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Math Department (College of Science & Math)
Librarian Liaison:    Math: D. Sean Hogan   

Faculty Representative:  Dr. Ramanjit K. Sahi

Location of Collection: Woodward Library, Level 3

Overall Collecting Level: Desired level C=Study

Purpose/ program description: :   The collection supports lower and upper division curriculum.   Freshman-sophomore courses are general education core.  Upper level courses are for majors and minors.  Graduate courses are for Masters degree in education with a mathematics concentration. Library user needs are primarily instructional and general reference.

  • Accrediting body:  N/A
  • Degree offered: B.S. 

Collection Development Plan

  • Targeted Areas:  probability and statistics (new math option), core courses for humanities majors such as cryptography, music and math, and math in voting procedures.

General Collection Guidelines:

Languages: English  

Chronological Guidelines: A=pre-1900, B:1900-1960,C=1961 -present

Dates of Publication: 2009-

Geographical Areas:  W=World

Noted Publishers:  American Mathematical Society ; AcqWeb; A.K.Peters; Mathmatical Association of America (MAA)

Reviews:     Books in Print ; Mathematical Association of America  

Material Formats Collected: monographs & videos

Material Formats Excluded:  workbooks and consumables, review copies, computer software, instructional software,  books on CD or tape (library storage/operational constraints)

Other General Considerations:   

Statement of Collection Strengths and Weaknesses:   

LC Subject Subdivisions:  QA Mathematics & Computer Science


  • Philosophy, Logic, Study & Teaching (QA1-19 )
  • History (QA 21-31)
  • General (QA 36-42)
  • Tables (QA43-63)
  • Calculating Machines (QA75-75.5)
  • Arithmetic (QA101-145)
  • Algebra (QA150-272)
  • Probabilities, Mathematical statistics (QA273-280)
  • Analysis (QA299.6-433)
  • Geometry, Trigonometry, Topology (QA440-699)
  • Analytic Mechanics (QA801-QA939)

Computer Science:

  • Computer-assisted instruction (QA20.C45)
  • Programmed instruction (QA20.P7
  • Electronic computers. Computer Science (QA75)
  • Electronic data processing. Computer Science ((QA76-QA99)
  • Computer Engineering (TK7885)

Related Subject Areas:   Education, technology.

Impact of Local, Regional, or National Cooperative Programs:  Department answers inquiries from the community at large.

Other Considerations:  


Date Prepared: 10/2005; Last Updated 8/2013