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Resources for Background Information

Reference resources are a great place for you to begin your research, find background information, general summaries of topics, definitions, historical timelines and more. The links below provide access to just a few of the reference sources available on topics related to Cybersecurity.

To search for more reference materials using Monarch OneSearch, try typing in a broad topic, AND the type of resources that you want.

For example: "Internet Privacy" AND Encyclopedia

Books are useful for background information, theory, and sometimes research articles. You can find books on broad topics, and edited books with chapters on very specific topics.

To search for books, begin with Monarch OneSearch, the main search box on the ODU Libraries' homepage. When the results come up, limit your "Resource Type" to Books.

Listed below is a sampling of books on topics related to Cybersecurity. Use Monarch OneSearch to find more!