In addition to using the college resources, your reading lists also recommend consulting a number of external sites; the following is just a selection of some of the recommended websites.
Cloudbook - http://www.cloudbook.net/
CloudExpo Blog - http://cloudcomputing.sys-con.com/
Cloud Security Alliance - https://cloudsecurityalliance.org
IBM Redbooks - http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/
Microsoft Developer Network - https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us
National Institute of Standards and Technology - http://csrc.nist.gov/
Ulitzer - http://www.ulitzer.com/