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Explore the Library's book resources - both print and electronic - on this page. If you need a print resource which the Library does not have, try using inter-library loan; find more information on this service below.
O'Reilly has many math guide and prep books (e.g. "Pre-Algebra Essentials for Dummies").
You can use OneSearch to find eBooks as well as journal articles and other source types! Do a general search for "math" - or use more specific keywords - in OneSearch, and then select the limiter "Limit to eBooks" on the left-hand side of the screen.
You can further limit the results by setting the publishing dates and by adding more keywords in the search entry boxes. Some will be false leads that have the word "math" in them, but there should be some great e-books in the list.
Course Reserve Books
Course reserves are print books available for students to use in-library for four hours at a time. They can be checked out from the circulation desk at each campus Library. You can search for books on reserve to find out which campus Library has the reserve book you would like to use.
The Library also has some digital course reserves. You may search for them using the eReserve tool.
Check out the great Mathematics texts available to you from course reserves!
College Mathematics for Business, Economics, Life Sciences and Social Sciences by Raymond A. Barnett
Call Number: Find at the Redwood Library.
Elementary Statistics by Mario F. Triola
Call Number: Find at the West Valley Campus.
Intermediate Algebra by Marvin L. Bittinger
Call Number: Find at the Redwood Library.
Trigonometry by Mark Dugopolski
Call Number: Find at the South City campus library.
99 Variations on a Proof by Philip Ording"This book offers a multifaceted perspective on mathematics by demonstrating 99 different proofs of the same theorem. Each chapter solves an otherwise unremarkable equation in distinct historical, formal, and imaginative styles that range from Medieval, Topological, and Doggerel to Chromatic, Electrostatic, and Psychedelic."
Call Number: Redwood 510.1 O739 2019
The Art of Statistics by David SpiegelhalterShows how to apply statistical reasoning to real-world problems. This isn't simply memorizing formulas or using the tools in a spreadsheet: he emphasizes the importance of clarifying questions, assumptions, and expectations, and--more importantly--knowing how to responsibly interpret the results the software generates.
Call Number: South City 519.5 SP43A 2019
Calculus Simplified by Oscar FernandezAn accessible, streamlined, and user-friendly approach to calculus.
Call Number: South City 515 F3917C 2019
Mathematics 1001 by Richard ElwesProvides a practical reference to all aspects of mathematics, using clear explanations of such key mathematical concepts as analysis, logic, metamathematics, and mathematical physics.
Call Number: Redwood 510 EL87M 2010
Using and Understanding Mathematics by Jeffrey O. Bennett; William Briggs"Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach prepares students for the mathematics they will encounter in college courses, their future career, and life in general. Its quantitative reasoning approach helps students to build the skills needed to understand major issues in everyday life, and compels students to acquire the problem-solving tools that they will need to think critically about quantitative issues in contemporary society."
Call Number: Jordan 510 B43U 2011
Finding Print Books by Call Number
A call number is the number (which usually has letters in it) or the group of letters assigned to each item in the library. Every call number is unique. These numbers are designed to help you find the book, video, or CD that you need.
These are the general call numbers where you can find print mathematics books:
510 - General Mathematics
512 - Algebra
516 - Geometry
519 - Probabilities & Applied Mathematics
If you can't find the item you are looking for, talk to the library staff. We're happy to help you find what you need!
If the Library doesn't have the book or article that you need, try requesting it through inter-library loan (ILL). ILL allows you borrow items from other libraries, even those that are out of state. Take a look at the ILL guidelines to learn more.
Get started by creating a free account with Illiad by choosing "First Time Users." You'll only need to do this the first time you request an item. Then simply fill out the request form for the item you would like to borrow.
Catalog locates books held in the SLCC libraries, at all 4 locations: the list can be sorted if you "Limit the Search", after the first search. It also finds some online records, but much more is found using the OneSearch.
Check a specific item's Catalog Record, to see the Subject Headings being used. Use headings for better-focused results..