History of
Mathematics
Library Resources
Jane Wu
Class Objectives
• Understand how to effectively search online databases
• Understand Boolean Logic search strategies
• Un...
Class Guide
• Getting Started
• http://otterbein.libguides.com/mathhis
• Exploring your topics
• Finding Aids
• Research d...
Finding Books
• Otterbein’s Catalog
• Subject Vs Keyword
• OPAL Catalog (20 libraries)
• OhioLINK Catalog (84 libraries)
•...
Boolean search
And
• smoking and teenagers;
OR
• smoking or tobacco use
Not
• children not infant
Adjacency
• industrial a...
Databases
• Academic Search Premier
• Journals from many disciplines, but good mathematical journals
also.
• ERIC (EBSCO)
...
Science Citation Index
• access to current bibliographic information and cited
references from more than 7100 of the world...
Citation Searching
Buck, D. 1996
Fraguela, 2003
Doallo 1999
Aven 1974
Denning 1968
Tay 1985
Dan 1990
Díaz-del-Río,2009
Bir...
MathSciNet Facts and Figures:
• American Mathematical Society database of more than a
million reviews and abstracts of mat...
Search fields
• Author: any author in the Mathematical Reviews database
• Author/Related: an author, an editor of a book o...
Search criteria and others
• The wildcard character is the asterisk (*) and
may be used in all fields except MR Number and...
SCOPUS
• The largest abstract and citation database containing
both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web
sour...
Need More Help
• Call us at 614 823-1984 during the library hours
• E-mail us too! Library@otterbein.edu
• Chat with a Lib...
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  1. 1. History of Mathematics Library Resources Jane Wu
  2. 2. Class Objectives • Understand how to effectively search online databases • Understand Boolean Logic search strategies • Understand differences between keyword and subject • Understand the differences between primary vs. secondary sources • Know major sources that can be used for the class
  3. 3. Class Guide • Getting Started • http://otterbein.libguides.com/mathhis • Exploring your topics • Finding Aids • Research databases • Books • Journal Articles • Internet Sources • Citing the Sources • Using MLA, APA styles correctly • RefWorks • Research Consultation
  4. 4. Finding Books • Otterbein’s Catalog • Subject Vs Keyword • OPAL Catalog (20 libraries) • OhioLINK Catalog (84 libraries) • Delivery within 4 days
  5. 5. Boolean search And • smoking and teenagers; OR • smoking or tobacco use Not • children not infant Adjacency • industrial adj regulation Truncation • CART* will also retrieve cartography, cartilage, cartel, cartridge, carthage, cartwheel
  6. 6. Databases • Academic Search Premier • Journals from many disciplines, but good mathematical journals also. • ERIC (EBSCO) • The Education Database. • MathSciNet • ISI Web of Science • Science Citation Index Expanded • Scopus • The most comprehensive database of peer-reviewed research
  7. 7. Science Citation Index • access to current bibliographic information and cited references from more than 7100 of the world's leading professional scientific research journals covering more than 150 disciplines. • Researchers can search the citation data (the footnotes of each article), taking a known, relevant paper and finding other, more recent papers that cite it.
  8. 8. Citation Searching Buck, D. 1996 Fraguela, 2003 Doallo 1999 Aven 1974 Denning 1968 Tay 1985 Dan 1990 Díaz-del-Río,2009 Birk, 2006
  9. 9. MathSciNet Facts and Figures: • American Mathematical Society database of more than a million reviews and abstracts of math publications • Bibliographic data and reviews of mathematical research literature contained in the Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications since 1940. • MathSciNet, the Mathematical Reviews Database, Mathematical Reviews, and Current Mathematical Publications are all produced by the American Mathematical Society. • Most of the items are classified according to the Mathematics Subject Classification
  10. 10. Search fields • Author: any author in the Mathematical Reviews database • Author/Related: an author, an editor of a book or journal issue, • Title: any word or phrase in the title of a work • Institution Code: the code Mathematical Reviews uses to identify the institutional affiliation of an author. • Series: any words that could appear in the title of a series • MSC Primary/Secondary: All items in the Mathematical Reviews database receive a classification code using the Mathematical Subjects classification scheme. These are either 2 digit (ex: 65 for Numerical analysis), 3 digit (ex: 65D for Numerical approximation and computational geometry (primarily algorithms)) or 5 digit (ex: 65D05 for Interpolation). All items have a least one MSC number, the primary number; some have more than one, a secondary number. • MR Numbers: numbers assigned to every item with a review. They are connected to the year and month of publication and to the MSC code. Example: MR2639867 • Anywhere: allows searching of all other search fields simultaneously
  11. 11. Search criteria and others • The wildcard character is the asterisk (*) and may be used in all fields except MR Number and Mathematics Subject Classifications • To search for mathematical symbols omit the initial from the Tex code. For example, to search for {rm P}spinfty, enter p sp infty. • References, Reference Citations, Review Citations
  12. 12. SCOPUS • The largest abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources • 50 million records. 21,000 titles. 5,000 publishers, of which 20,000 are peer-reviewed journals • Quick, easy and comprehensive resource covers scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and the arts and humanities fields.
  13. 13. Need More Help • Call us at 614 823-1984 during the library hours • E-mail us too! Library@otterbein.edu • Chat with a Librarian on line. • IM User Name: otterbeinlibrary (AIM, MSN, Yahoo, Google Talk) • Schedule a Research Consultation Session

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