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Mathematics & Statistics Resources

The following are selected resources that are available at Fogler Library or on the Internet. If you have questions about finding information related to Mathematics & Statistics, please contact the Science and Engineering Center at 581-1691 or email Martin Wallace. Or use our Ask a Librarian service.

Table of Contents
Indexes & Databases for Locating Journal Articles Selected Internet Sites
e-Journals Professional Societies & Research Organizations
News Sources & Newspaper Indexes Government Agencies
Library Catalogs Maine Organizations
e-Books Biography & History
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias History of Mathematics
Handbooks, Manuals, & Other Reference Works Citation Guides, Writing Manuals & Evaluation Criteria
Company & Product Directories Grant & Funding Sources


Use these databases to locate citations or full text for journal articles, conference papers, technical reports and theses in mathematics & statistics. Once you have located relevant articles, search URSUS by journal or book title to determine if Fogler Library owns the item. We may own journals in print or online or both formats. Need to check the record listed as Serials (for print holdings) and E-Serials (for electronic holdings). Must click on the "Restricted Access UM" link to see the online holdings. If we do not own the item you need, consider requesting through Interlibrary Loan. Remember most of the articles listed in these databases cannot be located by using a regular web browser such as Google. These databases provide the means to locating scholarly research articles.

Tips for Searching:

  • Use truncation to allow for the various spellings of a word. Truncation symbol for most databases is the * (asterisk). For example: Comput* will retrieve: computer, computing, computers, computational, etc.
  • Use double quotes to search for an exact phrase: "wave energy" will retrieve much more precise results. Searching without quotes in most databases yields a search for - wave and energy. Finds the words anywhere in the same record not as a phrase.
  • Check the length of the article. Would probably not want to pursue articles under 3 pages unless you are looking for news items to gather information on companies or research labs making news.
  • Use synonyms to make your search more comprehensive. Link synonyms with 'or' operator. For example: underwater or submers*
  • Link concepts with the 'and' operator. Use parentheses to group synonyms together when using one search box. For example: (hybrid* or electric*) and (automobile* or vehicle* or cars or car)
  • When you have located some relevant articles, review the abstract and subject headings of these records. Utilize subject headings for more precise results. Most databases you can click on a subject heading for a new search and then refine this new search with additional keywords.
  • Utilize the bibliography at the end of relevant research papers to expand your list of resources. Some of these references may have errors. It has been found that 20% of the references cited will have an error.

Most Relevant Databases:

  • MathSciNet. Coverage is 1940 - Present.comprehensive resource covering mathematical journal articles and books. It also includes full-text reviews of many of the articles. This is the electronic version of Mathematical Reviews (Sci Index QA 1 M7) and Current Mathematical Publications (shelved in Sci Periodicals). MathSciNet Guidebook and MathSciNet Search Help.
  • American Mathematical Society (AMS). Journals. Searchable database of all AMS journals. Allows searching by author, title, keywords, abstract, full text of article, references or anywhere in the record.
  • Open access to over 459,000 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology and Statistics. Database is searchable by author, title, abstract, full-text, etc. Users may register to receive RSS or email notification of new papers on matching areas of interest.
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library. Access all Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) journals, magazines, transactions, conference proceedings, and newsletters back to early 1950s. See also ACM's Author Profile Pages which include Bibliometrics, a snapshot of an individual author's contributions to computing, and a basic measure of their influence on the field.
  • Compendex. (Engineering Index). Coverage is 1970 - Present. The best multidisciplinary engineering database that indexes over 5000 engineering journals, conferences and technical reports.compendex is part of the Engineering Villageindex and search interface. This service also provides specialized indexing of the Internet, a technical standards database, and a link to the U.S. Patent Database. Print copy in Sci Index TA1. E6, 1884 - 1995. Excellent choice for applied mathematics, control theory, robotics, and computer applications.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals. This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. It includes 102 math journals and 20 statistics journals.
  • Electronic Library of Mathematics. A service of the European Mathematical Society that offers links to free online journals, proceedings, and monographs.
  • Gottinger Digitalisierungs-Zentrum. Digital Collections. Mathematica.
  • Jahrbuch Project. Electronic Research Archive for Mathematics (ERAM). Indexes publications from 1868-1942. Consult the search help and contents information.
  • JSTOR. A digital archive of over 350 scholarly journals. It includes 17 journals in mathematics and 13 in statistics. Coverage is always back to the first volume of a journal so several titles in mathematics date back to the 18th and 19th centuries. JSTOR does not provide access to the most recent volumes of a journal. Usually the most recent 2 to 5 years are not included.
  • MathDoc Portal. Index to online books, dissertations, journal articles, preprints, and table of contents
  • Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Mathematical Sciences Digital Library.
  • Mathematics on the Web: Mathematics Preprint Servers. Provides links to worldwide preprint servers.
  • Mathematical Physics Preprint Archive. Coverage is 1991 to present and organized by the University of Texas.
  • NUMDAM: Digitization of Ancient Mathematics Documents. Searchable database containing the full text of 6 French mathematics journals. Publications dates range from 1864 - 2000.
  • Probability Abstract Service. Coverage is 1991 to present by the Univ. of Washington.
  • 5.0. A free, integrated single-search gateway to reliable science and technology information from 17 organizations within 13 federal science agencies - access to over 200 million pages of scientific information.
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Journals Online Database.
  • StatLib. Maintained by the Carnegie Mellon University Statistics Department; contains software, datasets, and publications related to statistics.
  • Web of Science. Coverage is 1900 to present. Online version of Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index and Arts and Humanities Citation Index. General Search allows you to do keyword, author, journal title, and author's affiliation or location. The Cited Reference Search allows you to find articles that cite an older article of interest. For the cited reference search just use the first author's last name and initial(s) and the year of publication. Do not bother with the journal or book title. Keep in mind our subscription is only for 2000 to present.

Databases that may also be helpful:

  • Academic Search Complete. PARTIAL FULL TEXT DATABASE Provides full text for nearly 3,200 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, and mathematics. Good resource for a few basic articles on a topic. This database is designed for undergraduate research.
  • AIP Conference Proceedings. Online archive with access back to volume 1 (1970). In addition, AIP proceedings are indexed in Inspec, and are included in CrossRef.
  • BioMed Central. They are an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate free access to peer-reviewed biomedical and bioinformatics research. They publish open access journals. Searching and browsing capabilities are provided. The have 3 journals in the field of bioinformatics.
  • BIOSIS Previews. 1970-present. BIOSIS Previews, worldwide in scope, indexes the literature of the biological and biomedical sciences. The premier database in the biological sciences, subject coverage includes agriculture, bioengineering, biophysics, bioinformatics, genetics and biological statistics. Approximately 5,500 serial publications as well as books, proceedings and meeting abstracts, technical reports, review papers, and patents are indexed.
  • Dissertations and Theses (Proquest). Indexes dissertations and theses written by graduates of North American and European universities. The complete text of dissertations written at the University of Maine after 1996 is included.
  • E-Print Network. Maintained by the Dept. of Energy. Allows simultaneous searching of a variety of preprint servers.
  • ERIC. (Educational Resource Information Center, produced by the U.S. Dept. of Education) Coverage is 1966 - Present. Indexes journal articles, technical reports, books, and dissertations. Coverage of mathematics education, reforms and methods are well covered.
  • IEEE Xplore & IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL). Complete full-text access to the IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL). Includes over 160 journals published by the IEEE and IET, transactions, conference proceedings and active IEEE standards. Indexing extends back to 1988 for all journals and conference proceedings and further back to 1913 for selected publications. Offers an alerting service, saved searches, and other valuable Web 2.0 capabilities for users who register for free personal accounts.
  • INFORMS Online. which indexes journals in operations research and management science, 1976 to the present.
  • INSPEC. Coverage is 1969 - Present. Provides worldwide coverage of the research literature for the fields of physics, electrical engineering, electronics, computer hardware and software, control engineering and information technology. It is produced by the Institution of Electrical Engineers, Great Britain. Literature is reviewed from over 3,500 journals and 1,500 conference proceedings each year. Database is updated weekly. Searching in combination with Compendex is recommended and utilize the "Remove Duplicates" feature.
  • MEDLINE. Index produced by the National Library of Medicine. Includes over 3,600 journals covering all areas of clinical and experimental medicine, nursing, dentistry and health administration. Updated weekly. Coverage is 1947 to present.
  • National Technical Reports Library (NTRL). Provides indexing to a collection of more than 2.2 million historical (pre-1900) to current U.S. government-sponsored technical reports archived by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). Over 700,000 documents are available in full-text format. Subject coverage includes engineering, computer science, transportation, medicine, biology, energy, communications, agriculture, and more.
  • Polish Virtual Mathematics Library. Provides access to 11 journals. Coverage extends back to volume 1.
  • Scitation. Formerly OJPS. Hosts e-journals of the American Physical Society, Acoustical Society of America, Biomedical Engineering Society, American Institute of Physics and many others.
  • ScienceDirect. FULL TEXT FOR UMAINE SUBSCRIBED JOURNAL TITLES ONLY (1800+). Online access to full text from 1995 for most titles. Sign up for automatic notification when new issues are published.

Print Indexes to Research Literature in the Science and Engineering Center

  • Abstracts of Papers Presented to the American Mathematical Society. (Sci Index QA 1 A517) This print index is published four times a year and contains abstracts of all papers that were presented at meetings of the American Mathematical Society.
  • Science Citation Index. Print copy at Sci Index Q1.A1S36. Holdings are 1965 to present. An excellent multidisciplinary science information source which leads you to papers that cite a paper of interest, thus resulting in records for articles that you may not find using traditional subject or keyword searching. To learn how to use it, ask a Science and Engineering Center librarian. Online access is available through Web of Science. coverage is only 2000 to present.
  • J. C. Poggendorffs biographisch-literarisches Handwörterbuch für Mathematik, Asthie und verwandte Wissensgebiete. Index dating back to 1863 for all areas of science. Arranged by author and contains references to books and journal articles. (SciRef Z7404.P74).


News Sources & Newspaper Indexes




  • Access Science. Online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms. Includes over 8,500 online encyclopedia articles and 15,000 illustrations from the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th Edition and regularly updated, fully-searchable media-rich content, terms, images and video.
  • Cambridge Dictionary of Statistics. (SciRef QA276.15.E84 1998)
  • The concise encyclopedia of statistics / Yadolah Dodge; Springer. (SciRef HA17 .D63 2008)
  • Credo Reference (online). Over 3.2 million entries from more than 450 encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, guides, and atlases in all fields.
  • Dictionary of Mathematics. (SciRef QA5.D53 1999)
  • Encyclopedia of mathematical physics / editors, Jean-Pierre Francoise, Gregory L. Naber, Tsou Sheung Tsun; Elsevier. (SciRef QC20 .E53 2006)
  • Encyclopaedia of Mathematics. (SciRef QA5.M3713 1988)
  • Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences. (SciRef QA 276.14.E5)
  • Encyclopedic Dictionary of Mathematics. (SciRef QA 5.I8313 1987)
  • Encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, dictionary and thesaurus in one resource with good science and technology coverage. Nobel and science awards page.
  • Information Graphics. (SciRef QA90.H29 1996)
  • ISI Glossary of Statistical Terms. By the International Statistical Institute. Includes entries in 19 languages.
  • Mathematics Dictionary. (SciRef QA5.J33)
  • MathWorld. (Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics). Interactive mathematics encyclopedia for students, educators and researchers.
  • On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. Produced by AT&T Labs.
  • Planet Mathematics Encyclopedia.
  • PRIME Encyclopedia.
  • Words of Mathematics: An Etymological Dictionary of Mathematical Terms Used in English. (SciRef QA5.S375) Word origins of >1,500 math words.


  • Atlas of Functions. (SciRef QA331.S685 1987)
  • Atlas of Graphs. (SciRef QA166.R42 1998)
  • CRC Standard Curves and Surfaces. (SciRef QA 643.V67)
  • CRC Standard Mathematical Tables and Formulae. 31st ed. CRC Press, 2003. (SciRef QA47.C17 2003)
  • CRC Standard Probability & Statistics. Tables and Formulae. (SciRef QA 273.3.Z95 2000)
  • Credo Reference (online). Over 3.2 million entries from more than 450 encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, guides, and atlases in all fields.
  • Dictionary of Real Numbers. (SciRef QA 47 B625)
  • Engineering mathematics pocket book, 4th ed. / John Bird. Boston : Newnes. (SciRef TA332 .B57 2008)
  • Handbook of Applied Mathematics. (SciRef QA 40 H34)
  • Handbook of Differential Equations. (SciRef QA 371 Z88)
  • Handbook of integral equations, 2nd ed. / Andrei D. Polyanin, Alexander V. Manzhirov; Chapman & Hall/CRC. (SciRef QA431 .P65 2008)
  • Handbook of Mathematical Formulas and Integrals. 3rd ed. 2004 (SciRef QA47.J38 2004)
  • Handbook of mathematics, 3rd ed. / I.N. Bronshtein [et al.]; Springer. (SciRef A40 .S6813 2007)
  • Handbook of Parametric and Nonparametric Statistical Procedures. 3rd. ed. 2004. (ORO Stacks QA276.25.S54 2004)
  • Handbook of special functions : derivatives, integrals, series and other formulas / Yury A. Brychkov; CRC Press. (SciRef QA351 .B79 2008)
  • Mathematical Constants. By S. R. Finch. (QA41.F54 2003)
  • Mathematical handbook of formulas and tables, 3rd ed. / Murray R. Spiegel, Seymour Lipschutz, John Liu.
    McGraw-Hill. (SciRef QA41 .S75 2009)
  • Mathematics Handbook for Science and Engineering. (SciRef QA41.R34 1995)
  • Mathematics reference tables.
  • The Princeton companion to mathematics / editor, Timothy Gowers ; associate editors, June Barrow-Green, Imre Leader.
    Princeton University Press. (SciRef QA11.2 .P745 2008)
  • Selected Tables in Mathematical Statistics. (SciRef QA276.25.H372)
  • S. O. S. Mathematics Tables and Formulas. Tables featured include Trigonometric Identities, Derivatives, Indefinite Integrals, Common Integrals, and Binomial Coefficients and Formulas, among others.
  • Statistical Tables for Biological, Agricultural, and Medical Research. (SciRef QH324.F52)
  • Tables of Integrals, Series, and Products. (SciRef QA55.G6613 2000)






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Created by: Martin Wallace | Revised: 06/20/2014

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