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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:

Suggested Headings/Subject Terms to Search in CAT

Application software--Development.
C++ (Computer program language)
Computers / Computer Engineering
Computers/ Internet / Security
Computers/ Networking / Security
Computers/ Security / General
Mobile computing
Python (Computer program language)
Tablet computers, try also iPad (Computer) or iPhone (Smartphone)
Technology & engineering / Mobile & Wireless Communications
Web sites--Design.

Browse Shelves Using These Call Numbers

QA 75.5-76.95            Electronic computers. Computer science
QA 76.75-76.765        Computer Software
T58.5- T58.64             Information Technology
TA 157                         Computer engineers
TK5100                        Computer networks
TK7800-8360              Electronics
TK 7885-7895             Computer Engineering. Computer hardware
Z 102.5-104                Cryptography
ZA 3201-3250             Information superhighway
ZA 4201-4251             Internet

Finding Books in the CAT

  • 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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