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Reference Sources by Subject: Computer Science Reference Sources

This guide lists the key reference sources (encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, etc.) in various subject areas.


  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, 4th edition (2008) [electronic book]
    Covers all major areas of science, engineering, technology, as well as mathematics and the medical and health sciences, while providing a comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge and technology. Entries typically describe scientific concepts, provide overviews of scientific areas and, in some cases, define terms.
  • McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology (2007)
    Available in the Reference Collection on the 1st floor under call number: REF Q121 .M3 2007
    Some of the topics covered in this resource include: computational intelligence, computer-aided circuit design and nanotechnology.
  • Encyclopedia of computer science (2000)
    Available on the 3rd floor under call number: QA76.15.E48 2000
    Contains over 600 articles by internationally-known computing experts on topics covering computers, computing, and computer science.


  • Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography (2008) [electronic book]
    Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.

Handbooks, Guides, and Manuals

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