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Why use this guide?
The aim of this guide is to help you identify, within the Library collection, the key resources for Mathematical Science.
Mathematicians need to work with quality and validated information materials. To this end, the Library provides access to subject specific research tools.
To help you easily identify these resources, use the tab above. Please remember to download the VPN from IT Services to gain seamless off-campus access to ebooks, e-journals, databases, e-mail and print credits etc.
If this guide does not provide you with the information that you need then please contact Funmike Ifie, your Academic Librarian.
The library stocks books in both print and electronic format which you can find on Library catalogue plus. Electronic books or ebooks can be viewed on any computer whether you are in the Library or working from home off campus. Just remember to download the VPN for off campus access.
Library books are arranged by putting similar subjects together; for instance, books on Mathematics see 510, Algebra 512 and Geometry 516. Printed books on the same subject are given the same shelfmark number which is located on the foot of the spine of each book.
A shelfmark is the address of a book. It denotes where a book is located on the shelf. Shelfmarks are characterised by at least 3 numbers follwed by the first 3 letters of the author's surname or book title. Most of the Mathematical Science books are located on level 1 of the Library.
To access electronic books from Library catalogue plus, you will need your Athens username and password.
The Library stocks some print journals but most journals are available online as electronic journals or ejournals. You can access electronic journals via the Articles Plus tab of Library Catalogue Plus. You may need your Athens username and password.
Key journals for Mathematics
- Acta Mathematica Scientia
- Acta Numerica
- Advances in Mathematics
- Annals of Mathematics
- Communication of pure and applied mathematics
- For the learning of mathematics
- IMA journal of applied mathematics
- Journal of research in mathematics education
- Journal of the American Mathematical Society
- Journal of Research in Mathematics
- Mathematics education research journal
- SIAM journal on Mathematical Analysis
- SIAM journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications
- SIAM Review
- Transactions of the American Mathematical Society
Other resouces you might find useful
Key Mathematical Science resources
- JSTOR mathematics & statistics collection
- Springer link (An integrated database of journals and books)
- IEEE Xplore Digital Library
- Science Direct (full text articles)
- SPIE Digital Library
- Web of Science
- Wiley Online Library (eBook/journal platform)
Other related guides you might find useful
Referencing & Citation
When you refer to another person’s work in your own essay, report or presentation etc, you will need to reference that work to avoid plagiarising it. This allows the person reading your work to differentiate between your ideas and those of another person.
Two excellent guides to referencing can be located in the library;
- Cite them Right: the essential referencing guide, this is available online and also in book form in the Library, shelf mark 808.027/PEA.
- Neville, C. (2007). A complete guide to referencing to avoid Plagiarism, shelf mark 808.027/NEV
These books include examples of different referencing styles and give examples of how to reference various sources such as webpages, e-books, blogs and wiki’s etc.
Reference management software
Reference management software can help you to keep track of all the references you have used in your reports, essays or final project. The library provides guidance on Mendeley There are quick start up guides on Learn
Please click on the links below for further information