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  Includes The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics.


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  • Princeton Companion to Mathematics. (Ref 510 G747p and online)
  • Index to Mathematical Problems, 1980-1984. (Ref 510.016 R113)
  • Words of Mathematics: an Etymological Dictionary of Mathematical Terms Used in English. (Ref 510.3 Sch95)
  • Second handbook of research on mathematics teaching and learning : a project of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (Ref  510.7 L567)
  • CRC concise encyclopedia of mathematics (Ref  510.3 W438)
  • Companion encyclopedia of the history and philosophy of the mathematical sciences (Ref  510.9 G773c) 2 vols.
  • Encyclopedic dictionary of mathematics (Ref 510.3 It6) 4 vols.
  • The VNR concise encyclopedia of mathematics (Ref  510.2 G282)
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The following databases are useful for finding articles in the Mathematics field.

Tables and Formulas

CRC Standard Mathematical Tables (Ref 510.021 C420)

A Dictionary of Real Numbers. (Ref 512.7 B649) Pacific Grove, CA: Wadsworth & Brooks, 1990.

Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. (Ref 512.72 SL52) San Diego: Academic Press, 1995.

Factor World: Factoring Links

Prime Pages - Prime number research.

Table of Integrals, Series and Products. (Ref 510.021 G755a) San Diego: Academic Press, 1994.

S.O.S. Mathematics Tables and Formulas 

Handbook of Statistical Tables (Ref 519.5 Ow2)

Handbook of Tables for Probability and Statistics (Ref 519.02 C859)


To find biographies for mathematicians, try the following resources:

 includes Biographical Dictionary of Mathematicians

includes Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

Notable Mathematicians: From Ancient Times to the Present. (Ref 510.922 Y86) Detroit: Gale, 1998.

Women of Mathematics. (Ref 510.922 G885) New York: Greenwood, 1987. 

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