The reference collection is a great place to begin your research. These short relevant articles will give the basic understanding you need to formulate a good research question.
The University of Winnipeg Library has many dictionaries, encyclopedias and other reference sources that can help you find information about your topic. Some of the most useful ones for mathematics students are:
Mathematics branches out over many different subject areas. If you want to browse either the reference (main floor) or regular (upstairs) collections to find material, I would suggest that you look in the following sections:
QA 1-43 - General Mathematics
QA 47-59 - Tables
QA 71-90 - Instruments and Machines
QA 101-145 - Elementary Mathematics. Arithmetic
QA 150-272.5 - Algebra
QA 299.6-433 - Analysis
QA 440-699 - Geometry. Trigonometry. Topology
QA 801-939 - Analytic Mechanics