Welcome to the library research guide for Information Technology (BIT, MIT, DIT degree programs) at Carleton University. Scroll down to the Reference Materials section to find encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks.
Get background information from handbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries.
- A dictionary of computing [electronic resource]. / edited by John Daintith and Edmund Wright.
- A dictionary of the Internet / Darrel Ince.
- The telecommunications illustrated dictionary [electronic resource] / Julie K. Petersen.
- Dictionary of information security [electronic resource] / Robert Slade.
- A dictionary of information security terms, abbreviations and acronyms [electronic resource] / Alan Calder, Steve G. Watkins.
- Encyclopedia of science and technology communication [electronic resource] / edited by Susanna Hornig Preist.
- CRC handbook of modern telecommunications [electronic resource] / edited by Patricia Morreale, Kornel Terplan.
- Mobile computing handbook [electronic resource] / Mohammad Ilyas, Imad Mahgoub, editors.
- Software process quality [electronic resource] : management and control / Ron S. Kenett, Emanuel R. Baker.
- What every engineer should know about software engineering [electronic resource] / Phillip A. Laplante.
Once your topic is narrowly defined, select databases to find specific articles that have been published in journals.
- Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database (previously CBCA Complete)
- EI Engineering Village
- Google Scholar
- Scifinder Scholar
- Computer. Peer Reviewed
- CIO [electronic resource]. Peer Reviewed
- Computerworld [electronic resource]. Peer Reviewed
- Informationweek. Peer Reviewed
- Technology review.
- Technovation. Peer Reviewed
- Nature photonics [electronic resource].
- Advances in optics and photonics [electronic resource]. Peer Reviewed
- Laser & photonics reviews
- ACS photonics.
- Advanced optical materials.
Find books on your topic to gain greater depth and understanding.
- Google Books >Information Technology
Books and Serials on Information Technology are shelved at these locations in the Library of Congress system: T58.5-58.64. New titles.
- We welcome your suggestions for books or other library materials you need for your study or research at Carleton.
Suggested Subject Headings:
- Publication Cycle (Engineering & Science): to find primary and secondary sources of information, use tertiary sources of information: dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks. When a researcher publishes material, they follow the cycle clockwise. To find primary and secondary sources, follow the cycle anti clockwise.
- Begin by defining exactly what you are searching for
- Select the keywords/synonyms in your topic
- Be specific when determining keywords/synonyms and terms to search
- Use the advanced interface of electronic databases and Internet search engines to help narrow your search
- Limit results in electronic databases to full-text or peer reviewed journals only
- Use Boolean Operators to connect search terms (Click for a brief explanation of Boolean Operators)
- Take notes during your research to keep track of where you have been, keywords searched, what worked and what didn't, etc.
- Google search secrets [electronic resource] / Christa Burns and Michael P. Sauers.
More Writing & Citing Resources:
Write down or store all the references you have consulted to include them in your bibliography of your research paper (e.g., Mendeley)
- Advice on Research and Writing From CMU, primarily for computer scientists
- IEEE Citation Style Guide
- Technical Report Writing from NASA
- Writing Services Get one-on-one help with the entire writing process.
- Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students
- The Oxford guide to library research [electronic resource] / Thomas Mann.
- Annual Reviews Online Authoritative, analytic reviews in 34 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences. They synthesize the vast amount of primary research literature and identify the principal contributions in each field.