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Computer Science & Engineering: Biographies

Introduction to basic tools and search strategies covering a wide range of resources and services in these fields

Famous Names

Britannica Online -  Computer Scientists


Engineering Daily                                                   

 "Top 10 Remarkable Engineers of All Time" 


Wikipedia"List of Computer Scientists"

                     "Lists of Engineers" 



Video Clips

Youtube is a rich source of interviews, documentaries and other biographical information.  However, one must be on guard regarding accuracy, biases and contexts of both the videos and the explanations which accompany them.  The following links are just a smattering of what is publicly available.

Computer Scientists         Engineers

 Berners-Lee, Tim           Otto, Nikolaus

 Hopper, Grace                Steinmetz, Charles

 Kilby, Jack                      Tesla, Nicola

 Torvalds, Linus              Von Braun, Wernher

 Turing, Alan                    Watt, James

Subject Headings

When searching the NYIT Library Catalog or databases such as WorldCat for books and media about individual engineers or computer scientists, try one or more of the following types of subject searches.  The live links below are to NYIT e-book holdings.

By Individual Name

     Aiken, Howard       Babbage, Charles      Berners-Lee, Tim

  McLucas, John     Tesla, Nikola     Turing, Alan     Watt, James


By Occupation

     Computer Scientists--Biography


     Women Computer Scientists           Engineers--History

     Women in Computer Science          Women Engineers

     Women in Engineering


Historical Overviews

      Computer Science--History       Engineering--History

      Computers--History                   Data Processing--History




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