CIS 6261: Information Technology for Managers
Books to Check Out
Search the catalog for books (either physical or online) that can be checked out.
Additionally, here are a few searches to get you started.
Citing Your Resources
Doing ethical research means citing sources. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.
- Tips on avoiding plagiarism
Turnitin is a service that faculty and students use to detect and avoid plagiarism in their writing.
NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Dictionary of Communications Technology: Terms, Definitions and Abbreviations
“An invaluable one-stop reference for IS professionals, consultants and engineers. Wider ranging than a conventional dictionary, it enables you to check exact specifications, definitions, characteristics, options, relay diagrams, paths, alignments, sources, codes, events, tables, sequences, tradenames, methods, and numerous other vital facts that can spell disaster if misinterpreted or incorrectly specified.”
Dictionary of Information and Library Management
This comprehensive dictionary covers all aspects of information and knowledge management. Designed to equip the information management student with core industry terminology, this fully revised edition includes many terms connected with information management and electronic knowledge management.
Encyclopedia of Computer Science
This encyclopedia is the definitive resource for computer science and technology. It covers every major aspect of the field from artificial life to computer ethics, mobile computing to quantum computing, safety, privacy, and more. It includes an historical timeline that highlights the key breakthroughs in computer science and technology. Articles are written by experts in the field.
Using databases to find appropriate articles can be difficult. The two databases below focus on business and on information technology. Try your topics in both. They may not have full text for the article you need, but there are ways to get to the full text in other sources the library has.
Finding Full Text
- Getting the Full Text
Brief overview of how full text may be identified in a database.
- Using FT Options at Dowling
Brief video demonstrating the use of FT Options at Dowling.
If you use web searching in your research, then try out:
- Microsoft Academic Search
This search is limited to computer science sources and will feature links to documents that are freely available on the web. Surprisingly good and easy to use.
- Google Scholar
Make sure to take advantage of the advanced search features to be able to limit by date and limit by subject area.
If you want to try and search individual periodicals, you may wish to look at the following:
- Information technology for development
- Information Technology Journal
- Information Technology Newsweekly
- Information technology, learning, and performance journal
- International Journal of Computer Science & Information Technology
- International Journal of Hybrid Information Technology
- International Journal of Information Technology
- International Journal of Managing Information Technology
- Journal of Advances in Information Technology
- Journal of Computing and Information Technology
- Journal of computer information systems
- Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology
- Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology
- Bit Law: A Resource on Technology Law
This site offers background information, links to primary sources, sample forms, and sample policies concerning the following areas: internet law, copyright, trademarks, software patents, and more.
- Free Patents Online.com
This is a free patent searching site with PDF downloading, world patent searching, alerts, and other account functions. It is a great resource for IP attorneys, patent searchers, researchers, students, small businesses, and anyone else who needs such leg up.
- Internet and Silicon Valley
Listings of the top 100 banks, companies, and magazines with a presence on the Internet. This site also gives a history of the development of the Internet, history of Silicon Valley, and information on analysis of e-commerce and Internet presence.
- E-Commerce Times
Late breaking news on e-commerce, e-tailers, and market issues.
Practical information on current and coming trends, geared towards information executives.
- Red Herring: The Business of Technology
Focusing on cutting edge trends and developments, this site covers technology companies, businesses using IT’s, and consumers’ use of IT’s and IT services. The site is also a good source of stock and IPO information.
- Telecommunications Industry Association
TIA Online is the central web site for suppliers, manufacturers, service providers, and consultants in the Telecommunications Industry. This site provides full text searching of a variety of industry press releases and white papers covering ongoing development.
- Federal Communications Commission
This site is the official information exchange of the FCC, and contains listings and maps of all federally chartered telecommunications operators and their regions. It also serves as the repository for all U.S. Government policy, legislation, regulations.CIS6261, Biz Tech
- Computer Information Center (CompInfo)
CompInfo is the definitive reference site for IT/IS users and buyers, with links to hardware and software companies, industry organizations and user groups, technology information sources, online technical support and technology news and announcements.
- Information Week Online
The leading IT/IS news weekly magazine, providing full text search access to all editions in the areas of information technology, information systems and e-business. Also provides historical data on vendors, products, and related technology companies.