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Actuarial Science: Actuarial Sciences Research Guide


This general guide contains information on the most frequently used print and electronic resources in statistics/probability. Business related research can also be located in the William G. Gast Business Library, located in room 50 of the Law College Building. 

Finding Books in the MSU Libraries

To find books in the MSU Libraries, use the online catalog.  Search by author, title, or keyword.  Books are shelved by Library of Congress call number.  Mathematics/statistics call numbers generally begin with QA.


  • Actuarial Sciences: HG8781
  • Mathematics Education:  QA11
  • Algebra:  QA150 - 272.5
  • Statistics and Probability:  QA273 - 280
  • Analysis: QA299.6 - 433
  • Geometry and Topology:  QA440 - 699
  • Analytic Mechanics: QA801 - 939


Ask A Librarian

There a variety of ways to get help with library resources and research. Click Ask-A-Librarian for phone, email, chat, text, and in-erson services.

Printing and Copying

Article Databases

MSU Libraries subscribes to numerous databases and electronic journals which can help you find research in mathematics.

Journals for Actuarial Sciences

Here are a few journals that may have information that is focused on issues of interest to the actuarial sciences. Please note that after clicking the link you will see an MSU library catalog page. In order to view the contents of the journal you must click on one of the links that says "Full text available from..."

Society of Actuaries -- Examinations -- Study guides

Here are a few examples of the exam prep books we have on reserve at the library. To see if we have a specific exam title visit the MSU Main Library and ask at the circulation desk.

Actuarial Books at MSU

Here are a few books that may be useful to you as an actuarial sciences student.

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