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Encyclopedias: Computer Science

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Desktop Encyclopedia of the Internet [Rutgers Restricted]
Provides information on the operation and application of various Internet technologies and explains technical terms in context.

Encyclopedia of Biometrics [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers "research, development, and applications, including biometric sensors and devices, methods and algorithms, sample quality, system design and implementation, databases, performance testing, information security, and standardization."

Encyclopedia of Cryptography and Security [Rutgers Restricted]
The goal of the encyclopedia is "to make important notions of cryptography and computer security accessible to readers who have an interest in a particular keyword related to cryptology or computer security, but who lack the time to study one of the many books in these areas."

Encyclopedia of Database Systems [Rutgers Restricted]
"Coverage of the important concepts, issues, emerging technology and future trends in the field of database technologies, systems, and applications including areas of current interest and research results of historical significance."

Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers themes such as conceptual foundations, cartography and visualization, design aspects, data manipulation, data modeling, geocomputation, geospatial data, societal issues, spatial analysis, and organizational and institutional aspects. Electronic version of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of GIS [Rutgers Restricted]
"A comprehensive and authoritative treatment of the field, extensively cross-referenced with key citations and further readings."

Encyclopedia of Healthcare Information Systems [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides an extensive and rich compilation of international research, discussing the use, adoption, design, and diffusion of information communication technologies (ICTs) in healthcare, including the role of ICTs in the future of healthcare delivery; access, quality, and value of healthcare; nature and evaluation of medical technologies; ethics and social implications; and medical information management."

Encyclopedia of Multimedia [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides in-depth coverage of the important concepts, issues and technology trends in the field of multimedia technologies, systems, techniques, and applications. It is a comprehensive collection of articles that present perspectives and future trends in the field from hundreds of leading researchers and experts in the field. The articles in the book describe a number of topics in multimedia systems and applications - from multimedia servers, to multimedia databases and multimedia networks and communications, to emerging multimedia applications."

Encyclopedia of Optimization [Rutgers Restricted]
"Comprehensive reference work for a growing field of crucial importance to researchers in a variety of subject areas, including industrial engineering, operations research and mathematics."

Encyclopedia of Parallel Computing [Rutgers Restricted]
"Entries include many of the best known projects and span all the important dimensions of parallel computing including machine design, software, programming languages, algorithms, theoretical issues, and applications."

Encyclopedia of Perception [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers the topic from a wide variety of fields such as psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, and philosophy.

Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining [Rutgers Restricted]
"Presents the first comprehensive coverage of all fields including computer science, statistics, social and cultural anthropology, and informatics in general, that contribute to an understanding of the structure and function of social networks."

InfoSci-Books [Rutgers Restricted]
A fully searchable database of electronic books including more than 25 encyclopedias in information science, computer science, communication, and related areas.

Internet: a Historical Encyclopedia [Rutgers Restricted]
Includes biographies of key figures, essays on issues, and a chronology.

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering [Rutgers Restricted]
"Includes over 450 A to Z articles addressing the latest advances and findings in computer science and engineering, in addition to important topics of interest to computer scientists and engineers, including standards, electronic commerce, financial engineering, and computer education."