The UCR Library collects resources in computer science supporting both courses and research conducted by our students and faculty. We offer subject-specific and general research educational services at the library and provide access to information from the UC Libraries System and beyond.

Conducting Research

Books & Articles

Books are useful for getting a broad introduction or background information to a topic in computer science.  Search by topic keywords in the UCR catalog or the Melvyl (UC) catalog.

Scholarly articles are carefully evaluated (peer-reviewed) by subject experts to provide reliable and credible information. Locate articles by searching in the computer science databases. The most popular databases are listed on this page.


Most computer science journals are purchased for the entire UC Libraries system and can be browsed in in the UC Journal Finder.  Use the UCR catalog to find journals on campus.

Specialized Resources

Programming Manuals
We have up-to-date manuals on nearly every language or technology.  To find a manual on a particular topic, look in our catalogs or go to O’Reilly Safari.

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