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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Computer Information Systems: Getting Started

by Bonnie R. Nelson


Encyclopedias are great for getting started in a new or unfamiliar field.

Encyclopedias provide:

  • Broad overview
  • Relevant terms used
  • Additional sources of information


CIS (Computer Information Systems) majors and Forensic Computing masters students tend to turn first to the Internet--with its chat groups and search engines--when they are seeking information, and for good reason.  Much of the time all they need to know is available within seconds at the click of a mouse.

There is, however, a whole other world of published information available through subscription and purchase that can be tremendously useful to students (and faculty) studying computer technology.  This guide will highlight some of those resources.

Online Encyclopedias

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