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Guide to information sources in mathematics and statistics

Author: Martha A Tucker; Nancy D Anderson
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2004.
Series: Reference sources in science and technology series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a reference for librarians, mathematicians, and statisticians involved in college and research level mathematics and statistics in the 21st century. We are in a time of transition in scholarly communications in mathematics, practices which have changed little for a hundred years are giving way to new modes of accessing information. Where journals, books, indexes and catalogs were once the physical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Tucker, Martha A.
Guide to information sources in mathematics and statistics.
Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2004
(OCoLC)56626259
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martha A Tucker; Nancy D Anderson
ISBN: 0313053375 9780313053375
OCLC Number: 57498276
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 348 pages).
Contents: Preface; Introduction: Mathematics Libraries --
Time for Transition; Chapter 1: Bibliographic Resources; Chapter 2: Finding Tools; Chapter 3: Selected Journals in Mathematics and Statistics; Chapter 4: Dictionaries and Encyclopedias; Chapter 5: Tables, Handbooks, Manuals, Guides; Chapter 6: Directories and Department Guides; Chapter 7: Biographical and Historical Materials; Chapter 8: Mathematics Books for Science Collections; Chapter 9: Collected and Selected Works, Digital Collections; Chapter 10: Monographic Series; Chapter 11: Major Societies and Publishers.
Series Title: Reference sources in science and technology series.
Responsibility: Martha A. Tucker and Nancy D. Anderson.

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This book is a reference for librarians, mathematicians, and statisticians involved in college and research level mathematics and statistics in the 21st century. We are in a time of transition in scholarly communications in mathematics, practices which have changed little for a hundred years are giving way to new modes of accessing information. Where journals, books, indexes and catalogs were once the physical representation of a good mathematics library, shelves have given way to computers, and users are often accessing information from remote places. Part I is a historical survey of the past.

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