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.
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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.
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Call Number: QA76.15.H43 2009
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