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Mathematics & Statistics: Find Books

Guide to research for advanced undergraduate, graduate students and mathematicians

Mathematics and Statistics Books @ UCSD


We have an extensive collection of books (print and ebooks) that cover engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, and related disciplines.

UC Library Search

UC Library Search, accessible from the search box on the library's homepage, helps you locate books, film, music, maps, and various other materials at the UC San Diego Library and beyond. It also contains a limited number of online journal and newspaper articles. You may search by keyword, title, and author, and filter your search to what is available online, or peer-reviewed articles. You can also place an interlibrary loan request through UC Library Search for materials at other UC campuses or libraries worldwide using your Single Sign-On credentials.

UC Library Search does not include all the content to which the Library subscribes. To extend your search for articles and research papers AND to fully use advanced features (Cited by, Institution search, controlled subject search)  use databases like Web of Science or INSPEC or MathSciNet or ACM Guide to Computing Literature or SciFinder.

The Roger and Melvyl catalogs were retired on July 27, 2021.

New books & e-books

Search for a subject or author or keyword in UC Library search - advanced search and choose Library Catalog.
Then limit your results to New Items - last week, or last 30 days, or last 3 months.  Note that most of the records from the old Roger catalog were added in July 2021, so it will take a few months before last 3 months limit actually retrieves a good set of truly new books.

The Geisel Library building re-opens fully September 13th and the New Books Shelf located in the Geisel West wing, 2nd (main) floor will soon be filled with new books, refreshed weekly.

Beyond UCSD - More Catalogs

Roger Search Hints - some may work with UC Library Search

If you don't have an author or title, start with the keyword search.

If you want to search for textbooks, just add textbooks to the keyword search (regression textbooks)

Searching time series is the same as time and series, and will retrieve only records with both terms.

Searching time or series will retrieve records with at least one term, giving you a larger set of results, often less precise.

To search for words with the same root but different endings: truncate

Use model* to search model, models, modelling, modeling, etc.

Search results are displayed by relevance first, then by date. You can change this to sort by date.

If you find a book you like, note the subject headings. Click to find more titles.

Note the book's location; your book might be at BML or SIO. Use Request to have the book sent to the library of your choice.

Note the book's availability. If it's checked out, use Request to have the book recalled, or search Circuit or Melvyl to request from another library.

If you see >> Go to electronic version in the record, most of these are links to get to an e-book.

Don't use Roger to search for journal articles. However, you can search for journals by title.