk. You'll still likely find you have to pay to access some papers but then take Steve's advice and check with your school as they may well have a subscription already.
 
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