There are many resources at the UCI Libraries devoted to the study of computer science. The collection is relatively young at less than 50 years coinciding with the birth of the discipline about then and the UCI collection is focused on the general materials, and the specific research interests and coursework that is offered at the present on campus. It is anticipated that the collection will grow rapidly in parallel as the program expands its emphases and more faculty and students join it. A very strong interest in computational biology, genomics, neural & soft computing, fuzzy computing, machine learning & intelligence, software design, algorithms and theory, computer graphics, signal transduction, human computer interaction, image processing, embedded systems, pervasive computing, ubiquitous computing, real-time systems, computer networks, communication systems, medical & biomedical informatics, computerization in organizations, visualization, scientific computing, datasets, etc.
Some of the current special interests reflect strong interdisciplinary interests and compliment the programs of the Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences and include: relationships and support to other units in Samueli School of Engineering, School of Biological Sciences, School of Medicine, etc.
Library of Congress Subject Headings – the authority that offers the structured vocabulary for relevant output for searching Library Search & Melvyl by Subject Headings. Keyword searching may retrieve more output but may not be as relevant. Keyword also searches the author, title, source fields and elements in an abstract when searching in a database, as well as the Subject Headings.
Most books about computer science related topics will be found at the Science Library (SL) in the call number ranges:
and at the Langson Library (LL) in HD 9696 for materials on computing industry, and in organizations. Remember that computer science is an applied subject that finds itself in nearly all aspects of daily life today in theory, applications, processing, etc so there may be a subheading of Information Technology or Automation corresponding to many primary subject areas.
There are several methods to use to find resources: