University of Bergen Library
Subject resources

Computer science

Overview of the printed and electronic resources in computer science.

The physical library is temporarily closed, but our digital collections and services remain available.

If you experience trouble accessing literature you need, please contact us. We may be able to provide digital access, or alternative literature. Also see our pick-up service for students and employees at UiB that are launced April 22. 

Please ignore messages to pick-up or return documents untill further notice.

Should you have any questions or be i need of guidance, please do not hesitate to contact us; ubbrb@uib.noUiBHjelp or our chat.


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.

New titles in Computer Science

Library Services

As well as providing literature, we are available for questions or one-to-one guidance for students/employees - don't hesitate to contact us! One-to-one guidance can be particularly helpful when starting on a new assignment or research project. You can book time with a subject librarian, or you can send us an email. We can help with:

  • Finding literature: How to get an overview of your topic, 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
  • Publishing and impact: Open Access publishing, the OA publication fund, Cristin (the national system for registration of research and documentation), BORA, researcher profile and impact
  • Intellectual property rights: Publication, use of another's intellectual work
  • Bibliometry: Analyzing the literature by bibliometric methods

The university library also offers:

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

Research support: Courses and workshops tailored for researchers are available, in connection with BOA. e.g. "Open data and research data management", "How to increase your visibility and impact", and "Literature searching for systematic review"

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.

Scientific Publications/Databases

Scientific papers 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.

The subject specific databases listed below offer advanced search functionality lacking from Oria and Google Scholar. While some are free, the links below ensure access or extra services to UiB users.

If you are off campus and click the following links, you will first be directed to a log on screen for the UiB proxy server, to get access even though you're outside the UiB network.

Electronic Curriculum

We aim to have all curriculum books for courses in mathematrics and statistics at the library. Physical books can be found in the curriculum collection (shelf marked "Pensum") and can be used within the library; in some cases there may also be extra copies or older editions in the main collection for loan. For some courses, literature is available electronically. The links below lead to the library's search engine, Oria. You can access the text by clicking on the link after "Full text available at".

INF100 Introduction to programming

INF101 Object-oriented programming

INF112 Software Engineering

INF143 Security in Distributed Systems

INF170 Modelling and Optimization

INF207 Social Networks Theory

INF210 Modelling of Computing

INF222 Programming Languages

INF226 Software Security

INF236 Parallel Programming

INF240 Basic Codes

INF246 Information Network

INF252 Visualization

INF270 Linear Programming

INF272 Non-linear optimization

INF281 Basics of bioinformatics sequence analysis

INF283 Introduction to Machine Learning

INF285 Genomics and transcriptomics

INF329 Selected Topics in Programming Theory

INF334 Advanced Algorithmic Techniques

INF347 Selected Topics in Cryptology

INF379 Selected Topics in Optimization

  • A. J. Roberts. Elementary calculus of financial mathematics

Reference Management

The University Library offers courses and support for referense management tools such as EndNote (access software and guide here), Mendeley, and Zotero.  Ask us or check for courses on the Library Homepage calendar and remember to sign up!

We don't longer offer courses for neither BibTeX nor BibLaTeX, but the University of Oslo has an online BibLaTeX-guide that can be very useful. Just check it out!