Subject-specific reference sources introduce you to a subject and provide an overview of the primary topics and issues. They are a good way to become familiar with a new subject area, determine a specific area you may wish to investigate, and identify keywords and related ideas that will help you search for information in other sources.
The following are some of the dictionaries and encyclopedias that can give you some background on the various subjects in your research assignments:
Concise encyclopedia of computer science
QA76.15 .C654 2004 Reference
Encyclopedia of computer science and technology
QA76.15 .H43 2009 5th Floor Oversize
The game developer's dictionary: a multidisciplinary lexicon for professionals and students
The Hutchinson dictionary of computing and the internet
Defines internet and technology-related terms.
Computer Science Websites
Association for Women in Computing
IEEE Computer Society
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