Mathematical and Physical Sciences Research Guide
Locating Journal Articles
Searching for Journal Titles in Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Computer Science
Search here for a specific journal title or to see a list of mathematics, physical sciences, and computer science journals (print and electronic) held by the library. You may also browse journals by subject (choose Science, Technology and Agriculture).
Core Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Computer Science Databases and Indexes
General Science Full Text
Full text of 75 scientific journals and magazines from the U.S. and Europe. Abstracts and index of 250 journals. Coverage: full text from 1995 to present, abstracts and index from 1984 to present.
Applied Science Full Text
Index, abstracts, and full text of applied science, technology, and industrial publications. Coverage: full text from 1997 to present, abstracts and index from 1983 to present.
General and Multidisciplinary Databases
JSTOR | ProQuest Research Library | Academic Search Elite
These databases include the full text of articles in a broad array of scholarly journals and include some coverage of peer-reviewed journals in the sciences, along with more popular titles. Coverage varies by database.
To browse for material in mathematics, see the 510s on the first floor. Books relating to physics are shelved in the 530–540 call number range; books relating to computer science are shelved primarily in 651.8.
Find books, journal titles, and media in the Wells College Library.
Search for books, journal titles, dissertations, and media in other libraries, and request material via Interlibrary Loan.
Cornell University offers open access to over 600,000 e-prints, including those in computer science, mathematics, and physics.
NSDL (National Science Digital Library)
Browse collections in the nation's online library for education and research in computing, engineering, mathematics, and technology.
AMS (American Mathematical Society) Digital Mathematics Registry
Mathematical Reviews (a database of over 2 million items covering over 60 years of mathematics literature), journals, and over 3,000 books in print.
SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Journals Online
SIAM, whose mission is to build cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology through their publications, research, and community, publishes 15 peer-reviewed research journals which implement mathematical theory for practical, industrial, or scientific use.
IOPscience (Institute of Physics)
Offers online access to all the journal content hosted by IOP Publishing, including more than 60 titles covering different areas of science and engineering, which together provide access to more than 400,000 articles from 1874 to present.
Electronic scientific and technical information created by scientists and research engineers active in their respective fields, all full-text searchable. It is a gateway to over 32,000 web sites and databases worldwide, containing over 5 million e-prints in basic and applied sciences, primarily in physics but also including computer and information technologies.
Energy Citations Database (ECD)
Scientific and technical research results in physics, engineering, mathematics, and computer science. Access to over 2.6 million science research citations to reports, conference papers, journal articles, books, dissertations, and patents, and over 221,000 electronic documents, primarily from 1943 to present.
Office of Scientific & Technical Information
OSTI (a U.S. Department of Energy program) makes available R&D findings in the physical sciences from government research.
IEEE Computer Society: CS Digital Library
The IEEE Computer Society offers publications, standards, certifications, and conferences.
CoRR (Computing Research Repository)
A subset of ArXiv.org, CoRR allows researchers to search, browse and download papers.
Esri: GIS Bibliography
A bibliography with over 109,000 entries covering the literature of geographic information systems, science, and technology.
Encyclopedias provide concise, summary information about persons, events, and ideas,
and may be a good place to start your research. Reference books are located in the
stacks near the main desk. Selected titles include:
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology R 503 qM14e 2002
Van Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia R 503 qV26 1995
Encyclopaedia of Mathematics (1988-1994) R 510.3 fM42
Encyclopedia of Physics (1991) Stratton Hall Library, R 530.3 qE56
Webster’s New World Dictionary of Computer Terms R 651.8 S74w 1994
21st Century Dictionary of Computer Terms (1994) R 651.8 T97m
Online reference sources including The Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography, McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology, The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics, and Encyclopedia of Computer Science.
Citing Your Sources
Check with your instructor to determine if they have a preferred citation style. Victoria E. McMillan's Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences (4th ed.) is a guide to scientific citation style based on the Council of Science Editors guide to style and format. A copy is available in reference at R 808 M16 2006. The Chicago Manual of Style guide is available online. Print copies of style guides are available at the reference desk.