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The items listed on this page represent a selection of research materials for finding basic mathematics information. To find more materials, consult the library catalog or contact a librarian.
Use the search boxes below to search the library catalog. Jumpstart searches both the catalog and a large number of library databases, so is a great place to start your research.
For help deciphering library call numbers and locating books in the library, please see our tutorial on finding books in the Waidner-Spahr Library and the library map. Many books on mathematics are located in the Tome Science Reading Room.
- Library Catalog or JumpStart: Provide access to available collections in Dickinson library. Also allow users to use interlibrary loan service to request collections from other libraries. (Dickinson Catalog & Dickinson Database)
- WorldCat: A huge catalog of more than 140 million books and other materials in 71,000 member libraries worldwide. Very useful for discovering books that our library does not own that you can borrow via interlibrary loan (EZ-Borrow or ILLiad).
- Springer eBooks. Over 3,000 ebooks on SpringerLink cover various subjects of Computer Science.
Online Reference Sources
Encyclopedia of Mathematics
The Encyclopedia of Mathematics wiki is an open access resource designed specifically for the mathematics community. The original articles are from the online Encyclopaedia of Mathematics, published by Kluwer Academic Publishers in 2002. With more than 8,000 entries, illuminating nearly 50,000 notions in mathematics, the Encyclopaedia of Mathematics was the most up-to-date graduate-level reference work in the field of mathematics.
Wolfram Math World
An Extensive mathematics encyclopedia from Wolfram Research, providing approximately 13,000 entries in Mathematics and the site is updated daily.
Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics
Covers from algebra to number theory, statistics to mechanics. It takes in all branches of pure and applied mathematics.
Princeton Companion to Mathematics
This is a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone with a serious interest in mathematics. Introduces basic mathematical tools and vocabulary; traces the development of modern mathematics; explain essential terms and concepts; examines core ideas in major areas of mathematics; describes the achievements of scores of famous mathematicians; explores the impact of mathematics on other disciplines such as biology, finance, and music- and much more.