Databases, Indexes, and Reference Sources


See the SMC library database page and my homepage for information about databases, several of which are full text and multi-subject.


1.   JSTOR

networked full text database; indexing/abstracting of many math and science journals in its Arts & Sciences I, II, and III collections; covers all issues except for the last 1 to 5 years.  The archived mathematics journals include American Journal of Mathematics (1878-1995, with links to 1996-2006), American Mathematical Monthly (1894-2002), Annals of Mathematics (1884-2000),  Analyst (1874-1883), Bulletin of Symbolic Logic (1995-2005), College Mathematics Journal (1984-2002), Two-Year College Mathematics Journal (1970-1983), Econometrica (1933-2003), Journal of Symbolic Logic (1936-2001), Journal of the American Mathematical Society (1988-2000), Mathematics Magazine (1947-2002), National Mathematics Magazine (1934-1945), Mathematics News Letter (1926-1934), Mathematics of Computation (1960-2000), Mathematical Tables and Other Aids to Computation (1943-1959) Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society (1950-2000), SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics (1966-2001), Journal of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (1953-1965) and Series B, Numerical Analysis (1964-1965), SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis (1966-2000), SIAM Review (1959-2000), Transaction of the American Mathematical Society (1900-2000).


2.     MathSciNet

database available off of the library page offering access to over 59 years of Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications (1940 present), as well as links to full text articles in JSTOR.


3.     Academic Search Premier, Expanded Search ASAP, and Project MUSE

three networked full text databases available off the library page; the first indexes ~8,050 publications with full text for ~4,600 of those titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles; the second offers more multi-subject indexing; the third provides user-friendly online access to over 300 high quality journals from 60 scholarly publishers.


4.     America: History and Life

another database available off of the SMC library page offering historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present; Historical Abstracts are also available to cover the rest of the world.


5.     World Cat

        database with over 50 million records of books, Web resources, and other material owned by libraries worldwide.


6.     General Science Index

print index available in library index room with call no. REF Q1.G46; offers indexing of many journals related to science; covers 1978-1993 (not currently received).


7.     Humanities Index

database through the SMC library page with indexing and abstracts, from 1984-present, for over 400 periodicals in archaeology, art, classics, film, folklore, journalism, linguistics, music, the performing arts, philosophy, religion, world history, and world literature. 


8.     Dictionary of Scientific Biography

excellent 16-volume dictionary (New York: Scribner, 1970-1980) edited by C.C. Gillispie with call no. Q141.D5 (reference); contains biographies of many mathematicians and scientists.


9.     Mathematical Reviews

important and exhaustive index of mathematical periodicals; also available in the reference section of UVM's Bailey/Howe library with call number Z6651.M426 (reference); covers 1940 to current.


10.   History of Science Website used in our Biology Senior Seminar.


11.   RefWorks Citation online database and bibliography software .