Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Great Math websites

Great Math websites

WWW Virutal Library: Mathematics

Web sites in mathematics with links to bibliographies, mathematics newsgroups, electronic journals, and specialized fields. This site is maintained by the Mathematics Department at Florida State University.

Mathematical Atlas

Collection of short articles designed to provide an introduction to areas of modern mathematics and direct users to further information. The Web site is navigated by browsing subject headings, searching for keywords, or a visual "MathMap" of core concepts.


Search 130+ math books published by CRC press. (Note: We do not have access to full text.)


MathWorld is a comprehensive Web-based mathematics encyclopedia for students, educators, math enthusiasts, and researchers.

Matindale's Calculators On-Line Center

Web directory to over 20,000 general and specialized calculators, for use in topics as diverse as cosmetics to Eigenvalues.


Find the Metamath Proof Explorer, images for math symbols, logic explorer and much more.

Platonic Realms

Platonic Realms include math humor, quotes, historical notes, mathematical challenges, the PRIME Math Encyclopedia with 1,000 entries, and texts on topics as diverse as "Math Anxiety" and the "Art of M.C. Escher." Designed as a free, motivational, and instructional resource for college and secondary-school students.

Wolfram – Alpha (recommended from the Math Resource Center)

Purplemath (recommended from the Math Resource Center)

Website put together by a professor to help students with lessons, learning forums, site reviews, homework guidelines and study skills self survey, the focus is primarily on Algebra.

Brightstorm (recommended from the Math Resource Center)

Brightstorm includes over 2,000 online videos by top notch math teachers on every topic in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus and Calculus which also includes clear explanations of concepts and homework problems.

Professional organizations

American Mathematical Society

Broad range of information including conferences, journals, and book, with links to math resources on the Web.

Math Digital Library (DL)

Website from the Mathematical Association of America for both instructors and students.

Mathematical Association of America

"This site contains a wealth of information centered on mathematics education, and it nicely complements its research-focused counterpart, the Web site of the American Mathematical Society."

Friday, March 12, 2010

Spring Break!

The library will be open during Spring Break. Our hours will be from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. We will be open the weekend of March 13-14, but closed the weekend of March 20-21. Our regularly-scheduled hours will resume on Monday, March 22. Have a good break!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

New Books and Videos – March 2010

American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps.
Ed. Peter Straub. New York: The Library of America, 2009. (PS648 .F3 A44 2009 v.1)

American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now. Ed. Peter Straub. New York: The Library of America, 2009. (PS648 .F3 A44 2009 v.2)

Bechdel, Alison. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. Boston: Mariner Books, 2007. (PN6727 .B3757 Z46 2007)

Boyle, T. C. Wild Child and Other Stories. New York: Viking, 2010. (PS3552 .O957 W53 2010)

Campbell, Howard. Drug War Zone: Frontline Dispatches from the Streets of El Paso and Juarez. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2009. (HV5831 .M46 C36 2009)

Cheever, John. Complete Novels. New York: The Library of America, 2009. (PS3505 .H6428 2009)

Clark, Susanna. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A Novel. New York: Bloomsbury, 2004. (PR6103 .L375 J65 2004)

Collins, Francis S. The Language of Life: DNA and the Revolution in Personalized Medicine. New York: Harper, 2010. (RB155.65 .C65 2010)

Cooke, Darwyn. Richard Stark’s Parker, the Hunter: A Graphic Novel. San Diego: IDW Publishing, 2009. (PN6727 .C588 H86 2009)

Crowley, John. Novelties & Souvenirs: Collected Short Fiction. New York: Harper Perennial, 2004. (PS3553 .R597 N58 2004)

Diaz, Junot. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao: A Novel. New York: Riverhead Books, 2007. (PS3554 .I259 B75 2007)

Dick, Philip K. VALIS and Later Novels. New York: The Library of America, 2009. (PS3554 .I3 A6 2009)

Eisenberg, Deborah. Twilight of the Superheroes: Stories. New York: Picador, 2007. (PS3555 .I793 T87 2007)

Eisner, Will. Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative: Principles and Practices from the Legendary Cartoonist. New York: W. W. Norton, 2008. (PN6710 .E57 2008)

Eliot, Lise. Pink Brain Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow into Troublesom Gaps—and What We Can Do About It. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2009. (QP81.5 .E45 2009)

Fingeroth, Danny. The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels. London: Rough Guides, 2008. (PN6710 .F56 2008)

Franzen, Jonathan. The Corrections: A Novel. New York: Picador, 2002. (PS3556 .R352 C67 2002)

Gaiman, Neil. American Gods: A Novel. New York: Harper Perennial, 2003. (PR6057 .A319 A84 2003)

---. Anansi Boys. New York: Harper Torch, 2005. (PR6057 .A319 A85 2005)

---. Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders. New York: Harper Perennial, 2007. (PR6057 .A319 F73 2007)

---. Neverwhere: A Novel. New York: Harper Perennial, 2003. (PR6057 .A319 N48 2003)

Geary, Rick. The Saga of the Bloody Benders. A Treasury of Victorian Murder. New York: NBM Publishing, 2007. (HV6533 .K3 G43 2007)

---. The Mystery of Mary Rogers. A Treasury of Victorian Murder. New York: NBM Publishing, 2001. (HV6534 .N5 G42 2001)

Glass, Charles. Americans in Paris: Life & Death under Nazi Occupation. New York: Penguin, 2010. (DC718 .A44 G53 2010)

Gold, Glen David. Carter Beats the Devil: A Novel. New York: Hyperion, 2001. (PS3607 .O43 C37 2001)

Goldsmith, Francisca. The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Graphic Novels. Chicago: American Library Association, 2010. (Z692 .G7 G655 2010)

Gravett, Paul. Graphic Novels: Everything You Need to Know. New York: Collins Design, 2005. (PN6710 .G738 2005)

Gray, Francine du Plessix. Them: A Memoir of Parents. New York: Penguin, 2006. (CT275 .I15 G73 2006)

Harris, Mark. Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood. New York: Penguin, 2009. (PN1993.5 .U6 H37 2009)

Heilemann, John, and Mark Halperin. Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime. New York: Harper, 2010. (JK526 2008 .H45 2010)

Hill, Joe. 20th Century Ghosts. New York: Harper, 2007. (PS3608 .I4342 A15 2007)

Insana, Ron. How to Make a Fortune from the Biggest Bailout in U.S. History: A Guide to the 7 Greatest Bargains from Main Street to Wall Street. New York: Avery, 2009. (HG4521 .I343 2009)

Johnson, Marilyn. This Book is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All. New York: Harper, 2010. (Z682 .J65 2010)

Kannenberg, Gene, Jr. 500 Essential Graphic Novels: The Ultimate Guide. New York: Collins Design, 2008. (PN6710 .K35 2008)

Klosterman, Chuck. Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural South Dakota. New York: Scribner, 2002. (ML3918 .R63 K56 2002)

Laffer, Arthur B., and Stephen Moore. Return to Prosperity: How America Can Regain Its Economic Superpower Status. New York: Threshold Editions, 2010. (HC106.84 .L34 2010)

Lanchester, John. I. O. U.: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010. (HB3722 .L35 2010)

Lassner, Jacob, and Michael Bonner. Islam in the Middle Ages: The Origins and Shaping of Classical Islamic Civilization. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2010. (DS36.85 .L37 2010)

Lattin, Don. The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America. New York: HarperOne, 2010. (BF209 .H34 L38 2010)

Legal and Ethical Issues: To Know, To Reason, To Act. Ed. Dana Bjarnason and Michele A. Carter. Nursing Clinics of North America. Philadelphia: Saunders, 2009. (RT1 .N77 2009 v.44:4)

Link, Kelly. Magic for Beginners. New York: Harvest Books, 2006. (PS3612 .I553 M34 2006)

McDermott, Patrice. Who Needs to Know?: The State of Public Access to Federal Government
Information. Lanham, MD: Bernan Press, 2007. (KF5753 .M33 2007)

Mazzucchelli, David. Asterios Polyp. New York: Pantheon Books, 2009. (PN6727 .M2476 A77 2009)

Menaker, Daniel. A Good Talk: The Story and Skill of Conversation. New York: Twelve, 2010. (P95.45 .M46 2010)

Menn, Joseph. Fatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lords Who are Bringing Down the Internet. New York: Public Affairs, 2010. (HV6773 .M46 2010)

Munro, Alice. Runaway: Stories. New York: Vintage International, 2005. (PR9199.3 .M8 R86 2005)

Naisbitt, John, and Doris Naisbitt. China’s Megatrends: The 8 Pillars of a New Society. New York: Harper Business, 2010. (HC427.95 .N35 2010)

Nance, Malcolm. An End to Al-Qaeda: Destroying bin Laden’s Jihad and Restoring America’s Honor. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2010. (HV6433 .M52 Q333 2010)

Paskal, Cleo. Global Warring: How Environmental, Economic and Political Crises Will Redraw the World Map. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. (JC319 .P325 2010)

Patchett, Ann. Bel Canto: A Novel. New York: Harper Perennial, 2005. (PS3566 .A7756 B4 2005)

Richmond, Simon. The Rough Guide to Anime: Japan’s Finest from Ghibli to Gankutsuo. London: Rough Guides, 2009. (NC1766 .J3 R53 2009)

Robinson, Alex. Box Office Poison. Marietta, GA: Top Shelf Productions, 2005. (PN6727 .R583 B6 2005)

Robinson, Marilynne. The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought. New York: Picador, 1998. (E169.12 .R583 1998)

---. Gilead: A Novel. New York: Picador, 2004. (PS3568 .O3125 G55 2004)

---. Home: A Novel. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2008. (PS3568 .O3125 H58 2008)

---. Housekeeping: A Novel. New York: Picador, 2004. (PS3568 .O3125 H6 2004)

---. Mother Country: Britain, the Welfare State and Nuclear Pollution. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1989. (TK9360 .R65 1989)

The Rough Guide to World Music: Europe, Asia & Pacific. 3rd ed. Comp. and ed. Simon Broughton, Mark Ellingham, and John Lusk. London: Rough Guides, 2009. (ML102 .W67 W67 2009)

Satrapi, Marjane. The Complete Persepolis. New York: Pantheon Books, 2007. (PN6747 .S245 P4713 2007)

Saunders, George. Pastoralia: Stories and a Novella. New York: Riverhead Books, 2001. (PS3569 .A7897 E53 2001)

Schenkar, Joan. The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith. New York: St. Martin’s, 2009. (PS3558 .I366 Z87 2009)

Segal, Lore. Shakespeare’s Kitchen: Stories. New York: The New Press, 2007. (PS3569 .E425 S47 2007)

Simmons, Dan. The Terror: A Novel. New York: Little, Brown & Co., 2007. (PS3569 .I47292 T47 2007)

Smith, Richard J. Negotiating Environment and Science: An Insider’s View of International Agreements, From Driftnets to the Space Station. Washington, D.C.: RFF Press, 2009. (K3585 .S62 2009)

Statistical Abstract of the United States 2010: The National Data Book. 129th ed. Lanham, MD: Bernan Press, 1010. (REF HA202 .A1 2010)

Stiglitz, Joseph E. Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Shrinking of the World Economy. New York: W. W. Norton, 2010. (HB3722 .S842 2010)

Thompson, Craig. Blankets: An Illustrated Novel. Marietta, GA: Top Shelf Productions, 2003. (PN6727 .T48 B58 2003)

Updike, John. My Father’s Tears and Other Stories. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. (PS3571 .P4 M9 2009)

Walker, David M. Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility. New York: Random House, 2010. (HJ275 .W235 2010)

Wallis, Jim. Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street: A Moral Compass for the New Economy. New York: Howard Books, 2010. (HF5387 .W24 2010)

Whitmire, Richard. Why Boys Fail: Saving Our Sons from an Educational System That’s Leaving Them Behind. New York: AMACOM, 2010. (LB1065 .W49 2010)

Williams, Robin. The Non-Designer’s Design Book: Design and Typographic Principles for the Visual Novice. 3rd ed. Berkeley: PeachPit Press, 2008. (Z246 .W634 2008)

Woolf, Jenny. The Mystery of Lewis Carroll: Discovering the Whimsical, Thoughtful, and Sometimes Lonely Man Who Created ‘Alice in Wonderland’. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2010. (PR4612 .W66 2010)

Wrong, Michela. It’s Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistle-Blower. New York: Harper, 2009. (JQ2947 .A56 C69 2009)

Yadao, Jason S. The Rough Guide to Manga. London: Rough Guides, 2009. (PN6790 .J3 Y33 2009)

Yoo, John. Crisis and Command: The History of Executive Power from George Washington to George W. Bush. New York: Kaplan, 2009. (KF5053 .Y66 2009)

McNaughton Books

Andrews, V. C. The Heavenstone Secrets. New York: Pocket Books, 2010. (FIC ANDRE)

Bauer, Belinda. Blacklands: A Novel. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010. (FIC BAUER)

Bennett, Robert Jackson. Mr. Shivers: A Novel. New York: Orbit Books, 2010. (FIC BENNE)

Burdett, John. The Godfather of Kathmandu: A Novel. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010. (FIC BURDE)

Bynum, Laura. Veracity: A Novel. New York: Pocket Books, 2010. (FIC BYNUM)

Dow, David R. The Autobiography of an Execution. New York: Twelve, 2010. (NONFIC DOW)

Hall, James W. Silencer: A Novel. New York: Minotaur Books, 2010. (FIC HALL)

Hamilton, Steve. The Lock Artist: A Novel. New York: Minotaur, 2009. (FIC HAMIL)

Hill, Joe. Horns: A Novel. New York: William Morrow, 2010. (FIC HILL)

Mercer, Ken. Slow Fire: A Crime Novel. New York: Minotaur Books, 2010. (FIC MERCE)

Null, Gary, et al. Death by Medicine. Mount Jackson, VA: Praktikos Books, 2010. (NONFIC NULL)

Rankin, Ian. Doors Open: A Novel. New York: Little, Brown, 2010. (FIC RANKI)

Simmons, Dan. Black Hills: A Novel. New York: Little, Brown, 2010. (FIC SIMMO)

Smith, Rick, and Bruce Lourie. Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The Secret Danger of Everyday Things. Berkeley: Counterpoint, 2009. (NONFIC SMITH)

Willis, Connie. Blackout: A Novel. New York: Ballantine Books, 2010. (FIC WILLI)