Note: Most of the ebooks I post are from the Springer Mathematics & Statistics package. There are many other math-related ebooks that we add from sources such as, Safari Technical Books and CRCnetbase, but I haven't figured out a good way to get relevant "new books" lists from those sources yet. This month Springer has been slow to post their monthly compilation of added books. I think this is because they will be changing their interface around August 7 or perhaps someone is just on vacation. Anyway, I got this list from "adds in the last month" at springerlink.com/books, so there may be a gap in coverage of these lists. If you are looking for a Springer or Birkhauser book since 2005, be sure to check springerlink.com and/or our catalog because we probably do have it.
We are also changing the way we add ebook information into our catalog, so you will probably see many duplicate records for awhile. I hope you don't find that too inconvenient.
Click on the title for more info or to request. Note: "In Process" titles may still be REQUESTED so the book will be held for you when it is available. You may also be interested in browsing an alternative listings of new books, by broad call number areas.
-- Our best citing reference searching is Web of Science, but we do have other tools. Google Scholar's Cited By links are useful and sometimes give me a few unique references. Recently Google Scholar has added the ability to search within cited articles; I expect this will be very handy sometimes. I do find downloading citations from Google Scholar a bit clunky, although you can download one by one using Get it! buttons, if you have your Scholar Preferences set to include "Washington University in St Louis - Get it! @ WU." Get it! buttons are automatic if you are working on campus. [I think here are other tools that solve this problem also, such as Mendeley and others.] The University of Prince Edward Island has recently canceled their access to Web of Science and are hoping that alternatives may serve their scholars sufficiently. Don't worry; we are not considering this at WU currently. But I have listed a few of our alternatives here: Citation Tools, including MathSciNet. If you have other favorites, please let me know.
--Journals step up plagiarism policing; Cut-and-paste culture tackled by CrossCheck software FYI; this surprised me. "As publishers have expanded their testing of CrossCheck in the past few months, some have discovered staggering levels of plagiarism, from self-plagiarism, to copying of a few paragraphs or the wholesale copying of other articles. Taylor & Francis has been testing CrossCheck for 6 months on submissions to three of its science journals. In one, 21 of 216 submissions, or almost 10 percent, had to be rejected because they contained plagiarism."
-- "David Blackwell, a statistician and mathematician who wrote groundbreaking papers on probability and game theory and was the first black scholar to be admitted to the National Academy of Sciences, died July 8." David Blackwell, Scholar of Probability, Dies at 91 [NYT July 17, 2010.]