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Handbooks and Encyclopedias

Handbooks and encyclopedias provide an overview of a topic and definitions of terms. Find all reference material by searching Albert, and limiting to “Reference Sources” in the drop down menu. A selection of titles are listed below:


Discover articles and books from many of our databases.

The following databases are useful for finding articles in the Mathematics field.

Journals Finder


Some select Mathematics periodicals:



Mathematics Geneaology Project- Find a mathematician's "family tree". Search for a known mathematician and see who was advised by that person and who that person was advised by. You can connect a modern mathematician back to those in the 1500s.

To find biographies for mathematicians, try the following resources:

includes Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive.  (Biographies and History Topics)

  • APA Style Guide. Tip sheet from the Library.
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is available in the Reference Room (Ref 150.149 Am35b).
  • MathSciNet has a citation generator: MRef.
  • Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences (Ref 808.0665 H537a)
  • BibTEX generates citations and is included in TEX download. BibDesk is for Mac Users.

Save your article PDF's and create citations using a reference manager, such as:

Mendeley Citation Manager

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