Answered By: Mathematics Library Last Updated: Dec 16, 2016 Views: 5
Out-of-Date Journal Names
You may have a citation with an out-of-date journal name; periodical names often change over time. If you cannot find the journal/periodical name in the Library Catalog, try looking in MathSciNet. MathSciNet's Journal Database contains journal names and all of their name changes; click on the "Journals" tab to search by journal title or abbreviation.
If the citation that you have is old (10-20 years) and you are having problems searching because you are unsure whether the periodical title is still the same, there are several places that you can look to verify the title. Search MathSciNet's journal database. It has all of the name changes in its database. If you are unable to locate the title there, search the Zentralblatt MATH database. Its aims and scope are similar, but it may have different titles indexed. Another database is the Jahrbuch Project. It is similar to both MathSciNet and Zentralblatt MATH in terms of search strategies but may have a title you cannot find elsewhere. If you have any questions or need assistance, contact us or stop by the Math Library.