SAILS, Learning Resources Center's online catalog contains all the books and other materials that the Library purchases. Use it to search for a specific author or title or to compile a bibliography on a specific topic. The Learning Resources Center uses Library of Congress Subject Headings. To find books on a particular subject, use the Keyword search option. Then look at the subjects under which it has been cataloged to find additional items on the subject.
Massachusetts Virtual Catalog
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The Virtual Catalog allows library users in good standing to:
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- Request items that are unavailable at any SAILS Library.
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Listed below are some of the titles available in Credo Reference under the heading of "Technology".
Computer Graphics Companion
The Computer Graphics Companion offers a comprehensive collection of articles written by selected specialists and spanning a wide range of topics and applications in computer graphics.
It brings together all the articles related to computer graphics included in the Encyclopedia of Computer Science along with further material, unique to this companion volume. Additional articles on colour and design are included as well as professional profiles and web resources.
Enhanced with a section of colour illustrations, the book gives a general introduction to computer graphics, software, hardware, design, colour and image processing and then focuses on key application areas:
- Entertainment -- covering areas such as animation, movies and games
- Science and engineering -- including scientific visualisation, biocomputing, medical imaging, diagnostic techniques, geographic information systems and computer-aided design in engineering and manufacturing
- Other applications of computer graphics -- reviewing diverse topics, such as virtual reality, multimedia, the internet, desktop publishing and simulation
Dictionary of Communications Technology: Terms, Definitions and Abbreviations, Wiley
Here is an invaluable one-stop reference for IS professionals, consultants and engineers. Wider ranging than a conventional dictionary, it enables you to check exact specifications, definitions, characteristics, options, relay diagrams, paths, alignments, sources, codes, events, tables, sequences, tradenames, methods, and numerous other vital facts that can spell disaster if misinterpreted or incorrectly specified.
Dictionary of Multimedia and Internet Applications: A Guide for Developers and Users
The one-stop reference for developers and users
• Numerous references and 35 illustrations
• Explains new and emerging technologies
• Bridges the gap between definition and explanation
• Provides useful tradename information
• In-depth entries illuminate specific topics
Encyclopedia of Computer Science
The Encyclopedia of Computer Science is the definitive reference in computer science and technology. First published in 1976, it is still the only single volume to cover every major aspect of the field. Now in its Fourth Edition, this influential work provides an historical timeline highlighting the key breakthroughs in computer science and technology, as well as clear and concise explanations of the latest technology and its practical applications. Its unique blend of historical perspective, current knowledge and predicted future trends has earned it its richly deserved reputation as an unrivalled reference classic.
What sets the Encyclopedia apart from other reference sources is the comprehensiveness of each of its entries. Encompassing far more than mere definitions, each article elaborates on a topic giving a remarkable breadth and depth of coverage. The visual impact of the volume is enhanced with a 16 page colour insert spotlighting advanced computer applications and computer-generated graphics technology. In addition, the text is enlivened with figures, tables, diagrams, illustrations and photographs.
With contributions from over 300 international experts, the 4th Edition contains over 100 completely new articles ranging from artificial life to computer ethics, data mining to Java, mobile computing to quantum computing and software safety to the World Wide Web. In addition, each of the more than 600 articles have been extensively revised, expanded and updated to reflect the latest developments in computer science and technology.