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Mathematical Sciences   Tags: math, mathematical, mathematics, statistical, statistics  

Information resources for Mathematics or Statistics research and study
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Start Here \ Best Databases

  • Google Scholar - Scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources.
  • MathSciNet - Mathematics and statistics literature produced by the American Mathematical Society
  • Web of Science - Multidisciplinary index.

Other Relevant Databases

For an overview of the Cycle of Scientific Communication click here: Scientific Communication.

For an outline of a Comprehensive Science Literature Review click here: Science Literature Review.

For tips on improving database search results click here: Improving Database Search Results.


Suggested databases:



    Search specialized magazines and journals when looking for articles on your research topic. Some of the browsing examples to look at are: Journal of the American Mathematical Society; Annals of Mathematics; Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society; SIAM Review; Notices of the American Mathematical Society.


    To Browse Titles or Journals by Subject, click here: Mansfield Library Journals.


    Browse or search EJournal Packages (note: some allow keyword searching or article fulltext):


    For an explanation of Popular vs. Scholarly (magazines versus research journals) click here: Popular vs. Scholarly.

    For an explanation of Peer Review click here: Peer Review in 5 minutes.

    For an overview of placing article alerts click here: Article Alerts.

    To evaluate, compare, and rank journals using citation data click on: Journal Citation Reports or on Eigenfactor.


      Book Catalogs

      Book catalog resources:

        • The University of Montana Catalog - All time periods: Books, Media, Government Documents, etc.
        • Springer Ebooks - Academic ebooks, Fulltext (with pdf), from 2005 - present, in Behavioral Science; Biomedical & Life Sciences; Business & Economics; Earth & Environmental Science; Humanities, Social Sciences & Law; Mathematics and Statistics; and Physics & Astronomy.
        • WorldCat - All time periods; Library Union Catalog; Books, Media, Government Documents, etc.
        • Google Book Search - Snippet and full-text views of books as they are scanned by the Google Book Project.
        • Historical Math Monographs - "The Cornell University Library Historical Mathematics Monographs is a collection of selected monographs with expired copyrights chosen from the mathematics field."

      For search hints, take a look at: UM Catalog Help.

      Main Dewey Decimal call numbers for browsing Mathematical Sciences materials in the Mansfield Library book stacks or library catalog: 510-519.

      For a more detailed view of Dewey Decimal call numbers click here: Dewey Decimal Classification Summaries


        Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Handbooks

        • Biographical Encyclopedia of Mathematicians (510.922 B6153)
        • Biographies of Women Mathematicians
        • Cambridge Dictionary of Statistics (519.503 E934c)
        • CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics (510.3 W433c)
        • CRC Standard Probability and Statistics: Tables (519.50212 C9119)
        • Encyclopaedia of Mathematics Electronic (510.3 M425E)
        • Encyclopedia of Biostatistics (610.72 E56)
        • Encyclopedia of Mathematics
        • Encyclopedia of Statistical Science (519.503 E56)
        • Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences - Update (519.503 E5647)
        • Encyclopedic Dictionary of Mathematics (510.3 N691i.EM)
        • Entropy on the Web
        • Facts on File Dictionary of Mathematics (510.3 F1425)
        • Fibonacci Numbers
        • Handbook of Applied Mathematics (510.202 P361h)
        • History of Mathematics Archive
        • History of Statistics Material
        • Knots on the Web
        • Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times (510.9 K65mt)
        • Notable Mathematicians: from Ancient Times to the Present (510.922 N8992)
        • Notable Women in Mathematics: a Biographical Dictionary (510.922 N899)
        • Planet Math - An online collaborative encyclopedia and virtual community.
        • Prime Pages - Prime Numbers
        • Websters New World Dictionary of Mathematics (510.3 K18c 1989)
        • Wikipedia - An encyclopedia that is written & edited anonymously & collaboratively.
        • The World of Mathematics - 4 vols. (510.82 N553w)

        Web Sites - Search Engines

        For hints on how to use search engines effectively, take a look at the following: Finding and Evaluating Web Sites.


        Some suggested search engines are:

        Citation Guides

        Here are some resources to help you manage your bibliographies:

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        Missoula, MT 59812-9936
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