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Mathematics

Our subject guide will help you find the best resources for your studies. 

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Clive Wilson

Academic Support Librarian

Find books and journals in the Library, search for articles online, learn about the best online resources and websites for your area and get help with using our resources and services.

Use the list of contents to skip to the relevant area of this guide. 

Books

Journals

News and media

Specialist resources

If you need any help you can get in touch with your librarian for advice or to arrange a consultation. You can find their details on the Academic Support Librarian web page 

 

Books

Learn the location of relevant collections and useful resources for your studies.  

Statistics collections

Some key classmarks for your subject are:

  • Mathematical analysis: QA300
  • Mathematical economics: HB135
  • Statistical methods: HA29
  • Graph theory: QA166
  • Probabilities: QA276
  • Mathematical statistics: QA276
  • Operational research: T56.7

There are many other books in the Library which will be useful for your research. To locate these enter keywords in Library Search.

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Journals

How to find journals and some of the key journal databases to use. 

Finding journal articles

Most of the time you should be able to find and access the articles you need through Library Search. However, we also provide access to powerful databases that can help you discover articles that are not available through Library Search, or even search engines like Google.

When we don't provide access to the full text of the articles you need you can request them through Interlending services

Top social science databases

  • Web Of Science - provides access to articles covering all aspects of the sciences, social sciences and humanities.
  • Scopus  - covers a wide range of science and social science subject areas including gender studies, women’s studies and LGBT issues. 
  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) - includes over 3 million bibliographic references dating back to 1951. 

Specialist Mathematics and Statistics databases

These databases focus more narrowly on specialist subject areas. They can be used to supplement the general social science resources listed above.

  • MathSciNet - a searchable database of reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature.
  • ArXiv - Open access to e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.
  • UC Davis front end for the arXiv - Alternative interface.

 

News and media 

These resources may be of general interest to staff and students. 

Newspapers

Many newspaper websites offer free access. We provide you with additional access to searchable back files via the following subscription services:

  • Nexis  - contains the full text of a large number of UK and foreign newspapers from 1980 onwards. Updated daily.
  • Factiva  - has extensive English language and foreign coverage content. Emphasis upon business and trade news.
  • FT.com  - register with your LSE credentials and benefit from our institutional access.

Historical newspapers

Audiovisual material

  • Box of Broadcasts (UK Access only)  - a streaming TV service. Access TV and radio programmes from over 60 channels. Includes BBC TV and radio plus 10 foreign language channels. Content is from 2007 onwards. Transcripts are available for TV and radio news programmes. You can also search for TV Listings using the TRILT database.

 

Specialist resources

Find out about theses, data and current research. 

Theses

  • Dissertations & Theses Global - an online database containing the full text of thousands of PhD from universities worldwide. It includes references to all UK and Irish doctoral theses produced since 1715 with full text content where available. If an item you need is not available online you can place a request for it through Interlending services
  • LSE Theses Online - contains many full text LSE PhD theses. Older items that are not available online are available in the Library.
  • DART-Europe - for European research theses. Full text sometimes available.

Data collections

Country data

We provide access to a number of  general databases that contain country level economic and politics data that will be of value to researchers.

Current research and open access material

  •  Zetoc - use this service to set up alerts and receive tables of contents from your favourite journals. 
  • LSE Research Online is a collection of research produced by LSE staff and is regularly updated with new full text material and citations.
  • Two major collections of open access repositories around the world are OpenDOAR and OAIster 

 

Contact your librarian for further guidance and support. You can find their details on the Academic Support Librarian web page.