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Mathematics & Statistics: Home

Use this guide to search for information on all aspects of maths and stats. Find anything from dictionary definitions and encyclopedia entries to research articles from specialist databases. If you need help, to contact your liaison librarian.

About This Guide

This Guide brings together important research resources for Mathematics and Statistics. These include article databases & journals, major reference works, and other key sources.

Different types of resources are available via the navigation bar, above.

For help with finding research materials in mathematics and statistics, please contact the Maths and Stats Subject Librarian.

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Library Services at Level 4

Library services during Alert Level 4 (Updated: 18 August 2021)

All University of Otago Libraries including the Hocken Collections are closed under Alert Level 4.

Library staff are available to help via email and LibChat. These services will be monitored Monday–Friday, 8:30am–5:00pm.

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Featured Mathematics and Statistics Databases

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