• Future conferences - what, where and when

    Conference Alerts is a free service which enables you to keep up to date with conferences taking place in your field. You can search for forthcoming conferences by topic or by country and view brief details and links to further information including a contact person. You can also subscribe to a free email alerting service to receive updates of conferences which match your research interests. is a global online conference directory which included details of conferences, conventions,, exhibits and seminars. You can search by category and set up an email alert.

    H-Net Humanities and Social Sciences online includes conference announcements.

    The websites of learned societies & organisations can provide details of conferences and events in their field.

    Tracing published conference literature

    The library subscribes to the following online services which enable you to trace published conference literature.

    Conference proceedings is an index which provides access to the published literature of the most significant conferences, symposia, workshops, and conventions in the areas of science, technology and medicine. Details and an abstract are included. It covers material published since 1990.

    Conference proceedings are part of the Web of Science Core Collection. Once you have accessed the service, click on the drop down arrow next to 'All Databases' and choose Web of Science Core Collection. If you want to search conference proceedings only, at the next screen you have the option to limit your search (towards the bottom of the screen).

    Zetoc provides access to the British Library's Electronic Table of Contents and includes around 16,000 conference proceedings published per year. It is updated daily and covers material published since 1993. You can search by author, title, keyword or conference name