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Math: Research Tools

Books, eBooks, & Reference Books

Use the library Search to find books on specific subjects. You'll find print books and some ebooks.

  • Circulating books are on the library 2nd floor. 
  • Reference books are on the 1st floor. They're a great starting place for research.
  • Partner Libraries search will find books at Gonzaga and other area college libraries.

Your SCC Library has books on these subjects and more:

  • Statistics
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Fractals
  • Math anxiety
  • Mathematicians
  • Mathematics, Ancient
  • Mathematics - History
  • Measurement
  • Newton, Isaac

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) contains select ebooks (login required)

Reference books include subject encyclopedias which are a good starting point for research. Several Library databases contain e-encyclopedias including:

Here are some print and electronic subject encyclopedia examples:

Databases: Article & more

Article index databases (like ProQuest and Academic Search Complete) allow complex searching in 1000s of periodicals.

Here are some examples of successful searches you can do in these two databases:blue, black, white fractal

mathematics and "knot theory"

fractal* and "mathematical models"

To find periodical articles, choose Databases by Subject from the SCC Library homepage or use the databases below.



(Image: Fractal Geometry Showing Mandelbrot Set. Photograph.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 28 Oct. 2013.)