Computer Science Research Guide

The FDU library systems have many resources on computer science. It is imperative that our students learn how to locate, identify, and utilize them in their studies.

Our library has over 150,000 volume of books onsite, plus over 100,000 e-books and growing. There are 100+ online databases with more than 20,000 full-texted periodical titles.


The following list serves as a road map to guide you through our various resources.


Print Sources - located in the Giovatto Library on Teaneck campus


Books concerning computer science are located in the section of QA 70s


Reference books are particular useful when you need to check facts on something or get background information, such as


Dictionary of computer and Internet terms / Douglas A. Downing ... [et al.]  Ref QA76.15 .D667 2009


Software encyclopedia. Ref QA76.753 .S67   


Encyclopedia of mobile computing and commerce / David Taniar, editor. Ref QA76.59 .E47 2007  


Just to list a few.


Furthermore, our online reference database, Credo Reference, contains many reference books on computer science. The database is easy to use. With a single search, you can check multiple reference books simultaneously. Give it try here!


Our online catalog, called CoolCat, is the place to go when you need to check if any specific item is in our print sources - mostly when you look for books.


Our online databases and e-books can be accessed 24/7. This is the section of the library that never closes. All you need is a valid FDU webmail account to access all our online resources.

The following is a list of most frequently used databases when you search for information on computer science.


ACM Digital Library - A special database on computer science.


ScienceDirect College Edition - This database covers all areas of science study and provides high quality research papers on many topics, including computer science.


As the digital technologies percolate every part of our modern life, you also want to check out our multi-disciplinary databases like


Academic Search Premier


ProQuest Research Library


Points of View Reference Center



Beyond FDU


FOLDOC: Free On-line Dictionary of Computing - Just like the name says!


Webopedia - If you cannot find a computer related term in a traditional book, try this one!


Directory of Open Access Journals: Computer Science - Over 250 free, online scholarly journals in Computer Science.


USENIX: the Advanced Computing Systems Association - Free online access to the proceedings from all USENIX conferences.



Please do not hesitate to seek help at the Giovatto Library. Our reference librarians are always present at the regular hours to answer questions. There are many ways you can contact us. At the regular library hours, you can visit, call, or chat online with a reference librarian. Even after the library is closed, you can email any question to our reference librarians. We will usually get back to you within 2 business days, most of the time a lot quicker.