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Math Majors’ Seminar

Suggestions for researching the literature in mathematics.

Databases

Try these databases to identify scholarly journal articles:

MathSciNet

     This is the primary index at Trinity for research journals in mathematics and related fields.

     To get BibTeX records:

          1) On the list of search results, select the checkbox(s) for the citation(s) you want.

          2) Use the Batch Download pull-down menu to select Citations (BibTeX).

          3) Click Retrieve Marked.

          4) BibTeX records will display. Copy-and-paste into your .bib file.

JSTOR

     JSTOR includes several journals in the fields of mathematics and statistics.

     To get BibTeX records:

          1) On the list of search results, select teh checkbox(s) for the citation(s) you want.

          2) Near the top of the search results, after Citation Tools, click Export. An Export Citations screen will display.

          3) Select the Text File (Bibtex) option.

          4) BibTeX records will display. Copy-and-paste into your .bib file.

Google Scholar

     If an article in Google Scholar is available through Trinity, there will be a E-Resources@Trinity link.

     To get BibTeX records:

          1) For each article you want, click the Cite link beneath it.

          2) Select BibTeX.

          3) A BibTeX record will display. Copy-and-paste into your .bib file.

Also browse these key publications:

American Mathematical Monthly

SIAM Journals

Journal Finder

Remember that the Journal Finder link is designed to take you to lists of journals, so you can see if we have either a print or electronic subscription. When you use the LinkSource option in a database, it is searching our journals list to see if we have the article you want.

If you need an article from the database ScienceDirect be sure and fill out a request form. You'll find this form linked from the ScienceDirect page to which you are directed by the Journal Finder result for your journal title.

What about print journals in the library?  Get the call number from our catalog and locate the bound journals in compact shelving on the first floor. The newest issues will be on the second floor near the stairs--also shelved by call number.

Remember that articles not directly available from a database or the Journals link may be requested through Interlibrary Loan.