A research guide for finding information on Mathematical topics. This applies to finding research information in mathematics and the college study of math and advanced, special and applied topics.

The MCC Library Book Search helps you find hard copy and ebooks on academic topics. Here are three methods for using the Book Search with technology topic search examples:

1. General Keyword: This searches for your typed words or phrases in all parts of the books' descriptions (book title, table of contents, subject headings, author, publisher, etc). Be specific in your search; otherwise you will get unrelated results.

Example: **discrete mathematics**

yields these titles or subjects

*Mathematical techniquesSecret history : the story of cryptologyIntroduction to probability and stochastic processes with applicationsNew trends in geometryHow to read and do proofs*

Mathematical analysis

Data encryption (Computer science)

Cryptography (History)

Proof theory

Logic, Symbolic, and mathematical

2. Subject Keyword: This searches for your typed words or phrases in the subject headings of the books' descriptions.

Example: **problem solving**

yields books with these subjects

Mathematical statistics - Data processing

Problme sovling - Statistical methods

System theory

System analysis

Swarm intelligence

3. Subject - Aphabetical: This allows you to browse the standard subject heading list starting with the word you enter in your search. This allows you to find subjects with subheadings that might be more relevant to your topic.

Example: **Discrete mathematics**

yields these subjects

Discrete mathematics

see also Computer science -- Mathematics

Discrete-time systems

Discrete-time systems -- Mathematical models

Discrete-time systems -- Simulation methods