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Just getting started?

Start by doing some background research. Take time to engage in some brainstorming exercises that will help you identify key subject terms. Encyclopedias and other reference resources can be used to help you refine your subject terms and the citations in these sources can be used to find more information on your topic.

Consider how much time you have to complete your assignment and how hard it will be to get the resources you need for your topic. If you are finding your research difficult to manage, narrow your topic or break your research down into manageable sub-topics. If you are not finding enough information on your topic, try using broader subject terms.

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Library Catalog: Books, Videos, e-Books and more!

Call number areas to browse

Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Mathematics QA Elementary Mathematics and Arithmetic QA 101-145 Algebra QA 150-272.5
Probabilities. Mathematical Statistics QA 273-280 Analysis QA 299.6-433 Geometry. Trigonometry QA 440-699

The books in the library are organized by subject. You can browse these call number areas to find related books. So, if you are searching the library catalog and find a book that looks interesting or particularly relevant to your research, you can search the shelves in the library in the same call number area to find related items.

Reference Sources

Title Call Number
Guide to Information Sources in Mathematics and Statistics REF QA41.7 .T83 2004
The Princeton Companion to Mathematics REF QA11.2 .P745 2008
The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics REF QA5 .P4425 2003
World of Mathematics REF QA5 .W67 2001
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The reference collection is located at the back, right-hand side of the library. Items in this collection cannot be checked out, but a copier is conveniently located so you can make copies of the resources you find.

To search the Library Catalog for reference books about Mathematics, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Mathematics" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search by selecting "Collection: Reference Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Circulating Books

Title Call Number
How to Think Like a Mathematician QA13 .H68 2009
Philosophy of Mathematics: A Contemporary Introduction to the World of Proofs and Pictures QA8.4 .B76 2008
Essentials of Math With Business Applications HF5691 .N385 207
How Mathematics Happened: the First 50,000 Years QA22 .R86 2007

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To search the Library Catalog for books about Mathematics, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Mathematics" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Circulating Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

E-Books

Title E-Book Type
Mathematics in Popular Culture EBSCO eBook
Kepler’s Conjecture netLibrary eBook
Bob Miller’s Basic Math and Prealgebra netLibrary eBook
The Math Behind Wall Street netLibrary eBook

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To search the Library Catalog for e-books about Mathematics or a related subfield, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Mathematics" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Electronic Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items available to Montgomery Library patrons only, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Audio/Visual Materials

Title Call Number
Collecting and Interpreting Data QA276.12 .C65 2010
Statistically Speaking: Introduction to Statistics QA276.12 .S737 2010
Donald in Mathmagic Land QA40.5 .D66 2009
The Story of Math QA21 .S767 2009 disc 1-3

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To search the Library Catalog for books about Mathematics, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Mathematics" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Media: Videos, DVDs, films, slides, etc." from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Periodicals

Adults Learning Mathematics ePeriodicals Collection
Journal of Geometry ePeriodicals Collection
Algebra & Logic ePeriodicals Collection


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The periodical section is located in front of the circulating collection, next to the outdoor patio area. The periodical collection is organized by title. These items cannot be checked out, but there is a copy machine available adjacent to the periodical section.

Some of the items listed above are available electronically and can be accessed by following the links provided. Review the "Database Tips" section below for more information about accessing the electronic form of these journals from home.

Tips!

Requesting items not available at Montgomery Library:

If there is an item listed in the catalog, but it is not located at Montgomery Library, just select the “Request First Available Copy of this Item” button from the catalog record to have the item sent to Montgomery Library for pick-up. To complete your request, you need your library barcode and PIN number. Generally, your PIN number is the last 4 digits of the phone number you used to register for classes. If you have problems requesting an item, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

If the item is not available in the catalog:

Just select the “Requests” tab located in the upper, right-hand side of the screen. Complete and submit the Inter-Library Loan Request Form – LSCS. Contact a librarian if you need help!

Research Databases: Find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles

Recommended Databases

Academic Search Complete Multi-disciplinary database; full text of articles from over 5,300 journals, magazines and newspapers, plus image collections.
Science and Technology Collection Over 800 full-text journals; topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computing, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology.

Tips!

Finding the right database:

If you’d like to explore a subject area: Access the Research Databases: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Select a category that is relevant to your topic.

If you know the title of the journal you’re looking for, use the A to Z Electronic Journal Search to find out which database provides access to that journal: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> A to Z Electronic Journal Search -> Select “Search” tab

If you know the database title: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Find Database by Title

If the full-text/PDF version of an article is not available, select the “Check LinkSource for more information” link to see if another database offers full-text access.

Accessing Databases from Home:

You can access these databases from home using your library barcode number. If you have problems accessing the databases, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

Interlibrary Loan (ILL):

If you are not able to find a resource that you need in the databases or in the library catalog, you can request the item via the Interlibrary Loan Form: http://www.lonestar.edu/library/interlibrary-request.htm

Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed Sources

Scholarly articles are written by an authority on the subject and are meant to share primary research with others in the field. Unlike popular sources, scholarly sources generally have a narrow audience and include a clear author or sponsoring association. These documents are very structured and usually include a literature review, methodology, and extensive citations. Many scholarly sources are also peer-reviewed which means others in the field reviewed the work before it was published. Many databases will allow you to limit your search to scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources – look for this option.

Websites

Occasionally the librarians at LSC - Montgomery library will find a website they consider exceptional or particularly useful for academic research.

Suggested Websites:

Digital Librarian: Mathematics Links digital-librarian.com/math.html
American Mathematics Society ams.org/
American Statistical Association amstat.org
The Mathematical Sciences Digital Library mathdl.maa.org
The Mathematical Atlas math-atlas.org
Khan Academy khanacademy.org

Getting research assistance . . .

Subject Librarian

Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm
Email: sarah.a.palacios-wilhelm@lonestar.edu Phone:936.273.7393 Office: bldg. F-161

Reference Desk

Email: mclr@lonestar.eduPhone: 936 273 7390

Department Contacts

Department Home: LSCS Mathematics Department

Name Email Phone Number Office Number
Dr. Maureen Loiacano, Department Chair Maureen.L.Loiacano@lonestar.edu 936.273.7273 F244
Habib Far, Faculty Adviser Habib.y.far@lonestar.edu 936.273.7093
Ray Abbasi, Faculty Adviser Gholam.R.Abbasi@lonestar.edu 936.273.7269 F256


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