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Online Encyclopedias

  • Science Online: Mathematics (Facts on File)
    The math section of this database covers algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, probability and statistics, number theory and applied mathematics. Also a good source for biographies of mathematicians.
  • Encyclopedia of Mathematics & Society
    Essays exploring the influence of math on everyday life. Topics range from animation and fantasy sports to traffic, cooking, calendars, and dancing.
  • Mathematics (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
    Explains mathematical concepts with an historical overview of the field. Explores the uses and effects of math in daily life, and different career choices in this field. For academic readers.

Key Databases

  • Proquest: Science & Technology
    Covers all branches of science & technology including a wide range of mathematical topics.
  • Science Direct
    This large full-text science database includes articles from 87 peer-reviewed mathematics journals.
  • General Science Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
    Nearly a hundred full text journals covering a variety of scientific subjects, including astronomy, biology, chemistry, environment, genetics, physics, as well as mathematics.

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Other Resources

  • Academic Search Complete
    Over 6,400 active full-text journals, more than 5,700 being peer-reviewed titles, providing access to critical information unique to this database. Covering STEM research, including biology, and other topics.
  • ACM Digital Library
    The ACM Digital Library is open for public browsing and searching, but we do not subscribe to the full text. If you need an article, please submit an interlibrary borrowing request.
  • ArXiv: Mathematics
    ArXiv is an open access repository for papers in mathematics, as well as physics, computer science, quantitative biology, finance and statistics. Search for your topic or browse math subcategories.
  • ERIC via Ebsco
    Education Resource Information Center, a database of educational literature, includes articles on mathematics education.
  • Math Education Database
    Covers international literature on research, theory and practice in mathematics education. Full text is included, but only three results are shown for each search.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global: Science & Technology
    Over 750,000 downloadable full text dissertations and theses, covering a wide range of graduate research topics, including mathematics.

Citing Sources

  • APA Style Guide
  • Zotero
    A citation generator and management tool, Zotero can help you keep all of your citation information together and generate a bibliography for you.


Books related to math have call numbers in the 510-519 range. Reference books are on the main floor in the Reference Room. All other math books are located on the upper floor, left side.