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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.
Search for pre-prints stored on open-access servers by changing the subject search to Mathematics or scroll down and browse the Mathematics category.
MPRESS MathNET. preprints
Provides access to pre-prints stored on non-U.S. servers.
Directory of Mathematics Preprint and e-Print Servers
Links to umbrella servers which cover all areas of mathematics including special subject servers and servers administered by mathematics departments and institutes. There is an additional link to retired preprint services.
Mathematics Article Databases
MathSciNet which is produced by the American Mathematical Society, provides access to Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications. MathSciNet includes citations and review texts from 1940 to the present; it is updated daily. Current Mathematical Publications provides subject, author and title access to recent and forthcoming books, articles, conference proceedings, etc. ; a citation moves from Current Mathematical Publications to Mathematical Reviews once it is reviewed.
Free online access to the archive of all research journals of the American Mathematical Society from publication inception through 2005. Each article citation includes the abstract, references (with links to MathSciNet), Mathematics Subject Classifications. and link to the PDF version.
ASM Digital Mathematics Registry
The aim of the AMS-DMR is to provide centralized access to certain collections of digitized publications in the mathematical sciences. The registry is primarily focused on older material from journals and journal-like book series that originally appeared in print but now is available in digital form. The registry is organized both by the collections and by the individual journals (or series) themselves.
Project Euclid provides access to journals, books and conference proceedings published by independent and society publishers in the fields of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics. Some resources are not avaiable without subscription.
Jarbuch Project - Electronic Research Archive for Mathematics
A mathematical literature database based on the "Jahrbuch über die Fortschritte der Mathematik" (1868-1942).
ZMath - The Zenbtralblatt MATH Database
The ZMATH Database ihas been indexing articles since 1868. The articles are drawn from about 3500 journals and 1100 serials. This database is edited by the European Mathematical Society, FIZ Karlsruhe,and Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften.
Other Databases with Math Content
Academic Search Premier
A good place to start your research, Academic Search Premier provides full text for scholarly publications and peer-reviewed journals as well as general interest sources.
JSTOR provides access to ebooks and scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, sciences and the social sciences. Works best in Chrome (Firefox creates problems with pop-up blockers).
Science Reference Center
Science Reference Center provides easy access to full-text science content including encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, web sites, pictures, illustrations, audio clips and video clips. Includes ability to limit by lexile reading levels.
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.
Mathematics Subject Classification
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.