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This guide will help you find information for mathematics research. If you can’t find what you’re looking or don’t know where to start, please contact Justin Fuhr, the Mathematics librarian.

If you need to find: Use:
Peer-reviewed journal articles Articles & Databases
Broad topics or background information Books
Influential or highly-cited journals Articles & Databases
Most recent mathematics research that may not be formally published Preprints & Current Research
Information on how to cite or organize journal articles, books, or other sources Citing & Writing
Help with academic writing Citing & Writing
Information on using generative AI tools for library research Using Generative AI Tools for Library Research


Wondering how librarians can help you?

For students, I can:

  • Discuss your research goals and questions to find relevant resources.
  • Help you develop a search strategy to find scholarly journal articles or other resources.
  • Choose the best databases for your research.
  • Help you to understand citation and reference styles.
  • Answer any questions about using the library to finish an assignment.
  • Help you deposit your thesis or dissertation in MSpace, our institutional repository.
  • Tell you about our amazing library services.

For faculty and staff, I can:

  • Guide you to an appropriate journal to publish in, open access or otherwise.
  • Help you to deposit your scholarly work in MSpace, our institutional repository.
  • Instruct your class on library services and information literacy, such as searching for and evaluating scientific literature.
  • Answer any questions you have about systematic or scoping reviews.
  • Speak with your students about an assignment.
  • Create library content in UMLearn for your class.
  • Consider book or resource purchase suggestions.
  • Help make your academic work open, such as using the Open Science Framework.
  • Interpret journal author agreements.
  • Answer any questions you have about library services.

Key Databases

Lean Library Browser Extension

Access your research anytime, anywhere. The Lean Library browser extension makes it simple to access academic articles, journals and databases licensed by the UM Libraries, wherever you are and whenever you need it.

Ask Us

Need more help? Use our Ask Us online chat service to get help from library staff.

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If library staff are not currently available, your request will be added to an email queue. We will respond as soon as possible.