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Welcome! This is a guide to selected sources of information about mathematics. On this page are some quick links to helpful databases for research, a link to WolframAlpha, and resources for Calculus. To locate books on math concepts, conduct a Subject search in the library catalog for the particular subset of mathematics you are researching; for instance, type in "calculus" and change the drop down menu to Subject Keyword Search to find calculus materials. Similar searches in reference databases such as **MathSciNet** and **Scopus** will locate articles.

If you prefer to browse, the majority of pure mathematics books are in the **QA** section of the library on the 2nd floor; for handbooks and formulae, the **QA **section of the Reference books on the first floor is the place to look.

- MathSciNet (EBSCOhost) This link opens in a new window
**What’s included?**Search for articles, books, and proceedings in mathematics. Updated daily.

**What dates are covered?**Early 1800s - Present.

- Scopus (Elsevier) This link opens in a new window
**What’s included?**Multidisciplinary abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature with tools to track, analyze, and visualize article and literature use. Includes journal articles, books, book series, conference papers, and more. Alternative to Web of Science. Indexes close to 35,000 titles.

Wolfram Alpha is a computational engine that is very useful for solving mathematical equations, converting between units of measure, and other mathematical operations.

- Wolfram|AlphaA computational search engine that generates answers to factual queries using data sets.

- Calc101.comProvides online help for some calculus problems and algebra work; requires an account for more advanced calculations, but is good for basic work.
- Calculus.orgContains several links, example tests, and formulae. Calculus.org is useful as a general resource center for studying calculus.
- Calculus RefresherProvides a brief review of several common calculus topics.Created by Professor Paul Garret, 2008
- Multivariable CalculusThis is an online textbook for multivariable calculus recommended by the Math Dept.

Resources to get you started on proof writing.

- Art of Problem SolvingThis guide includes practice, guides, and books. This guide is about general proof writing and is not specific to Analysis, Algebra, Combinatorics, or Discrete Mathematics.
- Introduction to Mathematical ArgumentsA document published by Michael Hutchings on making mathematical arguments. PDF includes explanations, examples as well as practice problems.

- Nuts and Bolts of Proofs: An Introduction to Mathematical Proofs by Cupillari, AntonellaCall Number: Available OnlineISBN: 0123822173Publication Date: 2011The Nuts and Bolts of Proofs: An Introduction to Mathematical Proofs provides basic logic of mathematical proofs and shows how mathematical proofs work. It offers techniques for both reading and writing proofs.
- Mathematical Reasoning: Writing and Proof, Version 2.1 by Sundstrom, TedCall Number: Available OnlineISBN: 9781492103851Publication Date: 2014Mathematical Reasoning: Writing and Proof is designed to be a text for the first course in the college mathematics curriculum that introduces students to the processes of constructing and writing proofs and focuses on the formal development of mathematics. The primary goals of the text are to help students: Develop logical thinking skills and to develop the ability to think more abstractly in a proof oriented setting. Develop the ability to construct and write mathematical proofs using standard methods of mathematical proof including direct proofs, proof by contradiction, mathematical induction, case analysis, and counterexamples.

LaTeX is a document editor that can help you get your math homework and math papers organized.

- LaTeX ProjectSoftware download of LaTeX. Includes other TeX typesetting systems.
- OverleafAn easy to use online LaTeX editor that allows you to work collaboratively on documents.
- Learn LaTeX in 30 MinutesA comprehensive guide to learning LaTeX in 30 minutes.

- LATEX : a document preparation system : user's guide and reference manual by Lamport, LeslieCall Number: Carothers Library Stacks Z253.4 L38 L35 1994ISBN: 0201529831Publication Date: 1994LaTeX: a document preparation system : user's guide and reference manual

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