Article Databases

To find articles on a particular topic you will need to search in databases that index the articles in various journals. Depending on your topic, you may want to start with the following databases:

MathSciNet contains millions of items and direct links to original articles from over 1,800 journals. Bibliographic data from retrodigitized articles dates back to the early 1800s. Access to Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications from 1940 - present.

Project Euclid
Project Euclid is a not-for-profit online publishing service that provides access to journals, monographs, and conference proceedings in the fields of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics.

Academic Search Premier
Multi-disciplinary database which includes a large collection of peer-reviewed journals in many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, ethnic & multicultural studies, law, mathematics, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields.  Coverage varies, but begins in the 1990s for most journals.

An e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, and quantitative biology. Many of the papers are scheduled to be published in professional journals. Because papers are submitted and posted without peer review, the arXiv represents extremely up-to-date research. Materials are added on a daily basis.   All fulltext from 1991 to the present.

General OneFile
Current journal and news information in humanities, education, business, science, art, politics, economics, social sciences, law, health care, computers, technology and environmental issues.

Google Scholar
Links to peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports. Supports cited reference searching. Includes recent or unpublished work that hasn't yet been indexed. Includes links to full-text resources when available.

JSTOR provides access to academic journals and primary sources in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Full-text scientific, technological, medical journals; subjects covered include biology, biochemistry, business management and accounting, chemistry, computer science, economics, finance, environmental science, mathematics, medicine, neuroscience, nursing, physics, psychology, education, and communication. Includes access to selected full-text reference books. Indexing/Abstracts to additional titles.

NOTE: Due to license agreements, some journals and/or specific issues may not be available in full-text.

 Need to find full text? Look for full text to articles in PDF or HTML format.  If it is not available, click on the   button to automatically search our other holdings for the full text.

General Reference

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics
A good basic online dictionary of mathematical terms.

Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences
Ref QA276.14 .E5 1982
Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences provides information about an extensive selection of topics concerned with statistical theory and the applications of statistical methods in various more or less scientific fields of activity.

Encyclopedic Dictionary of Mathematics
Ref QA5 .I8313 1987
The text of this encyclopedic dictionary consists of 450 articles arranged alphabetically, beginning with Abel and ending with zeta functions.

Oxford Users' Guide to Mathematics
Ref QA40 .T4813 2004
This useful handbooks covers a broad spectrum of mathematics starting with the basic material and progressing on to more advanced topics that have come to the fore in the last few decades. The book is organised into mathematical sub-disciplines including analysis, algebra, geometry, foundations of mathematics, calculus of variations and optimisation, theory of probability and mathematical statistics, numerical mathematics and scientific computing, and history of mathematics.

Princeton Companion to Mathematics
Encyclopedic coverage of topics in modern and historical mathematics.  Also includes biographical entries on important mathematicians.

Wolfram MathWorld
Well-organized topical encyclopedia of all branches of mathematics.

Biography & History

Biographical Dictionary of Mathematicians
Ref QA28 .B534 1991
Provides information on mathematician that were originally published in the fourteen volume Dictionary of Scientific Biography and supplement 1 and 2.

Biographies of Women Mathematicians
Biographical essays or comments on many women mathematicians. Includes some photos.

Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences
QA21 .E57 1994
Two-volume set containing detailed articles on the history and development of mathematical concepts.

MacTutor History of Mathematics archive
This site provides access to a wide range of mathematical materials. Also includes 1300 mathematicians with biographies, 30 articles on the history of various topics in mathematics and a list of more than 60 curves with their history and properties.

Notable Twentieth-Century Scientists
Ref Q141 .N73 1995
Four volume biographical encyclopedia of 20th century scientists. Articles include lists of works by and about the subjects.

Oxford Handbook of the History of Mathematics
Ref QA21 .O94 2009
Collection of historical essays focusing on mathematics in the ancient world.

Princeton Companion to Mathematics
Encyclopedic coverage of topics in modern and historical mathematics.  Also includes biographical entries on important mathematicians.

Math Education

NYSED Mathematics Core Curriculum
Core curriculum for New York State, pre-K through grade 8.

Math Forum @ Drexel
The Math Forum is a leading center for mathematics and mathematics education on the Internet. The Math Forum's mission is to provide resources, materials, activities, person-to-person interactions, and educational products and services that enrich and support teaching and learning. See especially the section of the site for teachers.

Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education
Ref QA11 .E665 2001
Over 400 signed articles with references on all aspects of mathematics education.

National Science Digital Library (NSDL)
National Science Foundation's online library of resources for science, technology, and mathematics education at all levels.

Khan Academy
Short video tutorials on mathematical topics (e.g., factoring polynomials, conic sections).

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Calculators & Tools

Wolfram Alpha
A "computational knowledge engine" that searches a vast data library for answers to your questions.  Developed by the creators of Mathematica, this resource is especially valuable for mathematical calculations.
Number Empire
Collection of online mathematical tools including things like a factoring calculator, a matrix calculator, and a LaTeX equation editor.
Online Java-based graphing calculator.


MathSciNet Tutorial

MathSciNet a step- by step guide
University of Reading, United Kingdom

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