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Computing and Information Technology: Key Resources

A Library Guide to Computing and Information Technology resources for students and staff of the University of Newcastle

Computing and Information Technology Databases

Searching in databases is a great way to ensure you're getting the best possible search results. Try these Computing and Information Technology databases to find resources that are most relevant to your discipline.

Web Resources

Evaluate the resources you find online carefully, as not all are suitable quality for use in your studies. These Computing and Information Technology web resources are recommended by your University of Newcastle Library. 

Professional Associations

It can be valuable to build your career prospects and networks by connecting with professional associations. You might like to engage with these Computing and Information Technology groups as a student, or even throughout your career.

Dictionaries & Encyclopaedias

Useful resources for understanding your topic and finding the right keywords to use in your searching. 

Open Access (OA) Textbooks and Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) are defined by UNESCO as

“… teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions....”

See the OER resources for our school here


MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a free, publicly accessible, openly-licensed digital collection of high-quality teaching and learning materials available under a Creative Commons license for open sharing.

See the following as an example.

Introduction to Algorithms by MIT OCW

Software Construction by MIT

Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science

Database Design

Practicing and Presenting Social Research

UON Nova Book

Your Subject Librarians

This guide has been created by University of Newcastle Librarians who work with your schools to make sure you have access to the resources you need. The Librarians supporting Computing and Information Technology are:

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