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- Or zoom out to find general expositions.

Example: Find a graduate-level exposition of group theory, offering many exercises on the Sylow Theorems.

- Go to the MSC page to find the MSC
**20-01**: "Group theory and generalizations: Instructional exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.)" - Input "
**20-01**" in MathSciNet under "MSC Primary." - Input "
**Sylow and exercises**" in MathSciNet under "Anywhere." - Under "Publication Type," choose "
**Books**" (to get graduate level expositions). - Click "Search."
- Open and scan results. As of March 2016, there were 12 results.
- Look at Adam Glesser's review of Antonio Machi's book, Groups: An introduction to ideas and methods of the theory of groups. Glessner's review emphasizes the "copious exercises" and that "nearly every section has several well-chosen illustrations of the theory." Glesser mentions "Sylow theorems" (which was a search keyword).
- Search in Springerlink database to find the book (link at book title in previous step).
- Find chapter 3 on "Group Actions and Permutation Groups. Section 3.2 on "Sylow Theorems" does indeed have many illustrations of the theory and many exercises.

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