The Information Technology department's Programming and Software Development area of study at San Diego City College introduces students to essentials of computer programming and software, database, and game development. This guide will help you get started finding information in these areas, including books, articles, web sites, and media materials.
See also other library research guides related to Information Technology:
*OneSearch doesn't show you everything! Some databases, like those from EBSCO, are not included so you will need to search them separately.
Here's a sampling of computer-related terms to try in the Advanced Search of OneSearch or SDCCD Books+:
See these guides for more detailed information on how to do library research:
How the login system works: You are automatically eligible only if you are currently taking a class or teaching a class.
Students: When you click on a database link or an e-book, you will be prompted for your 10-digit student ID number and last name. Type in your last name exactly the way you are registered for classes (usually how it appears on your student ID card). You must be currently taking at least one City College class and have fully paid your tuition and fees in order to log in. If you are having problems with your login, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff: You are not automatically added to the system from PeopleSoft. To request a login, or if you are having problems logging in, email email@example.com.
Faculty: You are automatically added to the system from PeopleSoft if you are teaching in the current semester/session. If your status is different, or you are having problems with your login, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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