MathSciNet covers Mathematical Reviews (in full-text) from 1940 to the present. Mathematical Reviews provides timely reviews or summaries of articles and books that contain new contributions to mathematical research. Items listed in the annual indexes of Mathematical Reviews but not given an individual review are also included. The approximately 1600 current serials and journals indexed and reviewed in whole or in part by MathSciNet are listed in the Abbreviations of Names of Serials.
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It covers dozens of subject areas and indexes thousands of general and scholarly titles and provides full-text for a significant number of the articles included. It is an excellent starting place for research for a paper, particularly if one isn't sure where to begin their research.