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Welcome to the UR research guide for Mathematics!  Use this guide to learn more about the library's rich resources in the mathematical sciences -- you can access books, databases, journals, and websites from this page. 

I am the liaison librarian for Mathematics as well as many other science disciplines.  Please contact me if you need any help with your research!

                                                                                                      ~ Melanie

Background information & key reference works in mathematics

Use encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks to obtain an overview of your subject, an understanding of basic concepts, a summary of key issues, definitions, and data.  Encyclopedia articles frequently include bibliographies and may refer you to other entries on related topics. 

  • AccessScience (the online edition of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology)
         REF Q121 .M3 2007
  • CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics
         REF QA5 .W45 1999
  • CRC Standard Mathematical Tables and Formulae
         REF QA47 .M315 2003
  • Encyclopedia of Mathematics
  • Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences
         REF QA276.14 .E5 1982
  • Facts on File Dictionary of Mathematics
         REF QA .F35 1999
  • Handbook of Mathematical Functions
         QA47 .A34 1972
  • Mathematically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations
         e-book and REF QA99 .M363 1998
  • McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms  *
         REF Q123 .M34 2003
  • Notable Mathematicians
         REF QA28 .N66 1998
  • Oxford Reference Online (The Consise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics & The Dictionary of Statistics)
  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia
         REF Q121 .V3 2008

     *  Also available in Science Reading Room, Gottwald
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