Mathematics

This page will help you get more out of your Library resources for your assignments, projects and dissertations in Mathematics & Physics.

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Getting Started

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Options for getting started with Library resources.

Books

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Options for finding book material.

For some assignments, our Discovery Service will give you enough sources to work with.

Sometimes you may want to try specific databases or journals - perhaps your lecturer has recommended particular names as a good way of finding articles. This page lists key sources for Mathematics:

Check out this video on how to find journal titles.

Check out this introductory video on finding journal articles.

If we don't have an item you're interested in, we may be able to obtain it via Interlibrary Loan.

Scholarly or academic journals contain lots of individual articles on specific topics, written by different authors.  

They are highly regarded as a source of academic information because they include expert opinions, research findings and references to follow up.

They are written by specialised professionals and academics (such as your lecturers).

The best quality journal articles are peer-reviewed which means they have been reviewed by an expert before publication.


Which are the best journals?

Peer-reviewed journal articles are the best place to start.  Check to see if the database you are using has a filter (or 'Refine' option) to only see these.

Advanced users may wish to find out which journals are the highest ranked in a subject area:

Referencing

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Support for plagiarism and referencing

Your Subject Team

 Timothy Collinson

Faculty Librarian

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phone (023) 9284 3224

 Marie Smith

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email Marie.smith@port.ac.uk

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