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December 2010 December 14, 2010

Posted by uwmathlib in Donations, Google Scholar, Journals, Library Skills, Math Library Fund, used books.
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Giving to the Libraries

Faculty frequently offer their collection of books and journals to the UW Libraries. While Math Research is eager to accept dry, clean copies of mathematics and statistics items that we need, in most cases we cannot accept duplicates of what we already have. Please email us a list of items you think we might need with author-title-year of publication info and we will check our holdings. Donations of new research-level books are especially helpful to our budget if given in time.

For items of broader interest than research level mathematics and statistics, contact the UW Libraries’ Gift Program.

Here are some other ideas of ways to use your personal collections to benefit the academic community here or abroad.


  • AMS Book & Journal Donation Program tries to match donors and third-world institutions in need.  You give them a list which they post.  Should there be a match, the AMS will pay for the shipping costs. Check their web site for more details.
  • Give them away to students.

Sell them:

  • Sell clean copies of used books to bookstores (UW Bookstore, Powells.com, or other used book buyers).
  • Organize an annual mathematical sciences used book sale.
  • Donate the proceeds to our new Math Library Fund!


The Libraries has put together a HOW DO I? web page full of handy hints for UW researchers.  Here’s one that might be useful to you:

How do I use Google Scholar to search for UW materials?

You’ll be able to view a short video or read the transcript for hints on searching Google Scholar for full text articles available to you through the UW Libraries.

Temporary Free Journal Access

Springer is allowing free access during December to some journals we don’t usually have access to:

  • Applied Mathematics and Mechanics
  • Journal of Mathematical Sciences
  • Optimization Letters
  • Journal of Fixed Point Theory and its Applications
  • Complex Analysis and Operator Theory
  • Mathematics in Computer Science
  • Qualitative Theory of Dynamical Systems
  • Logica Universalis
  • Mathematics and Financial Economics
  • Mathematical Programming Computation
  • Functional Analysis and other Mathematics
  • You may want to browse these journals for papers you can’t usually access.

    As the quarter ends, we wish you all healthy, happy holidays!

    Martha, Saundra, Jennifer, Michael and Kinji.

    Frosted Leaves



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