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Computer Science & Information Systems: Reference Books

•Computer science or computing science (sometimes abbreviated CS) is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation, and of practical techniques for their implementation and application in computer systems. ...

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Unless otherwise noted, the books listed on this page are available in the Paul Meek Library Reference Collection, shelved on the first floor. These books may be used in the library, but may not be checked out. A photocopier is available. The copier on the 1st floor uses the  SkyHawk card, and copies are 10¢/page. There is another photocopier located on the 2nd floor that takes coins (nickles, dimes or quarters.)

Also located on the First floor is a machine called the Kick Scanner. It creates digital copies and these copies may be saved to a flash drive or sent to an email account. This service is free.

Some of the titles listed here are multi-volume sets, while others are single volumes. Use the index at the back of the book (or in the last volume of a set) to find entries relevant to your research.

Ask a reference librarian if you need any assistance with your research.

About Reference

Reference Books include encyclopedias, dictionaries, style guides and directories. These types of books may be useful as you are establishing historical and theoretical background knowledge, understanding disciplinary terminology, and fact-checking.

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