Computer science & software engineering handbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries
The list below is a selection of the more important sources of information on Computer Science and Software Engineering available at Concordia Library. It includes material held in the Webster Library (WEB) on the Sir George Williams Downtown Campus, the Vanier Library (VAN) on the Loyola Campus and/or available online. Most materials are located in the Reference area (REF). This is not a complete list. Additional resources may be found by searching CLUES, the library catalogue.
- Dictionary of computer and internet terms
- Dictionnaire de l'informatique
- Dictionnaire de technologie numérique
- Embedded systems dictionary
- Facts on File dictionary of computer science
- French computing dictionary
- Free On-Line Dictionary Of Computing (FOLDOC) ONLINE
- McGraw-Hill dictionary of scientific and technical terms
- Modern dictionary of electronics
- Oxford Dictionary of computing ONLINE
- Spanish computing dictionary
Handbooks: Handbooks can provide both background and detailed technical information. Diagrams, formulas, algorithms, specifications, charts, tables, and statistics are featured in handbooks. A handbook’s index provides easy access to its contents.
- Computer engineering handbook
- Computer science handbook
- Digital consumer technology handbook
- Handbook of computer science
- Computer desktop encyclopedia (also FREE ONLINE)
- Cutting edge: an encyclopedia of advanced technologies
- Encyclopedia of computer science
- Encyclopedia of computer science and technology
- Encyclopedia of computer science and technology (annual)
- Encyclopedia of computers and computer history
- Encyclopedia of information science and technology
- Gale encyclopedia of science
- How computers work
- McGraw-Hill encyclopedia of science & technology
- Microprocessor data book
- Software encyclopedia (annual)
- Upgrading and repairing PCs
- Wiley encyclopedia of electrical and electronics engineering
- Wiley encyclopedia of computer science and engineering (online)
- Wired style: principles of english usage in the digital age.
- The communications handbook
- Database and data communication network systems
- Desktop encyclopedia of telecommunications
- The digital signal processing handbook
- Encyclopedia of networking
- Focal Illustrated Dictionary of Telecommunications
- Handbook of computer networks
- Handbook of fiber optic data communication
- Handbook of wireless networks and mobile computing
- Hargrave's communications dictionary
- The Irwin handbook of telecommunications
- The mobile communications handbook
- Reference manual for telecommunications engineering.
- Newton's telecom dictionary
- The telecommunications handbook
- Telecommunications illustrated dictionary
- Telecommunications technology handbook
- Voice and data communications handbook
- Webster's New World : telecom dictionary
- Wiley encyclopedia of telecommunications
- Wireless Internet handbook
- The designer's lexicon : the illustrated dictionary of design, printing, and computer terms
- Dictionary of multimedia: terms and acronyms
- Encyclopedia of graphics file formats
- GATF encyclopedia of graphic communications
- Gardner’s computer graphics & animation dictionary
- Handbook of multimedia for digital entertainment and arts
- Handbook of research on mobile multimedia
- Berkshire encyclopedia of human-computer interaction
- Handbook of human-computer interaction
- Handbook of human factors in Web design
- Handbook of usability engineering
- Handbook of usability testing
- Handbook of virtual environments : design, implementation, and applications
- Handbook on standards and guidelines in ergonomics and human factors
- Human-computer interaction handbook
- Routledge international handbook of participatory design
- The universal access handbook
- CRC concise encyclopedia of mathematics
- The CRC handbook of combinatorial designs
- Handbook of combinatorics
- Handbook of discrete and combinatorial mathematics
- Handbook of discrete and computational geometry
- Handbook of logic in artificial intelligence and logic programming
- Handbook of mathematics and computational science
These resources enable you to identify articles from periodicals (journals) and conferences. They generally provide author and subject indexes, and some also have a classification system. Some databases provide access to online full-text articles, while other provide citations to the articles. Article citations contain the name of the periodical or conference, as well as the date of publication, volume, issue and page numbers. In order to locate a periodical, check CLUES under Journal Title to see if the periodical is available at Concordia. To locate a conference, do a Word search in CLUES using words from the conference name. Periodicals and conferences that are not available at Concordia may be requested through Inter-Library Loan.
For more details on locating articles and using indexes consult the How to Find Articles page.
- Academic Search Complete:
A large, multi-disciplinary database that covers popular magazines and research journals. Some journals have fulltext access to articles.
- ACM Digital Library:
Covers the publications of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in a wide range of subjects including software engineering, networking, wireless communications, and information technology. ACM Digital Library provides online fulltext access to articles from ACM publications.
Comprehensive international index with abstracts covering all engineering disciplines
- Computing Reviews:
Provides reviews of books and journal articles in all areas of Computer Science.
- IEEE Xplore:
Covers journals, conference proceedings, and standards of the IEEE, a major publisher in the fields of computing and electrical engineering. Also covers publications of the British-based IEE.
Citations with abstracts to literature in physics, electrical engineering, electronics and computing and information technology. Includes technical journals, conference proceedings, books and reports. Contains Physics Abstracts, Electrical and Electronics Abstracts and Computer and Control Abstracts. Updated quarterly.
Citations to literature in mathematics, statistics and computer science from over 1,700 journals.
- ProQuest Business Databases:
ProQuest is a multidisciplinary database that includes online full-text articles from a variety of trade and industry magazines.
- Web of Science:
A multidisciplinary database that indexes leading journals in computer science. It is also a citation database that shows how often articles are cited.
If you are unable to locate the information you need, consult a Reference Librarian. The index or database you have chosen may not be the best source for your topic. There may be other resources or databases which are available, or are more appropriate, for the work you are doing and have not been listed above.
Guides provide an overview of the important resources in a discipline. Directories are lists of people, organizations, companies or products.
Most standards are located in the first row of shelves in the Webster Library Reference area, filed by the name of the society or company which produces them. Some standards are listed in CLUES but many are not. Examples of some of major standard producing organizations are:
- Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
- American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
- American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
- IEEE Standards Software Engineering