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This guide is designed to help those who are beginning college-level information searching in Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics & Statistics (Basic) Library Guide

This library guide will assist you in identifying, selecting, evaluating, and using particular resources in mathematics & statistics subject diciplines.
It is designed to help those who are beginning college-level literature searching.

Use the Mathematics & Statistics (In-Depth) guide to get additional resources & help

Log into the library

You need to log into the library website in order to access our online resources. We use the university's NETWORK account for this process

To set up your NETWORK account follow the directions in the document below:

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The tabs (pages) include information and tips for finding information from authoritative sources efficiently and effectively, evaluate those resources, and use information correctly in your writings.

  • Find books
  • Find articles
  • Locating items found in your search
  • Evaluate your search results
  • Citing your sources

Where to start

If you are not familiar with the subject area or the topic, it is important to first get background information.

Encyclopedias and other reference sources provide a good starting point if you do not know much about your topic.

After you have learned something about the topic, you can find a few books on the subject to get a general overview. 

To Find books:
Search the RacerTrack, MSU catalog to find what we have in our library.

You can also read articles; however, at early stages of your research, concentrate on articles that give a general overview of the topic.

During this initial phase of your research, remember to identify keywords/ concept terms that will help you to narrow your search and find more specific information on your topic.



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Subject Librarian

Pali De Silva
213A, Waterfield Library