DB Tuesday: Gale OneFile: Computer Science

Published on: November 17, 2020

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Have you ever used Gale OneFile: Computer Science? It contains resources on all things computer – hardware, software, communications, and more! The database provides information on computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas like hardware, software, electronics, engineering, and the application of technology. Content types range from academic journal articles to newspapers, books to videos. Coverage runs from 1984-present.

Here is just a sampling of the topics you can research:

  • Networks 
  • Security 
  • Tech company profiles 
  • Accessibility 
  • Specific devices 
  • Software development 

Search tips:

  • Subject guide search is a bit of a misnomer – it’s a subject search, in that you search for a keyword and it provides subjects that fit your keyword. They don’t have actual subject guides that you are searching. 
  • Example advanced search: to learn about network security at IBM, do an advanced search for ‘network security’ and ‘IBM’.

 

What does it look like in action? 

Landing page:  

 

A basic journal article search:  


 

A subject guide search for laptop computers:  

 

 

Let us know how this database works for you! Email library@dctc.edu or call 651-423-8366 with feedback and questions.  

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