For book searching, there are several options in terms of search tools or catalogs.
If what's needed is more or less immediate access to any reputable source on a given topic, a subject search in the library catalog of NYU, BobCat, will show the titles availabe in those collections.
In those cases where what is required is a specific title or a more exhaustive survey of the existing literature on a topic, WorldCat, the catalog of The Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), is the best available tool.
PolyCat, BobCat and WorldCat all use Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) to classify materials by their subject matter. This system allows them to group together materials on the same subject whether or not the texts themselves use the same vocabulary. Using the catalog's terminology in subject searches can be an efficient way to pull together all the resources relevant to your search into a single list. Below is a list of LCSH terms likely to be useful to NYU Poly Computer Science students and researchers.
When you come across a catalog record for something relevant to your project or interest, look in the subject field (see Related Subjects in record below) for LCSH terminology you can use to formulate subsequent searches and find other relevant sources.
The library has a growing collection of e-books in the field of computer science and engineering. Not all of these books are listed in PolyCat; you must search for them in the databases that contain e-books. More information on e-books.
Data structures (computer science)
Programming languages (Electronic computers)
Object-oriented programming (Computer science)
Object-oriented methods (Computer science)
Pattern recognition systems
Computer games -- Programming
Neural networks (Computer science)
Fifth generation computers
Natural language processing (Computer science)
Speech processing systems