Coming from the POV of someone who has just started his MS in CS program, but is seriously considering eventually going into for his PhD.
I am having trouble deciding what I will focus my research on when I go for my PhD (though I definitely know I want to go for my PhD). See also this question on academia.SE.
So I am thinking that reading/keeping current on what research is being done and what research papers are being released is a good source of....inspiration? Plus good knowledge to know.
Is there central place/database of/good starting place to see recently published CS research papers, or are they all hidden deep within the websites of the University they were written at?