4. Where do I find literature on my topic? Special bibliographical databases

  • MathSciNet
  • Zentralblatt MATH
  • ACM Guide to Computing Literature
  • Computing Reviews
  • Research Index (CiteSeer)
  • DBLP Computer Science Bibliography

 

  • MathSciNet
    This database is an important international database in pure and applied mathematics, published by the American Mathematical Society since 1940. It contains bibliographical data and extensive reviews on articles which are published in approximately 1800 current journals. In addition it also lists monographs, articles in conference proceedings and collections of articles. There is an annual increase of about 70.000 records.

    Searches can be conducted in several ways:

    • name of author
    • title
    • Mathematics Subject Classification ( MSC 2010)
    • keywords or phrases, which are included in the title, reviews or abstracts.

    In the result list, article is a link to original full text articles, which are often provided. However, it depends on the licences held by the library whether you have access to those articles.

    Recently, citation analysis has also been added to MathSciNet. The citation database shows up to ten of the most frequently cited items for the author, as measured by matched references in MathSciNet reference lists.
    It also indicates how many distinct authors were associated with all the publications that cited the given author. If there are more than ten matched items associated with the author, the remaining number of matched references is given as a single total. The citation database presents information about journals from the MathSciNet Reference Citations.

  • Zentralblatt MATH
    It is the world's most complete and longest running abstracting and reviewing service in pure and applied mathematics. The database contains more than 2 million entries drawn from more than 2300 serials and journals and covers the period from 1868 - present by the recent integration of the Jahrbuch database (JFM) (January 2006).

    The entries are classified according to the Mathematics Subject Classification scheme (MSC 2010).

    Links to the original full text articles are often provided. However, it depends on the licences held by the library whether you have access to those articles.

     

What is the difference between MathSciNet and Zentralblatt MATH?
There is a certain overlap in the coverage of both databases, although the reviews would differ. The Zentralblatt MATH contains more articles in applied mathematics and engineering and has a larger coverage. MathSciNet offer more extensive reviews, although these may be published at a (much) later date than the article's first inclusion in the database.


  • ACM Guide to Computing Literature
    This is an indexing and abstracting service to computing literature. It includes articles from journals and conference proceedings as well as monographs, theses and reports.
    You can find literature by searching on keywords and bibliographical data and by using the Computing Classification System.

    Links to the full text versions are provided in case the articles are published by the ACM or the IEEE-CS. This is indicated by providing a link to the pdf file or the publisher's site. Increasingly links to full text articles from other publishers are also available if a DOI link is provided in the full record. However, it depends on the licences held by the library whether you have access to the article.

  • Computing Reviews
    It is a reviewing service to computing literature. It includes articles from journals and conference proceedings as well as monographs. You can find reviews on literature by searching on keywords or bibliographical data or by browsing through the list of topics which is arranged according to the Computing Reviews Classification System.

  • ResearchIndex (CiteSeer)
    A scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science. CiteSeer uses Autonomous Citation Indexing (ACI) to automatically create a citation index that can be used for literature search and evaluation.

  • DBLP Computer Science bibliography
    The DBLP server provides bibliographic information on major computer science journals and conference proceedings. Initially the server was focused on DataBase systems and Logic Programming (DBLP), now it is gradually being expanded toward other fields of computer science. You may now read "DBLP" as "Digital Bibliography & Library Project". The server indexes more than 4,000,000 computer science publications and contains several thousand links to home pages of computer scientists (December 2017)

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