Answered By: Mathematics Library Last Updated: Apr 05, 2017 Views: 12
You can use the information that you already have (author(s), title, etc) to find the entire paper if it indeed exists in print. Do keep in mind that not all conferences and abstracts are published.
Use either MathSciNet or Zentralblatt MATH to locate completed papers. Once you have the source (the journal or book in which the paper is published), you can search in the Library Catalog. Search for the entire book or journal rather than title of the specific paper. In addition to the print materials that the Mathematics Library subscribes to, do not forget about electronic journals available online.
If the source citation looks strange, it may be an abbreviation of the full name. You can search abbreviated names, for the full titles in MathSciNet.
If you are unable to locate the paper through any of these means, consider searching the author’s name, in the above databases, to see if he or she has published a different paper on a similar topic. Such a paper may contain comparable information that may be useful to you.
If you have any questions or need assistance, contact us or stop by the library.