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IT 104: Introduction to Computing

This guide provides scholarly and other resources for IT research and activities.

Research Help, Fall 2020

UPDATE:   8/30/2020

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For Research Help:

  • Contact me via email and I will respond within 24 hrs.  Use the "Email me" button beneath my photo in the profile box.
    • If you email me, please send very specific questions and  tell me about any research you have already done. 
  • If you prefer, we can meet online via or talk on the phone.  Please email me to schedule an appointment.

Have a good semester!

Theresa Calcagno, IT & Engineering Librarian

Begin Your Research

In IT 104, you  will learn about computer concepts such as hardware, software, networking, computer security, programming, databases as well as emerging technologies. You will also study widely used applications related to word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation, and web development.

As part of your assignments, you will also learn techniques to search for, evaluate, validate, and cite information found online.  

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