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Databases: find journal articles, technical reports, books, etc.

  • American Mathematical Society (AMS) Journals. Searchable database of all AMS journals. Allows searching by author, title, keywords, abstract, full text of article, references or anywhere in the record.
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library. Registration is free, but full-text is for ACM members only.
  • Directory of Mathematics Preprint and E-print Servers. Maintained by the AMS. Provides links to all worldwide preprint servers.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals. This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. It includes 102 math journals and 20 statistics journals.
  • E-Print Network. Maintained by the Dept. of Energy. Allows simultaneous searching of a variety of preprint servers.
  • Electronic Library of Mathematics. A service of the European Mathematical Society that offers links to free online journals, proceedings, and monographs.
  • Google Scholar. Indexes scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports. Google Scholar includes articles from a variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities. They rank results based on their relevance criteria.
  • Gottinger Digitalisierungs-Zentrum. Digital Collections. Mathematica.
  • IEEE Xplore. Index to IEEE and IET publications in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics.  Full text of IEEE and IET journals, conference proceedings and standards is available at Fogler Library.
  • Jahrbuch Project. Electronic Research Archive for Mathematics (ERAM). Indexes publications from 1868-1942. Consult the search help and contents information.
  • JSTOR. A digital archive of over 350 scholarly journals. It includes 17 journals in mathematics and 13 in statistics. Coverage is always back to the first volume of a journal so several titles in mathematics date back to the 18th and 19th centuries. JSTOR does not provide access to the most recent volumes of a journal. Usually the most recent 2 to 5 years are not included.
  • MathDoc Portal. Index to online books, dissertations, journal articles, preprints, and table of contents 
  • Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Mathematical Sciences Digital Library.
  • Math-Net E-Journals.
  • Math Search. Allows you to search over 200,000 documents on English-language mathematics and statistics servers across the Web. Note that most of the material is concerned with research-level mathematics. Allows you to find faculty and departments working on a topic.
  • Mathematical Physics Preprint Archive. Coverage is 1991 to present and organized by the University of Texas.
  • Mathematics arXiv. Preprint archive for 1992 to present. See also the homepage for for computer science and physics preprint indexes. Database is searchable by author, title, abstract, full-text, etc. Users may register to receive email notification of new papers on matching areas of interest.
  • National Technical Information Service (NTIS) Database. Contains over 2.0 million bibliographic records to research reports, computer products, software, video cassettes, audio cassettes and more from the latest research sponsored by the United States and select foreign governments. The complete electronic file dates back to 1964. Most records include abstracts. Full text to research reports may be purchased from NTIS using the links in the bibliographic records.
  • NUMDAM: Digitization of Ancient Mathematics Documents. Searchable database containing the full text of 6 French mathematics journals. Publications dates range from 1864 - 2000.
  • Probability Abstract Service. Coverage is 1991 to present by the Univ. of Washington.
  • 5.0. A free, integrated single-search gateway to reliable science and technology information from 17 organizations within 13 federal science agencies - access to over 200 million pages of scientific information.
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Journals Online Database.
  • StatLib. Maintained by the Carnegie Mellon University Statistics Department; contains software, datasets, and publications related to statistics.
  • Web of Science. Coverage is 1900 to present. Online version of Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index and Arts and Humanities Citation Index. General Search allows you to do keyword, author, journal title, and author's affiliation or location. The Cited Reference Search allows you to find articles that cite an older article of interest. For the cited reference search just use the first author's last name and initial(s) and the year of publication. Do not bother with the journal or book title. Keep in mind our subscription is only for 2000 to present. 

Library Catalogs

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

  • Access Science. Online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms. Includes over 8,500 online encyclopedia articles and 15,000 illustrations from the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th Edition and regularly updated, fully-searchable media-rich content, terms, images and video.Includes over 8,500 online encyclopedia articles and 15,000 illustrations from the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th Edition and regularly updated, fully-searchable media-rich content, terms, images and video.
  • Encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, dictionary and thesaurus in one resource with good science and technology coverage. Nobel and science awards page.
  • ISI Glossary of Statistical Terms. By the International Statistical Institute. Includes entries in 19 languages. 
  • MathWorld. (Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics). Interactive mathematics encyclopedia for students, educators and researchers.
  • On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. Produced by AT&T Labs.
  • Planet Math.Org. Mathematics Encyclopedia.
  • PRIME Encyclopedia.

Handbooks and Textbooks

Educational Resources

  • BioInformatics Series Tutorials (BITS). Free online learning resource made available by MIT Engineering and Science Libraries and Harvard’s Countway Library of Medicine; these video tutorials highlight bioinformatics resources such as NCBI Entrez, BLAST, and the UCSC Genome Browser and focus on specific activities for conducting genomic research. BITS can be viewed at a user’s own pace and own convenience.

History of Mathematics

Maine Resources

Professional Societies

Internet Directories

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