MathSciNet offers access to a database of reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature. Over 100,000 new items are added each year, most of them classified according to the Mathematics Subject Classification. Authors are uniquely identified, enabling a search for publications by individual author rather than by name string.
MathSciNet: Mathematical Reviews on the Web. Guiding you through the literature of mathematics provides an informative introduction to MathSciNet, including both a historical overview of the Mathematical Reviews (MR) database and hints about the many recent enhancements to the electronic product. Extensive illustrations and detailed, step-by-step explanations show how to make use of the full range of search capabilities of MathSciNet. There is advice about how to best use the latest browsing options, and readers also receive background information about some of the unique features of the database, including author identification.
An institution code is used to abbreviate the address given by the author in the item (and in MR to indicate the reviewer location for some reviewers). A code consists of two [or three] parts separated by hyphens; these parts designate the country, the university or institution [and the department].
The main purpose of the classification of items in the mathematical literature using the Mathematics Subject Classification scheme is to help users find the items of present or potential interest to them as readily as possible.
Core journals from academic publishers around the world. Content highlights include math education (Mathematics Teacher, Mathematics in School), pure mathematics (American Journal of Mathematics, Bernoulli), probability and statistics (American Statistician, Brazilian Journal of Probability and Statistics), applied mathematics (SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, Quarterly of Applied Mathematics). Half the journals in the collection have publishing histories of 50-100 years and the full range of this content is available on JSTOR.