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Computing Subject Guide

Use this guide is a starting point for finding information either from library resources or through selected web sites from the appropriate Subject Internet Gateway. Please select an option below.

Subject Support Liaison Librarian

The library liaision for Humanitites is Jen Ball.

Contact details

Jennifer Ball library subjcet liaison for Computing

Find Materials in the Library

  • Use the library online catalogue to check what books, journals, videos, student projects etc. are in the library
  • My Account tells you view what items you have on loan, here you can place requests for items on loan to by another user & renew your own loans.
  • The library's Electronic resources provide access to: full text peer reviewed journal articles, abstracts, conferences and standards.
  • The Internet is also a source of information.  To assist you we have selected some web-sites and search portals for your subject area on the Subject Portals. These contain links to Subject Internet Gateways which list preselected links to web pages, so you don't have to do the searching.
If you require assistance, contact your Subject Librarian


Journals for this subject area are available in both print and electronic formats.

Print copies are available in the library to the left of the stairs. See a list on the library catalogue

Electronic journals are available:

  • freely on the internet - to see a listing please see the subject internet Gateway
  • or via our subscription services - to see a listing please see the databases home page or on your subject portal.

Relevant Databases & Electronic Resources

are listed on the Subject Portal.

Useful websites & Professional Organisations

are available via the Subject Internet Gateways .

Relevant Class Numbers

Class numbers are used to shelve library items in numerical order. Each number represents a subject. All the books on the same subject should be found together. Normally we will have added the first three letters of the surname of author to the class number, to make them easier to find.

Just follow the signage until you reach the number you require, and then follow the numbers on the spines of the books until you find the book you want.

Topic Class Number
Application programs 004005.3-005.39
Artificial intelligence 006.3-006.37
Computer architecture 004.2
Computer engineering 621.39
Computer games 794.8
Computer graphics 006.6-006.696
Computer industry 338.47
Computer mathematics 004.0151
Computer security management 658.478
Data Security 005.8
Data processing 004-004.9
Databases 005.74
Distributed systems 004.36
Digital audio 006.5-006.54
Internet 384.3
Mathematical logic 511.3
Mathematics 510-519
Multimedia systems 006.7-006.78
Networks 004.36
Object-oriented programming 005.117
Operating systems 001.64
Operating research 003
Programming 005.1
Programming languages 005.13
Systems analysis 003
Systems programming 005.4-005.456

Reference Materials

This material is located in the reference section of the library, near the library desk.

This material cannot be removed from the library.

Title Class Number
Dictionary of computing and information technology Reference 004.03
Data and computer security : Dictionary of standards concepts and terms / Dennis Longley Reference 005.03
Encyclopedia of artificial intelligence : Volume 1 / edited by Stuart C Shapiro Reference 006.03
Quick reference to computer graphics terms / Roger T Stevens Reference 006.6
Encyclopedia of information technology / Volker Claus Andreas Schwill Reference 004.03
The computer jargon book / Clement K Djidonu Reference 004.03
The computer and information science and technology abbreviations and acronyms dictionary Reference 004.03
Encyclopedia of networking / Werner Feibel Reference 004.603
Encyclopedia of computer science / edited by Anthony Ralston Edwin D Reilly Reference 004.603
Encyclopedia of software engineering : volume 1 A-N / John J. Marciniak, editor Reference 005.103
The computer science and engineering handbook / edited by A.B. Tucker Reference 004
Online! : a reference guide to using internet sources / Andrew Harnack, Eugene Klepinger Reference 004.678
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