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MathSciNet GetItem Help

Essentials

The American Mathematical Society has developed a method that allows mathematicians to establish direct links to individual MathSciNet records. Links can be made to bibliographic information in HTML, BibTeX or AMSRefs format or to a complete review in HTML, PDF, DVI, or PostScript format. Access to a MathSciNet record is limited to MathSciNet subscribers. However, the MathSciNet Relay Station provides links to original articles which are available to all. See also getauth for making links to MathSciNet author database information.

How to Manually Create a Link:
Find the identifier which uniquely identifies the MR Database item
Substitute the appropriate information in the URL template
Examples


Find the identifier which uniquely identifies the MR Database Item

A MR number is an identifier used to uniquely identify a specific record (item) in the MR Database. The headlines list that is returned by a MathSciNet, or MRef or MR Lookup search contains an MR Number. This identifier will be the first item listed in the bibliographic data. MR Numbers will appear in one of two formats:

a seven-digit number - MR2025596 or seven-digit number with additional identifier - MR2025596 (2004i:13026)

The additional identifier is for compatibility with the paper publication Mathematical Reviews. For the purposes of getitem, either identifier (but not both) may be used.

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Substitute the appropriate information in the URL template

URL Template:
http://www.ams.org/mathscinet-getitem?mr=id or
http://www.ams.org/mathscinet-getitem?mr=id&return=return_type

ID
For id substitute either form of the MR Number which identifies the item. ID is a required field. An error is returned saying the query is malformed if the id is missing.

The format of the some of the older instances of the paper MR compatibility format of MR Numbers contain characters which are not allowed or have special meaning in URLs, such as spaces and hash marks. To provide links to these older identifiers, use a colon in place of the space and hash mark in the getitem URL.

For example, if the MR identifier is presented as 57 #1234, enter the getitem URL as follows:

http://www.ams.org/mathscinet-getitem?mr=57:1234

Or simply use the seven-digit accession number instead. In this example it would be:

http://www.ams.org/mathscinet-getitem?mr=0461249

Return_type
Return_type determines the format of the item when displayed. This is an optional field; if omitted, the HTML version of the full item is displayed when linked. Enter one of the following after the equal sign (=):

  • for the headline only (bibliographic data), enter: hl
  • for the BibTeX version of the headline, enter: bibtex
  • for the AMSRefs version of the headline, enter: amsrefs
  • for the DVI version of the full item, enter: dvi
  • for the PostScript version of the full item, enter: ps
  • for the PDF version of the full item, enter: pdf

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Examples

To link to the HTML form of the full item:
http://www.ams.org/mathscinet-getitem?mr=85j:35124 or
http://www.ams.org/mathscinet-getitem?mr=0728205

To link to the PDF form of the full item:
http://www.ams.org/mathscinet-getitem?mr=99e:11080&return=pdf or
http://www.ams.org/mathscinet-getitem?mr=1491967&return=pdf

To link to the BibTeX version of the headline:
http://www.ams.org/mathscinet-getitem?mr=85j:35124&return=bibtex or
http://www.ams.org/mathscinet-getitem?mr=0728205&return=bibtex

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