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Mathematics Research Guide: Where to Start

Resources for math students. Contact us at the Reference Desk for help with your library research, by phone at (819) 822-9600, ext. 2608 or by email at

Reference books

Browse the shelves in the Reference Room in the QA call number area to find these books and other helpful resources.

 Product Details

Cambridge dictionary of statistics

QA 271 .E84 2005 Ref

Front Cover

Dictionary of analysis, calculus and differential equations

QA 5 .D53 2000 Ref

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Elsevier's dictinary of mathematics

QA 5 .E48 2000 Ref

Front Cover

Van Nostrand's scientific encyclopedia

Q 121 .V3 2008 Ref 

Starting your research

NEED HELP WITH YOUR LIBRARY RESEARCH? Start at the Library Services desk in the lobby of the new Library Learning Commons. 

The right side of the Library Services desk is for Research Assistance and is staffed by the librarians. The Librarians are there to help you navigate the wealth of information available to you and help you find the important information you are after. 

A good first step in research is defining your topic. Use the reference books listed in the boxes on this page, as well as other reference books to get a better understanding of your research topic. You will also find helpful information on our web site, for example under the "How do I?" link.



Reference e-books

Follow these links to reference works from the Oxford Reference Online collection. NOTE: If you are working from off campus, you will be prompted to enter the bar code number from your Bishop's ID before you will be granted access.

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

Dictionary of Statistics

More Reference Books


Front Cover

Dictionary of applied math for engineers and scientists

QA 5 .D49835 2003 Ref

Product Details

Encyclopedia of mathematics

QA 5 .T34 2005 Ref