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Karlyn Schumacher | (920)-748-8750 | [email protected]

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Getting Started

The following resources can be helpful places to start at the beginning of the research process.

Mathematics and Computer Science reference books

BCS Glossary of Computing / ebook

Beautiful Mathematics / ebook

The Cambridge Dictionary of Statistics / ebook

Encyclopedia of Computer Science / ebook

The Facts on File Dictionary of Mathematics / QA5.F35 1999

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics / ebook

Online resources

Credo Reference: A great starting point for research projects. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 200 videos.

Discovery Search: Search books, e-books, and articles in one place.

Math Overflow: Get answers to your math questions from professional mathematicians here.

Wolfram MathWorld: A freely available, continually updated, and extensive online mathematics resource from Wolfram Research.


The following databases and journals are useful places to search for math and computer science-related articles. Contact a librarian if you would like more information on how to search for articles on your specific topic.


Academic Search Complete (EBSCO): Covers a wide range of academic disciplines, with more than 8600 periodicals available in full text.

ACM Digital Library: A comprehensive database of full-text articles and bibliographic literature covering computing and information technology. This renowned repository includes the complete collection of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) publications plus an extended bibliographic database of core works in computing from scholarly publishers. 

arXiv: Includes access to resources in physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, and statistics. arXiv is maintained and operated by the Cornell University Library, a private not-for-profit educational institution, with guidance from the arXiv Scientific Advisory Board.

CiteSeerX: A digital library and search engine that includes resources such as algorithms and software and focuses on computer science.

Directory of Open Access Journals: An interdisciplinary database of free, full-text, scholarly journals.

[email protected]: An institutional repository for MIT’s digital research materials. 

HighWire Press: Open access scholarly journals in the sciences. 

ProQuest Research Library: Includes both popular and scholarly periodicals covering a variety of subjects, with over 3300 titles available in full text.


Below you will find lists of academic journals helpful for doing research in math and computer science. Journals in these lists are available to you through Lane Library.

Array: An open-access journal covering a broad range of topics within computer science.

Computing Science: Journals classified with the subject “computing science.”

Mathematics: Journals classified with the subject “mathematics.”

Statistics: Journals classified with the subject “statistics.”

Technology: Journals classified with the subject “technology.”


Search for books in our collection through Lane Library’s catalog.

You can find books at the library with the specific subject headings below: 

Computer science


Ebooks and books from other libraries

Discovery Search: Search books, e-books, and articles in one place.

WorldCat: Search for books not available at Lane Library and borrow from another library through interlibrary loan.

Programming resources

Codecademy: Learn to code with Codecademy’s free online courses. 

freeCodeCamp: Provides access to hands-on lessons, tutorials, videos, and resources so you can learn to code for free. 

Khan Academy: Offers free online courses in a wide variety of subjects, including programming and math. 

MIT OpenCourseWare: A web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.