Hello! Welcome to the General Computer Science research guide at the UT Tyler library.
This guide is designed to inform the UT Tyler Computer Science community about resources in all aspects of general computer science.
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Here is some of what you'll find in this guide:
Databases - links to scholarly databases.
Books - links to find books & other monographic works.
Web Resources - links to professional organizations, online papers of pioneers in technology, and initiatives.
Computer Science Writing - information to write a research paper, presentation, poster, or program comments.
Study Guides - books that provide solved problems and brief summaries of general classes.
Interlibrary Loan - requesting materials from other libraries.
Computer science is often defined as "the systematic study of algorithmic
processes, their theory, design, analysis, implementation and application." An
algorithm is a precise method usable by a computer for the solution of a
problem. The term algorithm comes from the last name of a Persian author, Abu
Ja'far Mohammed ibn Musa al Khowarizmi (c. 825 C.E.), who wrote an early
textbook on mathematics. Some computer scientists study broad classes of
algorithms, while others study algorithms for a specific task. Algorithms must be
written down in some notation. Often the notation used is a programming
language, as algorithms written in a programming language can be transformed
and executed on a digital computer. Such algorithms are called computer
software. Computer science is also concerned with large software systems,
collections of thousands of algorithms, whose combination produces a
significantly complex application. For these systems new issues become
prominent: reliability, security, dependability, scalability, and modifiability of both
the computer software and hardware. Another aspect of computer science is the
impact it has had on other disciplines. Computer science "thinking," namely the
modeling of processes by algorithms, has had a major impact on researchers in
Horowitz, E. (2005). Computer Science. In M. C. Horowitz (Ed.), New Dictionary of the History of Ideas (Vol. 2, pp. 429-433). Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons.
Hardware image from Wired blog.
Programming image from Kotaku , an Australian entertainment blog, which found it on Shutterstock.