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Background Information

The following options are great ways to find background information on each of the core technologies.

Research Starters

Research Starters are encyclopedia articles that provide background information on many different topics. You can access these from the Multi-Search on the library homepage. Type your term into the search box and if a research starter is available, it will be the first result listed. Here are two examples:

Gale eBooks

Credo Reference

Faulkner Advisory for IT Studies (FAITS)

The Faulkner Advisory for IT Studies (FAITS) database This link opens in a new window has tutorial reports on many different IT topics. Under the Explore by Report Type area, click on Tutorial. You will see a list of IT terms that each have a tutorial style report, for example, Web-Based Database Technology and Web Design Programs and Tools.

In-Depth Information

Use these databases to find in-depth information on these core technologies.

O’Reilly

O'Reilly This link opens in a new window provides access to more than 21,000 eBooks and videos on topics ranging from programming, IT networking, project management, graphic design and business strategy. A sample title that you will find in this database is Databases A Beginner's Guide This link opens in a new window.

Ebook Central - ProQuest

Ebook Central This link opens in a new window is one of our largest eBook databases and you will find eBooks on almost every topic, including computer science. A sample title that you will find in this database is Introduction to Computer Networks and Cybersecurity This link opens in a new window.

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