Resources for Computer Science

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Printed Materials

Printed Materials

The main collection of printed material e.g. books, journals, reference and quick reference for Computer Science is found in the Physical Sciences Library Main page

Key areas:

Q Science (General)
Q 335-336 Artificial Intelligence
QA 75 Computer Science
QA 76.6 Programming
QA 76.73 Individual languages e.g. QA76.73.J38 Java
QA 76.76 Special topics e.g. QA76.76.O63 Operating systems
T Technology
TK Electrical engineering
TK 5105 Communications & networks

Electronic Resources

Electronic Resources

ACM Digital Library

This is a research, discovery and networking site and provides access to the full-text collection of all ACM publications, and access to a biblioraphic database focussing exclusively on computing.

Computer Society (IEEE)

"The IEEE Computer Society is the world's leading membership organization dedicated to computer science and technology. The Digital Library holds more than 550,000 articles and papers on computer science and technology."


"A digital library and search engine that has focused primarily on the literature in computer and information science. CiteSeerx aims to improve the dissemination of scientific literature and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency, and timeliness in the access of scientific and scholarly knowledge."


Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Includes journals, books, textbooks and reference works.

ScienceDirect - Journals (Elsevier)

Contains large collection of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering publications.

Zetoc Electronic Table of Contents

Search and current awareness tool from the British Library to help you keep up to date with latest developments in your field. Zetoc can provide you with regular emails detailing table of contents from selected journals.

CogPrints via SCIRUS

"An electronic archive for self-archive papers in any area of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Linguistics, and many areas of Computer Science (e.g. artificial intelligence, robotics, vison, learning, speech, neural networks).

Annual Reviews.

"Since 1932, Annual Reviews has offered comprehensive, timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists. Annual Reviews volumes are published each year for 46 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences including Economics. Each year, Annual Reviews critically reviews the most significant primary research literature to guide researchers to the principal contributions of their field and help them keep up to date in their area of research. Each article is its own search engine, providing a gateway to the essential primary research literature referenced within each topic."

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

DOAJ indexes and provides access to nearly nine thousand high quality peer-reviewed journals.


Multi disciplinary archive of academic journals, books and pamphlets.

OCLC FirstSearch.

"FirstSearch is an online reference search tool that delivers quality content from WorldCat and other quality, respected databases. it provides access to more than 361 million records via WorldCat."


"A gateway to the best science news resources"


"comprises more than 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites".

British Computer Society

The Chartered Institute of IT website. Facilitiates exchange of knowledge and ideas. Supports practitioners through practical support and information sreivces. Establishes code of conduct, skills frameworks. Also a global awarding body for IT.

Wolfram mathworld.

"MathWorld currently features a number of innovative interactive elements that enhance its usability for a variety of different readers.

Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures (NIST)

"This is a dictionary of algorithms, algorithmic techniques, data structures, archetypal problems, and related definitions. Algorithms include common functions, such as Ackermann's function. Problems include traveling salesman and Byzantine generals. Some entries have links to implementations and more information.


"Our mission is to connect researchers and make it easy for them to share and access scientific output, knowledge, and expertise. On ResearchGate they find what they need to advance their research".

Information Skills

Information Skills

See our Information Skills for information on:

  • finding printed materials in the library
  • finding and evaluating electronic information
  • keeping up to date in your subject of study
  • effective study and bibliographic referencing
  • library induction and skills training

There are also useful online tutorials for your subject covering key online information skills - try the tutorial for Information and Communication Technology.



The University's collections contain a wide range of materials, including theses and past papers. You can find details of all our collections Collections

Academic Staff

Academic Staff

Your subject librarian can provide skills training for students and staff, resource evaluation and more. For full details see Academic Staff.