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Welcome to the Erickson Library's Computer Information Systems (CIS) guide. You'll find tabs at the top that will lead you to additional information with print and online resources. 

The Erickson Library is here to help you find credible and reliable information. Please feel free to call or email with any of your research questions!

CIS

Finding background information on your subject is helpful before you dive into subject specific databases. Credo Reference (link below) is a great place to start to gather ideas for keywords.

A few keywords to try: computer science, computers, technology, information technology, hardware, software engineering.


Visit the Articles tab to get more tips on using keywords in databases.

​Credo Reference

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Career & Job Outlook

Articles

Keyword Search Tips

1. Useful keywords: computer science, information technology
2. Break down your topic into smaller concepts and identify synonyms.
3. Use and to combine keywords, i.e. "computer science and java"
4. Use or to expand your results, i.e. "computers or information technology"
5. Use "quotaton marks" to search keywords as a phrase, i.e. "computer science"
6. Use an asterik* to search multiple endings, i.e. comp* will search computer, computers, computation, etc.

History

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Films on Demand
The Computer Revolution
 

Programming

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Networking

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OERs

Computer Networks: A Systems Approach (Open Textbook Library)

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Cybersecurity/Cyberdefense

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eBooks

Login to the Ebsco eBook Collection with your StarID and password.
 
Book JacketEasy Steps to Managing Cybersecurity








Book JacketManaging Cybersecurity Risk: Case Studies and Solutions







 

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Hacking

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eBooks

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Book JacketSpam: A Shadow History of the Internet







Book JacketData Security in Cloud Computing, Volume I







 

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Ethics
The Ethics of Hacking 101 (Washington Post)

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Equity Awareness

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We do not see things as they are,
 we see things as we are.   
     -Anais Nin 

Additional Resources


Diversity Activities Resource Guide pdf Engaging, hands-on activities that allow participants to gain a greater understanding of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion topics.

Global Road Warrior Extensive country-by-country resource for learning about culture, customs, history, and language worldwide. 
 

Sources for free stock photos shared by creators; search by both your course subject and "diversity".

Future of STEM Depends on Diversity | Nicole Cabrera Salazar | TEDxGeorgiaStateU

How Did Tech Become So Male-Dominated

Center for Equity and Inclusion