Welcome to the UR subject guide for Computer Science! Use this guide to learn more about the library's rich resources in the computer sciences -- you can access books, databases, journals, and websites from this page.
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Background Information & Key Reference Works in Computer Science
Use encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks to obtain an overview of your subject, an understanding of basic concepts, a summary of key issues, definitions, and data. Encyclopedia articles frequently include bibliographies and may refer you to other entries on related topics.
- AccessScience (the online edition of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology)
REF Q121 .M3 2007
- Computer Dictionary
REF QA76.15 .S64 1993
- A Dictionary of Computing
REF QA76.15 .D526 1997
- Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology
REF QA76.15 .H43 2009
- Encyclopedia of Database Technologies and Applications
- FOLDOC - Free Online Dictionary of Computing
- Jargon: An Informal Dictionary of Computer Terms
REF QA76.15 .W56 1993
- Macmillan Encyclopedia of Computers
REF QA76.15 .M33 1992
- Oxford Reference Online (Dictionary of Computing)