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Computer Science and Engineering

The Computer Science and Engineering guide provides links to information on all topics related to computer science and computer engineering in relevant databases, journals, conference proceedings, technical reports, websites, professional societies, etc.

Getting Started with Programming (Understanding the Basics)

Are you taking a required course in computer science and/or need introductory books for programs and software? Check out the list of resources below to get you started.

Tutorials and Introductory Resources:


Programming, Software, and Hardware Call Numbers and Resources

Use the following call numbers to find print books in the libraries related to programming, software and hardware.  Safari Computer Books Online is another great place to find electronic books on programming as well [see the link below].

QA75.5-76.95            Electronic computers. Computer science
QA76.75-76.765        Computer Software
TK7885-7895             Computer Engineering. Computer hardware

Finding Books in the CAT

  • Use the Browse function if you are looking for a specific title or author (type last name first).
  • Use the Keyword function and combine terms to search on a topic then use the subject headings from relevant books for additional search terms.
  • Write down the call number and location for any book you want. If the item is not at your campus use the "I Want It" button to request it. 
  • For electronic books, click the link under the words "online content" to access the full text

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