Mathematics & Statistics

Some useful resources for Mathematics & Statistics are listed below.

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 acces: 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.
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.

JSTOR

Access information:Access on and 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 the Library catalogue.
The collections currently available are: Arts & Sciences 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8; Biological Sciences; Health & General Sciences; Ireland. The 19th Century British Pamphlets Collections is also available via JSTOR.

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.

Scopus

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.

SIAM E-Book Collection

Access information: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

Access information:Access on and off campus.
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Description:Citations and abstracts to millions of journal articles and conference proceedings from all subjects. Web of Science section has the ISI Citation Indexes and Cited Reference Search. Email alerts available.
Journal impact factors from Journal Citation Reports.
Coverage (see separate entries for details):Arts and Humanities Citation Index - 2,300 journals; 1975 onwards. Science Citation Index - 8,300 journals; 1900 onwards. Social Sciences Citation Index - 2,700 journals; 1900 onwards.
BIOSIS Citation Index - 3,700 journals, 2,000 meetings; 1926 onwards.
Conference Proceedings Citation Indexes - 1990 onwards.
AlsoBook Citation Index, Data Citation Index, MEDLINE, Zoological Record

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

Journal Citation Reports:

Key Resource

ZentralblattMATH (ZMATH)

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 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:1868 to present.

ZETOC

Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description: Provides access to the British Library’s Electronic Table of Contents of approximately 20,000 current journals and 16,000 conference proceedings published per year. The database covers all subjects and is updated daily. Table of Contents alerts are available.
Coverage:1993 to date.

Additional information

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

NHS Staff and other authorised users:

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