Major Research Tools e-Print archive

Coverage: 1991-present

Searchable archive of research papers in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics. Hosted by Cornell University under an agreement with the National Science Foundation.

Google Scholar


Search engine for scholarly materials including journal articles. Be sure to use FullTextFinder to link to Lafayette's resources. Note: if accessing from off-campus, sign in, go to "Settings" and search in the "Library Links" section for "Lafayette." Check "Lafayette College - Lafayette FullTextFinder" and click save to make FullTextFinder 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: 1947-present

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

Annual Reviews

Full-Text, Index

Index coverage: vol. 1 - present; Full-text coverage: 1996-present

Full text of articles reviewing the scholarly literature for a variety of topics in the physical, biomedical, and social sciences.

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.

NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions


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

Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology

Full-Text, Reference

Articles covering key individuals, institutions, and organizations responsible for major developments in science, medicine and technology in the U.S. as well as the concepts, practices, and processes underlying these developments.



Scholarly encyclopedia articles covering topics within the fields of mathematics and sciences including physical, biological, behavioral, and social sciences.