Math Reviews Institution Codes and Addresses Lookup

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About Institution Codes and Addresses Lookup:

Most items in Mathematical Reviews (MR) and Current Mathematical Publications (CMP) include institution address codes.  An institution code is used to abbreviate the address given by the author in the item (and in MR to indicate the reviewer location for some reviewers).  A code consists of two [or three] parts separated by hyphens; these parts designate the country, the university or institution [and the department]. For five countries, the country designation consists of a single digit; these countries are 1 - USA, 3 - Canada,  4 - United Kingdom, 5 - Australia and 6 - India.

Sometimes an institution code is made invalid or retired.  Invalid codes are those which were incorrect or redundant.  A cross-reference from the invalid code to the valid code will be given in the form "(Invalid: use X-XXX)".  A retired code is one which was once acceptable but due to changes in the university, city, or country name will not be used in the future. A cross-reference from the retired code to the new code will be given in the form "(Retired: use Y-YYY)".

Search hints:

1) To search, enter an institution name, institution code or state and click Submit.

2) The wildcard character is the asterisk (*) and may be used in any field.

3) Boolean operators may be used within fields (excluding US state). Example:  New and South and Wales

4) To designate a phrase, enclose the text in quotation marks. Example: "New England"


The results page will reiterate the search criteria you submitted and number of hits returned.

An exact match will return a single institution as listed below:

Christ's College
University of Cambridge
Cambridge CB2 3BU

Multiple hits will be presented in a page that lists all results.  These results will be presented in the same format as above.

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