CDD collection

Mathematical Sciences & Statistical Sciences


Bruce Garrod


The Mathematical Sciences Library’s collection has been designed to support research and teaching both at graduate and undergraduate levels in the mathematical and statistical sciences. The collection contains materials in pure and applied mathematics, and the statistical sciences. Though there is some overlap, materials in biostatistics are primarily collected by the Gerstein Science Information Centre, and materials in actuarial sciences are collected by Robarts Library.

Core journals are maintained in print format upon faculty request, but online subscriptions are preferred over print.  Any new subscription will be acquired in electronic format only.

Monographs are selected in print or electronic format depending upon user request.  Monographs from Springer, Wiley, Elsevier, Oxford, and Cambridge are automatically purchased in electronic format.  Duplicate print copies of ebooks will only be purchased upon request.

Materials in the mathematical and statistical Sciences that are generally collected are: periodicals, conference proceedings, monographic series, scholarly monographs, handbooks, and reference works.  Text books are only purchased if specifically requested by faculty for course reserve.

Primarily, but not exclusively, current materials in English are collected.

From our collection

A brief history of numbers

Tells the story behind the idea of number from the early days of the Pythagoreans, up until the turn of the twentieth century.