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Exeter Maths School: Key UoE online resources

Return of visitors to Forum, Old, Penryn and St Luke's (Haighton) libraries

Return of visitors

Members of the public can use the Forum library for reference use only during staffed hours.

Alumni and other registered external visitors can also use St Luke's Haighton library once again.  A swipe card is required for entry to St Luke's Haighton library.

Visitors to Penryn Campus Library.

 

Visiting hours

Visitors should use the library during staffed hours which are currently: 

9.00 - 6.00 Monday to Friday at Forum library

10.00 - 6.00 Saturdays to Sundays at Forum library

10.00 - 4.00 Monday to Friday at St Luke's Library (Haighton)

9.00 - 6.00 Monday to Friday at Old Library (enquiries to staff at Forum library)

 

NHS QR codes

Please use the NHS app QR codes at the library entrances to register for track and trace.

 

Visitor guidelines

  • Please wear a mask inside the library unless you are exempt
  • Please use the cleaning stations to wipe down study spaces before and after use
  • Please seek help at the enquiry desk on level 0 of Forum library and Ground floor of St Luke's Haighton library.

 

Get in touch in advance

Please email library@exeter.ac.uk in advance of your visit if you have any special requirements.  Please note the library continues to operate with a reduced staffing capacity.

Key Maths and Science databases

The University of Exeter subscribes to a number of Maths and Science research databases.

These databases allow you to search the worldwide literature on a subject. They provide details of journal articles, books, conference proceedings, and research reports. Some publications require subscriptions to access the content as they are not freely available to the public.

You can access these databases by visiting the Forum Library and registering as a Walk-In user and using the dedicated Walk-In Access PCs. 

 

Key maths databases available via walk-in access

Key databases for Maths

Research databases allow you to search the literature that has been published on a specific subject and provide references to journal articles, books, conference proceedings, reports etc that match your search criteria. They help you find information relating to your field of research.  Each research database has different content within its collections and many are international in their scope.

Current Index to Statistics is a bibliographic index to publications in statistics, probability, and related fields, covering publications from 1975 onwards. It is produced by the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics

JSTOR provides access to scholarly book, journal and primary sources via an easy to use search interface.

Use the How to Search JSTOR LibGuide for a general introduction to the service. The Mathematics & Statistics Resources on JSTOR guide will introduce you to the content available in this area. Mathematics & Statistics is a growing area of content on JSTOR and journals in this area come from prestigious societies and organizations such as the American Statistical Association, & the Institute of Mathematical Statistics

JSTOR also has a Vimeo channel for educational and instructional videos. The following video shows you how to use ebooks on the JSTOR service.

MathSciNet is produced by AMS (American Mathematical Society) and is the authoritative gateway to the scholarly literature of mathematics.

Use the QuickStart guide if you are new to this resources. This has lots of hints and tips to help you search effectively. You can also use the Help Index and FAQ sections for guidance.

SCOPUS is a large bibliographic database. The content is multidisciplinary and covers all subject areas not just mathematics so can be useful for investigating subjects that span maths, statistics and related areas.

SCOPUS have produced a series of tutorials to help you get started. They can be accessed here.

Web of Science is a large bibliographic database. The content is multidisciplinary and covers all subject areas not just mathematics so can be useful for investigating subjects that span maths, statistics and related areas.

You can find help on how to use this collection here.

Use the Databases A-Z List to access all the resources available to you.

You can browse by subject e.g. Maths or type (e.g.maps, news, images etc.) or search to find your required resource.

 

Use the A-Z Database List to access the full list of databases the library subscribes to.  

You can browse by subject e.g. Maths or type (e.g.maps, news, images etc.) or search to find your required resource.

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is an extensive archive of free-to-air TV programmes and radio shows

  • Search the archive to find programmes relating to your subject
  • Record programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels and add to the archive for others to view
  • Create your own clips and playlists

Key science databases available via walk-in access

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Key databases for Engineering

 

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Key databases for Physics

 

Walk-in user online resources

We try to make as much of our content as we can available to walk-in users.  Walk-in users can search for content on our catalogue.  Some content will not be available due to licensing agreements.  Also, Walk-in users may find content on the catalogue that will not let them authenticate as walk-in users.  To get round this there is a list of links that walk-in users can use from the Walk-in access PCs.

Top Tip:
Not all databases provide full-text access to a document. For example, indexes tend to just include the bibliographic details and a brief description of the document or abstract rather than the document itself. In some cases, you may need to click on a hyperlink that takes you elsewhere to access the full text.

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