Library Guide Series
- MathSciNet is a carefully maintained and easy to search database of reviews,
abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature.
MathSciNet contains over 2 million items and over 1 million direct links to original articles.
MathSciNet allows users to track the history and influence of research publications in the mathematical sciences.
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A truncation symbol in MathSciNet
is an asterisk (*),
and when this symbol is put at the end of a word,
the database will be searched for all of
the possible endings--suffixes--for that word.
For example, the command "Markov*" will have the MathSciNet search engine
look for all possible endings of this word. It should find,
"Markov," and "Markovian."
Two Boolean operators that are important in finding information
are AND and OR.
The AND is used to connect two different
concepts and the OR is used between concepts that are synonymous.
It is critical to put parentheses around a search expression
that contains an OR. Here is an example:
(Bayes*) AND (soci* or demograp*)
The first part of this statement will find material about the
The second part will look
for the words "social" or "sociological" or "demography" or demographic".
then links the first set with the second.
This should be an effective
way to look for social science uses of Bayesian analysis.
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