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Computer Science

e-Books

Springer Books Online - Provides access to over 26,000 computer science books and conference proceedings. Beyond general computer science, this is also a good resource for books on artificial intelligence, software engineering, algorithms and data encryption

Safari - Provides online access to the O'Reilly collection, including technical reference manuals. You will need to use your Reed email address to get access. You must create an account to access the these materials (for help see https://libguides.reed.edu/ebooks/safari). Some example titles you can access through Safari are linked below:

Books

Using the Reed Catalog you can search Reed's collection, local libraries (via Summit), & libraries all over the world (via WorldCat) all at once. You can even check your account & renew Reed items from "My Account".

Sometimes browsing the shelves is helpful.  Some relevant call number ranges are:

QA76    General topics & introduction to computer science

QA76.4   Analog computers  

QA76.5   Digital computers  

QA76.6  Programming

QA76.7 Programming languages

QA76.758 Software engineering  

QA76.9.A43 Algorithms  

QA76.9.D26 Database design  

QA76.9.L63 Computer logic

QA76.9.N38 Natural language processing  

QA76.9.O35 Object-oriented methods  

QA267-268.5 Machine theory

TK7885-7895 Computer engineering

Getting Started

There are many handbooks, dictionaries, and encyclopedias that describe mathematical terms, etc. If you are not clear about your topic, try establishing its limits with a good definition and some introductory information. The following sources may be helpful: