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Finding Resources

As a Maths student, you will need to use a range of different sources and demonstrate your ability to find good results in order to impress your tutors and to develop your research skills.



Books can be a great place to start your reading around a topic.


Mathematics books are located in the S section on the third floor of the JB Morrell Library. Many books will also be available online as e-books. Look for the links in YorSearch, under the View It section of each book.

Journals & databases

All journal titles are listed on YorSearch, and can be found by searching the journal title.

If you don't have a specific title in mind, you can browse journals in your subject area on Browzine. Journals are organised by field of research, such as:


All University PhD and MPhil theses are available via YorSearch. Masters theses for some subjects are held in the Library for 6 years.

All York research students registered in or after October 2009 are required to upload their theses into White Rose eTheses Online, a shared online respository for doctoral level theses from the Universities of York, Sheffield and Leeds.

You can also access theses from outside the University:


To start a more detailed search for articles and other research evidence, you'll need to use online databases. These are collections of resources that allow you to search for articles from hundreds of different journals at the same time.

Key databases

Other useful databases