Online Resources in Mathematics

Many of the online resources are licensed by the Library for use by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty and students. To access licensed resources from off-campus, please use only the links provided on this pages and other pages of the Math Library Website. To establish your identity as a U of I affiliate, you may be asked to provide your NetID and password when connecting from off-campus.

For questions about accessing electronic resources from off-campus, visit the Mathematics Library’s Using Electronic Resources blog posts. For more information about using Library online resources, check out Finding and Using E-Books, E-Readers, and E-Book Vendor Comparison Chart.

Monographs and Books

Increasingly, new books in mathematics are acquired by the Library in electronic format in addition to, or instead of, print. This includes nearly all books published by Springer-Verlag and its Birkhauser subsidiaries. Many older books have been digitized and made available online. Links to digital versions of books can be found in the Library Catalog and also the Mathematics Library E-Books page.

Use the Library’s Easy Search feature to look for books in multiple online platforms at once. Just click on the “Books” tab.


Many current and recent Math Library journal subscriptions are available only in electronic format, or in electronic format in addition to print. Many additional journals of interest to mathematicians are available online without a subscription.

Search the Catalog for a mathematics related e-journals.

Abstracting and indexing services are another source to use in searching for scholarly journal articles. The two most relevant electronic indexes for mathematicians (which developed from long-standing print resources) are:

MathSciNet – American Mathematical Society (AMS) Mathematical Reviews
Zentralblatt MATH – originally Zentralblatt fur Mathematik und ihre Grenzgebiete

Online collections of particular use to mathematicians include:

Project Euclid

If you have an article citation in hand, try using the Library’s Journal and Article Locator to discover whether U of I has access to the article. Enter the journal name, and any additional information to begin the search.

If U of I does not own the article you are looking for, request a PDF copy through ILLiad, the interlibrary loan system. You will need your NetID and password to access your account.

If you need any assistance locating a monograph or journal article, or if you would like further information on the Library’s online resources, please contact the Mathematics Library.

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