## Reference & Websites

## Mathematics Reference Works (general)

### Mathematics Reference Works

The following are selected reference works in the CSUSM Library. They are excellent places to start your background research.

**CRC concise encyclopedia of mathematics**

QA5 .W45 2003 5th Floor Oversize and Reference

**Dictionary of algebra, arithmetic, and trigonometry**

QA5 .D4983 2001 Reference

**Dictionary of classical and theoretical mathematics**

QA5 .D4984 2001 Reference

## Mathematics Websites (General)

### General Mathematics Websites

- WolframMathWorld

Extensive, free online mathematical resource.

### Professional Organizations

- American Mathematical Society
- American Statistical Association
- Association for Symbolic Logic
- Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
- Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators
- Association for Women in Mathematics
- European Mathematical Information Service
- Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS)
- International Association for Statistical Computing
- International Mathematical Union
- Mathematical Association of America
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
- SIAM - Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

## Books

## Safari e-book collection (general)

### Safari e-book Collection

For Computer Science, Math, and Technology research, a good place to start is with the **Safari Books collection**. This collection of eBooks provides access to over 300 O'Reilly programming and technology books and more.

## Books & eBooks at CSUSM

Books will give you background information and an overview on what you are researching. You need this information in order to provide context.

**Physical & online books available at CSUSM can be located in the following ways:**

- Search the Library Catalog (use dropdown left-hand side for search types: subject, author, etc.)

- Search for an e-book, by choosing an e-book database from the list and using the search bar to enter terms
- Off-campus access requires log-in with CSUSM User ID and Password

**Options to obtain books not located at CSUSM:**

- Order books through CSU+
- If you locate a book via OneSearch catalog and it states "Print version not available in the library" you can order the book via CSU+, which is a library borrowing service that includes all 23 CSU campus libraries. It takes approximately 2-5 days to receive books from CSU+.

- If you locate a book via OneSearch catalog and it states "Print version not available in the library" you can order the book via CSU+, which is a library borrowing service that includes all 23 CSU campus libraries. It takes approximately 2-5 days to receive books from CSU+.
- Order books through InterLibrary Loan
- You can search the collections of libraries world-wide by using WorldCat. If you find a book you would like to order and verify that you cannot get it through CSUSM or CSUSM, you can fill out an InterLibrary Loan request. Materials will take 5-10 days to arrive and can be picked up at our Library.

## Journal Articles

### Most Useful

Database | Full Text | Coverage | Scholarly |
---|---|---|---|

MathSciNet
Provides access to Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications |
Links to full-text via Get-It | 1940 to current | All |

Wiley Online Library
Access to abstracts and full text from journals, reference works, databases, and books. Disciplines covered include the life sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, psychology, earth sciences, education, social sciences, humanities, business, and mathematics |
Some full-text | 1996 to current | Most |

JSTOR
Contains (EXCEPT for the latest five years) core scholarly journals in sociology, history, economics, political science, mathematics, African-American & Asian studies, literature, humanities, music, and biological, health & general sciences. |
Full-text | 1838 to most recent five years | Most |

SIAM Locus Archive
An archive collection of the SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Journals. |
Some full-text; plus links to full-text via Get-It | 1953 to 1996 | All |

### Also Useful

Database | Full Text | Coverage | Scholarly |
---|---|---|---|

ScienceDirect
Provides full text access to over 1,000 journals covering all fields of science. |
Full-text | 1995 to current | Most |

## Citing with AMSRef and LaTeX

## Mathematics Citations (General)

### amsrefs citations

For many CSUSM Mathematics courses, you need to use ` amsrefs` to manage your citations.

`amsrefs`requires LaTeX-specific formatting for the citations to appear correctly in your paper.

You can easily copy/paste the `amsrefs` bibliographic information directly from MathSciNet.

- In the full MathSciNet record, select "AMSRefs" from the drop-down menu above the record information.
- The resulting screen will display the markup code for the citation. Copy/paste the text into a text editor of your choice or directly into LaTeX.

**If you found a source from a database other than MathSciNet**, check**MR Lookup**to verify that you have the correct citation information to include in your bibiliography. Follow steps 1-2 to find the markup code for your citation.

### More LaTeX and amsrefs help

**For more help using LaTeX and amsrefs, refer to the following:**

- Ethan Duckworth's LaTeX guides. These are very user-friendly and comprehensive. Especially helpful are the following:
- How to write mathematics
- How to format the page
- How to make cross references

- The AMS has created the
**User's Guide to**, which includes detailed instructions on how to enter your citation information in LaTeX.`amsrefs`- Refer to section 5.1 on different bibliography entry types. amsrefs supports the following types of materials: article, book, misc, report, thesis, and webpage.

## Mathematics Style and Ethics

## Mathematics Style and Ethics

### Style Guides and Math Writing Resources

American Mathematical Society (AMS) Author Resource Center- http://www.ams.org/publications/authors/authors

American Mathematical Society Author Handbook- http://www.ams.org/publications/authors/tex/author-handbook

*Mathematics into Type* by Ellen Swanson (Updated 1999)- ftp://ftp.ams.org/pub/author-info/documentation/howto/mit-2.pdf

Author Resources for the Mathematical Association of America (MAA)- http://www.maa.org/press/author-resources

MAA Mathematical Communication- http://mathcomm.org/

### Ethics in Mathematics

Proven theorems and mathematical definitions are considered part of the public domain. This practice is necessary for the advancement of the field of mathematics. Public domain status means these theorems and definitions are available for use by anyone. Nevertheless, public domain status does not obviate the need to acknowledge the contribution of the original authors of the theorem. *Ethical practice demands that scholars acknowledge the work and contributions of others regardless of how that work is used. *

American Mathematical Society Ethical Guidelines- http://www.ams.org/about-us/governance/policy-statements/sec-ethics

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