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 Includes recent or unpublished work that hasn't yet been indexed.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.

Oxford Users' Guide to Mathematics
Ref QA40 .T4813 2004  
This useful handbook covers a broad spectrum of mathematics starting with the basic material and progressing on to more advanced topics.

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  

Biographies of Women Mathematicians

Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences
Ref QA21 .E57 1994 

MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

Oxford Handbook of the History of Mathematics
Ref QA21 .O94 2009  

Princeton Companion to Mathematics

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  

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).

Contact Us

picture of Abby Juda
Natural Sciences Librarian
(607) 274-3889

Search Argos

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

Useful Lists