Computer Science

The University Library offers a broad selection of printed books and a collection of electronic material like e-books and e-journals in computer science and communication. All printed material as well as electronic resources can be found via the catalogue

Subject-related questions on catalog and database research can be addressed to

A selection of new acquisitions

Model checking quantum systems: principles and algorithms
Mingsheng Ying, Yuan Feng
New York: Cambridge University Press

Mining of massive datasets
Jure Leskovec, Anand Rajaraman, Jeffrey David Ullman
New York: Cambridge University Press

À la découverte des graphes et des algorithmes de graphes [e-book]
Laforest, Christian
Les Ulis : EDP Sciences

Longévité de l'information numérique : Les données que nous voulons garder vont-elles s'effacer ?
Hourcade, Jean-Charles; Laloë, Franck; Spitz, Erich
Les Ulis : EDP Sciences

Consult the new printed books acquired by the LLC. New e-books are to be researched separately via

If you have an acquisition suggestion, please send the bibliographic data to
If you are a member of staff, please use the form that is provided on the library pages of the UL-Intranet (ULI).
You need to log in first, then select “The University” -> “Library” -> “Procedures and Policies” (if you are already logged in, click here).



The computer science book collection is housed at the Luxembourg Learning Centre on the second floor. Fragile, old or valuable material is in storage and needs to be ordered via the “Request” button above the location details of an entry.


Classification, Signage

The books are sorted on the shelves according to a subject related classification. Engineering material will mainly be found between the classification numbers 004 and 006.

Example for DDC: the call number field in the "Get this at a library"-tab might show something like "005.6 Dud". This is the code printed on the book spine to find it on the shelf. The figures represent the main content of the book – in this case:

          000 =    Generalities & computer science
          005 =    Computer programming, programs, data
          005.6 = Microprogramming and microprograms

The three characters behind the figures are the first letters of the author's name or the book title – this helps to further separate the material shelved under the same call number.


Reference Works

You will find below a selection of reference works on computer science which are available in the University library:

Furht, Borivoje

Handbook of data intensive computing

Dordrecht : Springer, 2011

Li, Kuan-Ching

The handbook of research on scalable computing technologies

Hershey, Pa. : Information Science Reference, 2010

Oklobdzija, Vojin G.

The computer engineering handbook

Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, 2008

Boukerche, Azzedine

Handbook of algorithms for wireless networking and mobile computing

Boca Raton, Fla. : Chapman & Hall/CRC, 2006

Rajasekaran, Sanguthevar

Handbook of parallel computing : Models, algorithms and applications

Boca Raton, Fla. : Chapman & Hall/CRC, 2008

Ralston, Anthony

Encyclopedia of computer science

London : Nature Publishing Group, 2000


Printed Journal Collection (and other periodical works)

For computer science most of the relevant journals are not offered in print but as e-journals that are discoverable via The print-only versions of journals need to be ordered from storage - for more information on how to do this, see Journals.


There is a lot of information online that is not freely accessible. The University of Luxembourg Library has subscribed to many databases, e-journals and e-books which are accessible by entering your login credentials in, which are provided after becoming a member of the library.



E-books are available via – if you want to search only e-book titles, choose "Digital library" in the top row of the search box and set the filter “Type of publication” on “Books” (in the menu on the right). For further information on how to find and access e-books in the LLC, click here.

Further directory on international e-books:

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is an online directory to increase discoverability of Open Access books. The database is included in the search.



E-journals and full text articles

E-journals are available via – if you want to search only e-journal titles, choose "Digital library" in the top row of the search box and set the filter “type of publication” on “Journals” (in the menu on the right). Be aware that you only search the titles of the e-journals and not the articles within them. For searching articles in journals, proceedings etc. set the filter on "Articles".

Further directories on international e-journals:


Ulrichsweb is a serials directory on more than 300,000 periodicals of all types: academic and scholarly journals, e-journals, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more. Access only within the IP-range of the campus or at the National Library (BNL).

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. The database is included in the search.

Electronic Journals Library

The Electronic Journals Library is a service of the University Library of Regensburg to facilitate the use of scholarly journals on the internet and offers a unified interface to access full-text articles online from all areas of research. Besides the more than 50,000 journals which are accessible free of charge to anyone, participating libraries provide their users access to the journals they subscribe to.



Catalogues and Other Databases

For searching online databases only, choose "Digital library" in the top row of the search box and set the filter “Type of publication” on “Databases” (in the menu on the right).

Here is a selection of further computer science databases:

GetInfo – Fachinformationen für Technik und Naturwissenschaften

GetInfo is a service offered by the Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB), the largest specialised library for science and technology worldwide. With GetInfo you can search free-of-charge in over 160 million data sets of the TIB's collection, leading specialised databases, publishers' offers, as well as in the collection of the German national libraries for medicine and economics.

ACM Digital Library

The ACM Digital Library is a research, discovery and networking platform containing a) the full-text collection of all publications of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), including journals, conference proceedings, technical magazines, newsletters and books; b) a collection of curated and hosted full-text publications from select publishers; c) the ACM Guide to Computing Literature, a comprehensive bibliographic database focused exclusively on the field of computing; d) a richly interlinked set of connections among authors, works, institutions, and specialized communities.


arXiv is a repository of electronic preprints which were approved for publication after moderation. The topics covered are computer science, electrical engineering, statistics, mathematics, physics, astronomy, quantitative biology, and quantitative finance.


CiteSeerx is a search engine that has focused primarily on the literature in computer and information science. Rather than creating just another digital library, CiteSeerx attempts to provide resources such as algorithms, data, metadata, services, techniques, and software that can be used to promote other digital libraries.

Cryptology ePrint Archive

The International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) provides rapid access to recent research in cryptology via its Cryptology ePrint Archive. Papers are placed there by the authors without any refereeing process.

IEEE Computer Society Digital Library

The digital library of the IEEE Computer Society (an organization of computer professionals) offers search facilities and full text access to e-journals and over 4100 conference proceedings from almost all subject areas of computer science.

dblp computer science bibliography

The dblp computer science bibliography is an on-line reference for bibliographic information on major computer science publications. It has evolved from an early small experimental web server to a popular open-data service for the computer science community. Our mission at dblp is to support computer science researchers in their daily efforts by providing free access to high-quality bibliographic meta-data and links to the electronic editions of publications.

Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies

The database offers a collection of bibliographies of scientific literature in computer science.


HAL-Inria is an open archive platform for archiving scientific publications organized by the Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA).

The bibliographic database offers access to more than two million publications in informatics and related subject areas from all over the world.

DBIS – Informatics

Overview of databases on informatics in the Datenbank-Infosystem (DBIS), a service run by the University Library Regensburg (Germany).


Online Reference Books, Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias

The following works on computer science are available online:

BCS Glossary of Computing and ICT

Subscription needed – after log in to the e-book is accessible.

Encyclopedia of Computer Science

Subscription needed – after log in to the e-book is accessible.

Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology

Subscription needed – after log in to the e-book is accessible.

Dictionary of Communications Technology: Terms, Definitions and Abbreviations

Subscription needed – after log in to the e-book is accessible.

Webster's New World™ Computer Dictionary

Subscription needed – after log in to the e-book is accessible.


The Free On-Line Dictionary Of Computing.


Online dictionary on information technology.




Statista is one of the world’s largest statistics and market data platforms with access to more than 1 million statistics, forecasts, dossiers, reports and infographics on 80.000 topics from more than 22.500 sources.

Thesauri and Classifications

ACM Computing Classification System (CCS)

The 2012 ACM Computing Classification System has been developed as a poly-hierarchical ontology that can be utilized in semantic web applications.                                                                                                                                      


The Basic Register of Thesauri, Ontologies & Classifications (BARTOC) is a database of Knowledge Organization Systems and KOS related registries.



Abbreviations may differ between or even within a branch of sciences. Journals often define the standard of the publication style within their author guidelines.

Terms and Definitions of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

ITU Terms and Definitions is an online database providing access to all the abbreviations and acronyms, terms and definitions contained in the ITU Publications.

France Terme

France Term is a set of terms of different scientific and technical fields in French.

Web of Science: Journal Title Abbreviations

List of journals and their abbreviations.

University Course Pages:


Interesting Sites

The following sites may be of interest if you are studying computer science (free access):

Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA)

The ITA deals with the impacts of new technologies on society, the environment and the economy. It carries out scientific technology assessment (TA) on a variety of topics. The results of this work support policy-makers, administration and the public with regard to issues of technology policy.


INCITS, the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards, is the central U.S. forum dedicated to creating technology standards.

Planet Source Code

A website offering more than 4 million lines of source code examples and apps to build from, tutorials and articles to learn from and discussion boards, coding contests and a programming job board.

HCI Bibliography : Human-Computer Interaction Resources

Bibliography on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) concerned with the design, evaluation and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use.


The Wolfram|Alpha “computational knowledge engine” offers dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods on all kind of topics.

Frauen in der Geschichte der Informationstechnik

Funded by the German "Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend" this project traces the history of women in the field of information technology.

Teach Computing

The platform provides support for the teaching of computing in schools and colleges.

V7 open datasets

The platform provides machine learning data with an open-access dataset page.


Websites of Associations and Societies in Computer Science:

Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Société informatique de France (SIF)

British Computer Society (BCS)

Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI)

Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)

Computing Research Association (CRA)

Association for Women in Computing (AWC)

IEEE Computer Society


International Computer Science Museums:

The National Museum of Computing (UK)

Museum of Computing (UK)

Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum (D)

Computermuseum München (D)

Technikum 29 (D)

Museo del Computer (I)

Bolo Museum Lausanne (CH)

Computer History Museum (USA)


To stay informed about worldwide conferences, you can check the following websites:

Conference Alerts



To learn more about evaluating the quality of websites and the information in them, check the following links:

How to Evaluate Web Resources

How To Evaluate Information – Checklist

Evaluating Web Pages


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