MathSciNet Database Guide

What is MathSciNet?

MathSciNet is a comprehensive database covering the world's mathematical literature since 1940. MathSciNet provides web access to bibliographic data and reviews of mathematical research literature contained in the Mathematical Reviews Database.

General Overview:

What is an 'MSC?'

MSC (mathematics subject classification) is a system used to categorize items in MathSciNet. The MSC breaks down into 5000+ two-, three-, and five-digit classifications, each corresponding to a specific field or subfield of mathematics. To search by MSC,

Execute a Search

Search Fields Cheat Sheet

Field Name What it Searches
Author/Related Author's name plus editors, translators etc.
Author Author's name only
Title Title of original article
Review Text Any text in the body of the review
Journal Journal name
Institution Code The code assigned to a specific institution
Series Series name
MSC Primary/Secondary Primary or secondary Mathematics Subject Classification
MSC Primary Primary Mathematics Subject Classification
MR Number Number of item in Mathematical Reviews
Reviewer Reviewer's name
Anywhere All of the bibliographic information and review text
Ref Author Author's name in a reference list
Ref Anywhere Entire reference list

Okay, so now I have these journal citations. How do I find the ones that aren't online?

Easy. : )

Questions?

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References

MathSciNet help pages

http://www.ams.org/mathscinet/help/full_search_help_full.html
http://www.ams.org/msnhtml/classid_help.html

Last updated: 7/28/2011 5:12:00 PM