Subject Guides: Mathematics



General Resources


Reference Tools


Professional Associations


Compiled by:

Professor Ching-leou Liu





Academic Search Premier

Provides full text for nearly 3,200 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. Click here for a complete title list. Click here for more info


Applied Science and Technology Abstracts
Applied Science and Technology Abstracts covers every area of science, engineering and technology. Sources are indexed from 1983 on and include trade and industrial publications, journals issued by professional and technical societies, and specialized subject periodicals. Citations begin with 1983; Abstracts begin with 1994. The CUNY+ version, TECH, contains only citations.


General Science Abstracts
General Science Abstracts indexes articles of at least one column in length from English-language periodicals published in the United States and Great Britain beginning with 1984. Topics include Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Conservation, Earth Science, Environment, Health, Mathematics, Medicine, Nutrition, and Physics. Abstracting coverage begins with periodicals published in March 1993.



This electronic journal service provides full text access to more than 250 journals in language and literature, Latin American and Asian studies, political science, history, business, arts and sciences, and other fields in the social sciences and humanities. Journal coverage begins with the first issue of each journal, in some cases going as far back as the 1800s. Current journals are not entered into the database for 2 to 5 years.


LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe
LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe is a full-text database that provides access to a wide range of news, business, legal and reference information compiled specifically for the research needs of academic institutions. LEXIS-NEXIS may be searched for general, company, industry, legal and government news, company financial information, country and state profiles, biographical information, medical abstracts, law reviews, U.S. code, constitution and court rules, and state legal


MasterFILE Premier
Provides full text for over 1,880 periodicals covering nearly all subjects including general reference, business, health, and much more. Click here for a complete title list. Click here for more info


netLibrary is a collection of full-text e-books, including 860 titles purchased by CUNY and the entire 4,000 volume netLibrary Public eBook Collection. netLibrary titles are listed in the CUNY+ catalog. netLibrary requires each user to register before checking out titles.


Readers Guide Abstracts
Readers Guide Full Text, is a database containing comprehensive indexing and abstracting of popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and Canada. Coverage begins with 1983.


WWW version of the OCLC union catalog containing bibliographic information on over 39 million items from books and journals to CD-ROMs and videos. Includes holding information from libraries around the world. Part of FirstSearch (OCLC).






A+ Math
This site shows that math can be fun. There are exercises ranging from basic to more advanced, in the game room section you can practice math, and you can create your own math problems.


Algebra Story and Word Problems
“Collection of simple Word Problems illustrating concept-based problem solving. These are typical of problems in textbooks, in a variety of competency tests and real-life problems.”


Cornell Theory Center
Links to resources in mathematics and science for teachers and students.


Curious and Useful Math
Interesting math problems, tricks and puzzles


ENC Online (Eisenhower National Clearinghouse)
Resources for science and math teachers, ideas for improving K-12 mathematics, and links to consortia and federal agencies.


Exploring Fractals
Site introduces students to fractals.


Fantastic Fractals
An in-depth introduction to the world of fractals


Graphing Linear Equations
This site teaches the graphing of linear equations.


Links to math sites.


Lesson Plans and Classroom Activities for Math Teachers
Articles, lesson plans, and ideas for classroom activities


Math Goodies
Over 400 pages of math activities and resources for students, teachers, and parents


Mathematics Archive WWW Server
Catalog of math books for all areas of mathematics and links to resources for teaching and learn


Mathematics WWW Virtual Library  
The links on this site include resources such as bibliographies, sites for teaching math, and links to books and journals.


NOVA Online – The Proof
“For over 350 years, some of the greatest minds of science struggled to prove what was known as Fermat's Last Theorem -- the idea that a certain simple equation had no solutions. Now hear from the man who spent seven years of his life cracking the problem, read the intriguing story of an 18th century woman mathematician who hid her identity in order to work on Fermat's Last Theorem, and demonstrate that a related equation, the Pythagorean Theorem, is true.” 


This is Mega-Mathematics!
Mathematical problems and coloring, games, mathematics of knots, and algorithms






Electronic Journal of Differential Equations

All topics related to differential equations and their applications.  Articles are available free of charge.


Electronic Journal of Probability

Publishes papers in all areas of probability.  The electronic version of the journals is free. 


Electronic Research Announcements of the American Mathematical Society

Publishes research announcements of significant advances in all branches of mathematics. Journal available free on AMS website.


Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis

Publishes significant new and important developments in numerical analysis and scientific computing.


Geometry and Topology
Publishes articles about geometry and topology.


Journal of Inequalities in Pure and Applied Mathematics

All areas of mathematics relating to inequalities.


Journal of Online Mathematics and its Applications (JOMA) 

Publishes articles on design and use of online materials.




REFERENCE TOOLS Interactive measurements calculator, weights and measures
Allows user to convert many measurements including weight, distance, speed, and temperature.


Dictionary of Measures, Units and Conversions
allows user to convert common units such as length, area, volume, density, flow rate, spread rate, viscosity, etc.


Eric Weissenstein’s World of Mathematics
Mathematics encyclopedia.


Martindale’s Reference Desk: Calculators On-Line
Various calculators for mathematics.
Math tables.


Mathematical Atlas: A Gateway to Mathematics
Short articles designed to provide an introduction to the areas of modern mathematics.


Measurement Conversions
Tables for hundreds of unit conversions.


MegaConverter 2
Allows user to convert anything from angles to wire resistance


Metric Conversion Chart
Conversions for length, area, mass, and volumes


On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences
Browse the database to look at sequences or get information about a particular number sequence.


PRIME Mathematics Encyclopedia
Articles on mathematical concepts.


ProBrewer Brewer’s Tools
Volume Unit Conversion Calculator


S.O.S. Math
Tables and formulas for algebra, trigonometry, calculus, differential equations, complex variables, and matrix algebra.




Online algebra lessons, calculators, and interactive worksheets.


Algebra Homework Help at

Pre-Algebra, algebra I and II.


Visual Calculus
“A collection of modules that can be used in the studying or teaching of calculus.”






American Mathematical Society (AMS)  

Mathematical Association of America (MAA)

National Council Of Teachers Of Mathematics