This guide will give you an introduction to finding information on computing. You can use it to:
The books in the library are organised first by number and then alphabetically by author's surname. Each book number corresponds to a subject area. Use the Library Catalogue to search for books from your reading lists and course material. If you need help using the Library Catalogue, take a look at our Finding Books guide.
Remember to consult your reading lists and course material for more detail on your recommended texts. To help you get started the numbers below may be helpful for finding books. You can take a look at the Library Map to see where the subject areas are located in the library
Computing Subject Areas:
|005.133||Object Oriented Programming/Specific Programming Languages|
|006.3 / 006.312||Data Mining|
|006.74||Markup Languages (HTML, CSS etc.)|
|519.5||Statistics for Business and Economics/Data Analysis|
|658.403||Decision Making/Problem Solving|
|658.4038||Business Information Systems / Management Information Systems|
|808.0666||Research in Computing|
You can also access some relevant material by using the eBooks available through the library. You can access our main ebook databases here.
Recommended Computing eBooks:
Castledine, E. and Sharkie, C. (2012) jQuery: Novice to ninja. 2nd edn. O'Reilly.
Jamro, M. (2013) Windows phone 8 game development. O'Reilly.
Chin, R. (2014) Beginning android 3D game development. O'Reilly.
Laudon, K. C. and Laudon, J. P. (2018) Management information systems: Managing the digital firm. 15th edn. VLeBooks.
Connolly, T. M. and Begg, C. E. (2015) Databases systems: A practical approach to design, implementation and management. 6th edn. VLeBooks.
Miner, D. and Shook, A. (2012) MapReduce design patterns. O'Reilly.
Dennis, A., Wixom, B. H., and Roth, R. M. (2012) System analysis and design. 5th edn. O'Reilly.
Russell, S. and Norvig, P. (2016) Artificial intelligence: A modern approach. 3rd edn. VLeBooks.
EMC Education Services (2012) Information storage and management: Storing, managing, and protecting digital information in classic, virtualised, and cloud environments. 2nd edn. O'Reilly.
|Savitch, W. (2012) Absolute java: International edition. 5th edn. VLeBooks.|
|Harris, A. (2013) HTML5 game development for dummies. O'Reilly.||White, T. (2015) Hadoop: The definitive guide. 4th edn. O'Reilly.|
|Hennessy, J. L. and Patterson, D. A. (2019) Computer architecture: A quantitative approach. 6th edn. VLeBooks.||Wong, K. D. (2012) Fundamentals of wireless communication engineering technologies. O'Reilly.|
|James, G., Witten, D., Hastie, T., and Tibshirani, R. (2013) An introduction to statistical learning: With applications in R. VLeBooks.|
You can find more eBooks by searching the library catalogue or check out our eBooks page and our eBooks guide for further details.
In order to access journal articles and other online material for your subject area, you can consult the recommended databases that are relevant to your particular subject area individually and are displayed below. For a full list of databases NCI Library subscribes to, go to A-Z Databases on the library webpage.
Recommended Computing Databases:
|Database & Subject Areas||Access Through|
ACM Digital Library
Business Source Ultimate
|Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Subject Areas: Computing
|ProQuest Business Premium Collection
Includes access to the Economist and the Wall Street Journal
Subject Areas: Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing
|SAGE Research Methods
Over 800 books, reference works, journal articles and videos from SAGE’s research methods list.
Abstract & citation database of peer-reviewed literature review
You can access the journals below through the A-Z eJournals page or through Discovery.
Recommended Computing Journals:
|ACM Computing Surveys (Database: ACM Digital Library / Business Source Ultimate)|
|Communications of the ACM (Database: ACM Digital Library / Business Source Ultimate)|
|Computer Fraud & Security (Database: ScienceDirect)|
|Future Generation Computer Systems (Database: ScienceDirect)|
|Harvard Business Review (Database: Business Source Ultimate)|
|IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials (Database: IEEE Xplore)|
|IEEE Software (Database: IEEE Xplore)|
|IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (Database: IEEE Xplore)|
|Information Systems Management (Database: Business Source Ultimate)|
|Journal of Cloud Computing (Open Access: SpringerOpen)|
|Journal of Computer Security (Database: Academic Search Complete / Business Source Ultimate)|
|Service-Oriented Computing & Applications (SOCA) (Database: IEEE Xplore)|
In addition to using the college resources, your reading lists also recommend consulting a number of external sites. Below is a selection of some recommended websites.
Recommended Computing External Websites:
|GCFLearnFree - Access 2010||https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/access2010/|
|IBM - Unified Modeling Language||https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/newto/|
|International Institute of Business Analysis||https://www.iiba.org/|
|Object Management Group||https://www.omg.org/|
|Open Web Application Security Report||https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Main_Page|
|Potswigger Web Security - Burp Suite||https://portswigger.net/burp|
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