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Calculus I

Calculus is the mathematical study of change. This resource guide is where you'll find library database resources, library print resources, websites you should review, etc. for this class.

Note: If you are accessing these resources from a non-university computer, you will need the remote access password to access many of these resources. You can find this information on the Madonna University Portal.



FactsOnFile - Today's Science - Mathematics

This database has topic listings for applied mathematics, history of science, and theorems and proofs. What's great about using this as a starting place is that these resources are high quality academic resources that are suitable for your paper!

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Science - Real Math

The Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) has a great resource called "Real Math" that is found in their Science section. Here, you'll find an A-Z listing of mathematical topics to explore with complete explanations and references to additional high-quality print and web-based resources for your paper. The MLA-formatted source citation for these articles is given for you at the bottom of the article, so it makes citing this resource very easy! Take a look at the entry for calculus and you'll see there is a section about how calculus can be applied to solve problems.

Access Science

The Access Science database provides research updates, encyclopedia entries, multi-media resources, and study aids on a wide variety of topics to students and researchers. You can either keyword search the database or you can browse the content by topic.




Current Research - Finding Articles in Journals

Your topic may require looking at some current research. For this, you'll want to look at articles from journals. Some of the journal databases you can access are:

  • Academic OneFile
    This database contains many mathematics journals and is brought to you by Gale Cengage. You can do broad keyword or subject searches here, and then narrow down the results to articles that more closely match your topic.
  • Listing of Mathematics Journals by Subject Area
    You can get a listing of mathematics journals by subject area here. Click the link next to the journal title to access that content and browse/search that specific journal for content. This is a fairly inefficient way to find articles if you're looking for something specific, but it's a fantastic way to browse a particular journal article to learn about what's new in the mathematics field. Sometimes, this is a more effective way to find a topic that interests you if you don't spot something in the book resources above.
  • You can also search our databases organized by subject to see what sort of research in being done using calculus in your subject area.

Below are some specific journals that you should review:



Search the Library Catalog

The Madonna University Library's catalog has MANY book about mathematics topics. A large selection of these books can be accessed in eBook form, so you can read on your computer 24/7! You will be surprised at what you find. If you have trouble finding an item on the shelf or if you're having difficulty figuring out how to narrow down your search, ASK A LIBRARIAN. We're here to help you. Below is a sample of some resources for you to use:


Websites to Review


 Get Help

The Library offers lots of help, but it's important that you understand what we can and cannot do for you:


  • Help you find sources for your topic.
  • Help you find help for citing your sources.
  • Show you how to use our catalog, electronic databases, etc.
  • Help you learn be a better independent researcher.


  • Proofread your papers
  • Do your research FOR you. Doing proper research requires a lot of reading and lots of time. Set aside a block of time to spend on this paper. We're here to make sure you don't waste that time using resources that are inappropriate for academic research papers.

We offer help in many different ways:

  • Stop by the Reference Desk in the Library. A librarian is available during library hours to help you!
  • Use our Ask-a-Librarian e-mail form. Tell us what class this is for, what the assignment is, and let us know where you're stuck so we can help you better!
  • Call the reference desk during library hours at 734-432-5767.


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