MathSciNet is an electronic
publication offering access to a carefully maintained
and easily searchable database of reviews, abstracts and
bibliographic information for much of the mathematical
sciences literature. Over 100,000 new items are added
each year, most of them classified according to the
Mathematics Subject Classification.
Authors are uniquely identified, enabling a search
for publications by individual author rather than by
name string. Continuing in the tradition of the paper
publication, Mathematical Reviews (MR),
which was first published in 1940, expert reviewers are
selected by a staff of professional mathematicians to
write reviews of the current published literature; over
40,000 reviews are added to the database each year.
Extending the MR tradition, MathSciNet contains over
2 million items and over 1 million direct links to
original articles. Bibliographic data from
retrodigitized articles dates back to the early 1800s.
Reference lists are collected and matched internally
from over 400 journals, and citation data for journals,
authors, articles and reviews is provided. This web of
citations allows users to track the history and
influence of research publications in the mathematical
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A detailed guide
for MathSciNet is available (PDF).
Searching in MathSciNet
home page has tabs for searching the five main areas of
the database. These tabs are as follows.
Publications searches the review
database and returns bibliographic data, reviews and
(when available) linked reference lists for article and
the author database and returns authors identified
uniquely according to their publications as well as a
listing of name variations.
To help identify an
individual, there is now a sample publication visible by
sliding the cursor over an icon. This publication is
either a frequently cited or a recently published item.
Once an author is selected, one may view the
author/related publications, do a publications search
with the author automatically entered in the author
search field, find coauthors or collaboration distances
and make a link to all of an author's MathSciNet
Journals searches the
MR journal database and returns a journal or list of
journals with links to bibliographic information,
publisher websites, and issues listed in MathSciNet.
Author Citations returns up to 10
items ordered by the number of matched references in
MathSciNet reference lists.
Citations returns information about citations
to the journal of interest based on matched reference
lists from MathSciNet.
The four tabs on the Free
Tools page are the following:
- Search MSC offers a search of the Mathematics
Subject Classification scheme.
- Collaboration Distance finds a shortest
publications-path between two authors.
- Current Journals lists those journals indexed in
MathSciNet within the past six weeks.
- Current Publications offers a search for books
and articles reviewed or indexed within the past six
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