Computer science and computing : a guide to the literature /

Main Author: Knee, Michael.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2006.
Series: Reference sources in science and technology series
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Knee (SUNY at Albany), a well-published bibliographer and science librarian, has created an up-to-date, user-friendly, and affordable guide to major computing and computer science resources. The text begins with an overview of important classification systems for computer science, followed by annotations for guides to the literature. Next, the author wisely groups similar indexing and abstracting services together, giving readers a clear view of how print and Web publications interrelate. His annotations for dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks are extensive, containing mostly recently published print resources and freely accessible Web sites. More entries on print and Web-based resources cover areas including algorithms, biography, career and employment, colleges and universities, directories, portals, meetings and conferences, programming and programming languages, standards and specifications, technical reports, tutorials, and courses. Professional associations, organizations, and societies are included, and contact information for publishers, vendors, and providers is listed. Indexes arranged by author/editor and title complete the text. This work's selective scope keeps readers focused on the latest resources and refers them to other sources for historical research. Entries are numbered for easy cross-referencing, and include subject and date coverage as well as available electronic/print counterparts. The rich source of URLs for free and open-access Web information makes the guide well worth acquiring for academic and professional collections. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above. N. Chipman-Shlaes Governors State University

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