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Applied Science and Technology Full Text (H.W. Wilson on EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
Includes coverage of a wide variety of applied science specialties, such as acoustics, aeronautics, civil engineering, computers, informatics, neural networks, nuclear engineering, and much more. Full text of articles is available from more than 220 periodicals dating back to 1997, with indexing and abstracts for nearly 800 core English-language, scientific and technical publications back to 1983.

Computer Source (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
Contains the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.

Science in Context (Gale) Connect to User Guide
Provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. Merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Science Reference Center (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. Contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
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    The enhanced interface includes a browse function for scientists, science categories, a featured science topic, and popular sources. Provides easy access to science experiments, citation help, a research guide, and curriculum standards.

SpringerLink Connect to User Guide
An online collection of science, technology, and mathematics (STM) books, journals, and reference works from Springer-Verlag. Subject areas covered include Architecture and Design; Behavioral Science; Biomedical and Life Sciences; Business and Economics; Chemistry and Materials Science; Computer Science; Earth and Environmental Science; Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law; Mathematics and Statistics; Medicine; Physics and Astronomy; Professional and Applied Computing.

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Academic OneFile (Gale InfoTrac) Connect to User Guide
A general database that contains full text and indexed articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals in most disciplines

Academic Search Complete (EBSCOHost) PASCAL icon Connect to User Guide
A general, multi-disciplinary database that contains full text and indexed articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals

AccessScience (McGraw-Hill)
Includes articles and Research Reviews covering all major scientific disciplines, the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, the McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, and the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms. Also includes biographies of well-known scientific figures, downloadable images and animations illustrating key topics, videos highlighting the life and work of award-winning scientists, suggestions for further study, guides to additional readings, curriculum maps tied to core content for educators, and more.

Credo Reference   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
Provides access to more than 600 subject-specific encyclopedias, biographies, chronologies, dictionaries, and reference titles from over 80 publishers, covering every major subject. Offers over 200,000 images and audio files and nearly 100 videos. Over 10,000 Topic Pages present and organize a variety of information resources on a subject and act as a starting point for research.

EBL eBooks PASCAL icon Connect to User Guide
A growing collection of over 3,500 electronic books in a range of academic subject areas with unlimited, multi-user access. Ebooks may be viewed online in any browser. If you prefer to read a book offline, you can download it for 14 days using Adobe Digital Editions (free) on your computer or the Bluefire Reader app (free) on your mobile device. Login is required both on and off campus. For more information, click the User Guide button above.

ebrary eBooks PASCAL icon Connect to User Guide
A growing collection of over 140,000 electronic books in a wide range of academic subject areas with unlimited, multi-user access. Ebooks may be viewed online in any browser. If you prefer to read a book offline, you can download up to 10 entire books for 14 days using Adobe Digital Editions (free) or the Bluefire Reader app (free) on your mobile device. Individual chapters can also be downloaded in PDF format. Login to your personal account to take advantage of additional functionalities including setting a default citation format, highlighting and note taking within the text, adding hyperlinks to the text, saving books to a personal bookshelf, downloading content for offline use, and access to Apple and Android mobile apps. Off-campus users are automatically logged in to their personal accounts. On-campus users will be prompted to login when they need to use one of the additional functions or when they click the Sign In link. For more information, click the User Guide button above.

EBSCO eBook Collection PASCAL icon Connect to User Guide
A collection of over 150,000 electronic books available in full text online in a wide range of academic subject areas. Ebooks may be viewed online in any browser. If you prefer to read a book offline, you can download it for 14 days using Adobe Digital Editions (free) or the Bluefire Reader app (free) on your mobile device, or you can save a limited number of pages in PDF format. A free MyEBSCOhost account is required. For more information, click the User Guide button above.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale Group) (CSU Library) Connect to User Guide
The electronic books included in this collection are provided by the CSU Library and are in the categories of: Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, and Social Science. See also the GVRL ebooks provided by DISCUS.

General OneFile (Gale InfoTrac) Connect to User Guide
A general database that contains full text and indexed articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals in most disciplines ranging from architecture to biology and history to mathematics.

General Science Full Text (H.W. Wilson on EBSCOHost) Connect to User Guide
Subject coverage includes astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, conservation, health and medicine, oceanography, physics, zoology and much more. Provides full text from more than 100 periodicals dating as far back as 1995, in addition to indexing and abstracts for nearly 300 periodicals dating back to 1984.

HathiTrust     FREE Connect to User Guide
HathiTrust is a growing digital repository of books and journals from a group of large research libraries. It includes both in copyright and public domain materials digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, and Microsoft, as well as through in-house initiatives at HathiTrust partner libraries. The full text of all materials is searchable by everyone, and the full text of materials in the public domain are openly viewable by everyone. To limit your search to the approximately 30% of the HathiTrust collection which is in the public domain, simply check the "Full view only" box on the search screen. Additional options are available for non-partners by creating a Friend Account. Hathi (pronounced hah-tee) is the Hindi word for elephant, an animal highly regarded for its memory, wisdom, and strength.

LearningExpress Library ver. 3.0 Connect to User Guide
A collection of test-preparation tools, skill-building materials, and other career and life skills resources. Includes practice tests for the Praxis exams for teachers, nursing entrance, licensure, and certification exams, GED preparation, job and career goals, undergraduate and graduate school admission, and U.S. citizenship. Includes courses on workplace skills such as resume building, interviewing, job search and assessment, business writing, and core computer skills such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Includes tools for improving proficiency levels in reading, writing, and math for elementary school learners through adults. Features include timed tests and instant scoring and feedback. To use this resource, you must create your free private individual user account for taking tests, and saving works-in-progress and completed tasks.

Liebert Online
An authoritative database continaing peer-reviewed journals in the most promising areas of biotechnology, biomedical research/life sciences, clinical medicine and surgery, and law.

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.

New York Times
Selected full text of the New York Times from 1985 to the present is available in several of the library's databases, with complete digital coverage from 2008 to three months ago available in ProQuest Digital Microfilm. In addition, the library keeps the last 8 weeks of the newspaper in paper format, and has 1851 to 2009 on microfilm. To locate the correct resource for the date you need, see this list.

News (AP, UPI, etc.) (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
Provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press. Includes AP Top News, WorldStream, Financial News, AP Online, U.S. Politics & Government and 50 State Reports. End users can immediately access the full text of the NewsMonitor-delivered web content, by following the link in the record. The index to the full text content in AP News is held for a rolling 30-day archive by EBSCO, so users can enjoy the previous 30 days of news relating to their search interests.

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.

Newstand (Gale InfoTrac) Connect to User Guide
Provides access to more than 2,700 national, international, state and local newspapers with selective coverage between 1980 and 2012.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
Provides contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, it features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Points of View Reference Center (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
Intended for public, academic, and high school libraries, Points of View is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills. Each Points of View essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world's top political and societal publications.

ProQuest Digital Microfilm: New York Times
This resource provides cover-to-cover full image access to the New York Times from 2008 to three months ago for an online experience that resembles paging through the newspaper in print or viewing it on microfilm. Users may crop, zoom, or rotate page images and then print, email, or save in PDF format. In addition, the library provides access to selected full text of the New York Times from 1985 to the present in several other databases, keeps the last 8 weeks of the newspaper in paper format, and has 1851 to 2009 on microfilm. To locate the correct resource for the date you need, see this list.

Readers' Guide Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson on EBSCOHost) Connect to User Guide
Subject coverage includes antiques, arts, business, computers, education, entertainment, film, television, gardening, health, medicine, history, home improvement, literature, news, current events, photography, popular and classical music, politics, popular culture, religion, science, sports, fitness, transportation, travel and much more. Includes indexing of over 450 periodicals as far back as 1983 and searchable full text of articles from over 250 journals as far back as 1994.

SAGE Journals Online Connect to User Guide
SAGE Journals Online (SAGE Premier) is a collection of over 560 full-text journals in over 50 disciplines including business, communication, criminology, education, humanities, industrial relations, labor, medicine, political science, psychology, social science, science, technology, urban studies, and more. Includes research journals published on behalf of more than 245 scholarly and professional societies.

WorldCat Connect to User Guide
A shared catalog that provides information about books, periodicals, audio/visual materials, etc. from thousands of libraries around the world and indicates which libraries hold the items.

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Print Sources

Chambers Dictionary of Science and Technology (Ref. Q123 .C482 1999)

Concepts of programming languages (QA76.7 .S43 2006)

Encyclopedia of Computer Science (Ref. QA76.15 .E48 2000)

Encyclopedia of Software Engineering (Ref. QA76.758 .E53 1994 v. 1-2)

Information Sources in Science and Technology (Ref. Q158.5 .H8 1998)

McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science & Technology (Ref. Q121 .M29 1998)

World of Computer Science (Ref. QA76.15 .W637 2002 v. 1-2)

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Internet Resources

Computer Science
A directory from the University of Albany

The Living Internet
An in-depth reference about the Internet, prepared to provide living perspective to this most technological of inventions

PC Webopaedia
Online computer dictionary for computer and internet terms

Programmers Heaven
Over 30,000 articles and links to programming

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Journals and Magazines

The following journals are available in the CSU library:

Communications of the ACM

Computer Science Education

Computers and Composition

Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN

Computerworld

Computing Teacher

Dr. Dobb's Journal

Electronic learning

Learning and Leading with Technology

Mini Microsystems

PC Magazine

PC Week

Software Magazine

Software News

Systems Integration

Technology & Learning


Find a list of e-journals in computer science available at CSU


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