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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.


Library Hours

Fall & Spring
Mo - Th   7:30am - 2:00am
Fr   7:30am - 5pm
Sa   9:00am - 6pm
Su   1:00pm - 2:00am
Mo - Th   7:30am - 10:00pm
Fr   7:30am - 5:00 pm
Sa   9:00am - 6:00pm
Su   1:00pm - 10:00pm
Special or holiday hours.

Quick Guide Rundown

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















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

other fields.

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.


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Christine Forisha
Robert R. Muntz Library
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