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Computer science and computing: a guide to the literature
Michael Knee
Reference QA76 .K56 2006

Encyclopedia of computer science and technology
Harry Henderson
Reference QA76.15 .H43 2003

Safari Books Online
This is a rotating collection of e-books pertaining to IT, business, and mass comm. View the newest books and recommend one for the collection.


Towson students, faculty, and staff have access to over 500 journals pertaining to Computer Science.

Open Access Journals in Computer Science

Internet Sources

Tutoring/Help Resources

Visit the COSC Lab in Room 407 of the 7800 building.
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Search The Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies

Research Guides


Tutoring/Help Resources

Visit the Math Lab in Room 105 of the 7800 building.
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Research Guides



Finding Resources


Towson students, faculty, and staff have access to a large number of resources, both print and electronic, available on-campus, through the University System of Maryland, and beyond.


Towson subscribes to numerous journals spanning a wide array of academic fields. Use the library's catalog to see if we subscribe to a particular journal, or use the library's databases to find articles on a specific topic.


Reference materials are a great place to start doing research. View a list of online reference materials compiled by Cook Library here.

Evaluating Materials

Evaluating information is a key skill for success in the 21st century. Take a look at the following resources for ideas on how to analyze and evaluate information.
Tips for Evaluating Sources by Diana Hacker
Evaluating Information by IUB Libraries
Evaluating Scholarly Content Online by University of California, Berkeley
Evaluating Web Pages by University of California, Berkeley
Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide! by UCLA College Library

Citing Sources

Style Guides for Citing Sources by Cook Library
Research and Documentation Online by Diana Hacker
Research and Documenting Sources by Purdue University Online Writing Lab

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