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Information Technology: Finding Articles, Books, Streaming Video, Etc.

A guide to basic educational, certification, and career information as well as library resource and trade news for the Information Technology field.

Find Articles, Papers, Reports

Need to find information on a topic from an authoritative publication? Try these sources to locate peer-reviewed journal articles and other reports.

Find Books

Need to find books that cover a particular topic?
            Try Holman Library's Primo One Search!

Tip: Keyword searching is the best way to start.

  • Example - Python programming for games.
    • Search on keyword: python
    • Find a good book? Click on the 'subject heading:' Python (Computer games--Programming)'

Try related key ideas! Examples: computer program language, computer games, games programming.

Many of the books listed are available online. Ebooks can also be accessed directly in EBSCOhost eBooks Collection or ebrary eBooks:


No luck in the Green River collections? 
                  Find books from libraries worldwide using WorldCat! 

Once you find an item, you can request that it be sent to Green River free-of-charge to you by making an Interlibrary Loan request.

Useful Search Engines for IT

LinkedIn Learning

Using LinkedIn Learning

1. Go to Green River's LinkedIn Learning portal and either--

  • Sign up for a password (if it is your first time accessing GRC's LinkedIn Learning videos)
  • Log in using your Green River email address and the password you set up (if you are a returning user)
    • ​Forgot your password?  Follow the instructions on the portal page to reset it.

2. You can browse video topics by choosing the drop-down LIBRARY menu item to the left of the search box (# 1), or search for specific software or topics using the search bar (# 2).

  • There are several technology sections in the browsable menu, including "Developer" and "I.T." browse and search options

3. Once you reach a topic section, LinkedIn Learning will display each video or video section, as well as related topics to the side:

  • You can see the length of each video course, as well as the skill level it is aimed at, below the video description.

Lynda security tutorials results

4. Once you click on a video, you have options to save the video to a personal playlist, skip to different sections, and a text transcript is usually available:

  • Adding a video to a personal playlist is a good way to save information for later. You can add the specific section you need instead of the entire video course.

Lynda video details

Video page:

  1. Search within a course for specific software or topics. The "Notebook" is available for online note taking.
  2. You can jump directly to any section of the course, and most sections are only a few minutes long.
  3. The "Transcript" is useful for pulling out quotes or other information for papers or reports.
  4. The tags show the major software titles and topics covered by the video tutorial.
  5. The "Skill Level" and "Duration" can give you some quick clues about how much detail you can expect from the video.

Find Background Information

You can search for reference articles online in Gale Virtual Reference Library/ Gale ebooks.

You will need to use your GRC ID number to login to these two reference ebook collections.

There are also useful print I.T. manuals, handbooks, and reference materials in the Holman Library Collection: