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Research Guide

Computer Science

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Start Your Research with Library Databases!

Library databases provide access to thousands of articles and ebooks you'll need for your research. Library databases can be accessed off campus by entering your SURF ID and password. For a complete list view our Databases by Subject listing.
   

Safari ebooks

ScienceDirect provides access to nearly 2,500 journals and more than 33,000 books, covering 24 major disciplines across science, technology and health.

Cross Search all of EBSCOhost's databases in one search.  Students and faculty have access to magazines, journals, news sources, primary sources, and various media in broad and diverse subject areas.

Safari books online eBooks and eVideos on technology, math & science, digital media, IT, engineering and business. MCC subscription allows 15 simultaneous database users as of late Sept. 2016 - not 15 simultaneous users of 1 eBook, however!
 

Articles & Journals

Periodicals are important sources of information in your research. Library databases include articles from magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals. Need more information on popular and scholarly periodicals? Check out the link Is it a Magazine or a Journal? For a list of all periodical databases, consult the Databases by Subject page.
     

ScienceDirect provides access to nearly 2,500 journals and more than 33,000 books, covering 24 major disciplines across science, technology and health.  Cross Search all of EBSCOhost's databases in one search.  Students and faculty have access to magazines, journals, news sources, primary sources, and various media in broad and diverse subject areas.

LexisNexis Academic  is a leading database for researching news, business, and legal topics. It contains more than 6,000 sources from all over the world, drawn from print, broadcast, and online media.


Books & eBooks

The MiraCosta College Library owns copies of over 200,000 books and ebooks! To locate books in print and ebooks, use the Library Catalog . If you wish to access the ebooks from off-campus, you will need to enter your SURF ID and password. Try the Databases by Subject list for additional reference, periodical, and ebook databases.
         

Try Library Reference & eBooks Databases

Reference & eBook databases provide background information and in-depth research on many research topics.  Popular databases include: Gale Virtual Reference Library; Oxford Reference Online; EBSCO eBooks; Britannica Online, and Springer eBooks.
       
 

Multimedia Sources

The MiraCosta College subscribes to several streaming video databases containing documentaries and educational videos. If accessing streaming databases from off-campus, you will be prompted for your SURF ID and password.
Films On Demand provides streaming educational videos on subject areas including Archival Films & Newsreels, Social Sciences, Business, Science, Health & Medicine and more. Academic Video Online (VAST) is a multidisciplinary collection of streaming video with approximately 17,000 full-length videos in 22 disciplines.  Intelecom is a searchable video clip database covering a wide variety of disciplines. Topic-specific clips average 3 to 5 minutes in length and are closed-captioned.
     

Web Resources