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Computer Science Library Guide: Reference Books

How to find information - a guide for Computer Science students

The Reference Collection

The reference books are on your left as you enter the Library ...

Reference books, such as encyclopedias, handbooks, and dictionaries are useful for looking up facts or finding definitions.  Encyclopedias provide succinct overviews of topics and often have suggestions for further reading.  

Reference books may not be borrowed, so you need to use them in the Library.  They all have shelf numbers with or DSR in front of the number.  We also have a number of online encyclopedias ... see below.

Online Dictionaries & Encyclopedias