Computer Science: Book Search

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Evaluating Books

As with any source, the quality and relevance of information in books needs to be evaluated. What to look for:

Authority of the authors, editors - Determine the expertise of the authors, does it match the subject content of their writing?

Scope of Content - Does the content cover your topic to the degree you need? Is it in-depth or does it simply provide an overview with little facts, details, analysis?

Timeliness - Is the content timely for your topic. This is determined somewhat by the time period of your topic.

Safari Books Online

Safari Books Online is the e-reference library for programmers and IT professionals. Topics include: IT management, e-commerce/business, programming languages, graphics, hardware, multimedia, security and many others.


The availability of online books is expanding. Listed below are some other sources for computer related e-books.