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## Mathematics

**Dept. of Mathematics****Departmental Research Guide**

This research guide relays some basic information on library and information resources pertaining to the concerns of this department, as provided by University Libraries and/or sites on the World Wide Web.

__1. LC Call Nos.____2. Finding Articles____3. Ref Collection____4. Math Faculty____5. Prof. Societies____6. Websites__**1. To Shelf-Browse for Books (using main Library of Congress Subject Divisions)**

*Books on subjects associated with this field are shelved under the call number ranges listed below. Use TOPCAT to search for specific items in the collection, or more narrowly-defined subjects. *

General Mathematics: *QA1-QA74* & *QA77-QA99* ------- Arithmetic: *QA101-QA145* ------- Algebra: *QA150-QA272* ------- Probability & Statistics: *QA273-QA299.4* ------- Analysis: *QA299.6-QA433* ------- Geometry, Trigonometry & Topology: *QA440-QA699* ------- Analytic Mechanics: *QA801-QA939* ------- Mathematical Physics: *QC19.2-QC20.85* ------- Mathematical Crystallography: *QD911-QD915* ------- Mathematics Bibliography: *Z6651-Z6655* ------- Statistics Bibliography: *Z7551-Z7555*

*The following services are recommended for courses for first-year students and nonmajors:*

- Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) These two (see below) all-subject WWW-based services (they are part of the EBSCOhost system) feature indexing and abstracting of many journals and magazines WKU Libraries receives in hardcopy, plus a large selection of articles in full-text.
- Masterfile Premier (EBSCOhost)See above.
- Google Scholar A free Web-based Google service that restricts searches to the scholarly literature. Now features linking to full-text of articles held by WKU.

## 2b. To Find Journal and Magazine Articles (using indexing/abstracting/full-text services)

*The following services are recommended for use by advanced students and researchers:*

- MathSciNetThis WWW-based service provides abstracting of the serial literature of mathematics, plus a number of enhancements. Recent years of the paper version (Mathematical Reviews) are available in Reference.
- JSTOR Provides the full text/full image web access of the complete archival collections of over twenty core scholarly journals in the mathematical sciences, up to the most recent three to five years.
- SpringerLink journalsAccess to about 1000 Springer journals with full content back to about 1997.
- Web of Science A state of the art abstracting tool covering more than 11,000 scholar journals in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, with links to full text as available.
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) "This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals" (across all subject areas, and in multiple languages).
- Science (Magazine) Online (AAAS)
- Google Scholar As described above.
- IOP Science (Institute of Physics) 250,000 articles in full-text from the serial publications of the IOP.
- IngentaConnect A free online database indexing some 28000 journals and magazines from the 1980s onward. Offers for-pay text delivery.
- Current Index to StatisticsA paper product that reviews the literature of mathematical statistics for the years 1975-1997. Located in Reference at QA276 .A1 C87 (ref.per.ind.).

## Special Resources

- Knovel Online Library Special resource: A set of technical reference books and tables of particular interest to engineering, mathematics, physics, astronomy, and chemistry.
- TDNet Electronic Journal Finder Special resource: use to access Libraries' electronic journals, magazines, and newspapers, as well as some indexes and databases containing full-text articles; includes a comprehensive A-Z listing of titles

*The following are recommended for use:*

- handbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, etc.: available in Reference, mainly in the
*QA*part of the collection. Note especially the following:*Encyclopedia of Mathematics*QA5 .M384x -------*Biographical Dictionary of Mathematicians*QA28 .B534.

- Mathematics Home Page
- Individual Math Faculty Home Pages
- Mathematics Lab (including tutoring)phone x56178

- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
- American Mathematical Society
- American Statistical Association
- Association for Women in Mathematics
- Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators
- Kentucky Academy of Science
- Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics
- Kentucky Section of the Mathematical Association of America
- Mathematical Association of America
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
- Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Society)
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

- Biographies of Mathematicians
- Biographies of Women Mathematicians
- Cornell University Library Historical Math Monographs
- Earliest Known Uses of Some of the Words of Mathematics
- Links to Web Sites on the History of Mathematics
- MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive
- Mathematical Quotations Server (Furman University)
- The Mathematics Genealogy Project

- AAA Math [elementary school level teaching & lesson plans]
- Be An Actuary (Casualty Actuarial Society/Society of Actuaries)
- Careers in Mathematics (Purdue University)
- Chance (The Chance Project, Dartmouth College) [statistics courses]
- The Data and Story Library [for teaching statistics]
- Dept. of Mathematics, Western Kentucky University
- edHelper.com [for teaching K-12]
- ENC.com ["comprehensive resource for K-12 math and science educators"]
- Game Theory.net: A Resource for Educators and Students of Game Theory
- Graph Theory Lessons
- Interactive Mathematics Miscellany & Puzzles
- K-12 Teaching Materials
- Kentucky Department of Education
- Math Archives [teaching materials]
- The Math Forum (Drexel University)
- Mathematics Careers (MAA)
- Math Projects Journal [instruction aids]
- MATH QUEST [teaching & general resources]
- Mathematical Sciences Career Information
- Practical Algebra Lessons (Purplemath)
- Prime Curios! [prime numbers]
- Project 2061 [a teaching-oriented initiative of the AAAS]
- S.O.S. MATHematics [technical assistance for students]
- Teaching Math: A Video Library, 9-12
- This is Mega Mathematics (Los Alamos National Lab) [teaching aids]
- Web Interface for Statistics Education (WISE)

- arXiv.org e-Print Archive [e-print service]
- Bilingual Mathematics Dictionary [Spanish/American]
- DML: Digital Mathematics Library [texts of books & articles]
- EMIS (European Mathematical Information Service) [databases, projects, news, other resources]
- MathDL (The MAA Mathematical Sciences Digital Library)
- Mathematics Web Sites (Penn State University)
- Mathematics WWW Virtual Library
- MathGuide gateway to scholarly information]
- MathSciNet (Mathematical Reviews on the Web)
- The MathWorks [MATLAB & other software for engineers & scientists]
- The Virtual Mathematics Center [gateway]
- Zentralblatt MATH Database

- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Gallup Polls
- GAMS: Guide to Available Mathematical Software
- The Probability Web (AMS)
- Simple Interactive Statistical Analysis
- StatSci.org (Statistical Science Web / StatWeb)
- Statistics on the Web [statistical methods]
- StatLib: Data, Software and News from the Statistics Community (Carnegie Mellon Univ.)
- VassarStats: Web Site for Statistical Computation
- Web Interface for Statistics Education (WISE)
- Web Pages that Perform Statistical Calculations

- Algebra Homework Help--People’s Math
- Bates College Online Resources for Calculus and Linear Algebra
- The Calculus Page [resources for calculus students & teachers; links]
- College Algebra (West Texas A & M) [online tutorials]
- Desmos Calculator [graphs equations]
- EqWorld [materials on mathematical equations for students, teachers & researchers]
- The Integrator [integration]
- Internet for Mathematics [tutorial]
- Internet Resources for the Mathematics Student
- An Introduction to Matrices
- Karl's Calculus Tutor
- The Math Page [tutorials on basics]
- MathPages [tutorials]
- The Mathematical Atlas: A Gateway to Modern Mathematics [introductory writings]
- Mathematical Sciences Digital Library (MAA)
- Maths Help: Working with Vectors
- Mathsite [tutorials, descriptions]
- Mathworld (Eric Weisstein/Wolfram Research)
- MATLAB Documentation Center
- Miscellaneous Mathematical Utilities [solution programs]
- PRIME Mathematics Encyclopedia
- The Prime Pages: Prime Number Research, Records, and Resources
- Sloane's On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences
- S.O.S. Mathematics: Differential Equations [self help]
- Texas Instruments
- Webmath.com [solved math problems]
- Wolfram|Alpha: Computational Knowledge Engine
- Wolfram Research [producers of Mathematica]

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