The simplest and quickest way to find good quality academic reading relevant to your lectures and assignments is to search for the online reading list using your module code. This will link you directly to eBooks and articles in eJournals as well as trustworthy websites. These lists can also be accessed via SurreyLearn.
Subject databases are online searchable collections providing access to a range of information including journal articles, newspapers and trade papers. Some databases will link to the full text of articles, others will only provide the reference.
Key databases for Mathematics are:
MathSciNet is a subscription-based database produced by the American Mathematical Society (AMS). More than two million publications dating back to the early 1800s.
ISI Web of Knowledge a subscription-based Web of Science database which is a multidisciplinary index to the scientific journal literature including mathematics.
INSPEC a database covering electronics, computer science, physics and electrical, control, production and mechanical engineering. It contains much of interest to mathematicians. INSPEC is provided by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Compendex is a subscription-based, engineering database provided as part of Engineering Village with much of interest to mathematicians. It contains details of over 11 million publications since 1970.
Previous exam papers provided by your department are available and can help you prepare for your own exams when used as part of the revision process. You can search for the past exam papers you need by name or by module code. If you have any questions or can't find the paper you require, your department may be able to help you.
Journals and eJournals are available in print or online and are published frequently, i.e. monthly, quarterly. Journals can be peer reviewed: read by other experts in the field prior to publication. Use SurreySearch to find journal titles or articles. Print journals are available on Level 2.
eBooks allow you to access textbooks online either in subject areas or larger collections. Useful collections for Computing textbooks are SpringerLink, Wiley-Blckwell, Safari Books Online, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Ebrary and Knovel. These can be found using SurreySearch.
Useful web links
Specialist Internet Tools
Mathematics on the Web is a guide from the American Mathematical Society (AMS).
MathGuide is a German guide (in English) to scholarly Internet resources in mathematics.
Math Forum Internet mathematics library is another American site.
Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) is the UK's professional society for mathematicians.
London Mathematical Society is an UK learned society.
American Mathematical Society is the US professional society for mathematicians, with members from the US and worldwide.