Reference Sources (Background)
Check the QA section of the Reference area for math encyclopedias, dictionaries and other materials.
Credo Reference (full text; current)
Over 500 reference books and sets from several publishers covering all subject areas.
Oxford Reference Online - Science and Technology
Search dictionaries and reference books published by Oxford University Press.
History of Mathematics
Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences.
Ref QA 21.C645 1994
History of Modern Science and Mathematics
Ref Q 125 .H6298 2002
The call number area for Mathematics is QA.
The library's online catalog, providing access to books, journals, music, and movies in the library.
A catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.
Books and articles not owned by our library can be obtained from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan. Allow sufficient time for processing. Average turnaround time is 3-5 days for articles and 3-14 days for books, excluding holidays and weekends. Submit ILL requests well in advance of deadlines.
Locating Articles And More (Databases & Indexes)
MathSciNet (1940 to present; citations & reviews)
Academic Search Complete (1988 to present, some full-text)
Articles from selected popular magazines and scholarly journals in all disciplines.
OmniFile Full Text Mega (some full text; most 1994 to present, with some 1982 to present)
Articles from scholarly and popular sources in all disciplines.
Dissertations & Theses Global (full text 1997 to present; citations & abstracts primarily 1861 to present, some citations 1637+)
Covers master's theses and Ph.D. dissertations worldwide in all disciplines.
JSTOR (full text; dates vary by journal)
An archive of back issues of over 400 journals in many disciplines.
Once you know which journals you need, search Journals A-Z to see if they are online or in the library.
Film, Video, and Image Collections
American History In Video
Hundreds of hours of histroical film footage compiled from commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries on American history.
PBS Streaming Video Collection
Hundreds of hours of streaming video content from PBS, including programming from series such as Frontline, NOVA, and The American Experience.
An international digital library of approximately 550,000 images contributed by museums, individual photographers, scholars, special collections at libraries, and photo archives. In addition to images of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and the decorative arts, the collection includes cultural and religious objects, cartoons, fashion and costume illustrations, covers from printed music, pages from illuminated manuscripts and early printed books, natural history illustrations, early anatomical and medical drawings, and many other types of images.-
Mathermatics World Wide Web Virtual Library
History of Mathematics (British Society for the History of Mathematics)
Includes biography sites, regional mathematics sites, exhibits and scholarly works.
EqWorld: The World of Mathematical Equations
Evaluating Sources (R-MC)
Is it POPULAR or is it SCHOLARLY? (R-MC)
Critical Evaluation of Resources on the Internet (University of Alberta Libraries)
Guides to the major citation styles are available at the Reference Desk.
Citing Full-Text from Library Databases (R-MC)
Citing in MLA, APA, and Chicago Styles (R-MC)
KnightCite (Calvin College)
Automatically formats citation information according to MLA, APA, or Chicago styles. Be sure to double-check the result for accuracy!