Defining Mathematics
Mathematics is the study of quantity, space, structure, and change. Examples include algebra, calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, discrete mathematics, and statistics. The sciences often use mathematics to study relationships. If you are searching for more information for the mathematics component of your studies, such as computer science, engineering, physics, or economics, then this is the subject guide you should use.

There are several ways to search for information on mathematics in the library:

Find Print Books in the Library
-Use the library catalog to locate books

-Perform a word or phrase search using keywords such as “discrete math” or “math AND economy.” Word or phrase searches will search the entire records of all the items in the catalog, including author, title, and subject areas.
Perform a subject search using a keyword such as “game theory” to search for items on a specific topic.

-The math books can be found in the 500s of the library collection
Find Current Research Articles
The Library subscribes to several article databases, each suited to different fields and levels of study. If you are away from campus, you will need to access these databases through Ocean Connect. If you are unsure how to do this, please follow these instructions, or ask a member of the Library’s staff for assistance.

Here are a few suggested databases that may prove useful to your research:
ScienceDirect – A comprehensive, full text database providing coverage of core, scholarly journals and books from a wide variety of subject disciplines, including the biological, physical, and engineering/computer sciences, as well as social and behavioral sciences, such as psychology, education, and business.
Science Magazine Online – Full-text, online access to Science Magazine, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Academic Search Premier – Provides full text access to a very broad range of topics: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.

Internet Resources
The table below is a list of e-resources free to use for your mathematical studies.

Most of these resources are open access. For more information on open access, view our open access subject guide.

Site Description
Open Stax Free, open source textbooks on algebra, calculus, and statistics
Streaming Videos for MATH 011 and MATH 012 Streaming video tutorials created by OCC Math faculty. These are designed to assist with MATH 011 and MATH 012 coursework.
MathWorld A comprehensive site providing definitions, interactive features, downloadable notebooks, and more.
Interactive Mathematics This site provides interactive practice problems and tutorials for math topics ranging from basic algebra to higher level calculus.
r/learnmath Reddit’s r/learnmath forum contains an extensive list of free resources for learning math. The forum itself is also a great place to ask/answer questions, and to stay informed about current trends in mathematics. This is a great place to start for someone who needs extra help in math.
Wolfram Alpha an indepth site used for both instruction and performing calculations
zbMATH A database for research papers concerning mathematics
MathEduc A database filled with math based literature
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