Mathematics - Finding Articles
For some assignments, our Discovery Service will give you enough sources to work with.
Sometimes you may want to try specific databases or journals – perhaps your lecturer has recommended particular names as a good way of finding articles. This page lists key sources for Mathematics:Click on the button bars below to show/hide suggested resources.
Full text open access source of nearly a million e-prints in physics, maths, statistics, computer science and more. As this is open access, you’ll be able to use this even once you’ve left the University.
Full text of technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics which will often include mathematical papers of use.
The Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA) is the American Physical Society's online archive for Physical Review Letters, Reviews of Modern Physics, and Physical Review A–E. It contains all APS journal articles published from 1893–2005.
This is a large collection of maths, science, technology and medicine related full-text and bibliographic information. A guide to this resource can be found here: http://www.libr.port.ac.uk/libguides/LG597.pdf
Scopus not in Discovery
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature including scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. It provides an overview of the world's research output covering the fields of science, technology, medicine, social science and the arts and humanities.
These are not specifically for mathematics but are often very useful.
The full-text of thousands of articles from more than 100 peer-reviewed journals published by Emerald. Subjects covered include education, management, human resources, marketing and training – will often have mathematics related articles.
Knovel enables you to manipulate engineering data from a wide range of sources. In addition to full-text ebook content it also provides access to equations, materials and substances data, and interactive charts and graphs. Its materials database covers everything from mechanical to chemical properties data, corrosion data and material properties. Knovel provides interactive engineering tools that enable data analysis, and specialized data search and taxonomies that make it easy to discover answers to technical questions.
A guide to this resource can be accessed here
Note that the above - apart from ArXiv - cover just one publisher. (Science Direct, for example, is a database of Elsevier publications). If you want to do wider searches and literature reviews which draw on the width of the literature, you’ll need to do a little more work and include these indexing databases in your research. We may not have the full text of these articles (but can obtain them via Inter Library Loan) but you may find the database links through to full text where we have it.
Engineering Village not in Discovery
Indexes to journal articles and conference proceedings for a wide range of topics including mathematics not simply engineering. This includes the Compendex and INSPEC databases as well as a couple of geographical ones. A guide to this database can be accessed here.
General mathematical material can be found at 510-519 on the First Floor. Other material may be in the subject areas it relates to, so check the Library Catalogue.
You may also find relevant resources listed under: Engineering (Electrical and Mechanical).