## Subject Guide Tabs

Here you will find information to guide you in finding **Mathematics and Statistics** materials at Carleton University. Scroll down to the Reference Materials section to find encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks. For other types of resources, please use the tabs at the top of this page.

## Reference Materials:

### Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

#### Online

- Encyclopedia of Computational Mechanics
- Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences
- Mathematical Atlas: An index of the Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC) scheme developed by the American Mathematical Society and Zentralblatt für Mathematik.
- MathWorld: An online encyclopedia of equations, terms, and derivations, cross-linked to encyclopedias of physics, astronomy, and scientific biographies.
- Oxford Reference Online Premium: Physical Sciences & Mathematics

### Handbooks

- Engineering mathematics and statistics : pocket handbook / Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff, Paul N. Cheremisinoff.
- CRC handbook of mathematical curves and surfaces / author, David H. von Seggern.

## Recommended Books:

Books and Serials on General Science, Mathematics, Computer Science are shelved at these locations in the Library of Congress system: QA1-939. New titles

We welcome your suggestions for books or other library materials you need for your study or research at Carleton.

- Google Books >Mathematics and Statistics
- Euclid's Elements - Contains the text of the 13 books of this classical treatise, illustrated with geometry applets.
- Dissertations & Theses

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## Key Databases for Journal Articles:

## Additional Databases:

## Journal Article Annotations:

MathSciNet is a search tool maintained by the American Mathematical Society. The database is different from the other search tools above in that is has, among other features: author profiles, its own mathematics 'subject classification' system (MSC2010), and thousands of reviews of current published materials written by knowedgeable experts. Searches in other databases such as Inspec and Scopus will generally not be as targeted, but may include more cross-disciplinary content.

### Google Scholar

Google Scholar will largely overlap in content with all of the above subject databases. It is especially good if you need to search for a phrase or sentence, or to look up authors or citations. For off-campus searches, go through the library web site (under Databases) or through this guide.

Google Scholar includes the full-text of articles that have either been 'purchased' by the library or posted to Google 'free' by permission of an author.

Sometimes a Scholar search will turn up citation information only, and no full-text. Citations can be used to search our catalogue for a print copy, or request articles through a 'RACER' loan.

If unsure about the appropriateness of an article, you should consider: the credentials of the authors; whether the writing is coherent; and if bias and error are properly accounted for. Answering these questions will help develop your analytical skills which will in turn make you a more successful writer.

## Key Databases:

## Additional Databases:

## Database Annotations:

### MathSciNet

MathSciNet is a search tool maintained by the American Mathematical Society. The database is different from the other search tools above in that is has, among other features: author profiles, its own mathematics 'subject classification' system (MSC2010), and thousands of reviews of current published materials written by knowedgeable experts. Content is updated daily, but it is not a site for pre-publication material.

### ARXIV

For pre-prints, a popular choice is Arxiv, a database of research (mathematics, quantitative biology, finance, computer science). Hosted by Cornell University Library, it is a repository where authors place papers and research findings prior to publication (unless their publisher arrangements prohibit it).

## Select Journals:

### Preprint Servers

- AMS Preprint Server (AMSPPS): Directory of preprint and e-print servers.
- Euler Project: For searching out "mathematical resources such as books, pre-prints, web-pages, abstracts, proceedings, serials, technical reports and thesis."
- arXiv.org: E-prints in mathematics, physics, statistics and computer science.

### Ejournals

- Carleton University Library - Electronic Journals: A-Z list of all the ejournals to which the library subscribes.
- Journal de théorie des nombres de Bordeaux: "... publishes original papers on number theory and related topics (not published elsewhere). " Abstracts are available for articles from the most recent year; full-text is available for all other issues.
- Mathematical Digest: From e-MATH, the Website of the American Mathematical Society, Mathematical Digest provides short summaries of news articles about mathematics (or mathematicians) that have appeared in the popular press.

## Archives:

- Cornell University Library Historical Math Monographs "The Cornell University Library has scanned over 570 original math books from their collection and placed them online... A great many of the books are in languages other than English, notably French and German. Among these historically significant books are a number of works by Bernoulli, Descartes, Hardy, and Poincare." [from the Scout Report]
- arXiv.org: E-prints in mathematics, physics, statistics and computer science.

## Videos:

- Khan Academy: Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything for free.
- Films On Demand is a web-based digital video delivery platform which provides access to streaming videos from Films Media Group.
- Fantasttic online algebra game
- Absurd Math is an interactive mathematical problem solving game series
- Mathematics Lectures:
- BIRS Workshop Lecture Videos is a collection of recorded lectures on mathematics, statistics, and theoretical computer science from the Banff International Research Station
- School of Mathematics Videos from the Institute for Advanced Study

## Websites:

### Research Resources

- EMIS European Mathematical Information Service A portal containing links to European mathematical databases and online journal archives including:
- Zentralblatt MATH First three results are free without a subscription.
- ELibM: Mathematics Journals
- Jahrbuch Database Consists of two parts: A literature database based on the "Jahrbuch über die Fortschritte der Mathematik" (1868-1942)and an archive of digitised mathematical publications at the Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen

- Current Index to Statistics

### Associations

- American Mathematical Society
- Canadian Mathematical Society
- NRC (National Research Council of Canada)
- Royal Statistical Society
- Statistical Society of Canada
- Scholarly Societies Project - a list of scholarly societies accessible on the Internet; includes meeting and conference announcement lists. [last updated 2009]

### Constants & Formulas

- Math2.org (formerlyDave's Math Tables)- formulas, identities, tables, series, etc., all with nice diagrams.
- Mathematical Constants / author Finch, Steven R., based on a previous website of mathematical constants organized by topic. Supplementary material available on the author's website.

### Courses & Tutorials

- Finite Mathematics & Applied Calculus Resource Page: Tutorials based on the texts "Finite Mathematics Applied to the Real World", "Calculus Applied to the Real World" and "Finite Mathematics and Calculus Applied to the Real World".
- Probability Tutorials: These are meant to be a complete online course on measure theory, lebesgue integration and probability. The exercises are designed to give students all the necessary tools to prove problems themselves.
- Trigonometric Functions and Calculus for Liberal Arts and Business Majors: Applies trigonometry to real life situations.

### Discussion Groups

- Mathematics Archives- Electronic Newsgroups & Mailing Lists: Directory of newsgroups and e-mail lists on the Web in alphabetical order

### Software

- GAMS: Guide to Available Mathematical Software - a cross index and virtual repository of mathematical and statistical software.
- LaTeX Help 1.1. (Emory University)
- NetLib: Freely available software, documents, and databases of interest to the numerical, scientific computing, and other communities
- StatLib: A system for distributing statistical software, datasets, and information.

### Other

#### Biography

- Biographies of Women Mathematicians
- MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive: An index of biographies on mathematicians going back as far as 1680 BC.
- Mathographies: Short biographical sketches of famous mathematicians and people who have contributed to the study of mathematics.

#### Bibliography

- A Bibliography of Collected Works and Correspndence of Mathematicians: Developed over many years by the Mathematics Librarian at Cornell University.

#### Directories

- Combined Membership List (CML): Search for members of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC), the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) - Société mathématique du Canada (SMC), or the Mathematical Optimization Society (MOS).
- Electronic World Directory of Mathematicians (EWDM)
- Directory of Institutions
- Mathematics Department Webservers

#### Publishers

## More Writing & Citing Resources:

### Writing

- The art of scientific writing : from student reports to professional publications in chemistry and related fields / Hans F. Ebel, Claus Bliefert, William E. Russey.
- Scientific writing and communication : papers, proposals, and presentations / Angelika H. Hofmann.
- Learning to communicate in science and engineering : case studies from MIT / Mya Poe, Neal Lerner, and Jennifer Craig ; foreword by James Paradis.
- The craft of editing : a guide for managers, scientists, and engineers / Michael Alley.

#### Online

### Citing

There is no single citation style for mathematics papers. Refer to a peer-reviewed mathematics or statistics journal for examples of how to cite and format papers. When in doubt about what style to use, always ask your professor or TA.

### Literature Reviews

#### Internet resources:

- Literature reviews / The Writing Centre, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
- Writing a literature review / Library and Computing Services, James Cook University
- The literature review: a few tips on completing it / Health Sciences Writing Centre, University of Toronto
- Doing a literature review / Student Learning Development, University of Leicester

#### Print books:

- Conducting research literature reviews : from the Internet to paper / Arlene Fink.
- The literature review : a step-by-step guide for students / Diana Ridley.
- Scientific writing and communication : papers, proposals, and presentations / Angelika H. Hofmann.

#### Online book:

- The Oxford guide to library research [electronic resource] / Thomas Mann.

#### Database:

- Annual Reviews Online / Authoritative, analytic reviews in 34 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences. They synthesize the vast amount of primary research literature and identify the principal contributions in each field.