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Recommended Math, Information and Computer Science Websites
Here are some examples of types of helpful Mathematical, Information, and Computer Science internet resources. Place the cursor over the link for web site's content discription. If you have suggestions for additional links, please contact Robin Lang.
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is one of the world's largest societies dedicated to the study and advancement of computer science, engineering, and information technology. The ACM Portal provides Web-based access to a vast array of information.
Open access to 1,525,035 e-prints in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, and systems science. Owned and operated by Cornell.
arXiv (e-Print Archive)
arXiv is a free distribution service and an open-access archive for 1,746,143 scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics.
Computer Security Resource Center
The Computer Security Resource Center (CSRC) facilitates broad sharing of information security tools and practices, provides a resource for information security standards and guidelines, and identifies key security web resources to support users in industry, government, and academia.
From the University of Minnesota
IEEE Computer Society
Website for a leading organization of computing professionals
Database of over 60 years of Math Reviews provided by the American Mathematical Society
Science.gov searches over 60 databases and over 2,200 scientific websites to provide users with access to more than 200 million pages of authoritative federal science information including research and development results.
Virtual Math Museum
Great graphics, interesting site
- Does the Web site or document have an author? You may need to do some clicking and scrolling to find the author’s name. If you have landed directly on an internal page of a site, for example, you may need to navigate to the home page or find an “about this site” link to learn the name of the author.
- If there is an author, can you tell whether he or she is knowledgeable and credible? When the author’s qualifications aren’t listed on the site itself, look for links to the author’s home page, which may provide evidence of his or her interests and expertise.
- Who, if anyone, sponsors the site? The sponsor of a site is often named and described on the home page.
- What does the URL tell you? The domain name extension often indicates the type of group hosting the site: commercial (.com), educational (.edu), nonprofit (.org), governmental (.gov), military (.mil), or network (.net). URLs may also indicate a country of origin: .uk (United Kingdom) or .jp (Japan), for instance.
Purpose and audience
- Why was the site created: To argue a position? To sell a product? To inform readers?
- Who is the site’s intended audience?
- How current is the site? Check for the date of publication or the latest update, often located at the bottom of the home page or at the beginning or end of an internal page.
- How current are the site’s links? If many of the links no longer work, the site may be too dated for your purposes.
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