Universal Bibliography/Computers

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This part of the Universal Bibliography is a bibliography of computers and computing.

See w:Category:Works about computing

Metabibliography[edit | edit source]

  • Knee, Michael. Computer Science and Computing: A Guide to the Literature. Libraries Unlimited. 2006. [1]
  • Rousseau, Rosemary (compiler). Selective Guide to Literature on Computer Science. American Society for Engineering Education, Engineering Libraries Division. 1985. [2]
  • Bean, Margaret (ed). Selective Guide to Literature on Computer Engineering. American Society for Engineering Education, Engineering Libraries Division. 1985. [3]
  • Myers, Darlene. Computer Science Resources: A Guide to Professional Literature. American Society for Information Science. 1981: [4]. Computing Information Directory: A Comprehensive Guide to the Computing Literature. 1985. 12th Ed: 1995: [5]
  • Pritchard, Alan. A Guide to Computer Literature: An Introductory Survey of the Sources of Information. Clive Bingley. 1969. [6]
  • Youden, W W. Computer Literature Bibliography: 1946-1963. National Bureau of Standards Miscellaneous Publication 266. 31 March 1965. [7]. Volume 2: 1964-1967. National Bureau of Standards Special Publication 309. December 1968. [8]
  • Barber, Derek L A. A Bibliography of Computing. (Infotech State of the Art Report). Infotech Information. 1974. [9]
  • Finerman and Revens. Comprehensive Bibliography of Computing Literature: Permuted and Subject Index to Computing Reviews, 1966. Association of Computing Machinery. 1967. [10]
  • Agajanian. Computer Technology: Logic, Memory, and Microprocessors: A Bibliography. IFI/Plenum. 1978. [11]
  • Bibliography of Technical Reports in the Fields of Computer Science and Computer Engineering Issued at the University of Waterloo from 1967-1987. University of Waterloo Library. 1988. [12]
  • Carter. Guide to Reference Sources in the Computer Sciences. Macmillan Information. 1974. [13]
  • International Computer Bibliography: A Guide to Books on the Use, Application and Effect of Computers in Scientific, Commercial, Industrial and Social Environments. National Computing Centre. 1968. [14]
  • Blanc, Cotton, Pike and Watkins. Annotated Bibliography of the Literature on Resource Sharing Computer Networks. NBS Special Publication 384. National Bureau of Standards, US Department of Commerce. September 1973:  [15]. Revised 1976, by Wood, Watkins and Cotton: [16].
  • Brodie, Michael L. Data Abstraction, Databases, and Conceptual Modelling: An Annotated Bibliography. (Reports on Computer Science and Technology). National Bureau of Standards. May 1980. [17]

Bibliography of periodicals:

  • ABI/SELECTS: The Annotated Bibliography of Computer Periodicals. Data Courier Incorporated. 1983. [18]


  • Bibliographic Guide to Computer Science. G K Hall. 1987. 1988. 1989. 1990. 1991.
  • Computer Books and Serials in Print. R R Bowker. 1984. 1985.


  • Computer Science Index
  • Computer Literature Index (1980 to 2002)
  • Quarterly Bibliography of Computers and Data Processing (1968 to 1979)
  • Computer and Control Abstracts

General[edit | edit source]

  • Bradley, Ray. Understanding Computer Science for Advanced Level. Hutchinson Education. 1987. Stanley Thornes. 2nd Ed: 1991. 3rd Ed: 1995.
  • Heathcote, P M. Computing - An Active-Learning Approach. Letts Educational. 1991. 2nd Ed: 1994. 3rd Ed: 1996. (A-level)
  • Forsythe, Keenan, Organick and Steinberg. Computer Science: A First Course. John Wiley and Sons. 1969.
  • Rusch, Richard B. Computers: Their History and How They Work. Simon & Schuster. 1969. [19]

Digital[edit | edit source]

  • Bartree, Thomas C. Digital Computer Fundamentals. International Student Edition. McGraw Hill Kogakusha. 1960. 2nd Ed: 1966. 3rd Ed: 1972. 4th Ed: 1977.

Microcomputers[edit | edit source]

  • Asser, Stigliano and Bahrenburg. Microcomputer Theory and Servicing. (Merrill's International Series in Engineering Technology). Merrill. Maxwell Macmillan. 1990. 2nd Ed: 1993.

Programming[edit | edit source]

  • Gregory, A S. Bibliography on Computer Programming. National Engineering Laboratory. 1966. [20]
  • Computers in Information Sciences: Programming Language: A DDC Bibliography. DDC-TAS-73-4. AD-755 890. February 1973. [21]
  • Grooms, David W. Programming Language Design (A Bibliography with Abstracts). National Technical Information Service. September 1976. Review: [22]
  • Taylor, "An Annotated Bibliography of Future Programming" in Oxborrow (ed). Future Programming. (Infotech State of the Art Report). Infotech International. 1978. Volume 1.
  • Balbin and Lecot. Logic Programming: A Classified Bibliography. Wildgrass Books. 1985. [23]
  • Data Processing and Programming: A Bibliography of Reports Listed in the Two OTS Semi-monthly Abstract Journals: U.S. Government Research Reports and Technical Translations. (OTS Selective Bibliography). Office of Technical Services. [24]

General series

  • Hayden Computer Programming Series

Computer languages

High level languages


  • Huggins, Eric. Mastering Pascal Programming. (Macmillan Master Series). Macmillan Education. 1983.
  • McGregor and Watt. Pascal for Science and Engineering. Pitman. 1983.


  • Overland, Brian. Java in Plain English. MIS:Press, subsidiary of Henry Holt and Company. 1996. 1997.

Low level languauges

Assembly languages

  • Spracklen, Kathe. Z-80 and 8080 Assembly Language Programming. (Hayden Computer Programming Series). Hayden Book Company. 1979.

Software[edit | edit source]

  • Osborne and Raigrodski. Annotated Bibliography on Software Maintenance. (Reports on Computer Science and Technology). NBS Special Publication 500-141. National Bureau of Standards. September 1986. [25]
  • Stilwell, Thomas C. Software Directories for Microcomputers: An Annotated Bibliography. Department of Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University. 1983. [26]
  • Burrows, B C, "An annotated bibliography of software reliability" in Bendell and Mellor. Software reliability. (State of the Art Report 14:2). Pergamon Infotech. 1986. Page 443

Data processing[edit | edit source]

  • A Bibliography of Documents Issued by the GAO on Matters Related to ADP [27]

Databases[edit | edit source]

  • Martin, James. Principles of Data-Base Management. Prentice Hall. 1976.

History of computers[edit | edit source]

  • Cortada, James W. A Bibliographic Guide to the History of Computing, Computers, and the Information Processing Industry. Greenwood Press. 1990. [28]
  • Cortada, James W. Second Bibliographic Guide to the History of Computing, Computers, and the Information Processing Industry. Greenwood Press. 1996. [29]
  • Yost, Jeffrey R. A Bibliographic Guide to Resources in Scientific Computing, 1945-1975. (Bibliographies and Indexes in Library and Information Science, Number 15). Greenwood Press. 2002. [30]
  • O'Regan, Gerard. Introduction to the History of Computing: A Computing History Primer. (Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science). Springer. 2016. [31]
  • O'Regan, Gerard. A Brief History of Computing. Springer. 2008. 2nd  Ed: 2012. [32]
  • Campbell-Kelly, Asprey, Ensmenger and Yost. Computer: A History of the Information Machine. 3rd Ed: Westview Press. 2014. Routledge. 2018. [33]
  • Ceruzzi, Paul E. A History of Modern Computing. MIT Press. 1998. 2nd Ed: 2003. [34]
  • Williams, Michael Roy. A History of Computing Technology. Prentice-Hall. 1985: [35]. 2nd Ed. Wiley. 1997: [36]
  • Metropolis, Howlett and Rota (eds). History of Computing in the Twentieth Century. Academic Press. 1980. [37]
  • Hashagen, Keil-Slawik and Norberg (eds). History of Computing: Software Issues. (International Conference on the History of Computing). Springer. 2002. [38]
  • Tatnall, Blyth and Johnson (eds). Making the History of Computing Relevant. Springer. 2013. [39]
  • Tatnall, Arthur (ed). Reflections on the History of Computing: Preserving Memories and Sharing Stories. Springer. 2012. [40]
  • Rojas and Hashagen. The First Computers: History and Architectures. MIT Press. 2000. Paperback Ed: 2002. [41]
  • Lavington, Simon. Early British Computers: The Story of Vintage Computers and the People who Built Them. Manchester University Press. 1980. [42]
  • Burks and Burks. The First Electronic Computer: The Atanasoff Story. University of Michigan Press. 1989. [43]
  • Gandy, Anthony. The Early Computer Industry: Limitations of Scale and Scope. Palgrave Macmillan. 2013. [44]
  • Connolly, James M. History of Computing in Europe. IBM World Trade Corporation. 1967. Commentary: [45]
  • Rankin, Joy Lisi. A People's History of Computing in the United States. Harvard University Press. 2018. [46]
  • Impagliazzo, Järvi and Paju (eds). History of Nordic Computing 2. August 2007. [47]
  • Wurster, Christian. Computers: An Illustrated History. (Architecture and Design Series). Taschen. 2002. [48]

Pre-computer history

  • Cortada, James W. Before the Computer: IBM, NCR, Burroughs, and Remington Rand and the Industry They Created, 1865-1956. Princeton University Press. 1993. Paperback. 2000. [49]

Computers and literature[edit | edit source]

  • Rudall and Corns. Computers and Literature: A Practical Guide. (Computer Language and Programming Series). Abacus Press. 1987. [50]
  • Jody and Saccardi. Using Computers to Teach Literature: A Teacher's Guide. National Council of Teachers of English. [51]
  • Ryan, Marie-Laure. Cyberspace Textuality: Computer Technology and Literary Theory. Indiana University Press. 1999. [52]

There are also books on computers and the humanties, and on computers and the arts.