Why search for preprints?
Publication of manuscripts in a peer-reviewed journal often takes months or even years from the time of initial submission, because manuscripts must undergo extensive reviewer critique.
The need to quickly circulate current results within a scientific community has led researchers to distribute documents as preprints. The immediate distribution of pre-prints allows authors to receive early feedback from their peers, which may be helpful in revising and preparing articles for submission.
Scopus calls itself the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: over 21, 500 scientific journals, 130,000 books and conference proceedings, covering all fields of academic study: science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Scopus also includes 8 different citation metrics, analyzing impact at the author, article, journal, and institution levels.
Most mathematics databases use a special classification system. If you are having difficulty inforamtion on your topic, consult this web site for finding related terms that you can use in your search.
Click the GET IT button in any database to get the full text of an article. If UST Libraries doesn't own it, you'll be given an option to request it from another library.