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Mathematics: Finding articles / Databases

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Publishers from all around the world opened their resources to support Higher Education during lockdown.
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Quick access to full text articles

1)  Follow the full-text link from databases, OR
2) Search A-Z list of e-journals by journal title, OR
3)  Search article titles on Google Scholar  

Internet Archive Scholar

Includes over 25 million research articles and other scholarly documents preserved in the Internet Archive. The collection spans from digitized copies of 18th century journals though the latest Open Access conference proceedings and pre-prints crawled from the World Wide Web

Requesting books and articles not available in SUN Libraries

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Search for print journals in the Library

Key Mathematics databases

Finding full text articles not available from databases (A-Z list of e-journals)

* Google Scholar
(Activate links to Stellenbosch University full text electronic journals from Google Scholar settings)

Specialized databases

The key database for mathematicians: MathSciNet® (a product of the American Mathematical Society, AMS) is a fully searchable database with many tools designed to help navigate the mathematical sciences literature. Author profile personalization page available as well as author citation metrics.
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Science Direct is a full-text scientific database of peer-reviewed journals and  a large selection of electronic books

Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and features tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Article full text links from "view at publisher" or SFX link to SUN Library A-Z electronic journals.

Web of Science
Web of Science from Thomson Reuters provides access to Science Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index and Book Citation Index– Science. Also features bibliometrics tools to analyse results.  Article full text links or SFX link to SUN Library A-Z electronic journals.


An e-print repository in physics, mathematics, computer science and related disciplines 

Access to PressReader

PressReader provides online access to over 7200 newspapers and magazines
Download the PressReader app for your mobile devices

Quick access:

Nature 1997+ 
New Scientist 2013+  
Science 1997+ (Visit JSTOR Archive for issues 1880-2014)
Scientific American preceding 4 years to present (Visit JSTOR Archive for issues 1845+)