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ACM Digital Library
   The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library (DL) is a vast collection of citations from ACM journal and newsletter articles and conference proceedings. Searching is free; however one needs to have a subscription to access the online full text or the advanced searching option.

ACM-W: ACM's Committee on Women in Computing
   This site "celebrates, informs and supports women in computing, and works with the ACM-W community of computer scientists, educators, employers and policy makers to improve working and learning environments for women."

The Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies
   "This is a collection of bibliographies of scientific literature in computer science from various sources, covering most aspects of computer science. The bibliographies are updated monthly from their original locations such that you'll always find the most recent versions here."

Computer and Internet Use: U.S. Census Bureau
   This Web site contains links to U.S. Census publications on computer ownership from 1984 to present. Internet usage reports began in 1997.

Computer History Collection: Smithsonian National Museum of American History
The Chip Collection: Smithsonian National Museum of American History
   Of special interest to computer history researchers are the sections on Computer History and the Chip Collection. Computer History includes items from the Information Technology Exhibit at the National Museum of American History, and digitalized reference material related to the exhibit. An example is the 1946 press release on the ENIAC (Electrical Numerical Integrator and Computer) and an interview of J. Presper Eckert, its co-inventor. The Chip Collection includes references to the Museum's chip collection as well as links to personalities, patents, and pictures.

The Computer History Museum in Mountain View California
   This site provides online resources for the computer history researcher. It includes a timeline of computer technology, an artifact database, a document archive, and online exhibits.

Computer Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W)
   (CRA-W) is an action oriented organization dedicated to increasing the number of women participating in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) research and education at all levels.

Computing Research Repository
   Search, browse and download computer science papers

FOLDOC (Free On-line Dictionary of Computing)
  "FOLDOC is a searchable dictionary of acronyms, jargon, programming languages, tools, architecture, operating systems, networking, theory, conventions, standards, mathematics, telecoms, electronics, institutions, companies, projects, products, history, in fact anything to do with computing." Edited by Denis Howe.

HCI Bibliography
   Database of over 33,000 records covering human computer interaction, a discipline concerned with the design, evaluation and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use and their interaction with the field of computer science.

History of Computing Information: US Army Research Lab
   This Web site, by Mike Muuss ( U.S. Army Research Lab), contains links to documents on the history of the ENIAC, EDVAC, ORDVAC, and BRLESC. Related Web links are also included.

History of Supercomputing
   The Computer Science and Mathematics Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory Web site presents a timeline of the history of supercomputing. The timeline is from the IT2 Expo, which was held May 18, 1999.

IEEE Annals of the History of Computing: IEEE Computer Society
   The IEEE Computer Society provides, free of charge, selected articles from the Annals of the History of Computing. Access to the full collection requires a subscription or an E-account. The digital archives go back to 1979. Researchers may purchase articles from the full collection.

Timeline of Computing History: IEEE Computer Society (PDF 1.13 MB)  
   This timeline, from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society, traces the evolution of computer and computing technology. The timeline is sixty-eight pages long, and includes graphics.

Triumph of the Nerds: PBS Online
   This is a companion Web site for the PBS television special, "Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires." It contains information about the history of computing, the biographies of computer pioneers, and the transcript from the television program.

Turing Digital Archives
   Turing is noted for his work in mathematics, computer theory and artificial intelligence. This digital archive contains mostly unpublished personal papers and photographs of Alan Turing from 1923-1972. The originals are in the Turing archive in King's College Cambridge.

The Virtual Museum of Computing (VMOC)
   The Virtual Museum of Computing provides an “eclectic collection of World Wide Web (WWW) hyperlinks connected with the history of computing and on-line computer-based exhibits available both locally and around the world.” Examples include biographies of computer pioneers, corporate histories, and online computer museums and exhibits. To navigate the Web site, use the links under the “Galleries” heading. Or, you may scroll down the page and browse through the links.

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