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Mathematics and Computer Science

Library and online research resources in mathematics and computer science.

Cited Reference Searching

Footnotes and bibliographies take the researcher back to additional, previous sources.  Cited reference searches are the opposite, carrying the search forwar

Web of Science 

Change Basic Search to Cited Reference Search.   Enter the information for your known work to see which works have cited it later.  Search options include cited author, cited work, and cited year.

         

 

MathSciNet

Search for a known article.  Click on the entry link to view it.  Look for Citations.  Click on From References.

 

Interlibrary Loan

Beloit College has access to books and articles at other libraries. Request materials in the catalog using the Request Item through Interlibrary Loan button.    Allow about 7 days for most items to arrive.

When you're searching in databases, click on

and follow the option to request the item through interlibrary loan.

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Citation Management Tools

Zotero

The most robust version of this tool operates a plug-in for the Firefox and Chrome browser.  The tool allows users to organize citations from databases and web browsing, store the library citations on a local hard drive, removable storage, or remote web page.  Stored citations can be added directly to papers and bibliographies using a plug-in for MS Word and OpenOffice. Paper Machines is a plug in for Zotero which allows you to visualize the data held within your profile using word clouds, topic modeling, phrase nets, and geoparsing.  

EasyBib 

MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian citations available on any browser and available for mobile devices (iTunes/Android). EasyBib is capable of exporting bibliographies for placement in Word documents. 

Citation Formats

American Mathematical Society and American Statistical Association style.

Other styles:

AAA - American Anthropological Association
APSA - American Political Science Association
APA - American Psychological Association
ASA - American Sociology Association
Chicago/Turabian
CSE - Council of Science Editors
MLA - Modern Language Association
SAA - Society for American Archaeology
USGS - U.S. Geological
Survey

Evaluating Resources

The relevance and quality of a resource should be evaluated. Look for:

Authority of Authors - are they experts in the field? are they respected?
Scope of Content - does the text cover your needs?
Timeliness - is the time period covered relevant? has there been newer material published?