Best Journal Article Database
MathSciNet Restricted Resource
Access to over 60 years of Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications. Approximately 1700 current serials and journals are reviewed in whole or in part. List of journals indexed

Dates of Coverage: 1940-
All Items by Source Type

Background & Context Sources

History of Mathematics
Comprehensive history of mathematics. Incluldes links to other relevant websites.

Biographical Sources

Mathematics Genealogy Project
The MGP attempts to compile information about all the mathematicians of the world.

Continuing Education & Careers
Search for graduate programs by subject, program type, or location. Includes information about applying for graduate school and financial aid.
Research opportunities for undergraduates in the sciences, funded by the National Science Foundation.
Includes graduate school rankings and search. 
Algebra tutorials.
U.S. News Grad School Rankings
Search yearly graduate school rankings by discipline.
Virtual Math Lab: College Algebra
Online algebra tutorials from West Texas A&M University. 


Data Management Plan Requirements - National Science Foundation Some full text availableopenURL
Requirements for dissemination and sharing of research results when funded by the National Science Foundation.


Inspec Restricted Resource
The most comprehensive coverage of scientific and technical literature in physics, astronomy, engineering, and computer science.

Dates of coverage:  1969 to present.

MathSciNet Restricted Resource
MathSciNet provides access to over 60 years of Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications. Approximately 1700 current serials and journals are reviewed in whole or in part. List of journals indexed.

Dates of Coverage: 1940 to present.

Web of Science Restricted Resource
Scholarly literature in the sciences, health and medicine, social sciences, arts, and humanities and proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions.  Includes cited reference searching across many databases.

Search all databases in Web of Science (includes Medline and BIOSIS, direct link for on-campus users).

Dates of coverage: 1965 to present.

Dictionaries & Thesauri

Oxford Dictionary of Statistics Restricted Resource
All aspects of statistics including terms used in computing, mathematics, operational research, and probability, as well as biographical information on over 200 key figures in the field.


Martindale's Mathematics Center
Large, online directory of mathematics resources.
Mathematics Web Sites
Directory of online mathematical resources hosted by Penn State.


Access Science Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Online version of McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 10th ed.  2007 plus updates.

OBIS record for print edition.  Sci Reference Q121 .M3 2007  vols.1-20
Eric Weisstein's World of Science Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video
Contains encyclopedias in the areas of chemistry, physics, astronomy and science biography. Also includes Wolfram MathWorld.
Free, online mathematics encyclopedia. 

Handbooks & Guides

NSF Data Management Plan Requirements Some full text availableopenURL
Listing of requirements for each NSF directorate or unit, to be followed when submitting a research proposal to the National Science Foundation.


American Mathematical Society Publications Some full text available
The journals published by the AMS, including the Bulletin of the AMS, the Journal of the AMS and the Transactions of the AMS.
Electronic Library of Mathematics Some full text available
Directory of online mathematical journals. 
Institute for Mathematical Sciences Preprint Server Some full text available
Online mathical preprints from the Institute of Mathematical Sciences. 

Library Catalogs

Distributed Digital Library of Mathematical Monographs Some full text available
Collections from the University of Michigan, Cornell and Göttingen.
Historical Math Monographs Some full text available
Electronic versions of historic math books from the Cornell University Library.
A mathematical sciences digital library maintained by the Mathematical Association of America. 
vifamath: The Virtual Library of Mathematics
Search for literature in libraries, online articles, and more.
World Digital Mathematics Library (WDML) Some full text available
Collection of digitized past mathematical literature.

Organizations & Associations

European Mathematical Information Service (EMIS)
Electronic resources for mathematicians hosted by the European Mathematical Society.

Software & Web Tools

Guide to LaTeX & Typesetting
Links to templates, guides, and software for using LaTeX to write scientific documents. Also includes links to other tools that typeset mathematical equations.
Bibliographic management software; an online research management, writing and collaboration tool designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.
note: Oberlin College affiliated users only.
Wolfram Alpha Some full text available Resource contains images
A computational knowledge search engine. Wolfram Alpha will compute mathematical equations.


A freely available textbook on electronic statistics. 
VassarStats: Website for Statistical Computation
Tool for performing statistical computation. 

Web Sites

Math Forum @ Drexel
An online resource for improving math learning, teaching and communication. Offers problems and puzzles, online mentoring, research, and more.
Metamath Home Page
Mathematical web guide. Includes the Proof Explorer, the Quantum Logic Explorer, images for math symbols, and more.
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