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Cloud Computing Subject Guide: Books and eBooks


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All the books in the library are organised first by number (which corresponds to a subject area) and then alphabetically by author’s surname. Use the library catalogue to search for books from your reading list.

To help you get started, the first box below provides a few selective helpful numbers – consult your reading lists and course material for more detail on your recommended texts; for assistance in using the library catalogue, please use this guide.


These numbers may be helpful for finding books in the following subject areas:

004.6782 – Cloud Computing

005.1 – Software Engineering

005.43 – Operating Systems/Virtualisation

005.74 – Database Systems

006.3/006.312 – Data Mining

808.0666 – Research in Computing

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You can also access some relevant material by using the eBooks available through the library. The following key texts from your reading lists are available in eBook format.

Bloomberg, J. (2013) The agile architecture revolution: how cloud computing, REST-based SOA, and mobile computing are changing enterprise IT.

Buyya, R., Vecchiola, C. and Selvi, T.S. (2013) Mastering cloud computing: foundations and applications programming.

Carstensen, J., Golden, B. and Morgenthal, J.P. (2012) Cloud computing: assessing the risks.

Daigneau, R. (2011) Service design patterns: fundamental design solutions for SOAP/WSDL and RESTful web services.

EMC Education Services (2012) Information storage and management: storing, managing and protecting digital information in classic, virtualized and cloud environments. 2nd ed. 

Hwang, K., Dongarra, J. and Fox, G.C. (2012) Distributed and cloud computing: from parallel processing to the internet of things.‚Äč 

Kusnetzsky, D. (2011) Virtualisation - a manager's guide.

Marinescu, D.C, (2018) Cloud computing: Theory and practice. *Note: Go to A-Z of databases on the library website, open Science Direct, and search for Marinescu. You will be able to download a pdf of each chapter.

Rosado, D.G., Mellado, D., Fernandez-Medina, E and Piattini, M. (2012) Security engineering for cloud computing: approaches and tools. 

Weinman, J. (2012) Cloudonomics.

White, T. (2012) Hadoop: the definitive guide. 3rd ed

Yeluri, R. and Castro-Leon, E. (2014) Building the infrastructure for cloud security: a solutions view.

Zobel, J. (2014) Writing for computer science. 3rd ed.

There are more eBooks available by searching in the following databases or by searching in the library catalogue:-

Dawsonera - user guide

Safari Books Online - user guide