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MAT — Mathematics

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Veronica D'aquino
(310) 243-2581


Library Basic Information

Background Information

Books, E-Books, and Textbooks


Useful Web Resources

Library Basic Information

Welcome to the CSUDH Subject Guide for Mathematics. This guide includes both CSUDH Library’s restricted resources as well as publicly accessible ones.

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Background Information

Articles, chapters, and reviewed essays from subject encyclopedias and handbooks are particularly helpful for providing a snapshot of a specific topic or if you need clarity on one you have already studied. These resources are a good starting point if you are new to a particular subject area. Some of these resources are accessible online by providing your CSUDH username and password, others are available as print, and need to be requested by their call numbers, while other resources are publicly accessible.

Please, click the hyperlinks to access further information.


CRC handbook of mathematical sciences

Call Number: Ref QA47 C17 1987

Deskbook of math formulas and tables

Call Number: QA40. A96 1985

Engineering mathematics handbook 

Call Number: TA332. T36 1998

A handbook of essential mathematical formulae

Call Number: Electronic Book

Handbook of mathematical formulas and integrals

Call Number: Electronic Book

Handbook of discrete and combinatorial mathematics

Call Number: QA164. H36 2000

NIST digital library of mathematical functions

Web Resource

Oxford user's guide to mathematics

Call Number: QA40. T4813 2004


CRC concise encyclopedia of mathematics

Call Number: Ref. QA5. W45 1995

Encyclopedia of mathematics (Springer/The European Mathematical Society)

Web Resource

Encyclopedia of mathematics education

Call Number: Ref. QA11. E665 2001

Encyclopedia of measurement and statistics

Call Number: Ref. HA29. S2363 2007

Specific mathematical topics (e.g. integral equations, continued fractions, combinatorial analysis, etc.) are available under the series title Encyclopedia of mathematics and its applications.

Books, E-Books, and Textbooks

The Torofind Catalog, available at the University Library’s homepage, allows you to search the library’s collection of over 450,000 items. The Simple Search screen allows searching by Keyword, Title, Author, Subject, ISBN/ISSNN, or Library of Congress call number by using the dropdown feature in the search bar. The Advanced Search tab allows you to combine multiple search fields and to restrict the results in different ways. Not all currently available e-books are accessible from the online catalog, therefore, try searching directly through the e-book vendor. E-book databases are available on the library home page under Databases by Subject.

The library’s online catalog is also used to manage renewals, save and e-mail searches, and more.  

Below are some subject headings used to describe specialized materials in Mathematics available in our catalog. The hyperlinks will take you to the result list. Otherwise, select the Subject field from the drop down menu of the Torofind Catalog and type the predefined heading.

Algebraic, number theory

Algebras, Linear   
Combinatorial analysis
Differential equations 
Differential equations, Partial
Discrete mathematics, see Computer science, Mathematics
Geometry, Algebraic
Geometry, Differential
Graph theory
Logic, Symbolic and mathematical
Mathematical analysis
Mathematical statistics
Mathematics--Problems, exercises, etc.
Number theory
Vector analysis


The CSUDH Library holds several mathematics and applied mathematics textbooks. Some are available in our Reserves Room, others can be searched in our online catalog and are located at the stacks, and others may also be available electronically.

The following series titles may be either on a broad or specialized subject area. To access further information click on the hyperlinks. Be aware that additional textbooks and books on the same topic may be available at the stacks when searching for these textbooks.

Graduate texts in mathematics

Monographs and textbooks in pure and applied mathematics

Undergraduate texts in mathematics

Springer undergraduate mathematics series

Student mathematical library


Some electronic textbooks are available in the Affordable Learning Solutions Program’s page and can be searched under title, instructor’s name, or course number. Useful peer-reviewed learning materials, including textbooks, are available in MERLOT under Mathematics and Statistics.

Browsing Books and Other Materials

The University Library houses books and other relevant materials arranged according to the Library of Congress system pertaining to the discipline of Mathematics. Below is a chart with some call number ranges and locations:

SubjectCall Number
QA154; QA266
4th Floor South
Algorithms QA76.6 4th Floor South
4th Floor South
Combinatorial Analysis
4th Floor South
Differential equations
4th Floor South
Diff. equations, Partial
4th Floor South
Geometry, Algebraic;
4th Floor South
Geometry, Differential
4th Floor South
Number Theory QA241
4th Floor South
Checking Out Materials

Currently enrolled CSUDH students and staff members may check out up to 30 items from the general collection for 28 days. Faculty members are entitled to check out a maximum of 100 items from the general collection for 6 months. It is a requirement to present a current CSUDH Identification card at the Circulation Desk, located on the second floor of the library. Privileges are also extended to access materials placed on reserve and Interlibrary Loan services. Be aware that the loan periods vary for materials either on reserves or requested through Interlibrary Loan.

For more information on renewals, holds, overdue fines, etc. contact the Circulation Desk at (310) 243-3712.

Searching Other Library Collections

The Catalog of the CSU Libraries allows for searching the collections for all 23 CSU campuses and for finding materials that are not available at your CSUDH Library. These materials may be requested through Interlibrary Loan online at no cost.

WorldCat lets you search the collections of libraries in your community, state, country, and around the world.  WorldCat locates the nearest libraries to our campus that list your request as available. These items available for loan may be borrowed online and include: books, journal articles, and some dissertations and theses. For additional information on policies contact the Interlibrary-Loan Services at (310) 243-3716.


The University Library subscribes to a number of databases that index magazine and journal articles, and other materials many of which specialized in the field of mathematics that may be available full text.

Access to electronic databases is available through the library’s main webpage via Databases by Title. Databases are also arranged by topics under Databases by Subject. Full-text access and date coverage varies by individual periodical titles as well as from one database to another; therefore you may find it necessary to search in multiple databases.

The Journals by Title allows you to identify and locate specific journal titles, their availability, whether they are accessible electronically or in print, and their coverage dates.

If you are accessing the databases from off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your CSUDH username and password.

Core Database

MathSciNet is a comprehensive database of mathematical literature by the American Mathematical Society. MathSciNet provides access to reviews and abstracts of mathematical publications and bibliographic information of books, book chapters, and proceedings, as well as specialized Ph.D. theses from the ProQuest Dissertations Database.

Other Useful Databases

MERLOT is a CSU system program that provides peer-reviewed online teaching and learning materials on diverse disciplines, including Mathematics. 

Oxford Journals includes full and optional open access to more than 100 journals from every subject area including Mathematics. 

Science Direct is a full-text scientific database offering peer-reviewed journal articles as well as book chapters on diverse disciplines pertaining to the worlds of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, and Social Sciences and Humanities.

Springer Link Springer Link is a full text database specialized in diverse disciplines including Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, but with a particular expertise in Science, Technology, and Medicine.

e-Books Databases

e-Books on Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Topology, Arithmetic, and Probabilities among other Mathematic-related topics are available from any of the following databases:


EBSCO e-Books


UC Press e-Books Collection

Useful Web Resources


Algebra. Virtual Math Lab by West Texas A&M University provides tutorials on College Intermediate, and Beginning Algebra, among other topics.

IPL2. Mathematics is a service organization designed, updated, and maintained by students and volunteer library and information science professionals on many topics including Mathematics.

The Math Forum @ Drexel University is an annotated catalog of mathematics and mathematics education web sites.

Wolfram Alpha. Mathematics is an engine for computing answers and providing knowledge in diverse subject fields, one of which is Mathematics. It provides definitions, computations with special functions, vector analysis computations, derivative calculations and more.


Khan Academy. This non-profit organization provides access to their video collection, interactive challenges, and assessments from any computer with access to the Internet.

MIT Open Courseware. Mathematics. Math courses by faculty members at MIT.

MathTV. Explanations on topics such as basic Mathematics, Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, and more.