Celebrating Computing

December 9th, 2013

This week is Computer Science Education Week, and a great time to learn about the ubiquitous technology that has reshaped the world.  Established to honor the birthday of Grace Hopper, an early computer programmer and the inventor of the computer language COBOL, CSEd Week is focused on preparing students in all disciplines to learn about and embrace computers in order to be competitive in the modern job market.

And we have plenty of resources for studying any aspect of computing – programming, history, education, and more.  For articles, try a database like ProQuest Computing or Communication & Mass Media Complete or the computer science section of Taylor & Francis.  And there’s more online, as well, with sources like the Computing Research Repository, a free archive on the web provided by Cornell University.

But if it’s computer scientists that you’re interested in, Biography in Contest has plenty, such as their biographies on the aforementioned Grace Hopper.  And if you prefer the narrative of a book, our collection includes titles like Computer Science: Reflections on the Field, Reflections from the Field, Women and Information Technology by J. McGrath Cohoon, or History of Computing by Nathan Ensmenger.

Need any help finding what you need?  Contact us at iueref@iue.edu!

Woman Working on an Early Computer by Larry Mulvehill photo via ImageQuest

Woman Working on an Early Computer by Larry Mulvehill photo via ImageQuest