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Computer Information Systems: Reference

Use the following guide to locate print and electronic resources in computers, computer science, and other computer information systems related topics at the College of St. Scholastica Library.

Reference Collection

CSS Reference CollecitonThe CSS Reference Collection includes useful encyclopedias, statistics, handbooks, and subject dictionaries all which help you decide on a topic, narrow it, and begin researching it.

Now they are even easier to use as you can search online for them using Reference Universe or through our other online encyclopedia collections especially Credo. You can also use our SCANNX to scan the articles from books here in print and then email or print them or even zap them to your smart phone!

Since the online collections and titles are limited to the CSS population, you will need to login to these reference collections using your Novell user name and password. This is the same user name and password that is used to login to the CSS email or Brightspace.

How to Cite an Encyclopedia Article

Instructions for Electronic Encyclopedia Collections - PDFs

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Email GraphicInterlibrary Loan (ILL) is a free service that allows you to request books, videos, and articles from other libraries.


How does it work?
Find the book, video or other article you want. Check to make sure the CSS Library does not have it or have online access to it. Then, fill out an online form. 

Encyclopedias on Computer Science & Technology

Reference Universe

Use this database to search for reference materials from the print collection at CSS and from online reference collections.

Electronic Encyclopedia Collections

Links to Online Reference Works