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Mathematical Sciences: Mathematical Sciences

Information resources for Mathematics or Statistics research and study

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:

Need help?

Barry Brown
Barry Brown

Science Librarian

Head, Access & Collection Services

Mansfield Library, The University of Montana

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Missoula, MT 59812-9936

406-243-6811; Office ML 327