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Key databases for Mathematics

If you need to find journal articles about a subject that you are researching or studying, it is important to search journal databases. Type your topic into the search screen of the database to obtain a list of relevant journal articles, and remember to look at help screens or Library guides to make the most of what is on offer.

Below is a list of journal databases which are most often used in Mathematics. You can also see a complete list of databases for Mathematics available from the Library.


Allows you to search for journal articles and conference proceedings in mathematics. It is the extended online equivalent of Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications. The database is updated daily.

Guide to using MathSciNet

Web of Science

Search for journal articles using three databases; Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index and Arts and Humanities Citation Index. A current awareness service provides citation alerts for newly added journal articles. Each database is updated weekly.

Guide to using Web of Science

MPRESS Mathematics Preprint Search System

The MPRESS Mathematics Preprint Search System is a searchable index of preprints from a range of sources. It uses metadata to provide comprehensive and easily searchable information on the preprints available. The resource is not a full-text archive.


This preprint database is a fully automated electronic archive and distribution server for research papers. It covers areas such as physics and related disciplines, mathematics, nonlinear sciences, computational linguistics, and neuroscience.

Guide to using ArXiv.org


A collection of full-text mathematics reference books from Chapman & Hall (CRC Press). Covers algebra, combinatorics and discrete Mathematics, geometry and topology, mathematics for biology and medicine, finance and statistics.

Guide to using MathNetBase

Preprint Servers - American Mathematical Society Directory

A list of mathematical preprint and e-print servers throughout the world, Includes email contact details.

Engineering Village

Subjects covered include engineering geology, environmental science, nanotechnology, geophysics, petroleum engineering and physics. This is the biggest and broadest engineering and computing database in the world. Search for journal articles, technical reports and conference proceedings. Includes the research databases Compendex and Inspec and the book collection Referex. It is better to de-select Referex if you are looking specifically for articles, as it improves the search.

Guide to using Engineering Village


Scopus is a large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature from more than 18,500 journals and quality web sources, with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

Guide to using Scopus