# TeX Resources

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) offers access to a family of TeX-related products for the convenience of authors and MathSciNet searchers.

- The TeX program is not available from the AMS. It can be obtained
- as freeware or shareware, or
- from commercial TeX vendors.

- Our list of other TeX resources may also be helpful.
- CTAN (the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network) is the principal public archive of TeX materials.
- CTAN is a synchronized worldwide network of hosts and mirror sites which can be accessed either via a Web browser or directly by FTP.
- Search CTAN by file name or keyword.

## American Mathematical Society TeX Products

For the convenience of authors, the AMS supports a family of TeX-related style file collections, fonts, manuals, and author packages for preparing submissions to AMS publications.

- Three collections provide basic support for preparation of mathematical publications. Each collection includes a user's guide.
These collections are bundled as zip files suitable for all platforms.

They are also part of the basic TeX Live distribution; if you already have a recent TeX Live (or similar system-specific) installation, it is not necessary to obtain these collections separately. - Some additional LaTeX utilities are not part of the above collections:

## Author Packages

- Author packages based on AMS-LaTeX and AMS-TeX and tailored to specific AMS books or journals are available for most AMS publications.
- For
*Journal of the American Mathematical Society, Mathematics of Computation, Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society,*and*Transactions of the American Mathematical Society,*you can also use customized templates from .

## Frequently Asked Questions for AMS Authors

## Tools for Reference Checking and Linking

- Authors can access the MR Database to verify and create references that can link to MathSciNet items and original sources.
- MRef is the free AMS tool for creating standard references with links to MathSciNet.
- Input is unfielded, meaning that no special input format is required, beyond entering the author name(s) first.
- Punctuation and formatting (e.g., TeX and HTML) is ignored.
- MRef returns formatted bibliographic data together with active links to MathSciNet.
- The formats include MathSciNet, BibTeX, and AMSRefs.

- MR Lookup is another free tool for referencing and linking available from the AMS. Data can be retrieved in BibTeX format.

## Support for American Mathematical Society TeX Products

- Support for these products is available from
Technical Support

Publications Technical Group

American Mathematical Society

201 Charles Street

Providence, RI 02904-2213

Email: tech-support@ams.org - The AMS on-line bookstore contains a selection of TeX-related titles and other works relevant to writing mathematics.