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About MathSciNet

MathSciNet is a database of reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature. First published in print as Mathematical Reviews in 1940, MathSciNet now publishes over 100,000 new items each year, most of them classified according to the Mathematics Subject Classification. 

Authors are uniquely identified (by their MR Author ID), enabling a search for publications by individual author rather than by name string.

Expert reviewers are selected by a staff of professional mathematicians to write reviews of the current published literature; over 80,000 reviews are added to the database each year. MathSciNet contains almost 3 million items and over 1.7 million direct links to original articles.

Bibliographic data from retrodigitized articles dates back to the early 1800s.

Reference lists are collected and matched internally from approximately 550 journals, and citation data for journals, authors, articles and reviews is provided.  This web of citations allows users to track the history and influence of research publications in the mathematical sciences.

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The Journal Search Tab in MathSciNet

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Includes description of  of journal statistics available.

How to Search in the Author Tab in MathSciNet

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