This guide is designed to help you find credible and peer reviewed sources for your research paper. If you would like more help, please do not hesitate to contact your librarian!
There are a number of websites you can browse to help you select a mathematician, including:
Please know that these are not scholarly sources of information. However, they can provide an indication of how much research relating to an individual is out there. You can also mine their references for material published in books, journals, and conferences.
Remember, the mathematician you select must be born after 1550 (the example mathematician used in this guide, Omar Khayyam, does not meet this criteria).
Encyclopedias can provide useful overviews on mathematicians and mathematical concepts. Please note that these are not considered peer reviewed sources because entries are not often reviewed by subject experts. However, they can be used as reliable starting points for selecting a mathematician and finding related references.
Click on the catalogue's advanced search (see box above). Change the field to 'subject' and type 'mathematicians' into the search box.
A note about what to 'search for':