Hello! Welcome to the General Computer Science research guide at the UT Tyler library.
This guide is designed to inform you about resources for your studies 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.
Interlibrary Loan - requesting materials from other libraries.
Writing Your Paper - information to write a better research paper.
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.