Major Research Tools e-Print archive

Coverage: 1991-present

Searchable archive of research papers in the fields of physics, mathematics, nonlinear sciences, and computer sciences. Hosted by Cornell University under an agreement with the National Science Foundation.

Front for the Mathematics ArXiv

Full-Text, Index

A search engine for the archive of math pre-prints maintained at Cornell University. (Mathematicians can submit their work to the archive before it is published so it can quickly be disseminated to the mathematical community.)

Google Scholar


Search engine for scholarly materials including journal articles. Be sure to use WebBridge to link to Lafayette's resources. Note: if accessing from off-campus, sign in, go to "Settings" and search "Library Links" for "Lafayette." Check "Lafayette College - Lafayette WebBridge" to make WebBridge appear in search results.


Coverage: 1940-present

Electronic version of Mathematical Reviews, which indexes and abstracts books and journals covering pure and applied mathematics. Includes indexing of some computer science journals.

Web of Science


Index covering the journal literature of science, technology, and the social sciences. Allows you to search for a topic, an author, or for articles that cite a known author or work. Includes citation metrics and funding information.

Other Suggested Research Tools

ACM Digital Library

Full-Text, Index

Coverage: 1954-present

"Full text of every article ever published by ACM and bibliographic citations from major publishers in computing."

MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive


Extensive biographies with references and links to related topics. Special indexes offer timelines, birthplace maps, quotations, a directory of female mathematicians, and more. May be searched by time period or by name. Maintained by the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.



"The web's most extensive mathematics resource" offers detailed information on mathematical concepts and principles. From Wolfram Research, the makers of Mathematica.

Morgan & Claypool Synthesis Digital Library


Collection of 50- to 100-page electronic books that synthesize a research or development topic in engineering, computer science, and related disciplines. Lafayette users have access to all titles in the Complete Collection One and Complete Collection Two.

NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions


Resource for information on special mathematical functions. See also NIST Handbook of Mathematical Functions.