Computer Science


Computer Science studies computers and computing including (not limited to)

  • artificial intelligence
  • data mining
  • mobile computing
  • systems programming
  • automatica
  • computer graphics and visualization
  • data structures
  • operating systems
  • programming language theory


Scope And Purpose:

This policy was established to support the Computer Science department.

Works are purchased to support the curriculum and faculty research. Topics to be collected at the initial and advanced study levels include (but are not limited to) data structures, systems programming, programming language theory, operating systems, and computer security. Machine learning, data mining, mobile computing, bioinformatics, and visualization are collected at both the graduate study and research levels.

Topics in other subject areas will be collected if they are related to Computer Science curriculum or faculty research.


The department offers the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Computer Science.

The undergraduate program prepares students for industrial, commercial, government, and university environments. Practical application of theory, communication skills, importance professional development, and ethics will be stressed.

Undergraduate coursework includes various programming languages. Courses relate to the topics mentioned in the Scope section, as well as compiler design, computer networks, computer graphics, artificial intelligence, and software engineering.

The masters program provides the student with a solid computer science background in preparation for governmental or industrial employment, or for continued study at the Ph.D. level. Thesis and non-thesis options are available. The program is consistent with the guidelines and recommendations of the Computer Science Accreditation Body (CSAB). Most of the undergraduate coursework is also offered at the graduate level, as well as advanced classes in many of these topics. In addition, there is coursework in automata, visualization, and complexity theory.

Geographical Coverage:

There is no geographical limitation for this collection although the United States is represented by the bulk of the collection.


English is the only language collected.

Period Coverage:

Since Computer Science is a rapidly changing field, emphasis for acquisition is recent works. Older material will be retained if it supports the curriculum or research. Serials are kept indefinitely, where most material older than ten years will be sent to off-site storage.

Publication Types:

General works are collected at the initial study level. Professional works, scholarly monographs, data compilations, journals, proceedings, societal transactions, symposia, and standards are collected at the research level.


There is not a limitation on format; however, most will be paper, microform, and electronic resources.

Remote Sources:

Online books and journals are available via local subscription and OhioLINK.


Popular works are excluded. Programming guides are collected sparingly, as some are available freely online. Safari Technical Books is available through an OhioLINK subscription and contains many programming guides and other technical books. It should be noted that access would be lost to Safari’s resources if OhioLINK were to discontinue their subscription.

Policy Revised: 25 Jul 2013