Thursday, 13 October 2011

Monday, 5 September 2011


The Project entitled "National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content (N-LIST)", being jointly executed by the UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium, INFLIBNET Centre and the INDEST-AICTE Consortium, IIT Delhi provides for i) cross-subscription to e-resources subscribed by the two Consortia, i.e. subscription to INDEST-AICTE resources for universities and UGCINFONET resources for technical institutions; and ii) access to selected e-resources to colleges. The N-LIST project provides access to e-resources to students, researchers and faculty from colleges and other beneficiary institutions through server(s) installed at the INFLIBNET Centre. The authorized users from colleges can now access e-resources and download articles required by them directly from the publisher's website once they are duly authenticated as authorized users through servers deployed at the INFLIBNET Centre.
N-LIST: Four Components
The project has four distinct components, i.e. i ) to subscribe and provide access to selected UGC-INFONET e-resources to technical institutions (IITs, IISc, IISERs and NITs) and monitor its usage; ii) to subscribe and provide access to selected INDEST e-resources to selected universities and monitor its usage; iii) to subscribe and provide access to selected e-resources to 6,000 Govt./ Govt.-aided colleges and monitor its usage; and iv) to act as a Monitoring Agency for colleges and evaluate, promote, impart training and monitor all activities involved in the process of providing effective and efficient access to e-resources to colleges.
The INDEST and UGC-INFONET are jointly responsible for activity listed at i) and ii) above. The INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad is responsible for activities listed at iii) and iv) above. The INFLIBNET Centre is also responsible for developing and deploying appropriate software tools and techniques for authenticating authorized users.
For access to NLIST contact Knowledge Centre, Christ University.


OECD iLibrary

OECD iLibrary is OECD’s Online Library for Books, Papers and Statistics and the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data. It replaces SourceOECD, and hosts all content so users can find - and cite - tables and databases as easily as articles or chapters.

OECD iLibrary contains all the publications and datasets released by OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), International Energy Agency (IEA), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and International Transport Forum (ITF) since 1998 - over 1 000 journal issues, 2 900 working papers, 2 500 multi-lingual summaries, 6 200 e-book titles, 14 000 tables and graphs, 21 000 chapters and articles, and 390 complete databases with more than 4 billion data points.
While OECD iLibrary is a subscription-based service and requires proper access to some full-text titles, many content areas are freely available to any site visitor, such as the OECD Factbook, Working Papers, OECD Key Tables, and more.

Read a comprehensive brochure (PDF) describing OECD iLibrary in detail.

The Library has subscription to this database.

Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need


ProQuest Research Library™
provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 4,730 titles—over 3,315 in full text—from 1971 forward. It features diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.

ProQuest Research Library consists of two components: a core list of periodicals; plus 15 supplemental subject-specific modules. Subject areas covered include:
  • Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • General interest
  • Health & medical
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Military
  • Multicultural
  • Psychology
  • Sciences
  • Social science
  • Women’s interest

The Library has subscribed  PROQUEST RESEARCH LIBRARY for the year 2011 - 2012. 

Access is now available via IP. To access ProQuest in the campus, please visit

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Happy Librarians Day

August 12th is being celebrated as National Librarians’ Day in India, in remembrance of professor of library science, Padmashree Dr S R Ranganathan (1892-1972), who had spearheaded library development in India.

I wish "Happy Librarians Day" to each one of you.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Anil Pinto: Academic Writing - MSCom Presentation Christ Unive...

Anil Pinto: Academic Writing - MSCom Presentation Christ Unive...: "Following is the presentation I made for II year MS Communication students on 11 June 2011 from 10 am to 12 noon at Christ University, Banga..."

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Google Art Project

Google Art Museum
What is the ‘Art Project’? 
A unique collaboration with some of the world’s most acclaimed art museums to enable people to discover and view more than a thousand artworks online in extraordinary detail.
  • Explore museums with Street View technology: virtually move around the museum’s galleries, selecting works of art that interest you, navigate though interactive floor plans and learn more about the museum and you explore.
  • Artwork View: discover featured artworks at high resolution and use the custom viewer to zoom into paintings. Expanding the info panel allows you to read more about an artwork, find more works by that artist and watch related YouTube videos.
  • Create your own collection: the ‘Create an Artwork Collection’ feature allows you to save specific views of any of the 1000+ artworks and build your own personalised collection. Comments can be added to each painting and the whole collection can then be shared with friends and family.
 Information shared by Prof. Rajshekhar Bhujang, Christ University.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Medicines: Do they really expire?

Medicines : Do they really expire? 
....that expired medications, in most instances, are safe. It’s a different matter that they may not be as effective or potent past their expiration date...

Source : Gobar Times: Environment for beginners

Tuesday, 8 March 2011


Ebrary is an online digital library of more than 2,00,00 full text scholarly ebooks. Ebrary is a paid site but majority of the titles are available online for free.

Ebrary subscribers gets access to additional features like download  full book, mark pages, create notes etc. and can also share/email their notes. 
Non-subscribers on the other hand can view the book and read page-wise.

For more information and surfing visit     ebrary.

British Council Forthcoming events and activities

Monday, 7 March 2011

Perodical, Journal or Magazine...What's the difference???

A PERIODICAL is a publication which is issued at regular intervals – daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly etc. The articles in a periodical provides more concise, current and focussed information. They have a variety of purposes and can include news, opinions reviews, scholarly analysis and research. PERIODICALS are divided into two categories: General or Specialized.

General periodicals, also called MAGAZINES, have articles on many subjects, are usually written in popular style for general public. Articles are written by professional writers with or without expertise in the subject; contain "secondary" discussion of events, usually with little documentation (e.g. footnotes). Magazines use vocabulary understandable to most people, and often have lots of eye-catching illustrations. Time, Newsweek are magazines.

Specialized periodicals, also called JOURNALS or PROFESSIONAL PERIODICALS, contain articles pertaining to a particular subject or profession. It is a scholarly periodical aimed at specialists and researchers. Articles are generally written by experts in the subject, using more technical language. They contain original research, conclusions based on data, footnotes or endnotes, and often an abstract or bibliography.