MathSciNet has four kinds of searches:
These are the search fields available in MathSciNet. Click on the name of the field for more information.
|Author||Author's name only|
|Author/Related||Author's name plus editors, translators etc.|
|Title||Title of original article|
|Review Text||Any text in the body of the review|
|Institution Code||The code assigned to a specific institution|
|MSC Primary/Secondary||Primary or secondary Mathematics Subject Classification|
|MSC Primary||Primary Mathematics Subject Classification|
|MR Number||Number of item in MathSciNet|
|Anywhere||All of the bibliographic, classification, and review information|
|References||All reference lists|
If you plan to include the author's name as part of your search, the best way to do this is to use the Authors search. Authors sometimes publish papers using variations of their name. The easiest way to search all their name variations is to use the Authors search.
When searching by author anywhere on MathSciNet, make sure to use the format Last Name, First Name (or Initial). Don't forget the comma!
Once you find the right record, click on it for more information and options. Here is an example of an author's record:
To add all variations of the author's name to your search, click on Refine Search.
This will take you back to the Publications search page with the author field pre-filled for you.
You can add more search terms if you wish, and click "Search."
The Journals Search lets you get the full name of a journal from its abbreviation or ISSN. You can also browse specific issues of journals and get access to the articles of some titles. To get there, click on the Journals tab.
Suppose you found a citation for an article you would like to read in something called Ann. Pure Appl. Logic. You can type that into the search box:
Here is the result of the search:
When you are browsing the contents of an issue, some articles will be available for viewing. If the Article link is not grayed out, you can click on it to access the article. (Click image for bigger version.)
The citations search can tell you how often an author or journal has been cited and where they were cited. Citations can give you clues about how influential an author or journal is, and can provide good suggestions for further reading on your topic of research.
To search for citations, click on the Citations tab.
You will see a new search screen with new tabs to choose from:
Most of the Library's subscription databases enable you to connect directly from a citation record to the full-text article online, if available.
-Click on the link in the database record to search UHM electronic collections for the full-text article.
-If , you can search to see if we have it available in print.
-If we do not have the article in print or electronic format, you can to access the Interlibrary Loan online request form. Interlibrary Loan is a free service provided to you by the Library -- the article will be sent to you within a few days as a PDF file.