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Math: Articles

A guide to finding materials and online help for mathematics.

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Example Search

Topic: Research a famous mathematician and discuss his or her contribution to mathematics. (Student chose to research Pythagoras)

Example Keywords:

  • pythagoras
  • pythagoras AND biography
  • pythagorian theorem

Example articles found performing search across All EBSCOhost databases:

  • REFERENCE e-BOOK: Rankin, T. (2000). Pythagoras. World Philosophers & Their Works, 1-4.
  • JOURNAL ARTICLE: Padmanabhan, T. T. (2010). Dawn of science. Resonance: Journal Of Science Education, 15(7), 590-594. doi:10.1007/s12045-010-0044-2
  • JOURNAL ARTICLE: Ratner, B. (2009). Pythagoras: Everyone knows his famous theorem, but not who discovered it 1000 years before him. Journal Of Targeting, Measurement & Analysis For Marketing, 17(3), 229-242. doi:10.1057/jt.2009.16

Another great database to search for information on this topic would be Credo Reference.