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Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

First the dictionaries. Dictionary of Computing (2009) is available online and offers over 10,000 entries..  For quick look ups, consider these online dictionaries: FOLDOC; Webopedia; Jargon File; High Tech Dictionary.  Also look at TechEncyclopedia. Whatis.com offers a search engine and a broad subject approach.

Kresge Library also owns several encyclopedias. The Encyclopedia of Computer Science (2003) is online. "With contributions from over 300 international experts, the 4th Edition contains over 100 completely new articles ranging from artificial life to computer ethics, data mining to Java, mobile computing to quantum computing and software safety to the World Wide Web. In addition, each of the more than 600 articles have been extensively revised, expanded and updated to reflect the latest developments in computer science and technology. Intelligently and thoughtfully organised, all the articles are classified around 9 main themes:

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Computer Systems
  • Information and Data
  • Mathematics of Computing
  • Theory of Computation
  • Methodologies
  • Applications
  • Computing Milieux"
Available through SpringerLink are the following computer science encyclopedias: Encyclopedia of Biometrics (2009); Encyclopedia of GIS (2008); Encyclopedia of Machine Learning (2010); Encyclopedia of Cryptography and Security (2005); Encyclopedia of Algorithms (2008); Encyclopedia of Database Systems (2009); and Encyclopedia of Multimedia (2008).
Standards
IEEE Xplore.
Look for Standards under the Browse tab in upper left corner of screen.
Internet Sites
Directories GatewaysThere are several gateways, directories and meta sites of varying quality.  The WWW Virtual Library's Computing & Computer Science covers several categories, among them Artificial Intelligence, Cryptography, Computer Aided Design and Logic Programming, to name a few. The Voice of the Shuttle"s Cyberculture is also VERY complete.. WWW Virtual Library Computing and Computer Science    covers CAD,Artificial Intelligence, Logic Programming.The Internet Public Library's Computers and the Internet lists 411 resources in no particular order.I have not listed a resource section as I think much of what you need can be found in the above sites.


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Dan Ring
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248.370.2498


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