There are many bibliographic sources available on the WWW, but the following
I find indispensable:
Computer Science Bibliographies --
This is a collection of over 700,000 references to papers and technical
reports in Computer Science, beneath a sophisticated search engine.
While there is much duplication, this is my first stop whenever I need to
look something up.
The primary site is
although several mirror sites are in operation around the world.
All references are provided in bibtex format.
- Joel Seiferas' paper.lst --
References to over 55,000 papers and technical reports (at last count),
algorithms and related areas of theoretical computer science.
Each paper is reduced to a one-line format, which I find easy to grep
It is available by anonymous ftp from ftp://ftp.cs.rochester.edu/pub/u/joel, but a
local copy is also available.
- Geom.bib --
The complete bibliography on anything related to computational
it references over 8,000 books, papers, and reports
and includes detailed abstracts for many of them.
Grep-ing through geom.bib is an amazingly efficient way to find out
about previous work without leaving your office.
It is available via anonymous ftp from
and a local copy is included.
TeX User Group Bibliography Archive --
Over 180,000 bibtex entries in a larger and growing bibliographic
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