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Mobile and Web Technologies Subject Guide: Library Resources


This guide will give you an introduction to finding information on mobile and web technologies. You can use it to: 

  • locate books, eBooks and journal articles
  • search relevant databases
  • connect to useful websites
  • reference properly and avoid plagiarism

Check Out These Books

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

Mobile and Web Technologies Subject Areas:

004.21 Systems Analysis and Design
004.6782 Cloud Computing
005.1 Software Engineering / Programming
005.133 Object Oriented Programming / Specific Programming Languages
005.43 Operating Systems / Virtualisation
005.74 Database Systems
005.8 Data Security
006.74 Markup Languages (HTML, CSS etc.)
006.76 Programming (Internet and the Web)
658.4012 Strategic Management
658.4038 Business Information Systems / Management Information Systems
808.066 / 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 Mobile and Web Technologies eBooks:

Chin, R. (2014) Beginning android 3D game development. O'Reilly.

Harris, A. (2013) HTML5 game development for dummies. O'Reilly.

Connolly, T. M. and Begg, C. E. (2015) Databases systems: A practical approach to design, implementation and management. 6th edn. VLeBooks. Jamro, M. (2013) Windows phone 8 game development. O'Reilly.
Delessio, C., Darcey, L. and Conder, S. (2015) Sams teach yourself android development in 24 hours. 4th edn. O'Reilly.

Lantz, B. (2013) Machine learning with R. O'Reilly.

EMC Education Services (2012) Information storage and management: Storing, managing, and protecting digital information in classic, virtualised, and cloud environments. 2nd edn. O'Reilly.

Laudon, K. C. and Laudon, J. P. (2018) Management information systems: Managing the digital firm. 15th edn. VLeBooks.

Fernandez, O. and Faustino, K. (2014) The Rails 4 way. 3rd edn. O'Reilly. Lutz, M. (2013) Learning Python. 5th edn. O'Reilly.

Gasston, P. (2013) The modern Web: Multi device Web development with HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript. O'Reilly.

Matsuda, K. and Lea, R. (2013) WebGL programming guide: Interactive 3D graphics programming with webGL. O'Reilly.

Ginsburg, D. and Purnomo, B. (2014) OpenGL ES 3.0 programming guide. 2nd edn. O'Reilly.

Ray, J. (2014) Sams teach yourself iOS 7 application development in 24 hours. 7th edn. O'Reilly.

Harold, E. R. (2013) Java network programming. 4th edn. O'Reilly. Silberschatz, A., Galvin, P. B. and Gagne, G. (2013) Operating system concepts. 9th edn. O'Reilly.


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 Mobile and Web Technologies Databases:

Database & Subject Areas Access Through

ACM Digital Library
Subject Areas: Computing


A-Z Databases

User Guide

Business Source Ultimate
Subject Areas: Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, Law, Management, Marketing, Psychology


A-Z Databases

User Guide

IEEE Xplore
Subject Areas: Computing


A-Z Databases

User Guide
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Subject Areas: Computing


A-Z Databases

User Guide

ProQuest Business Premium Collection
Includes access to the Economist and the Wall Street Journal
Subject Areas: Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing


A-Z Databases

User Guide
SAGE Research Methods

Over 800 books, reference works, journal articles and videos from SAGE’s research methods list.
Subject Areas: writing a research question, conducting a literature review, choosing a research method, collecting and analysing data and writing up findings

A-Z Databases

User Guide

Offers journal articles and book chapters from 2,500 journals and nearly 20,000 books.
Subject Areas: Computing


A-Z Databases

User Guide


Abstract & citation database of peer-reviewed literature review
Subject Areas: Science, Technology, Medicine, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities


A-Z Databases

User Guide
Subject Areas: Communications, Marketing and Media

A-Z Databases

User Guide

You can access the journals below through the A-Z eJournals page or through Discovery.

Recommended Mobile and Web Technologies Journals:

Decision Support Systems (Database: ScienceDirect)
Future Generation Computer Systems  (Database: ScienceDirect)
Human-Computer Interaction (Database: Business Source Ultimate / Academic Search Complete)
IEEE Internet Computing (Database: IEEE Xplore)
IEEE Transactions on Communications (Database: IEEE Xplore)
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (Database: IEEE Xplore)
IEEE Transactions on Parallel & Distributed Systems (Database: IEEE Xplore)
IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics (Database: IEEE Xplore)
Information Visualization (Database: SAGE Journals)
Journal of Cloud Computing (Open Access: Springer Link)
Journal of Parallel & Distributed Computing (Open Access: Springer Link)
MIS Quarterly (Database: Business Source Ultimate)
User Modeling & User-Adapted Interaction (Database: Business Source Ultimate / ProQuest Business Premium Collection)

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 Mobile and Web Technologies External Websites:

Alan Bundy - How To Write an Informatics Paper
Android Developers
Apple Developers
Coding Horror
Google Developers
IBM Rational Software
Joel on Software
jQuery Foundation
kony – resources
Learning jQuery
Microsoft Developer Network
Mozilla Developer Network
Open Group
Open Web Application Security Project
sitepoint reference
Web Center for Social Research Methods

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