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Library guide for Computing and Information Systems

Library services for studying online [COVID-19]


In addition to this guide, please see our guide to Library Services for Studying Onlinewhich will help you to effectively use our online services.

For the latest information on access to the Library building, computers and books, please see our COVID-19 FAQs.


Welcome to the Library guide for Computing and Information Systems. You'll find links to some useful resources for your studies and ideas of where to go if you can't find what you need. Please get in touch if you'd like to see anything else!

Writing advice

Need advice how to write reports? Here is a series of guides produced by the University of Huddersfield Academic Skills Tutors:

Write like a scientist

The guides cover how to plan, research, structure and write different types of academic and scientific reports.

Library Computer Software

Adobe and Microsoft programmes are installed on all library computers as standard. Computing students will also have access to the following on library computers:

  • ActiveState Komodo Edit 8
  • Blue J 3.1
  • Crimson Editor
  • Dr Java
  • Kara
  • Microsoft Direct X SDK June 2010
  • Notepad Plus Plus
  • Oracle 10g
  • Paint.NET
  • PuTTy
  • SICStus Prolog
  • Xming
  • XML Notepad 2007
  • XNormal

For a full list of all software available in the library, see: What software is in the Library?

Key Resources

Finding Open Access research online

Below are some useful tools for finding Open Access research papers outside of Summon.

Quick Links