As computers have infiltrated virtually every facet of our lives, so has computer science influenced nearly every academic subject in science, engineering, medicine, social science, the arts and humanities. Michael Knee offers a selective guide to the major resources and tools central to the entire industry. A discussion of three commonly used subject classification systems precedes an annotated bibliography of over 500 items. As computers have infiltrated virtually every facet of our lives, so has computer science influenced nearly every academic subject in science, engineering, medicine, social science, the arts and humanities. Michael Knee offers a selective guide to the major resources and tools central to the computer industry: teaching institutions, research institutes and laboratories, manufacturers, standardization organizations, professional associations and societies, and publishers. He begins with a discussion of the three subject classification systems most commonly used to describe, index, and manage computer science information: the Association for Computing Machinery, Inspec, and the Library of Congress.
An annotated bibliography of over 500 items follows, grouped by material type, and featuring a mix of classic works and current sources.
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 422 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 3 mm
Edition: Annotated edition
"Knee 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. Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above." - Choice
"I welcome this book as a useful addition to my own personal library of resources. It should also prove of use in aiding those readers or staff with a more limited understanding of the field locate authoritative informaion for personal research or enquiry resolution. Undergraduate students could also have much to glean from within its pages..." - Reference Reviews