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- OSU Library CatalogSearch for books and other items available at OSU - includes ebooks
- OhioLINK CatalogSearch for books statewide.

- Electronic Book Center (OhioLINK) [Full Text] This link opens in a new windowElectronic Book Center included ebooks on all subjects, including many encyclopedias, handbooks, biographical collections, and guides.

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.

Examples:

"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:

**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:

- MathSciNet: Basic Search
- MathSciNet: Using Field Codes
- MathSciNet: Using Filters
- MathSciNet: Citing
- Example: Using MathSciNet's Updated Features to Explore Arithmetic Progressions

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.

- Scopus This link opens in a new windowCitation searching across most disciplines. Contains most of the content from Compendex (engineering and computer science) and GEOBASE (geography).
- Web of Science Core Collection This link opens in a new windowArticles from all disciplines, back to 1900 (1975 for arts/humanities).

- Computers and Applied Sciences Complete [Selected Articles in Full Text] This link opens in a new windowSearches articles in multiple applied science areas

- JSTOR [Selected Articles in Full Text] This link opens in a new windowA collection of major journals in multiple disciplines. Most titles limited to contest older than 3-5 years.
- Academic Search Complete [Selected Articles in Full Text] This link opens in a new windowA general database covering multiple areas

*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

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

Where: OSU Library Catalog.

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

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.

Where: OhioLINK Catalog

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

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.

- Lagrange Multipliers
- Lagrange Multipliers Example 2
- Khan Academy: Meaning of Lagrange multiplier
- Khan Academy: Proof for the meaning of Lagrange multipliers
- Khan Academy: Lagrange multiplier example, part 1
- Khan Academy: Lagrange multiplier example, part 2
- Khan Academy: Finishing the intro lagrange multiplier example

- Khan Academy: Vector fields, introduction

- Line Integrals
- Khan academy: Introduction to the line integral
- Khan academy: Line integral example 1
- Khan academy: Line integral example 2 (part 1)
- Khan academy: Line integral example 2 (part 2)
- Khan academy: Evaluating line integral directly - part 1
- Khan academy: Evaluating line integral directly - part 2
- Khan academy: Line integrals and vector fields
- Khan Academy: Using a line integral to find the work done by a vector field example
- Khan Academy:Vector field line integrals dependent on path direction
- Khan Academy: Line integrals and Green's theorem
- Khan Academy:Path independence for line integrals

- Solving Systems of Equations
- Khan Academy: Introduction to matrices
- Khan Academy: Matrix equations and systems
- Khan Academy: Matrices to solve a system of equation
- Khan Academy: Introduction to the matrix

- Khan Academy: Matrices: Reduced row echelon form 1
- Khan Academy: Matrices: Reduced row echelon form 2
- Khan Academy: Matrices: Reduced row echelon form 3

- Khan Academy: Consistent and inconsistent systems
- Khan Academy: Inconsistent systems of equations

- Khan Academy: Defined and undefined matrix operations
- Khan Academy: Matrix addition and subtraction
- Khan Academy: More on matrix addition and scalar multiplication
- Khan Academy: Matrix multiplication introduction
- Khan Academy: Matrix multiplication (part 1)
- Khan Academy: Matrix multiplication (part 2)
- Khan Academy: Scalar multiplication
- Khan Academy: Multiplying a matrix by a column vector
- Khan Academy: Multiplying a matrix by a matrix

- Khan Academy: Associative property of matrix multiplication
- Khan Academy: Is matrix multiplication commutative
- Khan Academy: Distributive property of matrix products
- Khan Academy: Singular matrices

- Khan Academy: Introduction to linear independence
- Khan Academy: Span and linear independence example
- Khan Academy: More on linear independence
- Khan Academy: Relation of null space to linear independence of columns

- Khan Academy: 2nd order linear homogeneous differential equations 1
- Khan Academy: 2nd order linear homogeneous differential equations 2
- Khan Academy: 2nd order linear homogeneous differential equations 3
- Khan Academy: 2nd Order Linear Homogeneous Differential Equations 4

- Khan Academy: Intuition behind formula for thermal conductivity
- Khan Academy: Thermal conduction, convection, and radiation

- Khan Academy: Fourier Series introduction

- Khan Academy: Fourier coefficients for sine terms
- Khan Academy: Fourier series coefficients for cosine term

- Khan Academy: Intuition behind formula for thermal conductivity

- Choosing & Usng SourcesTutorials on finding and using info.
- Article Express / Interlibrary LoanRequest articles, conference papers, and even books (check OhioLINK first) when unavailable at OSU. Request scans of print-only journal articles available at OSU.