I am an undergraduate CS student but I love mathematics and spend most of my time doing and reading math books. I realize that it's important to get into the habit of reading papers and journals so it will be easier to think of ideas for projects and research.
I'd like to know how I should start reading papers and what papers are good for beginners?
The areas of mathematics I really like are Discrete Mathematics, Combinatorics, Number Theory, Mathematical Induction, Problem Solving, etc. I like things like Calculus too but I feel papers on Calculus would be too difficult to understand.
Also, are there any particular efficient methodologies for reading papers? Is knowledge better gotten from books or from papers?
Note: I want to say that there are already threads asking which papers every mathematician should read, and which every computer scientist should read. The purpose of this thread is slightly different. It isn't asking which standard papers everyone should know. It's asking which papers allow for an incisive entry into deeper knowledge of the subject.
P.S. : For the benefit of anyone who sees this thread later, I did find a wonderful journal called
Crux Mathematicorum'' dedicated solely to problem solving! They allow free access to their back issues on their website. Other good journals I found wereParabola'' and ``Pi in The Sky,'' both of which may be read online for free.