Mathematics - Recommended Sources

There are a wide range of resources available to Mathematics students beyond the obvious journals, databases and websites. Here we list a selection we think you'll find useful.

Specialist e-resources

A variety of reference works, including dictionaries,  which tutors may well prefer to Wikipedia and it even tells you how to set out a reference to what you find. Try out the 'Concept Map ' option to see how your keyword links to others - useful for essay planning and dissertation work.

• Directory of Open Access Journals not in Discovery 

The Directory of Open Access Journals covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and languages

• Google Scholar not in Discovery 


  • A variant of Google that searches for academic literature


  • Provides access to articles, books, conference papers and preprints
  • Links to Full-text @ Portsmouth where available when settings are applied


  • Simple or advanced searching allowing refinement by date, author etc
  • A Library Guide to this resource is available 

This is a free tool that enables you to convert different units of measurement.

• TechXtra 

TechXtra is a free service which can help you find articles, books, the best websites, the latest industry news, job announcements, technical reports, technical data, full text eprints, the latest research, teaching and learning resources and more, in engineering, mathematics and computing.

Book Locations

General mathematical material can be found at 510-519 on the First Floor. Other material may be in the subject areas it relates to, so check the Library Catalogue.

mathematics - 510
quantitative methods - 519.9


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