Overview of the printed and electronic resources in mathematics and statistics.
The library holds many printed and electronic books, journals, theses, encylopedias and databases relevant for mathematicians. Use the blue search box above to search our literature (guidance here), and see below for direct links to article databases and reference works.
New titles in Mathematics
As well as providing literature, we offer courses and are available for questions or one-to-one guidance for students/employees. One-to-one guidance can be particularly helpful when starting on a new assignment or research project. Please do not hesitate to contact us or book time with a subject librarian!We can help with:
- Finding literature: How to get an overview of your topic and stay updated, exhaustive and precise literature search, which platforms and databases are relevant and how to use them
- Using literature: Keeping your literature organised, using reference management software, how to cite various sources
- Intellectual property rights: Publication, use of another's intellectual work
- Bibliometry: Analyzing the literature by bibliometric methods
- Publishing and impact: Open Access (OA) publishing, publishing agreements & UiBs OA publication fund, Cristin (the national system for registration of research and documentation), BORA, publishing strategy and impact
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- Open Science: The University of Bergen Policy for Open Science, funder requirements (NFR, Horizon2020/Horizon Europe)
- Visibility: researcher profile, publication statistics
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Find the right shelf
Print books physically available at the library are marked UBBRB. They are ordered by topic on the shelves using the Dewey Decimal Classification (the numerical code after "UBBRB").
For ebooks, check here how to access and use e-books, or ask at our desk.
For books which are already on loan, choose 'reserve', or browse for alternatives using the Virtual Shelf at the bottom of the page for your chosen book. For browsing our physical shelves, ask staff to help you find the shelves most relevant.
If you can't find an item at the University of Bergen Library, try searching in all Norwegian Academic Libraries via the dropdown menu in the search bar. Many items can be ordered, and sent to our library for you (free of charge). If you can't find the book you need anywhere in Oria, send us an email, or request via Oria (using "Order" in the main menu).
Books in mathematics are listed with numbers that start with 51. Click the links below to search whole categories in Oria. Some of the most important sub classes are also listed below.
510 General mathematics
511 General principles of mathematics
- 512.02 Abstract Algebra
- 512.2 Groups and group theory
- 512.3 Fields
- 512.4 Rings
- 512.5 Linear algebra
- 512.6 Category theory, homological algebra, K-theory
- 512.7 Number theory
- 515.2 General aspects of analysis
- 515.3 Differential calculus and equations: 515.35 Differential equations ( 515.352 Ordinary | 515.353 Partial)
- 515.4 Integral calculus and equations
- 515.6 Other analytic methods: 515.62 Calculus of finite differences; 515.63 Vector, tensor and spinor analysis; 515.64 Calculus of variations
- 515.7 Functional analysis
- 515.9 Functions of complex variables
518 Numerical analysis
Many books have chapters on numerical analysis related to the main theme of the book. If, for example, a book is mainly about differential equations, with perhaps a chapter about numerical solutions, it will be found under differential equations (515.35) - if it's primarily about numerical solution of differential equations it will be found under 518.63 (ODEs) or 518.64 (PDEs).
- 518.0285 Programs for numerical analysis (Matlab, Octave, etc) and programming (Numerical Recipes, GSL).
- 518.2 Specific methods, e.g. 518.25 finite elements, 518.282 Monte Carlo.
- 518.43 Numerical linear algebra
- 518.6 Numerical methods in analysis
519 Probabilities and applied mathematics
- 519.2 Probabilities
- 519.3 Game theory
- 519.5 Statistical matematics
- 519.6 Matematical optimization
- 519.7 Programing (in the sense of optimization
Reading list material can most easily be accessed using the Digital reading lists in My UiB for your specific courses. Whenever we can, we offer access to electronic versions of books, book chapters and journal articles. Make sure to connect via UiBs network! However, access in not available for all material. You will find printed books from the reading list in a separate Curriculum section, in the southern end of the library. These copies are not available for loan, but for most titles, we have more copies available. You will find these shelved according to the same code, in our main collection. Please get in touch if you should discover that we lack items from your reading list!
Scientific articles appear alongside books, reports etc. in Oria. By default, Oria lists only documents you have online or physical access to. Search in all "Norwegian academic libraries" to also include references outside of our immediate access. You can order copies of articles we do not have access to from other libraries via Oria - this service is free of charge.
While many databases are free, the links below ensure availability of access-restricted services to UiB users. If you are off campus and click the following links, you will first be directed to a log on screen for the UiB proxy server, to get access even though you're outside the UiB network.
- Zentralblatt MATH
- MathNetBase (E-books by CRC)
- Wolfram: MathWorld & Functions
- Web of Science
The University Library offers courses and support for reference management tools such as EndNote (access software and guide here), Mendeley, and Zotero (free & open source) for use with MS Word/OpenOffice, LaTeX, or collaborative writing platforms such as Google Docs or Overleaf. Ask us or check for courses on the Library Homepage calendar and remember to sign up!