Looking for Background Information? Start Here!
These resources are a good place to get definitions of terms and concepts as well as general background information.
Credo Reference is a giant online reference library with a little bit of everything in it. Try here for definitions and encyclopedia articles on topics.
Know-it Encyclopedia is a pdf encyclopedia of IT and knowledge management terms published by Defense Acquisition University Press
Looking for Research Articles?
The Directory of Computer Science Journals lists journals on computer science. Browse alphabetically and search individual journals. (Not all journals are available full text)
Start with these Electronic Resources/Databases. Also see the Oregon Tech Library’s webpage listing databases on the subject of Engineering & Technology.
In our databases, use the Find an Article button to link to full text if it is not immediately available
Primary Electronic Resources
Computer Database use this database to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.
Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.
Engineering Village includes: EI Compendex Web, with references and abstracts to more than 5,000 engineering journals, conferences, and technical reports from 1969 - present; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office patent database; Esp@cenet (European Patent Office database); Techstreet database of industry standards and specifications; CRC Press engineering handbooks (ENGnetBASE); and Scirus, a science-specific search engine that searches through more than 167 million science-specific web pages. From Elsevier Engineering Information, Inc.
Faulkner's Advisory for IT Studies contains a virtual library of clearly-written reports covering such key technology areas as IT infrastructure, telecom, data networking, wireless communications, security, enterprise systems, the Internet and World Wide Web, as well as technology vendors.
Secondary Electronic Resources/Databases
Academic Search Premier – a general interest database covering many disciplines.
Applied Science and Technology Abstracts - Provides information on management, careers and employment, and financial trends in the scientific and technological fields.
Google Scholar - indexing, abstracts, and occasional links to full text.
Wiley InterScience - full text journals in a variety of subjects.
Looking for a Book?
E-Books from Oregon Tech Libraries
Safari Tech Books Online provides books online for programmers and IT professionals. You can search through all the technical books in the library to find specific information or read books from cover to cover. You can also browse by category. Examples of topics are XML, database information, and .Net.
features selected books in an electronic format (ebooks) that are also full text online.
Books and other items are listed in the Library Catalog. Use the Library Catalog to find materials in the Oregon Tech Libraries' collections and through the Summit. Summit provides access to materials from 36 academic libraries in Oregon and Washington for Oregon Tech students, faculty and staff. See the titles and suggested Library of Congress call number ranges below for pointers to popular items.
Try these Library of Congress call number ranges
- Information Technology Economic History and conditions HC79.I55
- Information Technology Management HD30.2
- Network Computers QA76.527
- Network Access Machine/ Computer QA76.8
- Network Analysis T57.85
- Information technology, Technology T58.5 - T58.64
- Telecommunication Technology TK5101 - TK5105.9
- Computer Network Protocols TK5105.55
- Network File System TK5015.574