David & Lorraine Cheng Library

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Mathematics Resources

Databases/Online Journals

MathSciNet is a comprehensive database covering the world's mathematical literature since 1940. MathSciNet provides Web access to the bibliographic data and reviews of mathematical research literature contained in the Mathematical Reviews Database.
Wiley InterScience (E-Journals Collection)
It features over 1,000 journals, major reference works, online books, Current Protocols laboratory manuals, and databases as well as a suite of professional and management resources. The site was launched in 1997 and currently caters to over 12 million users in 87 countries.
Electronic Journal of Differential Equations
Since its foundation in 1993, this e-journal has been dedicated to the rapid dissemination of high quality research in mathematics. All topics related to differential equations and their applications (ODE's, PDE's, integral equations, functional differential equations, etc.) can be submitted for publication.

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Directories and Indexes

Biographies of Women Mathematicians
Welcome to the web page for biographies of women in mathematics. These pages are part of an ongoing project by students in mathematics classes at Agnes Scott College, in Atlanta, Georgia, to illustrate the numerous achievements of women in the field of mathematics. There are biographical essays or comments on most of the women mathematicians and some photos. Our goal is for this list to continue to expand, and for more biographies to be completed.
Math Archives
Locate teaching materials related to math such as calculus resources and K-12 teaching materials. Locate math tutorials, Professional societies, University, Colleges and community math departments.
Math Forum
The Math Forum is a leading center for mathematics and mathematics education on the Internet. The Math Forum's mission is to provide resources, materials, activities, person-to-person interactions, and educational products and services that enrich and support teaching and learning in an increasingly technological world. Our online community includes teachers, students, researchers, parents, educators, and citizens at all levels who have an interest in math and math education.
Math Tutor History of Mathematics Archives
This archive compiles the history of mathematics, biographies of famous mathematicians, birth and death dates of famous mathematicians as well as the history of various math topics. You can also search the archive by word or phrase.
MathWorldTM is the web's most complete mathematical resource, assembled over more than a decade by Internet encyclopedias Eric W. Weisstein with assistance from the mathematics and Internet communities MathWorld is a comprehensive and interactive mathematics encyclopedia intended for students, educators, math enthusiasts, and researchers. Like the vibrant and constantly evolving discipline of mathematics, this site is continuously updated to include new material and incorporate new discoveries.

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Professional and Scholarly Organizations

American Association for Artificial Intelligence
Founded in 1979, the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) is a nonprofit scientific society devoted to advancing the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines. AAAI also aims to increase public understanding of artificial intelligence, improve the teaching and training of AI practitioners, and provide guidance for research planners and funders concerning the importance and potential of current AI developments and future directions.
American Association for the Advancement of Science
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide.
American Mathematical Society
Founded in 1888 to further mathematical research and scholarship, the American Mathematical Society fulfills its mission through programs and services that promote mathematical research and its uses, strengthen mathematical education, and foster awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and to everyday life.
American Statistical Association
The American Statistical Association (ASA) is a scientific and educational society founded in 1839 with the following mission: To promote excellence in the application of statistical science across the wealth of human endeavor. This site contains collection of biographies on some of the most widely recognized statisticians in our history as well as the complete collection of ASA Presidential Papers.
Association for Computing Machinery
Founded in 1947, ACM is a major force in advancing the skills of information technology professionals and students worldwide. Today, our 78,000 members and the public turn to ACM for the industry's leading Portal to Computing Literature, authoritative publications and pioneering conferences, providing leadership for the 21st century.
Association for Symbolic Logic
The Association for Symbolic Logic is an international organization supporting research and critical studies in logic. Its primary function is to provide an effective forum for the presentation, publication, and critical discussion of scholarly work in this area of inquiry. Logic is an ancient discipline that has undergone striking modern developments through the introduction of rigorous formal methods, stimulated largely by foundational problems in mathematics. "Symbolic logic" is a term intended to encompass the entire field of logical inquiry, undertaken in this modern spirit.
Association for Women in Mathematics
The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences.
Mathematical Association of America
The Mathematical Association of America is the largest professional society that focuses on undergraduate mathematics education. Our members include university, college, and high school teachers; graduate and undergraduate students; pure and applied mathematicians; computer scientists; statisticians; and many others in academia, government, business, and industry. We welcome all who are interested in the mathematical sciences.

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Abstract Algebra Online
This site contains many of the definitions and theorems from the area of mathematics generally called abstract algebra. It is intended for undergraduate students taking an abstract algebra class at the junior/senior level, as well as for students taking their first graduate algebra course. It is based on the books Abstract Algebra, by John A. Beachy and William D. Blair, and Abstract Algebra II, by John A. Beachy.
Algebra Help
Algebrahelp.com has been used by students of secondary schools, colleges, universities, and home schooling students. Current features include lessons with "Plain English" explanations, calculators which give step-by-step solutions to various algebra problems, and worksheets which automatically check answers.
Calculator.com was founded in January of 1996 to create a new class of research and information products in the form of online calculators. Its online calculators span over 120 categories and sub-categories. All of the calculators are specific to something that someone is interested in. Apart from two of the calculators, a general scientific and a general numeric calculator, all pinpoint the user’s interest by definition.
The Geometry Webpage
This site is a collection of geometry activities including tangrams, star polygons and polyhedras. Use our activates to learn or to instruct others.

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Media Reports and Current Events

Math Awareness Month
The Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) promotes Mathematics Awareness Month each April to increase public understanding of and appreciation for mathematics. Each year JPBM chooses a theme, selects an Advisory Committee, and generates a poster and support materials for college and university departments, institutional public information offices, student groups, and related associations and interest groups. The goal is to increase the visibility of mathematics as a field of study and to communicate the power and intrigue in mathematics to a larger audience.
Math in the Media
The American Mathematical Society releases a online magazine each month that documents important math news and events.
Who's Counting: Examining the News Through Numbers
Who's Counting is a website from ABC News that explains why things happen through the use of numbers. The author of the site, John Allen Paulos is an extensively kudized author, popular public speaker, and monthly columnist for ABCNews.com and the Guardian. Professor of mathematics at Temple University in Philadelphia, he earned his Ph.D. in the subject from the University of Wisconsin.

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Career Resources

Jobs for Mathematicians
Mathjobs.org is an automated job application system, sponsored by the American Mathematical Society. We welcome all job applicants with advanced degrees in Mathematics. The system is free for applicants. Applicant data is confidential, unless the applicant makes it public to enrolled employers by selecting the "Free agent" choice on the coversheet. After registration and data entry, applicants can apply for jobs, keep track of applications, print out paper coversheets, and invite their reference writers to submit letters into the system. Employers can conduct their recruiting entirely online, without setting up and maintaining their own servers and databases. The only requirement for employers is they have web access.
Occupational Outlook Handbook Mathematicians Page
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.
The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
The British-based IMA's careers page is aimed at providing information relevant to persons interested in finding out about employability, work and jobs associated with mathematicians. The subject area of mathematics is very broad and its use underpins much of Science, Engineering and Technology and increasingly in Finance and Commerce. Career opportunities are available through industry, business, the private and public sectors, with large employers and in small organization. Many mathematicians are also at the heart of Education as teachers, lecturers and university researchers.

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General Websites

Math.com is dedicated to providing revolutionary ways for students, parents, teachers, and everyone to learn math. Combining educationally sound principles with proprietary technology, Math.com offers a unique experience that quickly guides the user to the solutions they need and the products they want. These solutions include assessment, on-demand modular courses that target key math concepts, 24/7 live online tutoring, and expert answers to math questions. In addition to solutions, Math.com offers exploratory and recreational introductions to the world of math that will lead to deeper understanding and enjoyment. The range of services, products and solutions offered makes Math.com the single source for all math needs.
Math Guide
A dynamic, global mathematics resource center available to students, parents, teachers and those who have inquisitive minds.
Mega Mathematics
The MegaMath project is intended to bring unusual and important mathematical ideas to elementary school classrooms so that young people and their teachers can think about them together. MegaMath is the work of many people: classroom teachers, mathematicians, students in education and computer science, elementary school and high school students, school administrators, computer scientists, and parents. MegaMath is a project of the Computer Research and Applications Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Maintained by S. Sabatino - Library Liaisons to the Mathematics Department
Selected by M. Auguste
Last Updated: 10/05/2006