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Welcome to the UR research 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. 

I am the liaison librarian for Computer Science as well as many other science disciplines.  Please contact me if you need any help with your research!

                                                                                                      ~ Melanie

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)
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