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Information Assurance Course Reading List

Recommended reading for the Information Assurance for the Public Sector course


Safari O'Reilly eBooks

A collection of more than 32,000 technology, creative, and business books from leading publishers. Please sign in using your Cranfield email address.

SpringerLink eBook Collection

Provides access to purchased eBooks in the areas of computer science, engineering, business and management, mathematics and materials science.



An open access archive containing more than 670,000 e-prints in physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics

Cambridge Core

Provides access to 171 journals published by Cambridge University Press. The collection includes a mixture of titles with publication dates running from 1827 until approximately 2000. Subjects covered include Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Technology and Medicine.

CrossTalk - journal of defense software engineering

A free, open-access electronic journal on defence software engineering. It is provided by the Software Technology Support Center, an organization which assists the US Air Force and other other US government agencies in software procurement and development.

Digital Forensics Magazine

A quarterly publication covering cyber crime and digital forensics.

EBSCOhost research databases

Offers a broad range of full text and bibliographic databases designed for research including: Business Source Complete, E-Journals, eBook Collection, Environment Complete, ERIC, GreenFile, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and Regional Business News.


Gartner is a global research and advisory company. It provides strategic insights, advice and tools that help leaders make informed decisions in the fields of IT, finance, HR, customer service and support, legal and compliance, marketing, sales, and supply chain functions.

I/ITSEC Papers Online Repository

Provides access to papers from the training, simulation and education conference. I/ITSEC currently offers free downloads to papers, register for a free account to search the database and download papers.

IEEE Xplore

Full text access to the IBM Journal of Research & Development, IET (formerly IEE) and IEEE journals, transactions and conference proceedings from 1998 onwards, and select content from 1872. Also includes all current IEEE standards.

International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics

Cyber Security, Privacy, Trust, Digital Forensics, Hacking, and Cyber Warfare.

Journal of Artificial Intelligence

Full text articles in pdf and postscript format, covering all areas of artificial intelligence (AI), and incorporating refereed research articles, survey articles and technical notes. Produced by the American Association for Artificial Intelligence. Also provides a current awareness service (requires registration).


Full text journals published by Elsevier mainly in the field of science and technology. Also contains individual Elsevier eBooks that have been purchased by Cranfield University Libraries.

Taylor and Francis Online

Full text journals published by Taylor and Francis in the areas of science, technology and social sciences. (We do not have access to most Taylor & Francis eBooks).

Wiley Online Library

Full text journals from Wiley-Blackwell covering science, technology, forensics, business and management, computer science, education, engineering, law, and mathematics.


DTIC Online

Unclassified reports added to the Defense Technical Information Centre. Previously known as STINET.


Access to over 700,000 bibliographic records of grey literature. Covers Europe.


A large multidisciplinary abstract and indexing database that provides access to over 20,000 peer-reviewed titles, including 2,800 gold open access journals, from more than 5,000 international publishers. Scopus indexes more than 50,000 books, 6.5 million conference papers and 24 million patents from five patent offices.

Library Catalogues

Open Research Online - Open University

The Open University repository of research publications and other output from 2001 to date. The resource is searchable and by academic unit/department, interdisciplinary research centre and year.

Professional Institutions

British Computer Society

Chartered engineering institution for information technology. Web site offers information on publications, professional development and recognised qualifications, and offers opportunities for development through access to over 50 specialist groups.

Recommended Websites

BASE : The Search Engine

Search engine for scientifically relevant web resources created by Bielefeld University Library, Germany.

DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals

A directory of quality controlled open access journals in all scholarly and scientific subject areas. Contains over 2500 titles. These journals do not impose an embargo period but some may require free online registration.

Forensic Focus

Computer forensics news, information and community. A site about Digital Forensics, Compter Forensic Training, and eDiscovery.

The website lists free online computer, programming, mathematics, engineering, and technical Books, lecture notes and tutorials.

Research Professional

News and funding information for research professionals. Includes research funding opportunities, sponsors, news, and jobs. Also gives access to the full-text publication Research Fortnight. Sign up for a personal log-in to set up your own alerts in chosen subject areas, receive regular newsletters by email, save searches, and keep a watch on particular sponsors such as the MOD or DSTL. (This resource was previously known as ResearchResearch)

Risks Digest

Web site which aims to be a 'forum on risks to the public in computers and related systems.' Provides a newsletter and RDF feed. Supplied by the ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy.

Standards and Patents

British Standards Online

Access British Standards and ISOs. To set up search alert notifications for this resource, contact us to sign up for an individual account.



Maps and map data of Great Britain. Maps can be generated online or downloaded to use with appropriate application software such as GIS or CAD. Provides access to Geology Digimap, Historic Digimap and current Ordnance Survey maps of any location in Great Britain at a series of predefined scales. The "Marine" files are not available. *Please note*: you need to register with Edina to use this site in the first instance. This process takes up to two working days.