Math and Statistics: Book Search

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Evaluating Books

As with any source, the quality and relevance of information in books needs to be evaluated. What to look for:

Authority of the authors, editors - Determine the expertise of the authors, does it match the subject content of their writing?

Scope of Content - Does the content cover your topic to the degree you need? Is it in-depth or does it simply provide an overview with little facts, details, analysis?

Timeliness - Is the content timely for your topic. This is determined somewhat by the time period of your topic.

Safari Books Online

Search Google Books

Use Google to search for books and the "Find in a Library" link to locate the nearest library with a copy.

Google Book Search

MARQCAT Advanced Keyword Search

Please fill in the form, select limits, and click Search