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CIS 321: Data Communication and Networking: Finding Books

SOUTHcat

To find books and government documents in USA Libraries' collections, use SOUTHcat: USA Libraries' Catalog.

  • Catalog tips and tricks:
    • Keyword searches – use quotation marks to hold phrases together ("web servers")
    • Truncation – use ? after the root of a word to find all its variants (comput? finds computer, computers, computing...)
    • Browse the Subject(s) field in records to find the right words for searches. (Example: Try doing a keyword search for "ATM network," then look at the subject(s) field in several records. You’ll see that the subject term is "asynchronous transfer mode" Click the subject heading to find more records with this subject.)
  • Revise and refine your searches.
  • Watch for repeating call numbers and browse stacks in that area.
  • Pay attention to the Location and Status fields. You will need this information to locate the item in the library.
*All the Selected Titles listed below are located on the 4th Floor, South side.*

Selected Titles - Networks

Selected Titles - Optical Networks

There are many, many recent e-books available - search SOUTHcat for "optic? network?" (without the quotes) and then "Sort by" Publication Date - Most Recent First.

Selected Titles - Security

Selected Titles - Wireless Networks

Search Google Books

Part of Google's library-scanning project. Only books in the public domain are shown in full text. Others may have just a citation or show selected pages from the book. Remember, you can check SOUTHcat to see if we have a book you find in Google Books if the full text is not available.

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Interlibrary Loan

If the USA Libraries don't have the book or article you're looking for, you can place a request for it via Interlibrary Loan (ILL). The link below will take you to the ILL page.