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Data Analytics 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:

005.74 – Database Systems

006.3/006.312 – Data Mining

006.6 – Data Visualisation

519.5 – Statistics for Business and Economics/Data Analysis

658 - Management

658.05 – Computer Applications

658.4038 – Business Information Systems/Management Information Systems

808.066/808.0666  - Academic Writing/Writing Dissertations


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.

Barker, T. (2013) Pro data visualization using R and Javascript.

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

Holmes, A. (2012) Hadoop in practice.

Kimball, R. and Ross, M. (2013) The data warehouse toolkit: the definitive guide to dimensional modeling. 3rd ed.

Linoff, G.S. and Barry, M.J. A. (2011) Data mining techniques: for marketing, sales and customer relationship management. 3rd ed

McClave, J. and Sincich, T. (2014) Statistics. 12th ed

McKinney, W. (2012) Python for data analysis.

Rajaraman, A. and Ullman, J.D. (2012) Mining of massive datasets.

Russell, M.A. (2011) Mining the social web.

Teetor, P. (2011) R cookbook.

Ware, C. (2013) Information visualization: perception for design. 3rd ed

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

Witten, I.H., Frank, E., Hall, M.A. and Pal, C.J. (2017) Data mining: practical machine learning tools and techniques. 4th ed. 

Zobel, Justin (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

EBSCO ebook Business Collection - user guide

Safari Books Online - user guide