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Resources in mathematics.

Wolfram's Demonstrations Project: Historical Mathematics

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Online Historical Mathematics Collections

  • HathiTrust Digital Library: Main Interface:  Covers all subjects, including thousands of mathematics titles.  HathiTrust is a collective digital repository for several research libraries.  Some works in the public domain; others have restricted access due to copyright.


  • LinNUM:  an interface created at Grenoble searches the Gallica, Cornell, Goettingen, and Michigan collections, see LiNUM English Interface .



  • Gallica: la bibliothèque numérique (, has 19th century and earlier works of mathematics scanned online. Chapters and entire books can be downloaded as pdf files. These titles are in the queue to be cataloged in the U-M Library catalog. In the meantime, one can go to the gallica site and click on "recherche" to browse the collection.





  • Cornell University Library Math Book Collection includes 576 scanned 19th century mathematics books from the Cornell University library collection. Accessible by author or title. These titles are cataloged in the University of Michigan library catalog.