This guide will help you with your mathematics library research.

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

- 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

- CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics byCall Number: QA5 .W45 2003A basic compendium of mathematical definitions, formulas,figures, tabulations and references.

Reference books provide a brief overiview of a subject and are a good place to start your research.

- Encyclopaedia of MathematicsCall Number: QA5 .T34 2005Includes material for non-specialists, definitions, biographies, and articles on results or problems.

**Biographical Dictionary of Mathematics - 4 Volumes**

QA28 .B534 1991

**Notable Mathematicians**

QA28 .N66 1998

**The VNR Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics**

QA40 .V18 1977

**Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences**

QA42 .H54 1998

**Guide to Information Sources in Mathematics and Statistics**

QA41.7 .T83 2004

**Handbook of Mathematical Tables and Formulas**

QA47 .B8 1973 c.6

**CRC Handbook of Tables for Probability and Statistics**

QA276 .B44 1968

**Statistical Rules of Thumb**

QA276.12 .V36 2002

**Statisticians of the Centuries**

QA276.156 .S73 2001

MSU Libraries provides access to many electronic books. Look in the library catalog to find them. Included are e-books from these platforms:

- Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics4th ed. Over 3,000 A-Z entries providing definitions of all commonly encountered terms and concepts from pure and applied mathematics and statistics, as well as information on major mathematicians.
- Historical Math MonographsA collection of selected monographs with expired copyrights chosen from the mathematics field. These were monographs that were brittle and decaying and in need of rescue.
- Lecture Notes in MathematicsMSU Libraries provides electronic access to the entire collection of Springer's Lecture Notes in Mathematics.
- Springer Supplementary MaterialsOnline access to supplementary tables, graphics, images, software and other materials for Springer scientific, technical and medical publications.
- STATSnetBASEThis online library meets the needs of statisticians and researchers employing statistical science across a wide range of disciplines. From Frequentist to Bayesian, biostatistics to finance, this fully searchable collection is the perfect tool for any size analysis on all sorts of data.
- University of Michigan Historical Mathematics CollectionA growing library of books selected from the University of Michigan mathematics collection that have been digitized to improve access and to preserve the content of these books. All of the books in this collection were published in the 19th or early 20th century.