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Subject Librarian:

Jody Kempf

This subject covers: college-level mathematics and applied mathematics. See also Education, for pedagogy or primary/secondary-level mathematics, and Engineering, for more on applied mathematics.

Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

A comprehensive index, with abstracts, to the research literature of mathematics. Corresponds to the print indexes Mathematical Reviews (MR) and Current Mathematical Publications (CMP). Published by the American Mathematical Society.

General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Includes full text access to over 4,000 scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications back to 1975. A great place to start your research on any topic. Find search tips on their help page.

Catalogs and Bibliographies


Search with MNCAT to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.

General Reference Sources

Biographical Sources

Provides brief factual information on approximately 130,000 living scientists in biology, physical sciences, public health, mathematics, statistics, and computer science. Includes birthdate, education, professional career, and honors received.

Provides authoritative, in-depth biographical articles on deceased scientists from classical antiquity to modern times. Each article includes bibliographies of works by and about the scientist who is the subject of the article. For biographical information on living scientists, check American Men and Women of Science or other sources.

Provides over 1000 biographies of mathematicians, 200 of which are quite detailed.

Mathematical People : Profiles and Interviews



Combined Membership List of the Amercan Mathematical Society/Mathematical Association of American/Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics/American Mathematical Association for Two-Year Colleges. Also published in print, annually.


The Online Encyclopaedia of Mathematics is an up-to-date, comprehensive, graduate-level reference work. This online edition comprises more than 8,000 entries and illuminates nearly 50,000 notions in mathematics; it contains mathematical definitions, concepts, explanations, surveys, examples, terminology and methods. The Encyclopaedia of Mathematics is updated on a regular basis, integrating the contents of the classic set (edited by Michiel Hazewinkel) and its separate update volumes.

The Encyclopedia of Mathematical Physics covers the interaction between physics and mathematics with over 400 authoritative articles on subjects ranging from classical mechanics to dynamical systems, quantum field theory, and differential geometry. The content is intended primarily for experienced researchers, but also for beginning graduate students. Published in 2006, with updates to follow.

General Reference Works

Handbooks and Manuals

Internet Resources

Gateways & Megasites

Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions

News Sources

Written for the general public, this site features stories on the latest in the field of mathematics. Published by the American Mathematical Society.

Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Writing Guides

The book helps scientists write papers for scientific journals. Using the key parts of typical scientific papers (Title, Abstract, Introduction, Visuals, Structure, and Conclusions), it shows through numerous examples, how to achieve the essential qualities required in scientific writing, namely being clear, concise, convincing, fluid, interesting, and organized.

Library Information

Mathematics Library

310 Vincent
East Bank, Minneapolis Campus