1. Identify appropriate research tools / resources for investigating topics in the history of mathematics.
2. Utilize research resources and associated library services to obtain information as appropriate.
3. Ask Scott if you have any questions or need help finding information.
These resources are intended to get you started with general overviews. Entries are frequently by named authors and typically include citations for additional works (articles, books, chapters, etc.) on a given topic.
Sponsored by the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St Andrews Scotland. The presentation includes indexes to biographical and historical mathematical information, in addition to quotes, medals, societies, etc. about mathematics. Includes citations to additional material.
AccessScience synthesizes vast amounts of information, and organizes it to give you fast, easy and accurate access to authoritative articles in all major areas of science and technology. More than 8500 scientific topics are explained, 110,000 terms defined, using more than 15,000 diagrams and graphics to explain ideas and topics. Continuously updated including the latest terms, images and videos.
Check the references in your textbook and/or any articles or publications that are exceptionally "on point" for your topic. A major aspect of citing resources and providing attribution is to facilitate future research by those that utilize research that has already been performed.
MathSciNet offers access to a database of reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature. Over 100,000 new items are added each year, most of them classified according to the Mathematics Subject Classification.
Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2009. 6th ed.
Written as a guide for contributors to A.P.A. journals, this is also useful to students who need to know recommended forms for presenting bibliographies, footnotes, tables, and figures.
Accessibility: Reserve -- BF76.7 .P83x 2009 ( 4 Hour Circulation )
MLA handbook, Eighth edition, The Modern Language Association of America, 2016. Contains guidelines for doing research, giving citations, and preparing bibliographies.
Location: Reserve - Permanent LB2369 .G53 2016 ( at Reserves behind circulation desk )
Request full-text articles, chapters/sections of books and conference proceedings. Or look for the green squirrel when you're in a library database to Request It. Articles usually arrive within 2 business days.