University of Bergen Library
Subject resources

Computer science

Overview of the printed and electronic resources in computer science.

Main content

The library holds many printed and electronic books, journals, theses, encylopedias and databases relevant for computer scientists. Use the blue search box above to search our literature (guidance here), and see below for direct links to article databases and reference works.

Library Services

As well as providing literature, we offer courses and are available for questions or one-to-one guidance for students/employees. One-to-one guidance can be particularly helpful when starting on a new assignment or research project. Please do not hesitate to contact us or book time with a subject librarian!

We can help with:

  • Finding literature: How to get an overview of your topic and stay updated, exhaustive and precise literature search, which platforms and databases are relevant and how to use them
  • Using literature: Keeping your literature organised, using reference management software, how to cite various sources
  • Intellectual property rights: Publication, use of another's intellectual work
  • Bibliometrics: Analyzing the literature by bibliometric methods

Research support: We offer courses and guidance along the whole research life cycle.

Teaching support: You can book a tailored, short course for your students from us, or we can run help-desks related to specific assignments.

Find the right shelf

Print books physically available at the library are marked UBBRB. They are ordered by topic on the shelves using the Dewey Decimal Classification (the numerical code after "UBBRB").

For ebooks, check here how to access and use e-books, or ask at our desk.

For books which are already on loan, choose 'reserve', or browse for alternatives using the Virtual Shelf at the bottom of the page for your chosen book. For browsing our physical shelves, ask staff to help you find the shelves most relevant. 

If you can't find an item at the University of Bergen Library, try searching in all Norwegian Academic Libraries via the dropdown menu in the search bar. Many items can be ordered, and sent to our library for you (free of charge). If you can't find the book you need anywhere in Oria, send us an email, or request via Oria (using "Order" in the main menu).

Books in computer science are sorted by the Dewey Decimal Classification, with numbers that start with 004, 005 or 006. Books about the same topic are on the same shelf. When you find an interesting title in Oria, you can use the tab Virtual Browse to see books on the same shelf.


We are trying to be up to date with books about all important programming languages. You can find them on the shelf 005.133, sorted by language. Books about C are placed under 005.133 C, C++ under 005.133 CPLUS, etc.

Curriculum Material

Reading list material can most easily be accessed using the Digital reading lists in MyUiB for your specific courses. Whenever we can, we offer access to electronic versions of books, book chapters and journal articles. Make sure to connect via UiBs network! However, access in not available for all material. You will find printed books from the reading list in a separate Curriculum section, in the southern end of the library. These copies are not available for loan, but for most titles, we have more copies available. You will find these shelved according to the same code, in our main collection. Please get in touch if you should discover that we lack items from your reading list!

Students with difficulties reading due to visual impairment or reading disabilities can borrow accessible textbooks from NLB. The service is free for students attending university, university college and vocational college.

Scientific Publications/Databases

Scientific articles appear alongside books, reports etc. in Oria. By default, Oria lists only documents you have online or physical access to. Search in all "Norwegian academic libraries" to also include references outside of our immediate access. You can order copies of articles we do not have access to from other libraries via Oria - this service is free of charge.

Alternatively, you can search for scientific articles in a variety of general or domain-specific databases. Do not hesitate to book time with a subject librarian if you need guidance.

While many databases are free, some services are require institutional access. Browse the Database tab in Oria for Informatics resources or follow the links below. If you are not on campus, please follow the instructions for access off campus.

Reference Management

The University Library offers courses and support for reference management tools such as EndNote (access software and guide here), Mendeley, and Zotero (free & open source) for use with MS Word/OpenOffice, LaTeX, or collaborative writing platforms such as Google Docs or Overleaf. Ask us or check for courses on the Library Homepage calendar and remember to sign up!

If you use LaTeX, bibliographies can be generated with BibTeX. You can read more about BibTeX and reference management in LaTeX here.

Useful resources


Søk og Skriv, a guide to literature search and writing for students


PhD on Track- a guide to literature search, publishing, and open science

- Unsure about a journal's quality? See databases of quality OA journals here and tips on think-check-submit

New titles in Computer Science