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  • 1. History of Mathematics Library Resources Jane Wu
  • 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. 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. Finding Books • Otterbein’s Catalog • Subject Vs Keyword • OPAL Catalog (20 libraries) • OhioLINK Catalog (84 libraries) • Delivery within 4 days
  • 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. 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. 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. Citation Searching Buck, D. 1996 Fraguela, 2003 Doallo 1999 Aven 1974 Denning 1968 Tay 1985 Dan 1990 Díaz-del-Río,2009 Birk, 2006
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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