How to use MathSciNet
To access MathSciNet from the Mathematics Library homepage, follow the link under “Find Journals And Articles”.
To access MathSciNet from off campus, see the guide on accessing databases off-campus: Off-Campus Guide
Searching in MathSciNet
Search within publications, authors, journals, or citations using the tabs atop the main search box. The citation search is further divided into author citations, journal citations, search by subject, search by year, and top 10 lists.
If you have the exact information for a publication, MathSciNet will take you directly to the publication’s information page. If your search is more general and the keywords apply to multiple results, MathSciNet will display all possible results. To narrow down the results, use the gray bar on the left side of the screen, shown below. Selecting the item type, institution, author, year, classification, or journal will refine the results and help locate relevant publications.
Once you have found a publication (or more!) to read there are a few options to get the full text. Clicking on the item from the results page provides more information about the item. From the information page, follow the link for “article” to access full-text. Alternatively, the “Discover Full-Text” link also provides access to the journal and article.
To learn more about searching in MathSciNet, check out their tutorials at: http://www.mathscinet.info/index.html