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Mathematical Sciences Research Guide: Home

Information resources for Mathematics or Statistics research and study

Start Here / Best Databases

Other Relevant Databases

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.


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

To browse journal titles, click here: Mansfield Library Journals.

Browse or search ejournal packages (note: some allow keyword searching or article full text):

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.

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

Book Catalogs

Main Dewey Decimal call numbers for browsing Mathematical Sciences materials in the Mansfield Library book stacks: 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)
  • Handbook of Applied Mathematics (510.202 P361h)
  • History of Mathematics Archive
  • 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)
  • PlanetMath - an online collaborative encyclopedia and virtual community
  • Prime Pages - prime number research, records and resources
  • 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)

Grants and Funding

Web Sites - Search Engines

Some suggested search engines are:

Citation Guides

Here are some resources to help you manage your bibliographies:

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Barry Brown

Science Librarian

Head, Access & Collection Services

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