Mathematics and Statistics

How to find articles, dissertations, and background information about math, statistics, and financial math.

Search for Journal Articles

MathSciNet is the best database to start your search.

  • The world's mathematical literature from 1940 to the present
  • Contains almost 3 million items, and over 1.7 million direct links to original articles
  • Authors are uniquely identified (by their MR Author ID)
  • Translation information is listed --"For foreign-language journals for which there is a cover-to-cover translation, the information about the translation is added as soon as the translation journal issue becomes available. (This may be after the MathSciNet entry is published, or after its review is published.)

    Example: translation in Comput. Math. Math. Phys. 41 (2001), no. 1, 151--160

Here is the FAQ.

Here are tutorials to help you do the best search possible.

Here is the list of journals -- by abbreviation -- that are indexed in MathSciNet (PDF)

Here are most of the journals' years of coverage (PDF) -- If you can't find an article, check this list to see whether or not the journal was indexed during that year

How do AND, OR, NOT ("Boolean operators) work on the search page?

The order does give different results, as shown in this example, when you put a word in the TITLE, in the first three rows of the search page.

Search #1: 24,952 results

Search #2: 54,927 results

Here is MathSciNet's explanation about how these work.

Other databases with mathematical content are listed on the library home page under Databases by TOPIC:

To find the library's databases, use Databases by NAME, or Databases by TOPIC, on the library home page:

  • In the "Databases by TOPIC" lists, start with the CORE databases, which are the best for that topic
  • To see what the database covers, click the little round "i" button next to its name:

On a Hopkins computer, Google Scholar automatically shows you FIND IT@JHU  links.

But on a non-Hopkins device (like your laptop), you should

  1. log in through the portal (, OR
  2. go to the library home page and use the "Google Scholar" tab so that you can see the links to our full text ("FIND IT")

If you don't see "FIND IT" next to the citation, click on "More," which is *below* the citation. It will turn into "FIND IT."

In your Google Scholar list of article results, you may also see books.

  1. If you click on the title, Google Scholar will take you to Google Books
  2. However, copyright law prevents them from showing you the whole book
  3. Search the library catalog for the book you want -- if we have it, you can see 100% of it
  4. Remember that if we do not have a book in any format, you can request it through Borrow Direct or Interlibrary Loan (on the library home page under "Request Materials")