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Information Technology (Regionals): Books

Finding Books

You can find both print and electronic format books in the MU Libraries catalog. For print items the location and call number of the item will be provided, and for ebooks a link will be given.

Many of our older books are in storage in the Southwest Depository or Hughes Storage facility; if you need an item in these locations, they can be retrieved upon request.

We also have access to print books from other OhioLink libraries, available by request through the OhioLink catalog.

OhioLink purchases ebook content from several publishers.  For the sciences the three most relevant are SpringerOxford, and Wiley-Blackwell.  Most of these books are available in the OhioLink Electronic Book Center and through our catalogs, but recent titles in particular may be available first on the publisher web sites.

Books contain a lot of text and other information, but our catalogs search the words in titles, table of contents (sometimes), and subject headings.  Keep this in mind when searching for books and consider searching on broader terms (e.g. computer security) rather than very precise topics (denial of service attacks).

Best Bets

Safari Books Online - (OhioLINK) - Also known as O'Reilly Safari Learning Platform. A collection of electronic books in computer science, information technology, and related fields from O'Reilly and Associates and Pearson Technology Associates.

Miami University Library Catalog - Our online catalog includes the titles we have access to via Safari Books Online, but there may be print titles available that will meet your needs.

Electronic Reference Books(OhioLINK) A collection of reference books on many specialized topics, primarily in the humanities and social sciences.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - (Miami) Search hundreds of reference books individually or as a single source. A great example for Information Technology is Ethics, Science, Engineering, and Technology.