Information Resources for Mathematics
Cardiff University subscribes to a wealth of resources to help in your research. This page highlights some of the best routes to accessing academic information in the subject area of Mathematics.
- Find books
- Find academic publications such as journal articles and conference papers
- Find theses
- Get help
Search for books held within the University's libraries and for eBooks you can access online using the LibrarySearch catalogue. Make sure you have the Library Collections tab selected if you're looking for books (more information on using the other tab, ArticleSearch, is below). There is lots of help available for using LibrarySearch.
Find academic publications such as journal articles and conference papers
|ArticleSearch from LibrarySearch is an easy way to find some online journal articles and other high quality sources on a topic. It's important to sign in to get full access. ArticleSearch doesn't cover all of the online journals in the library collection but it is a quick and easy starting point and all results will be available in full-text. To use ArticleSearch, go to LibrarySearch and select the ArticleSearch tab. Leave QuickSearch as the setting in the menu on the right-hand side.|
Databases such as Scopus and Web of Science identify articles across a huge range of journal titles. Sometimes databases offer direct access to the full text if Cardiff University subscribes to the journal. If full-text access isn't offered through the database you are using, click the Check for full text button if the database has one, or use LibrarySearch to search for the title of the journal in which the article is published to see the date ranges for which we have access in print, online or both.
Databases are best accessed via Cardiff Portal. Click on Library and Databases (A-Z and MetaLib).
|Database (* = Top 3 database)||Content|
|*Scopus||Multi-disciplinary content covering over 20,000 scholarly journals in scientific, medical, technical, and social science disciplines. Coverage extends back selectively to 1960. An excellent starting point for finding information on a topic.|
|*Web of Science|
(via Web of Knowledge databases)
|ScienceDirect||Multi-disciplinary content in a wide range of scientific disciplines.|
|MathSciNet||Produced by the American Mathematical Society, the database covers Mathematical Reviews from 1940 to the present.|
|Zentralblatt MATH Database||This is the most complete abstracting and reviewing service in pure and applied mathematics. Cardiff University does not subscribe to this database but the first three entries of any guest search are accessible.|
|arXiv.org e-Print archive||Database of mathematical preprints since 1991.|
|MPIM Preprint Series||Preprints from scholars and visitors of the Max Planck Institute of Mathematics since 1983.|
|University of Reading Dept of Maths and Statistics Preprint Series||Preprint journals articles on mathematics and statistics.|
|Project Euclid||Developed by the Cornell University Library Project Euclid is jointly managed by Cornell and the Duke University Press and provides free access to journals, conference proceedings and monographs in the field of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics.|
|Mathematics Web Sites||A search facility for mathematical web sites around the world, hosted by Penn State University.|
|Statlib||A system for distributing statistical information, software and datasets maintained by the Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University.|
|Google Scholar is a useful search engine for finding academic publications. When used on-campus it automatically connects you to Cardiff University subscribed full-text articles. However, if you use it at home you will need to set this up. At the top right hand side of the home screen click on Settings then choose Library links. Enter Cardiff University in the search box then select the Cardiff University results by checking the adjacent boxes. The Full Text @Cardiff links will now appear with your results and you will be able to access subscribed full-text articles once you log in with your network username and password.|
|Ethos||A British Library database of theses awarded by over 120 institutions across the UK. Around a third are available for immediate download.|
|Proquest Dissertations and Theses||References to theses from UK universities, with a small number available online in full-text.|
|LibrarySearch||References to Cardiff University theses which are held in the libraries and stores. For theses produced since August 2011, see ORCA.|
|ORCA||Full text of theses produced at Cardiff University since August 2011.|
For further information please contact:
Online chat: You can use our online chat service 'Ask a Librarian Live' to ask any queries - this can be accessed through the Libraries home page and is also available from other web pages such as via LibrarySearch.
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