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MATH 488 -- Seminar in Mathematics

Use the resources on this guide to locate biographical sources, dictionaries, encyclopedias, books, articles, and websites focused on the study of mathematics.

Places to Get Math Topic Ideas

Need a Math Topic Idea?

Here are a few ideas:

  1. Browse the Table of Contents of mathematics journals. 

  2. Browse the Shelves! Scan the titles and/or thumb through books on a topic you like (such as probability, algebra, game theory).

  3. Check out the websites tab.

  4. Talk to your professors; sometimes just talking to someone else can spark a great idea!

Some Relevant Call Number Ranges for Math:


QA 75.5 - 76.765 -- Computer science. Computer software

QA 150 - 272.5 -- Algebra

QA 273 - 280 -- Probabilities. Mathematics statistics

QA 440 - 699 -- Geometry. Trigonometry. Topology

All the Right Angles

Call Number: GV 706.8 L49 2013

The Call of the Primes

Call Number: QA 95 .O27 2016

Fluke: the Math and Myth of Coincidence

Call Number: QA 612.24 .M39 2016

The Joy of SET

Call Number: QA 95 .J875 2017

The Grapes of Math

Call Number: QA 99 .B195 2014

Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics

Call Number: QA 99 .P664 2013