New York: Association for Computing Machinery, 1947–. Contains full-text articles from journals, newsletters, and conference proceedings published by the Association for Computing Machinery. Though full text is limited to libraries that subscribe to the database, anyone can access the basic search and browse features for free at http://portal.acm.org.
http://liinwww.ira.uka.de/bibliography/index.html. Contains references to computing publications in broad categories including database research, distributed systems, object-oriented programming, and artificial intelligence. Compiled by Alf-Christian Achilles, of the University of Karlsruhe in Germany.
http://foldoc.org. A searchable dictionary of computer terms, including acronyms, jargon, computer languages, operating systems, companies, and theory. The site is maintained by the Department of Computing at the Imperial College, London.
http://vlib.org/Computing. An index page for a wide variety of computer-related Web directories in the WWW Virtual Library, including cryptography, logic programming, and Web design.
Ed. Raúl Rojas. 2 vols. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001. An accessible work that provides entries on people, organizations, and developments in the history of computing “from the abacus to eBay.”
Ed. Anthony Ralston, Edwin D. Reilly, and David Hemmendinger. 4th ed. Hoboken: Wiley, 2003. A technical compendium that covers hardware, computer systems, information and data, software, the mathematics of computing, theory of computation, methodologies, applications, and computing in general. An authoritative reference work for the field.