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Computer Science

Wills Library

Library Search

When working on assignments, it is likely you will need to look beyond your course reading lists for information.

Library Search is the tool used at Bristol to enable you to search across all our Library resources:

  • The physical books held in our libraries
  • Our Library eBooks and eJournals
  • The articles within the eJournals we subscribe to
  • Open access publications and academic resources

Check out our tutorial on using Library Search effectively to find books, articles and other resources.


Highlight ebook series and collections include:

Search for a reference

If you have a reference to a publication you can use Library Search to find out if the Library gives you access to it.

  • Search for the main author's surname and some keywords from the title.

A good way to widen your research is to follow up the references listed at the end of relevant books or journal articles.


Search by topic

 Library search enables you to search for Library resources by topic:

  • Search for keywords relevant to your topic.  

To find eBooks on your topic: run the search then in the left margin Refine the Search by Format: eBooks.

To find find journal articles by topic: note that while Library Search offers a quick way to find some articles, if you want to be more systematic and go beyond Library collections you should use Library databases.

Computer Science books

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Suggest a book purchase

If there is a book you would like us to buy, please fill in the form here.

Where are the Computer Science books?

The majority of Computer Science books can be found at shelfmarks Q and QA in the Main Reading Room of the Queen's Building Library.

- Philosophy

BC - Logic

Q300-390 - Cybernetics and Information. Theory

QA75.5-76.95 - Electronic Computers. Computer Science

QA76.75-76.765 - Computer Software

QA273-280 - Probabilities. Mathematical Statistics