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On-line databases :

NSL provides access to over 1500 international databases through STN and DIALOG. In addition, NSL provides access to important online database/resources viz. Web of Science (WOS), Derwent Innovations Index (DII), Delphion, WIPS, Questal, etc.




Web of Science (WOS)

(Web of Science) Contain information gathered from about 10,000 scholarly journals. NSL has access to: Science Citation Index Expanded (1945 – present) Social Science Citation Index (1987 – present) WoS is a tool to serve two purposes ;

1. Research tool for conducting literature search; and

2. for scientometric and bibliometric studies. One can search by topic, author, source title, and address. It enables to find bibliographic information and abstract of article that cites a previously published work.

Journal Citation Reports (JCR)

(Journal Citation Reports) JCR enables to find out journal’s performance matrices including Impact Factor (IF). A comprehensive and unique resource that allows to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 7,500 scholarly and technical journals from more than 3,300 publishers in over 60 countries. Only source of citation data on journals, and includes virtually all areas of science, technology, and social sciences One can know the:

  1. Most frequently cited journals in a given field
  2. Highest impact factor journals in a given field
  3. Number of journals in a field


Essential Science Indicators

(Essential Science Indicators) ESI is important resource to analyze trend and performance statistics. It provides access to a unique and comprehensive compilation of essential science performance statistics (i.e. journal article publication counts) and science trends. Employs both total citation counts and cites per paper scores. Provides updated data on most cited scientist rankings, institutional (university, corporate, government research lab) rankings, national rankings, and journal rankings, current research fronts; highly cited papers and hot papers.

Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA)


  1. A comprehensive bibliographic database in the area of library and information science
  2. Covers over 440 periodicals from more than 68 countries in more than 20 different languages
  3. Citations contain bibliographic information, indexing and abstract
  4. Titles are available in original language and English.



An online reference library  having reference collection from over 50 publishers It is a rich reference content to find full text, images, sound files, data tables, maps and more Millions of cross-reference links connect text, images, sound files for deeper understanding

Annual Reviews


  1. Keeps researchers, scholars, and scientific professionals well informed of the latest developments in their field of study
  2. Provide review articles of primary research literature in scientific disciplines. viz. 
  3. Biomedical Sciences (22 titles)
  4. Physical Sciences (11 titles)
  5. Social Sciences  (8 titles)



  1. An e-gateway to global e-journal literature
  2. Provides access to massive database of journal literature, indexed from 16548 e-journals (offered by 5647 Publishers) with links to full text at publisher sites
  3. Provides seamless access to a comprehensive searchable data base  of millions of journal articles
  4. Provides free access to 4240 open access journals.

ACS Journal Archive

Archives (Vol.1, issue 1 onwards) of all research journals in the chemical and related sciences published from American Chemical Society available.

Emerald Journal Archive

Archives (Vol.1, issue 1 onwards) of all Engineering, Library & information Science and Management research journals from Emerald Group Publishing are available.

Springer Journal Archive

Archives (Vol.1, issue 1 onwards) of all Science, Technology and Medical research journals from Springer Link available.


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