The library has many article databases, but these are probably the best for your paper assignment.
For mathematicians, this is the primary index to international research literature in mathematics and related fields.
An index to scholarly journals in multiple disciplines, including mathematic, JSTOR provides full-text articles with coverage that typically excludes the most recent 3-5 years.
This site, provided by Cornell University, is "an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, and quantitative biology." It offers open access to thousands of e-prints and is valuable for keeping up with new research.
Scopus (now called SciVerse)
This is a huge database that indexes the journal literature in the life, health, physical, and social sciences.
A good all-purpose database, this indexes journal and magazine articles on many topics and often includes the full text of an article.
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