Conference proceedings are a record of papers and posters presented at an association's conference or meeting. Papers presented at conferences may not be peer-reviewed and are sometimes classified as working papers. Many papers will go on to be published in journals at a later date. Conferences are also referred to as meetings, symposiums, seminars, colloquia, congresses, conventions, or roundtables.
Conference papers may also illustrate what is happening in research in a particular field - who is researching and what is being studied.
Conference proceedings are often indexed in databases, but it is also worth checking the relevant association's or conference's website to see if they are available there.