Looking for a more technical 'how-to' type guide? Try searching the library catalog for ebooks and print books. Our ebooks tend to be the most up to date for technology topics like Python, HTML5, etc., especially for specific applications of a certain language/tool.
Are you doing research on a less technical, more theory-focused concept related to ACS such as user experience, technology and society, etc.? Try searching the catalog for books (especially print books), or searching one of our databases listed under the 'Scholarly Research' tab.
If you want to just browse, here's a general list of ACS-related journals and a list of books on general ACS topics (this list might not include books on specific topics like Python data processing, but it will have books on general data processing).
Here's how I think about "how-to" vs general/theory topics for ACS to help me decide what type of source to find:
Ask yourself: Is this for personal research, or for a college research paper? Are you trying to learn how to use a certain technology, or are you writing a research paper that requires some combination of broad theory & specific examples? Thinking about these questions will help you know what type of information you're looking for.
If you prefer to find books by browsing call number areas, there are a few areas that are good for ACS students to know.
TK5000-TK8000: (Main building, right side) Here are most of the books on technology that aren't exclusively dealing with programming or math concepts. For an ACS major, this could be one of the most diverse and fun sections to browse just to see the variety of books we have available.
TR800-TR900: (Main building, right side) Here you'll find a few more technical books related to animation and filmmaking.
QA70-QA80: (Annex building, room on right) This is where you'll find the computer science books on topics like Python and artificial intelligence. Our ebooks are often more up to date on these topics, so I recommend searching the catalog for ebooks if you have a specific programming language or software product in mind.
HE7000-HE9000: (Annex building, room on left) Here are many books on communication technologies like phones, radio and satellite communication.
P80-P100: (Annex building, room on right) Here are the books on communication, mass media, and language processing (oral and visual). These tend to be more broad and theory-based, and less technical.