Information Services

Mathematics & Statistics

Useful resources for finding academic literature for Mathematics & Statistics.

 

Datastream Advance

Access Information:

Available in the uCreate suite on the first floor of the Main Library.

Edinburgh University users may contact the Data Library for access: datalib@ed.ac.uk.

Business School students and staff should contact the Business School Hub: Hub@business-school.ed.ac.uk.

Description:

Historical share price and other market, economic and accounting data for listed companies and macroeconomic data. Datasets from developed and emerging markets with coverage most complete for the UK.

Datastream Advance information from the Data Library

Coverage: 1965 - present (varies).

 

 

Finance and market datasets

Access information: Varies with resource/product.
Description: Annual reports and company accounts; stock exchange and banking analysis; current and historical global information.

 

 

Access information: Access on campus or off campus.
Description: Full-text journal archive service providing access to complete back runs of all the scholarly journals currently available in JSTOR. Recent volumes are excluded, usually the last 3-5 years, but each year a further year is added to the archive.
  Each title is listed in DiscoverED.
  The collections currently available are: Arts & Sciences 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14; Biological Sciences; Health & General Sciences; Ireland. The 19th Century British Pamphlets Collections is also available via JSTOR.

 

 

 

MathSciNet is a key resource

MathSciNet

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: American Mathematical Society's searchable database comprising Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications. Contains bibliographic records with abstracts (or reviews) of mathematics, statistics, computer science articles published, in more than 2,700 journals, book series and conference proceedings. Updated daily. Citation searching is possible.
Coverage: from 1940 to the present.

 

 

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources. Covers 19,500 journals from health, life, physical and social sciences and the humanities.
Coverage: For some subject areas, from the 1820s onwards.
Note: If you receive broken link errors to Scopus content in DiscoverED while off campus, use the VPN for off campus access instead

 

 

Access information: *Access issue to e-books being investigated 29/2/16*.  Access on and off campus
Description: Searchable full-text of approximately 400 monograph publications from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
Coverage: 1970s onwards.

 

 

softwareMATH (swMATH)

Access information: Freely available.
Description: Database of information on mathematical software. Includes systematic linking of software packages with relevant mathematical publications (from ZentralblattMATH).
  Articles describe the background and technical details of a program or publications in which a piece of software is applied or used for research.

 

 

Web of Science Core Collection

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description:

Citations and abstracts to millions of journal articles and conference proceedings from all subjects. Impact factors, h-indexes and email alerts available.

Detailed information about Web of Science

Coverage:

Citation Indexes: Science and Social Sciences (both 1900 onwards), Arts & Humanities (1975 onwards), Conference Proceedings in Science and Social Science & Humanities (both 1990 onwards), Books in Science and Social Sciences & Humanities (both 2005 onwards). KCI-Korean Journal Database (1980 onwards), SciELO Citation Index (1997 onwards).

Chemical Indexes: Current Chemical Reactions (1986 onwards), Institut National de la Propriete Industrielle structure data (1840 onwards), Index Chemicus (1993 onwards).

Help:

Finding articles which have in their reference lists a work you found useful ('cited reference searching'): 

Cited Reference Searching (pdf)

 

Journal Citation Reports: 

Impact Factors (pdf)

 

 

 

ZentralblattMATH is a key resource

ZentralblattMATH (zbMATH)

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Includes bibliographic records, abstracts and reviews of articles published in all aspects of mathematics and statistics. Covers more than 4,500 journals and serials as well as conference proceedings, collections of papers and 170,000 books. Zentralblatt MATH is edited by the European Mathematical Society (EMS), Fachinformationszentrum (FIZ) Karlsruhe, and the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften. Includes Statistical Theory and Method Abstracts.
Coverage: Starts in 1826 and is complete from 1868 to the present by the integration of the “Jahrbuch über die Fortschritte der Mathematik” database.

 

 

ZETOC

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Provides access to the British Library’s Electronic Table of Contents of approximately 29,000 current journals and more than 52 million article citations and conference papers. The database covers all subjects and is updated daily. Table of Contents alerts are available.
Coverage: 1993 to date. Updated daily.
Additional information:

Information on how to access ZETOC using a Z39.50 client such as EndNote:

NHS Staff and other authorised users: The Knowledge Network