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A guide to finding scholarly research in mathematics and statistics, highlighting information sources available from SF State's J. Paul Leonard Library.
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The following bibliography is a selective guide to information sources for the mathematics and statistics disciplines available from SF State's J. Paul Leonard Library.  To view the entire research guide, simply click on the Mathematics & Statistics Research Guide link below.  The lists of relevant online reference books, recommended databases and selected Internet sites are duplicated following that link.

Online Reference Books

Recommended Databases

  • Academic Search Complete (EBSCOHost)  
    Dates vary. This multi-disciplinary database is an excellent source for articles from the core mathematics journals. Click on the blue "i" icon for list of selected titles.
  • ACM Digital Library
    Dates vary. This database provides access to all of the journals, magazines, newsletters, and conference proceedings published by the Association for Computing Machinery.
  • Applied Science & Technology Abstracts
    1913- . This is a useful database to search for mathematics articles from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) journals as well as the core computer science, physics, and engineering journals.
  • Computer Science Index
    1996- . This is a useful database when researching applied mathematics topics. Both books and journals are indexed.
  • Engineering Village 2
    1970- . The Compendex database is available at this site. It provides comprehensive access to journals, technical reports, books, and conference proceedings in all of the engineering disciplines.
  • ERIC
    1966- . This is a useful database to search for educational documents and journal articles from education journals on topics related to mathematics education.
  • IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL)
    Date varies. This database contains the full-text of conference proceedings, journal articles, and standards published by the IEEE and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
  • IngentaConnect
    Generally 1988- . This interdisciplinary database includes an article ordering service (delivery is mostly by fax). The Library subsidizes orders up to $35 per article for SFSU students, faculty and staff.
  • JSTOR  
    Date varies. This searchable, database provides full text access to the backfiles of primary journals in a number of disciplines, including mathematics. It is particularly useful to searching for articles written prior to 1940 (not covered by MathSciNet).
  • MathSciNet (Electronic version of Mathematical Reviews)  
    1940- . This is the most comprehensive database available of the world's mathematical literature. Journal articles, conference proceedings, and books are all included. Most entries include an evaluative review in addition to the bibliographic citation.
  • Web of Science Core Collection  
    1900- . Indexes scholarly journals in all of the scientific disciplines.

Selected Internet Sites

  • American Mathematical Society
  • American Statistical Association
  • Biographies of Women Mathematicians
    This database of biographical essays on women mathematicians is maintained by Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • History of Mathematics Web Sites
    This site is a compilation of web sites related to the history of mathematics compiled by David Calvis at Baldwin-Wallace College.
  • Math Forum
    This site states that is a "leading center for mathematics and mathematics education" and is sponsored by Drexel University. "A wealth of problems and puzzles; online mentoring; research; team problem solving; collaborations; and professional development" are available.
  • Mathematical Association of America
  • Mathematical MacTutor
    Biographies of more than 1000 mathematicians can be found at this site. A number of articles on the history of mathematics are also available. Also available at this site are chronologies, birthplace maps, mathematical quotations, and a glossary.
  • Mathematics WWW Virtual Library
    This site is a collection of mathematics-related resources and is maintained by the Florida State University Department of Mathematics.
  • Mathographies
    This site is a collection of short biographical sketches of famous mathematics written by the mathematics faculty at Bellevue Community College for use in their classes.
  • Modern History of Blacks in Mathematics
    Links are provided in chronological order to biographies of prominent African American mathematicians. These web pages are created and maintained by Dr. Scott W. Williams at The Mathematics Department of The State University of New York at Buffalo.
  • Nick's Mathematical Puzzles
    This site is a collection of mathematical puzzles covering geometry, probability, number theory, algebra, calculus, trigonometry, and logic.
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • The Prime Pages
    This site provides information on prime numbers including history, primality proving theorems, list of record primes, software, and more.
  • Wolfram MathWorld: The Web's Most Extensive Mathematics Resource
    This site states that it is "the Web's most extensive mathematics resource," that they have "emerged as a nexus of mathematical information in both the mathematics and educational communities," and that they serve "as a clearinghouse for new mathematical discoveries that are routinely contributed by researchers."

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