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Computing (FE): Books

This the FE Computing Library Guide. Here you can find help on finding and using the resources the Library provides.

Here you can find some useful books if you are studying a FE computing course.

You can see the relevant books in the Library Catalogue by clicking on the book covers.

You can use the  catalogue tab to search the catalogue yourself.

You can read an e-book by clicking on its cover. You may need to enter your College login and password in first. For more information about e-book click on the e-book tab.

Use the Library Catalogue to

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Useful books

A dictionary of computer science
Build a better PC
IT essentials v6 companion guide
Systems analysis and design
The architecture of computer hardware, systems software, & networking
Connecting networks v6 companion guide
Networking : a beginner's guide
CompTIA Network+ exam guide
Wireshark  101
Wireshark network security
Software engineering
Essentials of cloud computing
Java for dummies
Beginning Visual Basic 2015
Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a month of lunches
Ubuntu unleashed
Windows 10 in depth
Windows 10 for dummies
Microsoft Office 365 for dummies
Windows Server 2019 & PowerShell All-in-One For Dummies
Weapons of math destruction
Active Directory
Database Systems
Access 2019 bible
Access 2019 for Dummies
Getting started with SQL
The basics of hacking and penetration testing
CISSP® exam guide
Nmap 6
Data analytics
The Uncanny Valley in games and animation
Adaptive web design
Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript
Laravel - up and running
The codebreakers
Everyday cryptography
Big Data
Manga : the mega guide
Blueprints Visual Scripting for Unreal Engine
3D game textures
The art of the Mass effect universe
Understanding video games
Level Up!
Pixel art for game developers
Learning Construct 2

Finding books in the Library

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These are the main shelf marks / classification numbers for books on Computing.  They have been split up into various sections for various topics.

If you are unsure where to find a specific title you can always ask at the Library Information Desk  or search the Library Catalogue. 

Computer Science
Items in this area the selection and use of computer hardware; electronic computers; computer systems, central processing units computer reliability; interactive, online processing and data processing.
004 Computer Science
004.1 Types of Computer
004.2 Systems  Analysis and Design
004.3 Processing Modes
004.5 Storage
004.6 Interfacing and communications
004.65 Computer Networks
004.678 Internet
004.68 Local Area Networks
004.7 Periphials
Computer programming, programs and data
Items in this section are guides on programming, as well as guides for specific languages such as C++, how to guides for using programs and methods of data processing security.
005 Computer programming, programs, data, security
005.1 Programming and Software Engineering
005.133 Programming Languages
005.2  Programming for specific types of computers, operating systems, and user interfaces
005.3 Programs
005.4 Systems programming and programs
005.5 General purpose application programs
005.7 Data in Computer Systems
005.8 Data Security
005.82  Data encryption (Including cyphers) 
005.84  Computer Viruses
Special Computer Methods
Items in this section cover artificial intelligence, computer graphics and multimedia systems.
006 Special Computer Methods
006.3 Artificial Intelligence
006.4 Computer Pattern Recognition
006.5 Digital Audio
006.6 Computer Graphics
0006.62 Computer Graphics Hardware
0006.66 Computer Graphics Programming
0006.68 Computer Graphics Programs
0006.69 Special topics in Computer Graphics
0006.693 Three-dimensional graphics
006.7 Multimedia Systems
006.74 Markup Languages
006.76 Programming
006.78 Programs
Computer Engineering
Items in this section are about the building and maintainance of electronic digital computers and central processing units, computer reliability and general computer performance and evaluation.
621.39 Computer Engineering
621.391 Engineering of Mainframe Computers
621.391 Engineering of Minicomputers
621.391 Engineering of PCs
621.392 Systems analysis and design, computer architecture
621.397 Storage
621.3973 Internal storage
621.3973 External storage
621.398 Interfacing and communications devices, perphials
621.399 Devices for special computer methods
Other Areas
Items in these areas cover Cryptography, Business Information, Project Management and Computer Gaming.
652.8 Cryptography
658.403 Business Information Management
658.404 Project Management
658.46 Management Consultancy
658.47 Business security  and intelligence
658.872 E-commerce
741 Drawing techniques
794.8 Computer Games