Five Great Resources to Share with Your Mathematics Faculty and Students

Library Resources | September 14, 2016

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Are you looking for new ways to engage with and support your mathematics researchers? American Mathematical Society (AMS), publisher of MathSciNet, presents a few readily accessible resources that you can use with your mathematics faculty and students to help them add new depth and dimension to their research.

Mathematics Genealogy Project

Show your faculty and students how their research fits into the history of math with the Mathematics Genealogy Project, which traces the research lineage of over 200,000 mathematicians.

You can trace the development of mathematical schools of thought, find out about the dissertations of famous (or not-so-famous) mathematicians, or even get a poster with someone’s mathematical family tree.

Digital Mathematics Library and Registry

Help your researchers find and use freely-available math resources via the Digital Mathematics Library and the AMS Digital Mathematics Registry.

The Digital Mathematics Library is a worldwide database of digitized monographs and journals and is hosted at the University of Bielefeld.

The AMS Digital Math Registry is another database that aims to provide information about electronically available journals in mathematics.

“Math Moments” Posters

Promote an understanding of the importance and beauty of math with Math Moments posters for your department or library. These posters (and affiliated podcasts) promote an appreciation and understanding of mathematics in science, nature, technology, and human culture.

You can also download an additional selection of posters from the AMS.

MathSciNet—Helping Students Evaluate Their Sources

MathSciNet (available via EBSCOhost®) provides reviews that can help researchers evaluate books and articles, and place them in the context of other research. Edward Dunne, Executive Editor of Mathematical Reviews, recently did a webinar on how students and researchers can use MathSciNet to navigate the fast-growing literature of mathematics. While MathSciNet itself is a subscription-based resource, you can watch and share the recorded webinar.

Math Blogs

Finally, a wealth of information can be found in the various blogs published by the American Mathematical Society.

This site features a number of separate blogs that focus on a range of related topics including teaching and learning mathematics, discussions about math books, a graduate student blog, and even a blog about other math blogs.

These are just a few great ideas to help your mathematics faculty and students succeed in their research. To really help your users maximize the results of their mathematics research, contact us today to learn more about MathSciNet via EBSCOhost and the additional benefits that it offers.

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