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Mathematics

Click the tabs below to see resources and tips for researching mathematical subjects.

Research Tips

Guide Notes:
When doing research into mathematical subjects, you will generally be using the sub-field of interest in addition to any keywords you may be interested in. Due to the vast array of terms used, keywords have not been provided in this guide. The librarians at WNC would be happy to assist you with your research and can be reached at refdesk@wnc.edu.

Sub-Fields:

  • Algebra
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Arithmetic
  • Calculus
  • Geometry
  • Number Theory
  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Topology
  • Trigonometry
  • Statistics

LoC Classifications:

  • QA - Mathematics
  • QA1-145 - General, Elementary Mathematics, Arithmetic 
  • QA150-272.5 - Algebra
  • QA273-299.4 - Probabilities, Mathematical Statistics, Numerical Analysis
  • QA299.6-433 - Analysis (including Calculus)
  • QA440-699 - Geometry, Trigonometry, Topology
  • QA801-939 - Analytic Mechanics

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Professional Associations

American Mathematical Society logo with the tagline "Advancing research, creating connections."

American Mathematical Society

A professional society since 1888, AMS advances research and connect the diverse global mathematical community through publications, meetings and conferences, MathSciNet, professional services, advocacy, and awareness programs.

American Statistical Association logo with the tagline "Promoting the practice and profession of statistics."

American Statistical Association
The American Statistical Association is the world’s largest community of statisticians, the “Big Tent for Statistics.” It is the second-oldest, continuously operating professional association in the country. Since it was founded in Boston in 1839, the ASA has supported excellence in the development, application, and dissemination of statistical science through meetings, publications, membership services, education, accreditation, and advocacy.

Mathematical Association of America logo

Mathematical Association of America
The Mathematical Association of America is the world’s largest community of mathematicians, students, and enthusiasts. 

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics logo
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Founded in 1920, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) is the world's largest mathematics education organization.