Best Journal Article Database
ACM Digital Library Restricted Resource Some full text available
ACM Digital Library provides bibliographic information, abstracts, index terms, reviews, and the full-text for ACM conference proceedings. ACM journals, magazines, and newsletters are also available at this site, as well as through the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center.
All Items by Source Type

Background & Context Sources
A collection of documents by Turing and other pioneers of computing. 
Turing Digital Archives
Contains many of Alan Turing's letters, talks, photographs, etc. as well as memoirs and obituaries written about him. 


Popular technology blog about Internet industry news.

Continuing Education & Careers

Computer Science Online - Programs for Women Some full text availableopenURL
"There has never been a better time for women to enter computer science. This guide is the result of in-depth research and interviews with expert sources, to identify how women can make the most of this tremendous opportunity."
The leading career site for technology and engineering professionals.
Search for graduate programs by subject, program type, or location. Includes information about applying for graduate school and financial aid.
Master's degree in computer science: Pros & Cons Some full text availableopenURL
From: Computer Science Online.  Degrees and Programs, both online and on campus.
Research opportunities for undergraduates in the sciences, funded by the National Science Foundation.
IT job postings searchable by skill keyword and geographic location.
Includes graduate school rankings and search. 
U.S. News Grad School Rankings
Search yearly graduate school rankings by discipline.
Tutorials and resources for teaching yourself web developement. 


ACM Digital Library Restricted Resource Some full text available
Association for Computing Machinery. Full text of every article ever published by ACM and bibliographic citations from major publishers in computing.  Journals, books, trade magazines.

Annual Reviews Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Critically reviews the most significant research literature in over 40 focused disciplines within the fields of biomedical, life, physical, and social sciences. These reviews both summarize recent scholarly advances and prompt new research activity. Excellent database of in-depth, secondary sources.
Compendex Restricted Resource
A comprehensive interdisciplinary engineering database. Contains abstracts from journals, conference papers and proceedings, and technical reports worldwide.

Dates of Coverage: 1884-present

Computers & Applied Sciences Complete Restricted Resource Some full text available
Covers the spectrum of the applied sciences, including the many engineering disciplines, computer theory, and new technologies.
Design and Applied Arts Index Restricted Resource
Indexes articles, news items, and reviews. All types of materials are covered, from textiles and ceramics to glass, wood, and metal.  Topics include jewelry, furniture, fashion, typography, landscape architecture, web and computer-aided design, computer graphics, and animation, plus business-oriented subjects such as advertising, packaging, and industrial design.
Dates of coverage:  1973 to date
E-print Network Some full text available
A full-text searchable database of electronic resources from the U.S. Dept. of Energy Office and Scientific and Technical Information.
Inspec Restricted Resource
The most comprehensive coverage of scientific and technical literature in physics, astronomy, engineering, and computer science.

Dates of coverage:  1969 to present.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts Restricted Resource Some full text available
Subject coverage includes online information retrieval, information management and more.

Coverage database extends back as far as the mid-1960s. Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Online software tutorials & training.
note: Go to to create an account with your email address.
Safari Books Online Restricted Resource Some full text available
E-books in computer science, information technology, business, and related fields. Includes many programming langauge manuals from O'Reilly, Pearson, and others.
Search engine for technology whitepapers, technical research and case studies. 
Web of Science Restricted Resource
Scholarly literature in the sciences, health and medince, social sciences, arts, and humanities and proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions.  Includes cited reference searching.

Dates of coverage: 1965 to present.

Dictionaries & Thesauri

Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures
A dictionary of algorithms, algorithmic techniques, data structures, archetypal problems, and related definitions.
Oxford Reference: Science and Technology Restricted Resource Some full text available
Dictionaries and Encylopedias on Science and Technology from Oxford University Press
Free online dictionary of words, phrases and abbreviations related to computer and Internet technology. 


AIRG AI Webliography
Collection of online sources of information about artificial intelligence.
Directory of free cheat sheets and quick reference cards for developers, programmers, engineers and nerds.


Access Science Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Online version of McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 10th ed.  2007 plus updates.

OBIS record for print edition.  Sci Reference Q121 .M3 2007  vols.1-20

Handbooks & Guides

C++ Primer Plus, 6th Ed., 2011 Restricted Resource Some full text available
By Stephen Prata.
Hosted on Safari Books Online, via OBIS.
Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks, 2nd ed. Some full text available
Covers the immense progress made in recent years in areas related to great questions: How does the brain work? How can we build intelligent machines?
note: electronic book
NSF Data Management Plan Requirements Some full text availableopenURL
Listing of requirements for each NSF directorate or unit, to be followed when submitting a research proposal to the National Science Foundation.

Organizations & Associations

Software & Web Tools

Guide to LaTeX & Typesetting
Links to templates, guides, and software for using LaTeX to write scientific documents. Also includes links to other tools that typeset mathematical equations.
Bibliographic management software; an online research management, writing and collaboration tool designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.
note: Oberlin College affiliated users only.

Special Collections
Basic information, reference and articles about the C++ programming language.
Go Programming Language
An open source programming environment developed by Google.
Java Tutorials
Practical guides for programmers who want to use the Java programming language. 
Learning PHP 5 Restricted Resource Some full text available
Resources, documentation, and forums about the OpenGL programming language. 
An open source programming language and environment for creating images, animations and interactions. 
Official website of the Python programming language
Online introductory SQL tutorial. 

Web Sites

Reviews and opinions about web development products, services and resources. 
Technology-related news, etc. 
Stack Exchange
Expert answers to your questions. Links to Stack Overflow
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