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Math 301: Introduction to the History of Mathematics: Home

Dr. Toke Knudsen Milne Library, SUNY College at Oneonta, Spring 2014

Finding Reference Books

Encyclopedias, almanacs, and handbooks provide quick, reliable information about a topic. They are excellent starting points for research when you need to find background information, important concepts, names and dates. These sources often include lists of books and articles for further reading. Examples of titles that may be relevant to this course include:

CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics                                     REF QA 5 W45 1999

Dictionary of the History of Science                                                     REF Q 125 D45

Encyclopedia of the History of Science,                     

  Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures                     REF Q 124.8 E53 2008

Encyclopedia of Mathematics & Society                                             REF QA 10.7 E53 2012

Encyclopedia of Science & Technology                                              REF Q 121 M3 2007

New Dictionary of Scientific Biography                                                REF Q 141 N45 2008

Notable Mathematicians                                                                        REF QA 28 N66 1998

Princeton Companion to Mathematics                                                REF QA 11.2 P745 2008

Science and its Times:                                                            

Understanding the Social Significance of Scientific Discovery      REF Q175.46 S35 2000

The Universal Book of Mathematics                                                    REF QA 5 D27 2004

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Revised by Michelle Hendley

January 2014

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