A conference paper is the text of a paper or presentation given at a conferences, seminars, symposiums or similar which has been organised by a society or an organisation. These are sometimes compiled together with other papers presented at a single conference, which are referred to as conference proceedings. Recent conferences in your subject may provide you with current research, or new methodologies in your field of interest.
Conference papers are published in a variety of ways - they may be published as a book, or as a special issue or supplement to a journal. Some may not be published at all! This guide provides you with ways of keeping track of recent conferences and getting hold of conference papers.
The following sources include references to conference papers.
Databases in your subject may also cover conference papers. To find key databases in your area, click the following link.
All the above databases link to our Item Finder, which shows you if the paper you need is available online. You can also automatically search our print holdings on the catalogue. Find out more about using our Item Finder in the link below.
If the paper you need is not available online or in the Library we can try to get it for you via Inter-Library Loan.
If you need help with finding information, then please contact your subject liaison librarian for advice.
Keep up to date with recent conferences by:
Further information, tips and examples are on our guide to keeping up-to-date: