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Computer Science/Computer Information Systems: Subject Headings

This guide is designed to help you find materials available from the Houston Cole Library for research in computer science fields.

Subject Headings

To find subject headings, try doing a Subject Search in the Library catalog by using one of the headings listed on this page. Or type your search term(s) in the Library catalog keyword search, then look at a catalog record from your results to see what subjects are used. For example, a book with the title Software Design has Computer software--Development as the subject heading.

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Library of Congress Classifications and Subject Headings

Books on COMPUTER SCIENCE are shelved on the 9th and 10th floors of the Library. Books can be found in the Library Catalog by conducting a subject search.

Suggested subject headings from the Library of Congress:

Computer Science

Related headings include:

  • Computers
  • Programming Languages (Electronic Computers)
  • Software Engineering
  • Databases
  • Computer Graphics

Search also under names of languages (C++, JAVA, HTML)

To browse the book stacks, here are some Library of Congress call numbers on the 9th floor.

QA76 – Computer Science
QA76.15 – Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
QA76.73 – Programming Languages
QA76.76.O63 – Operating Systems
QA76.76.W56 – Windows
QA76.9D3 – Database management

Note: networking and Internet related subjects are also found on the 10th floor:

TK5101 - Internet
TK5105.5 - Computer Networks

This is not a comprehensive listing of subjects, and many more may be found in the Library's online catalog.

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