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    I just thought I would share my experience at my university's library with all of you.

    I was in need of a book on Flash, because I am designing the web page for the Vietnamese Club here at BYU (NO i am NOT vietnamese...i just like asian girls )...so anyways...i went to my university's library to find a book on Flash because I did not want to spend any money and buy one.

    So I found the computer science section of the library (that took me awhile...our library is very large), and begin my search.

    Well, it turns out that there are 7 incredibly long rows of computer science books....totalling i'd say at least 5000 books on programming. How many of them end up being about Flash? One.

    One book out of at least 5000 comp sci books are about Flash. So it was quite fun pouring through 5000 books searching for one book on Flash....but i found one! So my mission was successful i guess, although very tiresome.

    Meanwhile on an interesting note: the Math section was right next to the CS section...so I meandered over to it for a few seconds, and managed to find an original copy of a book published in 1801 about college algebra! it was so cool..
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    I didn't realize you were at BYU (although I guess it's not any sort of a surprise )

    Congrats - I wish our library were that complete

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    My schools libaray has 4 books about computers...1 On C# one C++ and two on VB...
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    Re: university library

    Originally posted by DavidP
    I just thought I would share my experience at my university's library with all of you.

    I was in need of a book on Flash, because I am designing the web page for the Vietnamese Club here at BYU (NO i am NOT vietnamese...i just like asian girls )...so anyways...i went to my university's library to find a book on Flash because I did not want to spend any money and buy one.

    So I found the computer science section of the library (that took me awhile...our library is very large), and begin my search.

    Well, it turns out that there are 7 incredibly long rows of computer science books....totalling i'd say at least 5000 books on programming. How many of them end up being about Flash? One.

    One book out of at least 5000 comp sci books are about Flash. So it was quite fun pouring through 5000 books searching for one book on Flash....but i found one! So my mission was successful i guess, although very tiresome.

    Meanwhile on an interesting note: the Math section was right next to the CS section...so I meandered over to it for a few seconds, and managed to find an original copy of a book published in 1801 about college algebra! it was so cool..
    Card Catalog? Or even better, online card catalog?

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    Flash goes with computer science now? Visual BASIC on mainframes now? Im guessing all the computer stuff is combined...

    Atleast you found something. I have 2 books(in my library), one on the internet one one IT jobs. Both arnt even 75 pages.

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