COSC111: Information and Technology for Business
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This database contains a large number of ebooks on various topics in computer science, information systems, and technology.
This database contains a wide array of reports, including product profiles, marketplace reports, and standards documentation. There are also a number of "tutorials" that give overviews of different technologies like AJAX and HTML5. Most of these reports offer links to web resources for further reading.
Two monthly publications, The Guide to Internet Research and The Information Advisor, are also worth looking at.
The reference books on this list are often useful for finding background information on various research topics for COSC111.
This 4-volume encyclopedia contains over 200 comprehensive entries on topics related to information systems. Each entry begins with a glossary and ends with a list of references for further reading. The entries are supplemented by charts and graphs illustrating important concepts in information systems.
Major subject areas covered by the encyclopedia include the application of information systems to other disciplines/professions, artificial intelligence, hardware and software, management support systems, and systems analysis and design.
This encyclopedia considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the social, ethical, and political issues raised by science and technology.
This is a great resource for getting background information on a topic.
Call Number: QA76.15.H43 2009
Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL) has a lot of great online guides for every stage of the writing process.┬á There is useful information for different types of papers, including research papers, business letters, and resumes.┬á This is also a useful resource for examples of how to put together citations and bibliographies.
Use this site to learn more about plagiarism, including tips on how to detect and avoid it.