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STS 3561 History of Computing and Information Technology Research Session


FREE Citation Management Software

  • RefWorks site (Login) can help you manage your footnotes & bibliography on the web. Easy to use, interfaces directly with MS Word to create footnotes & bibliographies
  • FAQ and Instructions for various databases

Background Information


My topic: IBM and the Holocaust

  • pick a general topic that interests you: World War II
  • narrow your topic: holocaust history
  • get a angle/perspective: role of big companies such as IBM
  • have a plan B: cryptography/AlanTuring


Finding Books & Journals

  • Do a search in The York Catalogue:
    • by title: Strategic computing : DARPA and the quest for machine
      intelligence, 1983-1993
    • by author: Ceruzzi Paul
    • by journal title: Scientific American
    • by subject: computers history
    • by keyword: ibm and history
    • by keyword: computers and history
    • by keyword: comput$ and hist$ and canad$
  • Two important books in Steacie reference section:
    • Encyclopedia of computer science — QA 76.15 E48 2003
    • Encyclopedia of computers and computer history — QA 76.15
      E53 2001

Finding Articles


These online databases can also be found in the eResources
Quick Links or Search
boxes on the library home page.

  • all the databases are similar, so try searches like these
    • ibm
    • ibm and germany
    • comput* and canada and history
    • comput* and librar*
    • comput* and history and canada



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