Mathematics/Statistics Information

  • Help
    • For help with your mathematics/statistics research efforts, contact the Library's Information Desk (in person, using the AskUs tool on the Library website, by email, call 566-0696) or your Mathematics/Statistics Subject Librarian, Rosie Le Faive.
  • Books
    • Open Textbooks: American Institute of Mathematics' list of Approved Open Textbooks 
    • Encyclopedia: Platonic Realms Interactive Mathematics Encyclopedia (PRIME) 
    • Statistics-specific web resource: VassarStats
    • Use the library catalogue to find books (e.g. Novikov Ring)
  • Articles
    • MathSciNet - index of mathematical articles with abstracts. Included in OneSearch.
    • ArXiv - electronic archive of research articles. Included in OneSearch.
    • Project Euclid - database of articles in mathematics and statistics. 
    • LaTeXSearch - search published articles using LaTeX strings.
    • Jahrbuch Project (ERAM) - historical mathematics articles.
  • Quick Information and Reference
  • Relevant Databases
    • Mathematics/Statistics-related databases available through Robertson Library:
      Title Description
      ArXiv An electronic archive for research articles, including physics, math, computer science, nonlinear sciences, quantitative biology, and statistics.
      Google Scholar Searches scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and articles.

      Searchable web database providing access to over 58 years of Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications.

      NOTE: As of Sept 2015, the entire MathSciNet database is also included within OneSearch. You can do a normal OneSearch search, then use the Databases Included at the bottom left to restrict results to MathSciNet.

      Search tips:

      • Adjacency (not AND) is assumed within a field. For example, the search text "invertible matrix" will match only those cases in which the two words occur consecutively. It will not match "invertible triangular matrix".
      • Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) may be entered between search terms. 
      • The wildcard character is the asterisk (*) and may be used in all fields except MR Number and Mathematics Subject Classifications fields (MSC Primary/Secondary and MSC Primary). If no wildcard is used, the search will look for exact word matches and also for the plural (or singular) of the words entered.
      • The search may be restricted to the singular [plural] search terms by using the exclamation mark (!) at the end of the singular [plural] word. For example, "matrix" will match both "matrix" and "matrices" while "matrix!" will match "matrix" but not "matrices". 
      • Searches are not case-sensitive.
      • Accented characters encoded in ISO Latin may be used in search strings.


      A 5.5-minute Youtube tutorial covering basic usage [KTH Royal Institute of Technology]

      A more in-depth Quick-Start Guide [AMS]

      OneSearch (EBSCO EDS - Proxied) OneSearch (EBSCO Discovery Service) searches most of Robertson Library's licensed content in a single search.
      ScienceDirect Provides full text to peer-reviewed journals from Elsevier Science, including a large number of journals in the life sciences.
      Springer LINK Contains over 1,900 full text electronic journals from the areas of science, technology, medicine, engineering, environment, economics, and law.
      Web of Science (Backfile)

      Backfile thru December 2009 for Web of Science (WOS) Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) & Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI)


      Why just the backfile? See the Web of Science Subscription 2010.

      Wiley Online Wiley Online is a multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.
  • Other Resources