Coming from the POV of someone who is thinking about pursuing a PhD in Computer science.
I am having trouble deciding what I would focus my research on when I 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?