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MATH 2168/MATH 4504 - Mathematics History

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Book Sources

See the topic tabs to the left for recommended ebooks.

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.

OSU Library Catalog Subject Search 

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

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

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Finding Articles

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 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 StateCheck the option The Ohio State University Libraries - Find It @ OSU.

Streaming Videos

Search for videos (includes streaming and DVD) in the OSU Library Catalog. Use similar methods to searching for books, but this will limit you just to videos. Documentary and instructional videos from sources like BBC, PBS, etc. not available on YouTube are available.

See the topic tabs to the left for recommended streaming videos.

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

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.