Mathematics Resource Guide


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Page Contents: 
Library Catalog 
Databases (Articles) 
Stimulating Speakers (TED Talks)
Video-Based Algebra Lessons 
TEL Tutor 
   (Training on the Tennessee Electronic Library)
Web Resources 
Other Libraries
Topic: College and Career Success 


Fountainhead Library Catalog of Print and Media Resources. Catalog Help.  


  • Tennessee Electronic Library via GALE (TEL). Preferred access. A PASSWORD IS REQUIRED: Ask your instructor or the librarian. TEL Tutor (Help).  Provides more than 60 databases. Each database contains materials from hundreds or thousands of publications. For guidance on which databases will be of the most use to you, please see the Course Resources Page for your program or course. USAGE HINT. On the first page, toggle off the pre-selected databases and choose the one(s) that interest you.

  • TEL Alternative Access. THIS PATH VALIDATES YOUR LOCATION. Adds the following resources: WorldBook Encyclopedia; from ProQuest, HeritageQuest andThe Tennesseean; and several databases containing Tennessee primary sources, archives, and ancestry. It also provides a direct link intoThe Knoxville News Sentinel. USAGE HINT. Skip the search box on the first page. Instead, choose one of the links: Subject, All TEL Databases, or Advanced Search.

Reference Databases

Gale Virtual Reference Library
General Reference Center Gold

Multi-Subject Databases

Academic OneFile *
Expanded Academic ASAP *
General OneFile *

Subject-Oriented Databases

General Science Collection
Vocations, Careers, & Technical Education Collection

News Databases (For a fuller discussion of how to find newspapers etc., see News Access.)

InfoTrac Newsstand
National Newspaper Index

ARXIV  (ar-kive) Open access to more than 700,000 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics

Web Resources

Algebra Math Practice. 
Proof Without Words: Area of a Circle  Minute Physics (on video)

National Security Administration Math Exercises for Young People

  Video-Based Algebra Lessons

Converting Fractions to Decimals
Converting Decimals to Fractions

Square Roots
Rational Square Roots
Irrational Square Roots

The Associative Property
The Commutative Property
The Distributive Property, Part 1
The Distributive Property, Part 2

Lesson 1: Simple Sets
Lesson 2: Number Systems
Lesson 3: Properties of the Real Numbers
Lesson 4: Properties of Exponents
Raising an Exponent to a Power
Linear Equations

Simplifying Expressions: What you can and can't cancel

Arithmetic in Algebra
Properties of Multiplication
Rules for Division
Solving Equations with Square Roots

Negative Signs
Adding numbers with negative signs
Subtracting numbers with negative signs
Multiplying and dividing negative numbers
Distributing a Negative Sign 

Open CourseWare (OCW)

Open CourseWare Consortium Home Page. OCW Consortium offers a single-site access window into courseware uploaded from very many institutions of higher education, including some very high-quality ones, such as Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Univeristy of Michigan, University of Notre Dame, and University of California-Irvine and -Berkeley.

OCW COURSES. The site can be searched by any word or phrase; and additional paths of discovery are available. Try these search terms: algebra, mathematics.

  Stimulating Speakers (TED Talks)

Math -- 27 talks

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Updated: 01/16/2014

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