Welcome to the Ethical Hacking subject page.  This guides highlights the key resources for your subject area, and services and facilities available from the Library.


LibrarySearch is a quick and easy way to search and access our print and online content from one simple search box. It searches across our collections for: books, journal articles, conference proceedings, reports, and open access resources.

Simply search by title, author, and/or by keyword. To narrow or refine your results, use the filters, eg by peer-reviewed journals, or by content type, books.

For more comprehensive searching or for systematic reviews, you may need to search individual databases. These are collections that are either specific to a subject area, or contain a significant amount of subject-specific content. The key databases for your subject are listed below.


BrowZine allows you to easily browse, read, and keep up-to-date with current scholarly journal content on any device. You can add your favourite journal titles to your Bookshelf to keep up to date with what's been published, and easily export your citations to RefWorks.

Journal collections/databases

The key resources for your subject area are:

  • The Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law 
    A publication of the Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law which includes original research about digital forensics and its relationship to security and law.
  • Digital Investigations
    The journal covers a broad array of subjects related to crime and security throughout the computerised world with a focus on digital evidence.  The case notes section deals with real-world problems faced by investigators.
  • ACM Digital Library 
    Computing and engineering conference papers and journal articles.
  • IEEE Xplore
    Access to more than 4 million full-text documents from some of the world’s most highly cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics.  It contains more than 30% of the world’s technical literature.
  • Springer Link ebooks 
    Over 23,000 e-books on computer science, offering the latest in cutting-edge research.  Features the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series..
  • Science Direct 
    Full-text articles from more than 2,000 journals in the ScienceDirect Freedom Collection, covering all disciplines. Includes Journal of Information Security and Applications and Computers & Security.  Most titles are available from 1997.
  • Statista A comprehensive statistics platform with access to over 1.5 million data sets and revenue forecasts from 2015 to 2020 on over 400 industries. Includes access to the Global Consumer Survey database. Statistics on information security available. For more information and a search tutorial, check this guide.
  • Wiley Online Library 
    Access to nearly 1,500 peer-review journals including the Security and Communication Networks and Expert Systems.


Websites - sources of freely available reports, papers, books etc

Academic Librarian

Your Librarian is Sinéad McGhee. Sinéad can help you find the resources you need for your research, and advise you on how best to reference them.

Email: s.mcghee@abertay.ac.uk

Tel: 01382 308867

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Other resources and support

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