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Mathematics has strong interdisciplinary ties to other ISU Departments. If your research is related to one of these disciplines, check the related Research Guides (Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology).

abacus, representing mathematics research

Core Databases and Indexes

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Computers & Applied Sciences Complete Description Computers & Applied Sciences Complete (EBSCOhost)
computer science, CIS, engineering
Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
Computing Reviews Complete Description Computing Reviews Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
MathSciNet Description MathSciNet Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science) Description Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)
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Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus

To search for a specific journal, use the A-Z Journal List.

Related Databases and Indexes

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Academic Search Complete Description Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
arXiv Description arXiv Available free   Unrestricted
Community of Science (Grant Research) Description Community of Science (Grant Research) ISU Funded by Office of Sponsored Progreams   On & Off Campus
DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) Description DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) Available free   Unrestricted
Google Scholar Description Google Scholar Available free   Unrestricted
International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) Description International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM)
(historic IMU/ICM digital materials)
Available free   Unrestricted
JSTOR Description JSTOR Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
LearningExpress Library Description LearningExpress Library
one-time User Registration required
Funded by LiLI   On & Off Campus
Public Documents Masterfile Description Public Documents Masterfile Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   Special
Science.gov Description Science.gov Available free   Unrestricted
Database Description of SciTech Connect SciTech Connect Available free   Unrestricted
Web of Science Description Web of Science
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To search for a specific journal, use the A-Z Journal List.


Reference Books

The following are selected resources for research in mathematics. For more books on this topic, please use the library catalog: Library Catalog.

To find books in other libraries, try using WorldCat, a collective catalog for thousands of libraries in the United States, Canada, and around the world. This catalog should not be used as a substitute for this library's catalog, but as another avenue of searching for books.

Dictionaries

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics "Authoritative and reliable, this A-Z provides jargon-free definitions for even the most technical mathematical terms. With 3,000 entries ranging from Achilles paradox to zero matrix, it covers all commonly encountered terms and concepts from pure and applied mathematics and statistics, for example, linear algebra, optimisation, nonlinear equations, and differential equations. In addition, there are entries on major mathematicians and on topics of more general interest, such as fractals, game theory, and chaos."

Dictionary of Algebra, Arithmetic, and Trigonometry (Reference Collection: QA 5. D 4983 2001): This brief dictionary contains definitions of concepts, terms, equations, and formulae used in algebra, arithmetic, and trigonometry. Equations and formulas are reprinted in this book.

Dictionary of Analysis, Calculus, and Differential Equations (Reference Collection: QA 5. D 53 2000): Included in this dictionary are short definitions of terms, formulae, and concepts used in calculus, analysis, and differential equations. Equations and formulas are reprinted in this book.

Dictionary of Classical and Theoretical Mathematics (Reference Collection: QA 5. D 4984 2001): This dictionary contains brief definitions and explanations of terms, concepts, equations, and formulas used in classical and theoretical mathematics. Equations and formulas are reprinted in this book.

Dictionary of Statistics "This wide-ranging, jargon-free dictionary contains over 2,000 entries on all aspects of statistics including terms used in computing, mathematics, operational research, and probability, as well as biographical information on over 200 key figures in the field, and coverage of statistical journals and societies. It embraces the whole multi-disciplinary spectrum of this complex subject, and will be invaluable for students and professionals from a wide range of disciplines, including politics, market research, medicine, psychology, pharmaceuticals, and mathematics."

Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units "This comprehensive dictionary provides clear definitions of all the units, prefixes, and styling of the Système International (SI), as well as industry-specific and traditional terms currently in use."

Encyclopedias

CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics (Reference Collection: QA 5. W 45 2003): This encyclopedia contains thousands of articles on the philosophy of mathematics and theoretical mathematics, geometry, calculus, analysis, and more. Equations and formulas are reprinted in this book. Also included with the articles are short lists of references.

Encyclopedia of Mathematics (Reference Collection QA5 .T34 2005): Published by Facts on File this single volume reference book is a comprehensive encyclopedia designed for early college students. It includes more than 1,000 entries, numerous essays, and more than 150 photographs and illustrations.

Handbooks and Formulas

CRC Standard Mathematical Tables and Formulae (Reference Collection: QA 47. M 315 1996): This handbook has collected hundreds of tables and formulas used by branches of mathematics such as algebra, scientific computing, probability and statistics, geometry, and more. Indexed.

Handbook of Mathematics (Reference Collection: QA 40. B 713 1985): This handbook reprints equations, tables, formulas, and rules for a wide variety of branches of mathematics, including calculus, algebra, probability and statistics, and so on. Indexed.

Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences (Reference Collection: QA 42. H 54 1998): This handbook is designed to help students and researchers understand the rules and conventions of writing mathematics papers for class or for publication. Indexed.


Web Sites

American Mathematical Society: This is the official Web site of the American Mathematical Society. This site offers information on mathematical research, careers in mathematics, meetings and conferences, and more. NOTE: The mathematics database MathSciNet is available through the link in the Core Databases and Indexes section of this page.

A Catalog of Mathematics Resources on WWW and the Internet: Collected by a professor of mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon, this Web bibliography lists newsletters and discussion groups, listservs, history of mathematics and math education, and more.

INFOMINE: INFOMINE is a special database that searches for Web site and documents that most search engines miss, primarily Web pages and documents on university Web sites. This database is developed and maintained by the Library of the University of California, Riverside.

ipl2: Collected and annotated by librarians, this site contains a searchable database of high quality Web sites. To find a Web site, browse the available topics or use the search box.


Librarians

Bibliographer & Reference Librarian for Mathematics Reference Librarians for Mathematics
Karl Bridges
Asst. Professor
Assistant University Librarian for Systems
(208) 282-4131
bridkarl@isu.edu
Jenny Lynne Semenza
Associate University Librarian for Public Services/Building Manager
(208) 282-2581
semejenn@isu.edu
Spencer Jardine
Coordinator of Instruction
(208) 282-5609
jardspen@isu.edu
 

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