Computer Science
Computer and Information Systems

Even thought they didn't become famous publicly for a long time, Computer and Information Systems and Computer Science are well over half a century old. The importance of them both cannot be overestimated. Although I would never presume that these disciplines are exactly the same in any respect, the similarity is enough that it makes sense that they share the same guide.


Here is a list of databases for Computer Information Systems with links


Much of the Internet is of course about computers. But for researchers, some are better than others. The University Libraries at the University at Albany, SUNY, has an unbelievably useful collection of links, many of which lead to websites that also collect links. Here is a smattering of websites that can help you, many of which are hubs for even more links.

The Ada Project (TAP)
"The Ada Project (TAP) is a clearinghouse for information and resources related to women in computing. TAP serves primarily as a collection of links to other online resources, rather than as an archive." The "employment" link has links with career advice, and you can suggest links for inclusion at the site too.

This is a Glossary of Computer Oriented Abbreviations and Acronyms and is simple enough to fit on one page; it links to letters by anchor text.

BlueJ is a program with a fully integrated environment for teaching JAVA. There is also help on how to use it. BlueJ works on Windows, MAC, and other platforms, and doesn't cost anything to use.

Cetus Links
Here's 18,193 Links on Objects & Components. They are divided and sub-divided into many categories and each one contains long lists of links. You are also given the option to download the entire site, if you like it a lot.

CiteSeer from Penn State is a digital library and search engine that contains scientific literature on computer and information science. It can search for documents, citations, and more, but the "Google(Docs)" option, which searches CiteSeer using Google is the most useful.

Classic Computer Magazine Archive
Despite the URL (, this digital archive covers much more than Atari. It has full text scanned images of several classic computing magazines.

The Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering
This site is a part of the National Science Foundation, and has news, information on funding and research, as well as other resources on the NSF website. CISE is comprised of three divisions: "the Division of Computing & Communication Foundations (CCF); the Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS); and the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS)."

"...we do hands-on testing and formal reviews of web applications and other web development resources, provide a resource guide driven by user reviews and social favorites, and provide commentary on community events." There are separate parts of the site for PHP, ASP, ASP.NET, and JSP. Each area has links, news, lab reviews, and more.

The Collected Algorithms of the ACM
The ACM continues to be useful with collection of algorithms in .gz format.

Computer History Museum
This is a well-presented site because it corresponds to a real-life computer museum (a proper one, not a pile of Apple IIs in a garage). There are some browseable collections and information on projects and events. The museum also hosts awards ceremonies to honor important figures in computer history.

The Computer Security Division (CSD)
This is a part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). It has information on new security risks and vulnerabilities, providing links, a glossary, annual report

Computing Research Repository (CoRR)
This is another resource from ACM that is a repository where researchers can submit their works. You can browse, search, and view items in .pdf format. The front page explains what it is and how to use it in further detail. There is material here on computer science, mathematics, the nonlinear sciences, physics, Quantitative Biology, and Statistics.

Cryptography A to Z
This is a good place to get started on Cryptography and it works like a handbook. It explains some basic concepts on cryptography and offers links to other resources too.

"Established in 2002, DLIST, Digital Library of Information Science and Technology is a cross-institutional, subject-based, open access digital archive for the Information Sciences, including Archives and Records Management, Library and Information Science, Information Systems, Museum Informatics, and other critical information infrastructures. The dLIST vision is to serve as a dynamic archive in the Information Sciences, broadly understood, and positively impact and shape scholarly communication in our closely related fields."

Ethics in Computing
This is an online handbook of sorts from North Carolina State University.

"EEVL is the Internet Guide to Engineering, Mathematics and Computing. EEVL's mission is to provide access to quality networked engineering, mathematics and computing resources, and be the national focal point for online access to information in these subjects." This is a collection of links unlike others, as it is searchable and has annotation and bibliographic information on each entry. EEVL is good.

Free Tech Books
This website provides links to free technology books on the Internet. It can be browsed by subject and searched, and you can subscribe to its RSS feed.

Library Science Related Links
Clarion University of Pennsylvania has a collection of Library Science links arranged by subject.

Martindale's Calculators On-Line Center: Engineering: Electrical and Computer
This is collection of links to online calculators, organized by subject or purpose. In the directory above it, there are even more calculators created for other subjects.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
This is a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and is meant to encourage developing science and technology for the betterment of all. The A-Z subject index link is the fastest way to find out what the site has to offer, which is quite a lot as it covers many subjects.
This site is as much fun as it is useful, and has pictures, advertisements, and technical information on some very esoteric and forgotten machines.

Phone Trips
This website has actual recordings of telephone calls made in the 1970s and late 1960s. What makes that special is that the calls were made on telephone systems that were still electromechanical. One series by Evan Doorbell explains in a detailed narrative what made old telephones unique. The site is administered by Mark Bernay, one the first people one could call a "hacker" but well before anyone knew what that was.

This search engine from Britain in useful in a number of ways and is almost like a portal. You can browse to find news, job information, and more, and you can search 31 technical collections on the web.

The Virtual Technical Reports Center
"The Institutions listed here provide either full-text reports, or searchable extended abstracts of their technical reports on the World Wide Web." This site from the University of Maryland has links to technical reports from research projects and more organized by name.

Vintage Computer Festival
This is an organization that holds a yearly convention showcasing interesting and rare vintage computers. Its "library" is really a bibliography of recommended books, videos, and CDs. The links section is huge and is divided by subjects. There is also information on events, projects, and more.

Of course, that can't represent absolutely everything that there is. For more information, see the library catalog. It is also entirely possible to find information related to your topic in other disciplines.

March 2008
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