Encyclopedias and Handbooks
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Mathematics (Sci Ref QA 5 .I8313 1987)
Excellent short encyclopedia. Long topical articles with an extensive index to the narrower subjects within the articles. Includes bibliographic references at the end of the articles.
Encyclopaedia of Mathematics (Sci Ref QA .M3713 1988)
Very comprehensive encyclopedia. Translation of a Russian encyclopedia. Advanced theoretical approach.
CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics (Sci Ref QA5.W45 1999)
Very practical encyclopedia of mathematical applications. Explains mathematical operations, equations, formula, etc. giving examples of how they are applied.
CRC Standard Mathematical Tables (Sci Ref QA 47 .M315)
Standard handbook of mathematical tables, formula, and functions. The current edition is at the Science Reference Desk.
An Atlas of Functions (Sci Ref QA 331 .S685)
Handbook of algorithms for computing tables of and specific values of standard functions.
Handbook of Applicable Mathematics (Sci Ref QA 36 .H36)
Survey of key mathematical ideas in various general fields within mathematics especially applicable to other academic areas but also written to be understood by most adults.
Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical
Sciences (Sci Ref QA21.E57 1993)
General survey of the history of major developments in mathematics with extensive bibliographical references.
Indexes - Basic
Each index covers 100-300 periodical titles in broad areas of knowledge under the general topic of the index. The articles will therfore be writtern on more of a layman's level. BYU has subscriptions to almost all of the periodicals covered by these indexes therfore use of interlibrary loan is not necessary. If you are less familiar with the subject these indexes are a good place to start. The articles are generally applications articles with a few theory articles also. All three of the indexes are searchable from the library web page.
Indexes - Mathematical Theory
The major theoretical index for mathematics. Articles indexed are generally very theoretical. Covers articles indexed from what use to be called "Mathematical Reviews" back to 1940. Sophisticated searching capabilities including the ability to search by Mathematical Reviews Subject Classification Number.
Indexes - Mathematical Applications
Articles reporting applications of mathematics to various subjects are generally found in the indexes covering those subjects. For instance applications of mathematics to medicine would be found in Medline. When dealing with an application of mathematics to another subject one should use the indexes found for that subject in the "Article Indexes" area of the library webpage.
Citation indexing updates the research reported from an older journal article
by indexing current articles which have referenced the older (known) article
in their bibliographies.
The Library's mathematics collection is located on the 2nd floor in the call
numbers beginning with QA (except QA75-76 which is Computer Science and QA273-279
which is Statistics).