Mathematical Resources

Surfing the Internet

What websites offer links to the history of mathematics?

The history of mathematics is an extensive topic—too much to cover in this text. Some of the best sites to explore its history are as follows.

If you want “one stop shopping” in your search for the history of mathematics, go to this comprehensive link site presented by the British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM), located at This organization promotes research into the history of mathematics at both professional and amateur levels, and the use of that history in education.

Another site for history includes the Clark University’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science’s web page Yet another mathematical historical archive with additional mathematical topics can be found at

Even more interesting is the MacTutor History of Mathematics archive from the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. It is an extensive resource on the history of mathematics from ancient times to the present and can be found at the websites and


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