
General 
QA143 
Tables 
QA4759 
Problem Solving 
QA63 
Graphic methods (General). Nomography 
QA90 
Popular works 
QA93 
Mathematical recreations 
QA95 
Miscellany and curiosa. 
QA99 
Elementary Mathematics. Arithmetic 
QA101145 
Algebra 
QA150272.5 
Probabilities. Mathematical statistics 
QA273280 
Interpolation. Extrapolation 
QA281 
Sequences 
QA292 
Series 
QA295 
Numerical analysis 
QA297298 
Analysis 
QA299433 
Geometry. Trigonometry. Topology 
QA440699 
Analytical mechanics 
QA801939 
Guidelines
Materials are considered for their subject, curriculum relevance, authoritativeness, currency, and price. User requests and appropriateness for the entire collection are also key criteria for consideration.
 Primary emphasis is on current materials. However, core older materials may be purchased to fill in collection gaps.
 Primary formats are print and electronic. Other formats are purchased selectively to support the math curriculum. When deciding between print and electronic resource of comparable scope and information type, preference is given for electronic materials that facilitate accessibility. Electronic formats are notably favorable among math reference resources and periodical collections. Electronic books are purchased when available and the price is comparable to print for multiuser licenses.
 Materials are acquired primarily from the United States.
 Englishlanguage materials are purchased almost exclusively.
Responsibilities
The responsibility of acquiring and managing math collections primarily resides with the math liaison librarian(s). Liaison librarian(s) work with faculty within Mathematics & Statistics. Collection management activities are monitored and administered by JMU Libraries' Collection Development Committee, with expenditures authorized by the Dean of Libraries.
Updated June 21, 2012 by Cheri Duncan.
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