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Access World News - NewsBank

The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers in full-text content -- all in one easy-to-search database with a world map. Each provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community, as well as a distinctive focus offering a variety of viewpoints on local and world issues. Paid ads are excluded.

General Science Collection

This database provides information on all aspects of the scientific world and offers full text coverage for more than 60 of the most popular science publications.

ProQuest Computing

Search top computing journals in full text for research on subjects such as database design, software development, web commerce, LANs, WANs, Intranets, and the Internet. From 1998 to present.

Today's Science

Secondary-school students and researchers have turned to the monthly print editions of Today's Science On File since 1992 to find authoritative yet accessible information on the latest developments in science.

 

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eBooks

 

Credo Reference

Over 1200 highly-regarded titles from over 80 publishers; Credo General Reference covers every major subject.

ebrary

Access to over 25,000 books from publishers such as McGraw Hill, Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press.

EBSCO eBooks (formerly NetLibrary)

Over 5,000 eBooks are available to GBC students in the EBSCO eBook collection. Search by subject, title or author and research right from home.

Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology

Provides a detailed examination of computer science and technology, including a chronology of significant events in computing, a listing of achievements in the field, and brief descriptions and contact information for important organizations in the computer field. Major corporations and organizations in the computer field are covered, as well as many new biographies.

Encyclopedia of Cybercrime

Examines all aspects of the world of cybercrime. Articles address key areas of concern and specifically those having to with terminology, definitions and social constructs of crime, national infrastructure security vulnerabilities and capabilities, types of attacks to computers and information systems, and computer abusers and cybercriminals.

Encyclopedia of Science, Technology and Ethics

Moral teachings and ethical questions about the creation and use of science and technology have been a part of religious and philosophical traditions from the earliest periods. Science and technology have faced a series of ethical and political challenges throughout much of modern history, from the Enlightenment, through the Industrial Revolution, to the military and ideological conflicts that defined the 20th century. 

 

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Websites

 

BABEL: Glossary of Computer Oriented Abbreviations & Acronyms

Defines acronyms and abbreviations.

FOLDOC: Computing Dictionary Online

"Includes acronyms, jargon, programming languages, tools, architecture, operating systems, networking, theory, conventions, standards, mathematics, telecoms, electronics, institutions, companies, projects, products, history, in fact anything you might expect to find in a computer dictionary."

FreeTechBooks.com

Free online computer science books and lecture notes on C and C++, Java, programming, algorithms, and other topics of interest to computer science students

Free Computer Books

Topical organization. Some of the links do go to online books, but some go to excerpts, web-based tutorials or other pages based on books, and some links go to marketing sites. This is a large site that's worth exploring if you pay attention to what is freely available and what is not.

Whatis.com

Glossary of computer terms. Search by name or by category

Wired.com

Computer and technology news.

 

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