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This guide will help you navigate information sources in mathematics.


To find books, try the catalogs listed below. If you don't find the book you need in the Vassar Library Catalog or using ConnectNY, use ILLiad, Vassar Library's interlibrary loan service. Click here for more information about interlibrary loan services.

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Search Tips for Using the Vassar Library Catalog

When you find a book of interest, note the location, write down the call number, and check the status. Also look at the subject headings assigned to the book; you might find it useful to click on these headings to find similar books on your topic.

Click here for help understanding book locations and call numbers.

Call Numbers in Math

Books in Vassar Library are assigned a call number according to the Library of Congress classification system. The call number consists of a combination of letters and numbers, and is designed so that books on similar topics will be near each other on the shelf and easy to browse.

If you want to browse the collections, call number ranges are as follows:

QA1 to
General Mathematics
QA47 to QA59 Tables
QA71 to QA76.765 Instruments & Machines
QA101 to QA145 Arithmetic
QA150 to
QA273 to
Probabilities & Mathematical Statistics
QA440 to
Geometry, Trigonometry, Topology
QA801 to
Analytic Mechanics