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Computer and Video Game Resources

This provides some resources and other information for beginning research on the topic video games and computer gaming research.

Mines Library Catalog Search

To start, you may use the Mines Library Catalog to search for research articles for a broad understanding of your research topic. Use the faceted filters on the right side of the search result to narrow it down to Resource Types / Articles.

Please note: not all research articles which the library subscribes to are searchable through the catalog. You can use the catalog for a broad search to get started and use specialized databases for more specific and comprehensive searches on your topic. 

Core Electronic Databases for Gaming Research

Specialized Databases

gamasutra logoGamasutra - The art and business of making games.

Cite Seer logo CiteSeerX ( is an evolving scientific literature digital library and search engine that has focused primarily on the literature in computer and information science. 

Journal Title Search

If you know the title of the journal you want to browse, you could search for the journal title in the catalog. For example, if you do a search on Journal of Operations Management, the first item to come up will be the catalog record for the journal. You can then view the table of contents for the journal.

Search Terms

Try these keywords when searching for information about your topic.

  • Computer games
  • Computer games AND design
  • Computer games AND development
  • Computer games industry
  • Electronic games
  • Gaming
  • Game design
  • Internet games
  • Motion pictures and video games
  • Online games
  • Three-dimensional display systems
  • Video games
  • Video games AND children
  • Video games AND design
  • Video games AND development
  • Video games AND legislation
  • Video games in art
  • Videogames (one word)
  • Virtual reality