MATH 1050

Precollege Mathematics I

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Recommended E-books

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Other Book Sources

The OSU Library Catalog has subject headings.  If you had found a good book on your topic, examine the subject headings for that book below the location/call number box.  You can click on these to see other items with that subject ot you can search subject directly as follows.


"History" is a subdivision of a subject that can be added after any other term. Examples: Format: branch--history. Clickable examples:

For mathematics history in a country, region, use for format mathematics--country/region--history Examples:

Finding Articles


MathSciNet is the major database to find content in the mathematics and statistics literature.  

MathSciNet has been Redesigned!

This redesign has made significant changes to the way you search MathSciNet. The following tutorials will walk you through these changes:

You can still use the previous interface, see the Show Classic Interface link above the magnifying glass search button, to the upper right of the search box.

Citation databases allow you to see for each article the items it cited and also the items that have cited it.  If you find a great article, use these databases to move both back and forward in time from that article.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar covers a wide range of topics.

Use the above link to you can make sure Google Scholar works best for you on or off campus.  In order to better use it, connect it to OSU by going to Settings > Library links (on left) and then search for Ohio State. Check the option The Ohio State University Libraries - Find It @ OSU.

Accessing items

You'll see some important buttons while using the OSU Libraries resouces. Especially important are these 4:


Request this item button

Where: OSU Library Catalog.

What: Have an item sent to another location for pickup or recall an item checked out.


OhioLINK Catalog button

Where: OSU Library Catalog.

What: Check for access of an individual item via OhioLINK - such as an item checked out at OSU. Also repeats searches in the OhioLINK catalog to see additional options for your need.


request button for OhioLINK

Where: OhioLINK Catalog

What: Click to have an item delivered to OSU from an OhioLINK library.


Find It! button

Where: Library Databases

What: Check for online access to journal articles, conference papers, and more. Also gives interlibrary loan option if item is not available online.