Selected Resources for: Mathematics

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Subject Librarian:

Kristine Fowler

fowle013@tc.umn.edu

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, Academic Search Premier provides full text for thousands of scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications.


Catalogs and Bibliographies

Catalogs

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


Dictionaries


Directories

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.


Encyclopedias

Companion encyclopedia of the history and philosophy of the mathematical sciences

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

Handbook of Mathematical Formulas and Integrals

Handbook of Mathematics and Computational Science


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

How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper.

Pt. I. Some preliminaries. What is scientific writing? -- Historical perspectives -- Approaching a writing project -- What is a scientific paper? -- Ethics in scientific publishing -- Where to submit your manuscript -- Pt. II. Preparing the text. How to prepare the title -- How to list the authors and addresses -- How to prepare the abstract - How to write the introduction -- How to write the materials and methods section --How to write the results -- How to write the discussion -- How to state the acknowledgments -- How to cite the references -- Pt. III. Preparing the tables and figures. How to design effective tables -- How to prepare effective graphs -- How to prepare effective photographys -- Pt. IV. Publishing the paper. Rights and permissions -- How to submit the manuscript -- The review process (how to deal with editors) -- The publishing process (how to deal with proofs) -- Pt. V. Doing other writing for publication. How to write a review paper -- How to write opinion (book reviews, editorials, and letters to the editor) -- How to write a book chapter or a book -- How to write for the public -- Pt. VI. conference communications. How to present a paper orally -- How to prepare a poster -- How to write a conference report -- Pt. VII. Scientific style. Use and misuse of English -- Avoiding jargon -- How and when to use abbreviations -- Writing clearly across cultures and media -- How to write science in English as a foreign language -- Pt. VIII. Other topics in scientific communication. How to write a thesis -- How to prepare a curriculum vitae -- How to prepare grant proposals and progress reports -- How to write a recommendation letter - and how to ask for one -- How to work with the media -- How to provide peer review -- How to seek a scientific-communication career.

Writing mathematics well : a manual for authors


Library Information

Mathematics Library

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