Find More Books
- Keyword search = finds items by, about, and mentioning your mathematician in the item description (or entire source in some cases).
- Author/Creator search = finds items by/about your mathematician. Can use official name versions as described in Subject search below.
- Subject search = finds items officially described (tagged) by a librarian as being about your mathematician. Uses 1 official version of each person's name, which often includes birth & death dates to differentiate them from anyone else with the same name. Can add additional information to narrow results. (ex. Blaise Pascal 1623-1662 -- Letters).
For a OneSearch keyword search, order of the mathematician's name doesn't matter. Order only matters if you do an exact phrase search using quotation marks.
Consider variant spellings of your mathematician's name. And note that library systems and U.S. keyboards don't always know how to use accent marks, so leave them out.
For reserve items, inquire at the Circulation Desk (main floor near west entrance). For most other items, A-K call numbers are on the 3rd floor and L-Z call numbers are on the 4th floor. Maps are provided on each floor near the main stairway.
Recommended Rod Library Books/e-books
Dr. Haack recommends the following books/e-books. To allow all students access, note that those on reserve are available at the Rod Library Circulation Desk (main desk near west entrance) for 3-hour checkout only (or overnight if checked out less than 3 hours prior to library closing). E-books are available on- and off-campus via the "Find Online" link provided (CatID required).
Questions to Consider
Using the source(s) provided for your small group, briefly answer the following questions, Googling if necessary:
1. Where was this published (source, not geographic location)? [skip for groups with books]
2. What type of source is this?
3. Who is/are the author(s)? What are their credentials?
4. What would this source be useful for?