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Useful websites for Computer Science
Ideas, information and resources on 'Human-centred design', including thought-provoking free content.
An international society for professionals, academics and students who are interested in human-technology and human-computer interaction (HCI). SIGCHI organises and contributes to conferences, publications communities, web sites, and other services.
An online developers' community based on Q&A knowledge sharing.
Free online resources and tutorials for developers.
FOLDOC - Free Online Dictionary of Computing
Don't be fooled by the retro simplicity of the site design. FOLDOC is regularly updated and good for finding a quick definition to help you with your reading.
Guidance on using Internet resources
With millions of resources available on the internet, it can be difficult to find relevant and appropriate material even if you have good search skills.
The following tips will help you to develop your website evaluation skills for your reading, assignments and research. They're also handy for assessing any information you come across, online or offline, in your studies or in your life outside of university.
- Use the CRAAP Test developed by the Meriam Library in California. CRAAP stands for ‘Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy and Purpose’.
- Ask your Academic Service Librarian for help with improving your information evaluation skills. They offer one-to-one support tutorials and workshops throughout the year.
- Use Virtual Training Suite which provides free online tutorials on using the internet for many subjects. It covers general skills and more specific, subject-relevant topics.
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TV and Radio programmes
Box of Broadcasts is an online streaming and archive service for TV and radio programmes for universities.
You can view and record over 2 million TV and radio programmes including off-air recordings from the BBC going back to 2007. You can also record programmes up to 30 days after broadcast from over 60 TV and radio channels.
Box of Broadcasts also allows you to create clips from programmes and share these with other users. You can keep your recorded programmes and clips for as long as you need them. You can also search other users’ content.