Selected Resources for: Statistics, Theoretical

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Kristine Fowler

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This subject covers: the mathematics underlying statistical methods. See also Government, U.S. (Statistical Resources), and Statistics, Applied, or specific disciplines for particular applications.


Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

Current Index to Statistics Extended Database is the Internet version of Current Index to Statistics, Applications, Methods and Theory, from the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. CIS is a bibliographic index to publications in statistics and related fields. It includes coverage, in most cases from 1974 (or first issue if later) to the present (currently, volumes published in 1998) from 106 "core journals" (and pre-1974 coverage for a number of them), selected articles since 1974 from about 900 additional journals, and about 8000 books in statistics published since 1974. Each year, the CIS-ED is updated with an additional year of coverage.

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.


Indexes, Other

Index to statistical publications from US and state government agencies, international intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, business organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, and universities.


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.

Leading Personalities in Statistical Sciences

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

Statisticians of the Centuries


Directories


Encyclopedias

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.

Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences

The Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences provides information on statistical theory and the applications of statistical methods in various scientific fields. This second edition collects the entire original edition plus supplements and updates (16 volumes of the print reference).


General Reference Works


Internet Resources

Electronic Texts

By Graham Upton and Ian Cook. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2006. "Dictionary of Statistics covers a broad range of statistical vocabulary in jargon-free language. It includes terms used in computing, mathematics, operational research, and probability, as well as biographical information on over 200 key figures in the field, and coverage of statistical journals and societies. It embraces the whole multi-disciplinary spectrum of this complex subject, and will be invaluable for students and professionals from a wide range of disciplines, including politics," Available online for full-text searching.


Gateways & Megasites


Web Sites

Combined Membership List of the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and the American Mathematical Association for Two-Year Colleges.

MathWorld is a comprehensive and interactive mathematics encyclopedia, assembled by internet encyclopedist Eric W. Weisstein with assistance from the mathematics and internet communities. [Related book: CRC concise encyclopedia of mathematics by Eric W. Weisstein]


Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).


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.


Library Information

Mathematics Library

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