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In This Guide

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  • Reference Sources to help you find background information
  • Databases and some select computer science journals to help you Find Articles
  • Information on how to search the catalog and ebooks to help you Find Books


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Reference sources - great for getting started

Reference sources can be a great starting point for research. Reference sources typically provide definitions, give topic overviews, and explain theories. They can also point to additional readings and scholarship. Examples of reference sources include: dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, guidebooks, manuals, and textbooks. 

Reference Books

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Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology

Summarizes how technology has developed, the future of computer programs and applications, and the significance of computer components. ebook

Dictionary of Computing

Provides coverage of the terms used in computing, including hardware, software, program languages, networks and applications, e-commerce and the Internet. ebook

Encyclopedia of Technology Terms

The definitive guide for a world laced with jargon, computer acronyms, and techno-speak. ebook

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Concise Encyclopedia of Computer Science

Presents a wide ranging perspective on the key concepts and developments that define the discipline. REF 004.03 C748

Principles of Computer Science

Provides students and researchers with an easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals of computer science. ebook