Mathematics: Find books

SIAM reference collection

Books of interest

Books can be useful for finding topic overviews and learning fundamental principles. Here are some in the collection:

Find books on the shelf

You can find books, journals, conference proceedings and other materials on mathematics, on the Library shelves, under the following call numbers:

Subject heading Call number
Mathematics  510
General principles  511
Mathematical logic  511.3
Algebra and number theory  512
Topology  514
Analysis  515
Geometry  516
Trigonometry  516.2
Probability and applied mathematics   519


Remember the Library has a growing collection of ebooks you can access through the Library catalogue.

Catalogue search tips

Use the Library catalogue find books, journals and videos in the collection.


What is a scholarly book?

Look for the clues:

[(Jan Kromer “Magnifying glass”, CC Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 (, Image Source: flickr (]  Clue 1: Specialised publisher in the field: For example, a university press.

  Clue 2: Reputable author/creator: Look for the authors' qualifications.

                                    Clue 3: Includes cited references and a bibliography.

For more help watch the short Library video: Scholarly sources explained (2 mins 45 secs).