This guide is designed to help you find materials available from the Houston Cole Library for research in mathematics.

The citation style you use depends on a variety of factors. Many disciplines tend to use one particular style over another (Chicago for art, for example). Your instructors may require you use a certain style, so ask about which manual to use before you start your research. If you are publishing one of your works, your editor may require that you use of a certain style.

If you aren't required to use a certain style, use one that you are comfortable with and that best fits your needs. Just follow the guidelines and be consistent.

- Author Resource CenterInformation and tools useful in preparing your work for publication from the American Mathematical Society.
- Chicago Documentation StyleA guide from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
- OWL APA FormatFrom Purdue OWL
- OWL MLA FormatFrom Purdue OWL

A few books that may be useful in your writing

- Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences byCall Number: QA 42 .H54 1998ISBN: 0898714206Publication Date: 1998-01-01
- Math into LaTex byCall Number: Z 253.4 .A65 G69 1996ISBN: 0817638059Publication Date: 1996
- Scientific Papers and Presentations byCall Number: T 11 .D324 1997ISBN: 0122063708Publication Date: 1996-12-20

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Houston Cole Library

Jacksonville State University

700 Pelham Road North

Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602

256-782-5249

256-782-5872

pbarnett@jsu.edu