The second Tuesday in October is Ada Lovelace Day, an annual celebration of women in STEM fields.
Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) is widely regarded as the first computer programmer, having created the first algorithm for Charles Babbage's proposed machine, the "Analytical Engine."
Here are some ways you can learn about Ada through library resources:
Credo Reference contains topic pages on a wide variety of subjects as well as articles from hundreds of encyclopedias. Here is their topic page on Ada Lovelace:
Films on Demand contains tens of thousands of educational videos.
Here is a TEDTalk about the "Analytical Engine" that discusses Ada's contributions:
If you're looking for articles this quarter for your research, it's also a good idea to check out Academic Search Premier.
Here is an example search for Ada Lovelace with several results.
If you want to search in all of the library's databases and our physical collection, OneSearch is a tool that will help you do that.
Here is an example search for Ada Lovelace there.
The librarians have created guides on various subjects, including Computer Science, which features a section about Women in CS.
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