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Computer science subject guide updated for 2016/17

Computer Science overview

This guide aims to present an overview of the resources available for computer science students or researchers. There are a range of resources available across libraries in Cambridge, and these pages will show you what is on offer, and advise about accessing them.

Specifically, most specialist resources for Computer Science are held in the Computer Laboratory Library. In some cases other libraries hold some resources relevant to computer science, and you may find the Betty & Gordon Moore Library useful. Most journals can also be accessed online from any computer on the University network.

When planning a physical visit to the library you may wish to check our entry in the Libraries directory, or find us on the University map

Locating print collections

Specialist resources and personal service are available in the Computer Laboratory library.

Other libraries in Cambridge which may also hold useful collections in Computer Science, particularly the Betty & Gordon Moore Library.

Undergraduate students should also be able to find core texts in their college library. Please see the libraries directory for details on how to contact them.

Library catalogues



You can search for items in any library within the University using iDiscover. This offers a simple Web style interface which will be familiar to many users. For a more traditional interface try the advanced search option. Make sure that the Cambridge libraries collections option is selected in the first instance.


Online resources


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