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This subject guide introduces you to some sources of information about professional mathematics and Computer Science held in the Charles W. Chesnutt Library of Fayetteville State UniversityAll of the materials can be found using the library’s Online Catalog (INNOPAC). To identify the latest Reference and Main Stacks resources always use FSU’s Automated Catalog.

Reference Resources

Electronic Databases


Online Resources

Reference Resources

Browse by Call Number or Subject Headings

Library of Congress Call Numbers and Subject Headings
QA = Mathematics and Computer Science

QA 1-939     Mathematics

   QA 1-43            General

   QA 47-59          Tables

   QA 71-90           Instruments and Machines

   QA 75-76.95     Calculating Machines

QA 75.5-76.95     Electronic Computers.
                               Computer Science

   QA 76.75-76.765   Computer Software

   QA 101-(145)      Elementary Mathematics.

   QA 150-272.5     Algebra

   QA 273-280        Probabilities.
                                Mathematical Statistics

   QA 299.6-433     Analysis

   QA 440-699        Geometry. Trigonometry.

   QA 801-939         Analytic Mechanics

  • Algebra
  • Algorithms
  • Arithmetic
  • Biometry
  • Calculators
  • Computer Algorithms
  • Computer Animation
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Assisted Instruction
  • Computer Bulletin Boards
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Games
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Literacy
  • Computer Music
  • Computer Networks
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Programs
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Security
  • Computer Software
  • Computer Viruses
  • Computers
  • Counting
  • Electronic Records
  • Expert Systems Computer Science
  • Geometry
  • Information Storage and Retrieval Systems
  • Logic Symbolic and Mathematical
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Mathematics
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Sampling Statistics
  • Science Methodology
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry
  • Word Problems Mathematics
  • Word Processing



Selected Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Biographical Works

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias provide background material, define key concepts and vocabulary, and are often a good place to start your research.  Biographical works give background on the mathematicians and their times.


Mathematics Encyclopedias Available in Chesnutt Library

  Biographical Encyclopedia of Mathematicians  Ref QA 28 .B544 1999

  Biographies of Women Mathematicians [electronic resource]  Agnes Scott College Website  QA 28 Internet

  Birth of Mathematics: Ancient Times to 1300  Main Stacks QA 28 .B73 2006

  Calculus Gems: Brief Lives and Memorable Mathematics  Main Stacks QA 21 .S54 2007

  Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences  On Order 3/15/04

  CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics  Ref QA 5 .W45 2003

  Encyclopedia of History of the Arabic Science  Ref Q 127 .A5 E53 1996  Encyclopedia of

  Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Its Applications (Several volumes, cataloged separately.  Do a keyword search on  title.)

  Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education  Ref QA 11 .E665 2001 

  Encyclopedia of Mathematics  Ref QA 5 T34 2005

  Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences  Ref QA 276.14 .E5 1982-1988

  Mathematical Apocrypha: Stories and Anecdotes of Mathematicians and the Mathematical  Main Stacks QA 99 .K73 2002

  Notable Mathematicians: From Ancient Times to the Present  Ref QA 28 .N66 1998

  Prentice-Hall Encyclopedia of Mathematics  Ref QA 5 .P7 1982

  VNR Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics  Main Stacks Ref QA 40 .V18 1977

Mathematics Dictionaries Available in Chesnutt Library

  Dictionary of Mathematics  Ref QA 5 .D4988 1999

  Dictionary of Quotations in Mathematics  Ref QA 99 .D53 2002

  Facts on File Dictionary of Mathematics  Ref QA 5 .F35 1999

  Magill's Survey of Science. Applied Science Series.  Ref TA 145 .M298 1993

  Mathematics Dictionary  Ref QA 5 .J33 1992

  Notable Women in Mathematics: a Biographical Dictionary  Ref QA 28 .N68 1998

Computer Science Encyclopedias Available in Chesnutt Library

  Concise Encyclopedia of the Ethics of New Technologies  Ref QH 332 .C66 2001

  Encyclopedia of Computer Science  Ref QA 76.15 .E48 2000

  Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology  Ref QA 76.15 .E5 1992  v.25 

  Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology Ref QA 76.15 .H43 2003

  Microsoft Encyclopedia of Networking  Ref TK 5102 .T85 2002

Computer Science Dictionaries Available in Chesnutt Library

  Computer and Information Science and Technology Abbreviations and Acronyms Dictionary  Main Stacks QA76.15 .S63 1994 

  Computer & Internet Dictionary for Ages 9 to 99  Ref TK 5105.875 .I57 B47 2001

  Computer Graphics Dictionary  Circulation New Books T 385 .S772 2002

  Dictionary of Computer Science, Engineering, and Technology  Ref QA76.15 .D5258 2001   

  Facts On File Dictionary of Computer Science  Ref QA76.15 .F345 2001 

  Webster's New World Computer Dictionary  Ref QA 76.15 .P395 2003

Electronic Databases

Mathematics and Computer Science are far more decentralized than many other fields in terms of journal articles. The core mathematics literature is indexed in MathSciNet, but MathSciNet does not track mathematics articles that appear in primarily non-mathematics journals. Many other databases do track articles of interest to the mathematics and computer science community. If you are working in applied mathematics or computer science and need a literature database in another field, use the Database Finder or ask a reference librarian for assistance. 

The electronic databases listed below are available through the Charles W. Chesnutt Library. The databases are available on or off campus.  In order access resources from off-campus, patrons must identify themselves as FSU affiliates by entering their name, University ID number and library PIN.

Mathematics Specific


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.

for researchers in biomedicine, life science, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, and economics.

Features over 1,000 journals, major reference works, online books, including I
nformation Science and Computing and Mathematics and Statistics, Current Protocols laboratory manuals, and databases as well as a suite of professional and management resources.

Computer Science Specific


ACM Portal  
Association for Computing Machinery

 IEEE Computer Society Digital Library  
The IEEE Computer Society Digital Library provides online access to 22 society magazines and transactions and over 1,200 selected conference proceedings

"Peer-reviewed research in computer science and information technology management. The database provides access to many journals…" And now E books as well.

for researchers in biomedicine, life science, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, and economics.

Features over 1,000 journals, major reference works, online books, including I
nformation Science and Computing and Mathematics and Statistics, Current Protocols laboratory manuals, and databases as well as a suite of professional and management resources.

General Resources

Academic Search Premier  
(Indexing: 1984+, full-text: 1990+). Indexing and abstracts of scholarly journals covering the social sciences, humanities, education and more.

 Articles First  
Indexes journals in science, technology, medicine, social science, business, the humanities, and popular culture.

 CREDO Reference  
CREDO Reference, formerly Xreferplus, is a digital reference library, which contains all types of reference books (currently 169 titles) that you'd want to see in any library: dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, and books of quotations, not to mention a host of subject-specific titles covering: art, bilinguals, biography, business, conversions, dictionaries, encyclopedias, food, geography, history, language law, literature, medicine, music, philosophy & psychology, quotations, religion, science, social sciences, technology. Features include a concept mapping search interface.

Dissertation Abstracts  
(Indexing: 1861+, Abstracting Dissertations: 1980+, Abstracting Theses: 1988+). The complete range of academic subjects appearing in dissertations accepted at accredited institutions.

Ebsco Electronic Journal Service (EJS)  
Provides access to full-text of many of FSU's online journal subscriptions and also EJS Journals via pay per view. Includes searching in article titles, journal titles, abstracts, full-text and title list browsing.

(Electronic Collection Online). An OCLC collection of scholarly journals.

(1989-current). Scheduled conventions, exhibits, etc., worldwide.

(1984-current). Facts and statistics on topics of current interest.

Gale Virtual Reference Library  
A database of E-Book reference titles.

 Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe  
Provides access to a wide range of news, business, legal and reference information.

 Master File Premier  
Provides full text for over 1,770 general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multi-cultural periodicals.

 Mental Measurements Yearbook  
Produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, this database provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. First published by Oscar K. Buros, the MMY series allows users to make knowledgeable judgments and informed selection decisions about the increasingly complex world of testing. MMY provides coverage from Volume 9 to the present.

A core group of reference and research materials online in the form of full-text electronic information and indexes.

 Papers First  
An index of papers presented at conferences.

 Periodical Abstracts  
(1987-current). Abstracts from general and academic journals, covering business, current affairs, economics, literature, religion, psychology, women's studies, and others.

 ProQuest Direct  
Search up to a dozen Proquest databases simultaneously

 Science Direct  
ScienceDirect is the unsurpassed single source for scientific, technical and medical information on the Internet. Researchers can access a critical mass of the world's STM journal titles and full-text articles

 Statistical Universe  
The world's most comprehensive access to U.S. statistical information from Congressional Information Service, Inc.

 Web of Science  
Covers over 8,000 international journals in the sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities.

 Wilson OmniFile Full Text Mega Edition  
With Full text of articles from over 1,750 publications and Article abstracts and indexing from over 3,500 publications, Wilson OmniFile is especially convenient for users with inquiries in areas that cross disciplines—ethnic studies, women’s studies, history, and more. Wilson OmniFile is even helpful to those who are unsure which specialty to search for their topic of interest.

 World Cat  
Union catalog of materials held in libraries world-wide. Coverage: Updated regularly.

Journal Titles

Another way to find relevant periodicals is by doing a keyword search in the Chesnutt Library Catalog using the Subject Headings for Computer Science and Mathematics. A number of Subject Headings are listed in the table at the beginning of this page.  Go to the Library’s catalog and select keyword search, type (subject heading) and periodicals in the search box.  Example: Keyword Searching (Computer Assisted Instruction) and periodicals to see results.

Library of Congress Subject Heading = Mathematics Periodicals


Acta Mathematica Sinica / [Electronic Resource] 

American Journal Of Mathematics 

The American Mathematical Monthly : The Official Journal Of The Mathematical Association Of America 

Annales Scientifiques De L'École Normale Supérieure / [Electronic Resource] 

Annals Of Mathematics 

Applied Mathematical Modelling / [Electronic Resource] 

Applied Mathematics And Computation 

Applied Mathematics Letters 

Bulletin Des Sciences Mathématiques / [Computer Data] 

Bulletin (New Series) Of The American Mathematical Society 

Bulletin Of The American Mathematical Society 

Canadian Mathematical Bulletin = Bulletin Canadien De Mathématiques 

The College Mathematics Journal : An Official Publication Of The Mathematical Association Of America 

Comptes Rendus De L'Académie Des Sciences. / Série I, Mathématique [Electronic Resource] 

Comptes Rendus. / Mathématique [Electronic Resource] 

Duke Mathematical Journal 

European Journal Of Applied Mathematics 

Experimental Mathematics 

Illinois Journal Of Mathematics 

Indiana University Mathematics Journal 

International Journal Of Mathematical Education In Science And Technology 

International Journal Of Mathematics 

Journal Des Mathématiques Pures Et Appliquées / [Electronic Resource] 

Journal Of Computational And Applied Mathematics / [Electronic Resource] 

Journal Of The American Mathematical Society / American Mathematical Society 

Journal Of The European Mathematical Society / [Electronic Resource] 

Journal Of The London Mathematical Society 

Journal Of Undergraduate Mathematics 

Mathematical Biosciences / [Electronic Resource] 

The Mathematical Intelligencer 

Mathematical Reviews 

Mathematics And Computers In Simulation 

Mathematics Magazine 

Mathematics Of Operations Research 

The Mathematics Teacher 

The Michigan Mathematical Journal 

Notices Of The American Mathematical Society 

Pacific Journal Of Mathematics 

Proceedings Of The American Mathematical Society 

Proceedings Of The Edinburgh Mathematical Society 


The Quarterly Journal Of Mathematics. / Oxford Series 

Quarterly Of Applied Mathematics 

The Rocky Mountain Journal Of Mathematics 

SIAM Journal On Applied Mathematics 

SIAM Journal On Computing 

SIAM Journal On Discrete Mathematics : A Publication Of The Society For Industrial And Applied Mathematics / SIAM 

SIAM Review 

Transactions Of The American Mathematical Society 


Keyword Search = (Computer Science) and Periodicals


Java report 

Bibliographic guide to computer science 

SIAM journal on discrete mathematics : a publication of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics 

Neural networks : the official journal of the International Neural Network Society 

International journal of expert systems [electronic resource] 

Discrete mathematics 

SIGCSE bulletin 

ACM guide to computing literature 

News & notes from Sitterson Hall [microform] / the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Depa 

Year 2000 practitioner [electronic resource] 

International journal of neural systems [electronic resource] 

International journal of software engineering and knowledge engineering [electronic resource] : SEKE 

Data & knowledge engineering [electronic resource] 

International journal of approximate reasoning [electronic resource] 

Knowledge-based systems [electronic resource] 

Neurocomputing [electronic resource] 

Engineering applications of artificial intelligence [electronic resource] 

Artificial intelligence in engineering [electronic resource] 

Theoretical computer science [electronic resource] 

Expert systems with applications [electronic resource] 

Electronic Journals can be accessed through Journal Finder.

Journal Finder is an integrated search interface that searches journal, newspaper, magazine, and newsletter titles.  Using Journal Finder you can determine if the library provides electronic access or owns a print copy, find out which other libraries may have print copies, and order copies of articles.  If a title is listed in Journal Finder then the library offers immediate online access to a significant amount of full text for that title and/or the library owns some printed issues of that title.

Relevant subjects in Journal Finder

Computer Science: robotics, artificial intelligence

Mathematics: statistics


Online Resources

Mathematics Related Web Sites 

Mathematics PrePrints.

AMS Preprint Collections (numerous preprint servers organized by topic and location)


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.  [quote from web site]  This site has a variety of resources for people interested in mathematics including a list of web sites and news stories about math.


Penn State Mathematics Library

The Penn State Mathematics Library has an extensive list of mathematical resources.

Societies and Associations

Biographical Information

Math Institutes and Centers

Math Specialties Pages


NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology

This site provides information about activities and services at NIST related to applied mathematics and computer science.


Math Archives

The goal of the Mathematics Archives is to provide organized Internet access to a wide variety of mathematical resources. The primary emphasis is on materials which are used in the teaching of mathematics. Currently the Archives is particularly strong in its collection of educational software. Other areas, ranging from laboratory notebooks and problem sets to lecture notes and reports on innovative methods, are growing.

A second strength of the Archives is its extensive collection of links to other sites that are of interest to mathematicians. Resources available through these links include electronic journals, preprint services, grant information, and publishers of mathematical software, texts, and journals.

These educational resources and the organized collection of links combine to make the Mathematics Archives a comprehensive site for mathematics on the Internet. [quote from website]


Computer Science Web Sites


Computing Research Association

The Computing Research Association (CRA) is an association of more than 200 North American academic departments of computer science, computer engineering, and related fields; laboratories and centers in industry, government, and academia engaging in basic computing research; and affiliated professional societies. [from web site]


American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)


Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)


Canadian Association of Computer Science (CACS/AIC)


Centro Latinoamericano de Estudios en Informatica (CLEI)


Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia (CORE)


IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS)


Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)


UK Computing Research Committee (UKCRC)


USENIX Association



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