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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.

Other Useful Guides

Guide to the Library Using Databases Citation Guide

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
Statistics QA 273 Mathematics QA 300 Logic, Symbolic and mathematical QA 248
Algebra QA 154 Mathematical Statistics QA 276

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
The almanac of American education REF LA 217.3 .A45
CRC standard mathematical tables and formulae REF QA 47 .M315
Guide to information sources in mathematics and statistics REF QA 41.7 .T83
The Cambridge dictionary of statistics REF QA 276.14 .E84
Find More

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 Statistics or statistical data, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Statistics" 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
A beginner’s guide to R QA 276.45 R3 Z88
Probability and statistics QA 273.A35 P76
Learning to live with statistics: from concept to practice QA276 .A82
The mathematica guidebook for numeric QA 76.95 .T7727

Find More Statistics Find More Mathematics Find More Algebra


To search the Library Catalog for books about Statistics or statistical data, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Statisitcs" 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
United States population statistics eBook
Head First Statistics eBook
Careers for number crunchers & other quantitative types eBook
Essentials of symbolic logic eBook

Find More Statistics Find More Logic, Symbolic and Mathematical Find More Algebra


To search the Library Catalog for e-books about Statistics, statistical data, or a related subfield, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Statistics" 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 & interpreting data: means, modes, ranges, graphs, and probability QA 276.12 .C65
What are the changes?: made clear QA 273 .S737
Logic: the structure of reason BC15 .L64
Einstein’s big idea QC 73.8 .C6 B3

Find More Statistics Find More Mathematical Statistics Find More Algebra


To search the Library Catalog for books about Statistics or statistical data, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Statistics" 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.

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 accessing the databases, 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

HeritageQuest Online Military & Government Collection
ReferenceUSA Texas Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970

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, but 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 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:

WolframAlpha Good Transparency RobertNiles’ Journalism Help: Finding Data on the Internet
StatLib: Data, Software and News from the Statistics Community Population Reference Bureau Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce
Texas MapStats from FedStats Texas Education Agency National Center for Educational Statistics
National Center for Health Statistics IPL: Statistics Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics

Getting research assistance . . .

Subject Librarian

Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm
Email: sarahpwilhelm@lonestar.edu Phone: 936.273.7393Office: bldg. F-161

Reference Desk

Email: mclr@lonestar.eduPhone: 936.273.7390

Department Contacts

Department Home: http://www.lonestar.edu/math-dept-montgomery.htm



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