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Information Systems, Information Assurance, and Computer Science Resources

Use this guide to find online and print resources in information/computer systems and information assurance. The guide is designed for both on-campus and distance education students and includes online sources accessible through the Library.

Find...books, films and other libraries

You can identify relevant books -- online books and print books -- by searching library catalogs. To get print items at other libraries, request them through the Mundt Library's Interlibrary Loan service. Distance students may also request print items from the Mundt Library using the Interlibrary request form. 

Use the following databases to find books in libraries. research databases

Additional online books may be found in the following databases. When off the main Madison campus, you will need to login with your DSU ID and password.

About books, manuals, handbooks, encyclopedias

Use the research databases described in other sections of this web page to find books. 

The content of books, whether print or online, can take a number of different forms.

  • The book might be a monograph, focused on one cohesive topic, with all chapters written by the same person or people.
  • The book might be a collection of articles about a subject area but with each chapter by different authors.
  • Manuals have the specific purpose of providing instructions; for example, a software manual will describe how to use a software package.
  • Handbooks are intended to give data, formulas, and other technical material that is needed on a regular basis in a particular discipline. 
  • A specialized encyclopedia provides overviews of topics relevant to a specific specialized subject area to help someone who is new to the subject understand basic concepts and issues.

Examples of encyclopedias and handbooks  Encyclopedia of Information Assurance

  • Encyclopedia of information assurance, 4 volumes.  Edited by Rebecca Herold and Marcus K. Rogers. Boca Raton, FL : Auerbach Publications, c2011. Location in library -- QA76.9.D314 E53 2011.
  • Developments in Healthcare Information Systems and Technologies: Models and Methods. Author(s)/Editor(s): Joseph Tan. IGI Global, 2011.  [Link requires you to login  when off-campus]
  • E-Health Systems Quality and Reliability: Models and Standards. Edited by Anastasius Moumtzoglou and Anastasia Kastania. IGI Global, 2011. [Link requires you to login when off-campus]
  • The Princeton companion to mathematics. Edited by Timothy Gowers ; associate editors, June Barrow-Green, Imre Leader. Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2008. Location in Library -- QA11.2 .P745 2008
  • Encyclopedia of cybercrime. Edited by Samuel C. McQuade, III. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2009. Location in Library -- HV6773 .E53 2009
  • Encyclopedia of decision making and decision support technologies, 2 volumes. Edited by Frédéric Adam, Patrick Humphreys. Hershey, PA : Information Science Reference, c2008. Location in Library -- HD30.213 .E527 2008

Examples of manuals.

  • Designing mobile interfaces. By Steven Hoober and Eric Berkman. Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, 2012. Location in Library -- COMPUTER MANUALS QA76.59 .H67 2012
  • Penetration tester's open source toolkit. By Jeremy Faircloth. Waltham, MA : Elsevier/Syngress, c2011. COMPUTER MANUALS QA76.9.A25 P435 2011