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
This database maintained by the American Mathematical Society
The American Mathematical Society (AMS) is an association of professional mathematicians dedicated to the interests of mathematical research and scholarship, which it does with various publications and conferences as well as annual monetary awards and prizes to mathematicians.
It was founded in 1888 as the New York Mathematical Society
Over 10,000 mathematicians around the world are reviewers for MR.
This web of citations allows users to track the history and influence of research publications in the mathematical sciences
Each items are classified according to the Mathematics Subject Classification (ASM)
Material from 1940 onwards.
over 1700 journals and serials,
and conference proceedings.
Includes Current Mathematical Publications (CMP) consists of author and subject indexes with full bibliographic information for each item
Extending the MR tradition, MathSciNet contains over 2 million items and over 1 million direct links to original articles ;
Over 100,000 new items are added each year ;
over 40,000 reviews are added to the database each year ;
Reference lists are collected and matched internally from over 400 journals, and citation data for journals, authors, articles and reviews is provided
Mathematical subject classification
00: General material including elementary mathematics
01: History and biography
03: Mathematical logic and foundations
05: Combinatorics and graph theory
06: Order, lattices, ordered algebraic structures
08: General algebraic systems
11: Number theory
12: Field theory and polynomials
13: Commutative rings and algebras
14: Algebraic geometry
15: Linear and multilinear algebra; matrix theory
Here one finds up-to-date information about mathematics journals, instructional resources pertaining to MathSciNet, and other resources from the AMS that might be of interest to librarians.
A collection of resources in support of librarian activities with emphasis in the areas of instruction and collection development
New Journals in Mathematics Journals listed by first year of publication from 1997 to present ;
Journal Linking Journal linking lists in MathSciNet ;
Reference List Journals Journals included in the Citation Database
Translated Serials English language versions of Chinese, Japanese and Slavic language journals covered in MathSciNet
New Journals in Mathematics
Searching in MathSciNet
searches the review database and returns bibliographic data, reviews and (when available) linked reference lists for article and book listings
Publication format (document type)
All (the default)
Publication Year Ranges
You may set your search to look for items with a Publication Year less than , equal to or greater than a specific year. Alternatively, you may also specify a year range, with inclusive lower and upper year bounds
Rang is form 1940 through present
Author Author's name only
Author/Related Author's name plus editors, translators etc.
Title Title of original article
Review Text Any text in the body of the review
MR Number Number of item in MathSciNet
Reviewer Reviewer's name
Anywhere All of the bibliographic, classification, and review information
References All reference lists
Journal Journal name
Institution Code The code assigned to a specific institution
Series Series name
MSC Primary/Secondary Primary or secondary Mathematics Subject Classification
Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) may be entered between criteria
The search may be restricted to the singular [plural] search terms by using the exclamation mark (!) at the end of the singular [plural] word
Sample search with author name
MathSciNet searches are not case-sensitive.
Names should be input in the form: last name, first name, middle name(s) or initial(s). Commas must be used to separate last and first names.
The wildcard character is the asterisk (*) and may be used anywhere within the name string to broaden the search. However, if it is used at the beginning, it is ignored
Name variations appear when the list is expanded. When the cursor passes over the icon to the left of a name on the list, a sample publication will appear. This publication is one which has many citations in MathSciNet reference lists or it is a relatively recent publication of the author.
The Authors search does not search among the name strings associated with papers and books in the MR Database, but rather it searches for the distinct author entities created by MR staff.
author's name with other search criteria, select Refine Search from the pop-up menu. The Publications search screen will be displayed with the author's name listed as the first search criteria. Enter the remaining search criteria and click the Search button.
Selecting Collaboration Distance from the pop-up menu takes you to a Collaboration Distance Search , with the selected author filled in as one of the two authors in the search
When entering a journal abbreviation as search criterion, it is not usually necessary to enter the exact MR journal abbreviation. Many reasonable abbreviations will work. For example, each of the following search strings will return a list of headlines that includes Israel Journal of Mathematics : isr j math, israel jour math, israel jour of math, israel journal of math, israel.
An ISSN can be entered with a hyphen, a space, or no space
The wildcard character is the asterisk (*) and may be used anywhere within the journal string to broaden the search. It may not be used at the start of a "word ".
Note: Issue information is not available in the Journals Database for journal issues prior to 1985. To search for journal issues prior to 1985 you may use the Journal field of Publication Search together with publication year and perhaps volume and issue numbers (in the Anywhere field) as a partial solution
automatic extension of singular search words to plural search words, and plural search words to singular search words.
Links to AMS journal articles for AMS journals subscribers
Links to the AMS Bookstore for ordering original works
Links to the Math document delivery system for ordering journal articles
Search or browse the current issue of Mathematical Reviews
Search or browse Mathematics Subject Classifications using the new Classification Identification option
Refine searches using Document Type or Institution Code search criteria from the MathSciNet search screen
Download citations in BibTeX format
a link to the author's Mathematics Genealogy Project listing, citation information for the author, a list of coauthors, and counts of articles published in various subject classifications
On the FULL search screen, you can limit your search to a specific time period, updates, or recent reviews
Or, you can select the type of resource (journals, books, or MSC) you want to search under CURRENT AWARENESS
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Users are now able to customize MathSciNet in several different ways. This personalization is available with sign in. For example:
The contents of the Clipboard can be saved indefinitely.
The default search fields in Full and Basic Search can be saved.
The default language can be set.
Whether or not to display reference lists can be set.
Whether or not to display simplified headlines can be set.