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Research Guide - Mathematics

Electronic Research Databases

Finding Journals

Style Guide

Library of Congress Classification System

Web Sites of Interest


Electronic Research Databases

Access Science (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) – A collection of science reference materials—online and fully searchable. Offers easy accessibility research information — access to articles, fully illustrated, from the latest edition of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, Research Updates from the McGraw-Hill Yearbooks, thousands of illustrations, and the latest Science News headlines, biographies, and more.

JSTOR - Arts & Sciences I (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) - The Arts & Sciences I Collection includes the complete back runs of 117 titles in fifteen disciplines. Established in 1997, it is JSTOR's first collection and includes many of the core research and society published journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. This collection also includes a selection of titles in the more science-oriented fields of ecology, mathematics, and statistics.

Project Muse (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) – 250 full text electronic journals humanities and social sciences titles covering the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.

ERIC  (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) - The Educational Resource Information Center, is a national information system supported by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Library of Education, and the Office of Educational Research and Improvement. It provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. ERIC provides full text of more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1000 educational and education-related journals.


Finding Journals

Guide to Periodicals & Periodical Articles.

Use the Library’s Journals A to Z List to search and find full text within the library’s collection.

DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals - Mathematics and Statistics. "Free full text, quality controlled ... scholarly journals."


Style Guide

Visit the ARC - Academic Resource Center for more information on documentation and plagiarism.

Visit Knight Cite, a project of Heckman Library of Calvin College - this is a citation creation tool.

Visit bibme, an online bibliography maker for help with APA, Chicago, or MLA citation styles.

PE 1408 .H11 W95 - A writer's reference/Diana Hacker - Location - Circulation Desk

Library of Congress Classification System – LC Subject Headings

QA1-939 Mathematics

QA1-43 General

QA47-59 Tables

QA71-90 Instruments and machines

QA75-76.95 Calculating machines

QA75.5-76.95 Electronic computers. Computer science

QA76.75-76.765 Computer software

QA101-(145) Elementary mathematics. Arithmetic

QA150-272.5 Algebra

QA273-280 Probabilities. Mathematical statistics

QA299.6-433 Analysis

QA440-699 Geometry. Trigonometry. Topology

QA801-939 Analytic mechanics



Web Sites of Interest

Poseidon Software and Invention – "Educational resource and tool … History of Numbers and Number Base Systems …Metric and English Conversions…Multiplication Tables … Roman Numeral conversion…" 

The Math Forum - "Is a leading center for mathematics and mathematics education on the Internet. The Math Forum's mission is to provide resources, materials, activities, person-to-person interactions, and educational products and services that enrich and support teaching and learning in an increasingly technological world."

Eric Weisstein's world of Mathematics - "MathWorld is the web's most complete mathematical resource, assembled over more than a decade by internet encyclopedist Eric W. Weisstein with assistance from the mathematics and internet communities. MathWorld is a comprehensive and interactive mathematics encyclopedia intended for students, educators, math enthusiasts, and researchers. Like the vibrant and constantly evolving discipline of mathematics, this site is continuously updated to include new material and incorporate new discoveries." 

The Cornell Historic Math Monograph Collection – "Is a collection of selected monographs with expired copyrights chosen from the mathematics field. …576 Math books."

University of Michigan Historical Mathematics Collection - "Is a growing library of books selected from the University of Michigan mathematics collection that have been digitized to improve access and to preserve the content of these books. All of the books in this collection were published in the 19th or early 20th century."

Mathematical functions - "Resource from the educational, mathematical, and scientific communities. It contains the world's most encyclopedic collection of information about mathematical functions. The site also details the interrelationships between special functions of mathematical physics and the elementary functions of matehmatical analysis as well as the interrelationships between the functions in each group."


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