Library Resources

Library Catalogue (i-Portal)


Provides access to thirty magazines and journals in computing and IT, with complete archive reaching back to 1950's. It also includes the ACM Special Interest Group newsletters and conference proceedings, many with full archives in 34 distinct areas of information technology address your varied interests - Programming Languages, Graphics, and Mobile Communications etc. For further details click here

Annual Review(Trial)  

Annual Reviews has offered comprehensive, timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists. Annual Reviews volumes are published each year for 46 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences including Economics. Each year, Annual Reviews critically reviews the most significant primary research literature to guide researchers to the principal contributions of their field and help them keep up to date in their area of research.

ACM Digital Library (Association of Computing Machinery) 

Provides access to thirty magazines and journals in computing and IT, with complete archive reaching back to 1950's. It also includes the ACM Special Interest Group newsletters and conference proceedings, many with full archives in 34 distinct areas of information technology address your varied interests - Programming Languages, Graphics, and Mobile Communications etc. For further details click here

African Journals Online (AJOL)  

AJOL offers the tables of content and abstracts from over 170 journals in sciences, social sciences, arts, culture and literature from 2000 to onward. Free print copies of articles are available by airmail. For further details click here

American Chemical Society (ACS)  

ACS is the leading publisher of peer-reviewed research journals in the chemical and related sciences, serving scientific communities worldwide through an unparalleled commitment to quality, reliability, and innovation. Fulltext access is available for all titles back to the start date of the publication, some back as far as the 1800s.

American Physical Society (APS)  

APS is an authoritative source of physics information. It provides full-text access to all APS material from 1893 to present.

Business Source Premier  

Business Source Premier is the most popular business research database, features the full-text for more than 2,150 journals. Full-text is provided back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Additional full-text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.

Cambridge Journals Online  

Cambridge University Press’s collection of nearly 200 leading journals across the sciences, social sciences and humanities.

CBI (Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries) 

The Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI) was established in 1971. CBI is an Agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and part of the development cooperation effort of the Netherlands. CBI contributes to the equitable economic development of selected developing countries by providing export marketing and management support to their SME exporters and Business Support Organisations with the purpose of increasing exports to Europe. This is achieved by concentrating on five core competencies: Market knowledge, Product and production improvement, quality control, export marketing and management, market entry.

Economic & Political Weekly  

The Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) is a weekly Indian magazine published from Mumbai. It publishes original research and analysis on the economics, politics, sociology, and history and known for its strong editorial stands to have a social conscience. For further details click here


Econlit is a comprehensive, indexed bibliography with selected abstracts of the world's economic literature, produced by the American Economic Association. It includes coverage of over 400 major journals as well as articles in collective volumes (essays, proceedings, etc.), books, book reviews, dissertations, and working papers licensed from the Cambridge University Press Abstracts of Working Papers in Economics.


Provides full-text of all 150+ Emerald online journals available, with full-text backfiles, many going back to 1990's abstracts going back in some cases to 1980's. For details click here

Foreign Broadcast Information Services (FBIS) Daily Reports, 1941-1996  

The largest searchable depository of news media as it was reported in country and around the world. The repository consists of news collected from a division of the CIA, the Foreign Broadcast Information Services, TV broadcasts, radio transmissions and government speeches USA for intelligence purposes. It is specifically important for 20th Century China studies because it makes it possible for researchers to evaluate how news were reported in the local media, and the difference in perspectives as they were reported in other parts of the world.

Global Economic Monitor (GEM)  

Provides daily updates of global economic developments, with coverage of high income- as well as developing countries. Daily data is provided for exchange rates, equity markets, interest rates, stripped bond spreads, commodity prices and emerging market bond indices. Monthly data coverage is provided for consumer prices, high-tech market indicators, industrial production and merchandise trade, etc. Quarterly data is available for GDP, current account balances, and budget balances. All data sets are updated each weekday to capture the latest available observations. For details click here


Grammarly is an automated tool that corrects contextual spelling mistakes, checks for more than 250 common grammar errors, enhances vocabulary usage and provides citation suggestions. Grammarly will not edit your work for you; it is up to you to incorporate Grammarly's feedback and decide what suggestions are most appropriate. Grammarly can be used through web interface as well an add-in for MS Word can be download from

IEEE Xplore  

Provides full-text access to 132 IEEE and 45 IEEE journals, magazines, transactions and conference proceedings as well as active IEEE standards.

IMF eLibrary  

The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) eLibrary simplifies analysis and research with direct access to the IMF’s periodicals, books, working papers and studies, and data and statistical tools. You will find information and perspective on macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade, and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction, and so much more.

IMF Balance of Payment Statistics 

It summarizes for a specific period (typically a year or quarter), the economic transactions of an economy with the rest of the world and covers all the goods, services, factor income and current transfers an economy receives from or provides to the rest of the world. For details click here

IMF Direction of Trade Statistics 

It contains data on the value of merchandise exports and imports between each country and all its trading partners. Total bilateral and multilateral exports and imports are aggregated at the national or regional group level.

IMF International Financial Statistics 

The IFS database contains approximately 32,000-time series covering more than 200 countries and areas and includes all series appearing on the IFS Country Pages.

Informs Journals  

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) publishes 12 scholarly journals including the flagship journals Operations Research and Management Science. It provides full-text access to current four years content from these ISI ranked peer-reviewed journals.

ISI WEB OF KNOWLEDGE (Web of Science) 

Web of Science is a comprehensive interdisciplinary, bibliographic database with article references from journals, books, proceedings. An integrated web-based platform, the ISI Web of Science provides high-quality content and tools to access, analyze, and manage research information. It offers researchers the navigational and retrieval functions. Web of Science data coverage is over 20,000 peer-reviewed, high-quality scholarly journals published worldwide (including Open Access journals); over 190,000 conference proceedings; and over 90,000 editorially selected books.

ITC (International Trade Centre) Market Analysis Tools

The ITC Market Analysis and Research (MAR) section is part of the Programme of Market Development of the International Trade Centre (ITC). Through MAR services, ITC provides online tools, provides tailored market research and trade analysis, and conducts training programs in market analysis for trade policymakers, trade support institutions and the business community in developing countries. MAR services comprise a number of web-based applications including Trade Map, Market Access Map, Investment Map, Trade Competitiveness Map and Product Map which are now accessible through Market Analysis Tools Portal.

Jamal's Yellow Pages of Pakistan 

Jamal's Yellow Pages (JYP) is a complete up-to-date source of information on all sorts of business activities operating in Pakistan. With a very intuitive and easy to use interface, the software helps in getting business addresses and contacts in a flash. Not only this, JYP serves as direct marketing agency as well, with the full facility to export data to different other formats.


An online archive database with complete backfiles of over 700 core scholarly journals covering Business, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Language, Law, Religion, Philosophy, Anthropology, History, Geography, Biological Sciences, Political Sciences, and Education.


More than legal research, the LexisNexis® Total Research System provides you online access to state and federal case law; codes and statutes; court documents and extensive secondary materials such as treatises and law journal articles. It has over 3.5 billion public records; business news, legal news, and regional news; expert commentary on the law; Shepard's® Citations Service; and more.


A comprehensive database covering the world's mathematical literature. It is the online version of Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications, which are published by the American Mathematical Society. MathSciNet indexes and abstracts journals, books, and proceedings in mathematics. The database covers from 1940 to the present and is updated daily.


Manupatra, a pioneer in online legal research in India since 2001. It is the largest and comprehensive content aggregator of Indian and International material, linking primary information, secondary material, and proprietary analytical content. Provides access to Supreme Court cases from 1950 till date across all subjects of law, cases from all High courts, orders of Tribunals, Central acts with all amendments incorporated, notification circulars of 36 government of India ministries including SEBI & RBI - updated daily,  full text of bills in parliament & ordinances, agreements & drafts,  committee reports, articles and news.

New Left Review  

New left review published every two months from London. New Left Review analysis World Politics, the Global Economy, State powers and protest movements: Contemporary Social Theory, History and Philosophy, Cinema, Literature, Heterodox Art, and Aesthetics. A complete index of the New Left Review, going back to 1960, can be searched by Author, Title or Subject.

National Trade Data Bank -The Export Connection 

National Trade Data Bank (NTDB) surveys the economic and demographic conditions of over 250 countries using the central intelligence agency World Factbook. It reviews market research reports from U.S. foreign commercial service and gets exchange and interest rate data from Federal Reserve Board. It also includes the census data on Merchandise Trade Exports and Imports. NTDB spots trends and identifies markets, the data is arrayed two ways: by country of origin or destination for each commodity, listed by 10-digit harmonized system code, and by top 100 commodities traded with each country. It also gives the Foreign Traders Index.

NRC Research Press  

NRC Research Press has been publishing scholarly journals since 1929. As part of Canadian Science Publishing, NRC Research Press publishes 16 journals, monographs, conference proceedings, and allied publications.


Oxford Quick Reference Online brings together language, and subject reference works from one of the world's largest and most trusted reference publishers into a single cross-searchable resource. It provides more than 150+ dictionaries in all major subjects areas including Humanities, Social Sciences, Languages, Science & Engineering, and quotations, etc.


This resource ensemble the idea of LAW ONLINE. This is a one-stop resource site for statutes, rules, and cases relating to Pakistan. This site is one of its kind and houses all the federal and provincial statutes and cases related to these statutes. Taxation, service, copyright, estate planning, labour and all kinds of fiscal statutes are covered in this site. Moreover, there are more than 1200 essays and writing and other legal documents available here. It also houses all the journals of PLD publishers including PLD, SCMR, CLC, PCrLJ, PTD, PLC CLD and YLR.

PC-TAS - Trade Analysis System 

PC-TAS contains five-year time series of foreign trade (import/export) statistics extracted from the COMTRADE database of the United Nations Statistical Division (UNSTAT), which covers over 90% of world trade. The data provides an overview of actual import and export values, quantities, and trends broken down by country of origin or destination, for each product. It contains foreign trade data covering 200 countries and territories broken down into 3,800 Standard International Trade Classification (SITC Revision 3) products viewable at the 1, 4 or 5-digit level or 5,300 Harmonized System (HS revision 0) products viewable at the 2- and 6-digit level.

Project Muse  

It offers full-text access to current content from prestigious humanities and social sciences journals. It is the most reliable source of titles from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies, journals with critically acclaimed articles by the most respected scholars in their fields. It provides full-text access to more than 147888 articles from 406 scholarly journals from more than 100 publishers.

ProQuest EBooks Central  

Library offers an increasing selection of more than 148,000+ e-books in business, economics, computers, engineering, and technology.

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses  

“ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT) is an online database that indexes, abstracts, and provides full-text access to dissertations and theses. It is a world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world. This database includes over 2.4 million records and covers 1637 to the present.”

Questia Digital Library

This online library that provides 24/7 access to the world's largest online collection of over 67,000 books and 375,000 journal articles in the humanities and social sciences.

Science Direct  

The world's leading electronic collection of scientific journals and provides access to the full-text of last 5 years. The subject areas covered in this database ar Business Management and Accounting, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Economics.


It is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature with more than 20,500 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers. Scopus offers researchers a quick, easy and comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and arts and humanities


One of the world's leading online information services for scientific, technical, and medical books and journals. Over 1100 fully peer-reviewed journals are available with backfiles starting from different dates.

The New York Times (NYT)  

The New York Times (NYT) is an American newspaper and internationally recognized daily newspaper founded in 1851 and distributed throughout the United States. For an insightful view of the world, there's no paper like The New York Times. Its coverage Science, Art, Business, Sports, Movies, Travel, and book reviews. It has been organized into sections like News, Editorials, Opinions, & Columns.

Taylor & Francis Journals

It provides access to over 1100 peer-reviewed research journals published by Taylor & Francis, Rutledge, Psychology Press and Informa Healthcare in Sciences, Engineering and Humanities subject areas generally from 1997 to present.

UNIDO Industrial Statistics Database  

The database contains time series data starting with 1981 to the latest available year for approximately 102 countries. The data is arranged according to the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC) at the 4-digit level, which provides for the inclusion of 81 industries in the manufacturing sector. Information is presented by country, year, and industry. Each of the following items is covered: number of establishments, employment, wages and salaries, output, value added, gross fixed capital formation, and number of female employees. The data is originally stored in national currency values at the current process. The system allows for data conversion from national currency into current U.S. dollars using the average period exchange rates as given in the International Financial Statistics (IFS).

UNdata - a data access system to UN databases  

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) launched a new internet-based data service for the global user community. It brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point. Users can now search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN system. UNdata is the brainchild of UNSD, the statistical arm of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the coordinator of statistical activities throughout the UN System. UNSD's core mission is to advance the development of the global statistical system and promote the dissemination of statistical information.

United Nations Official Documents System Database (ODS)  

The electronic repository for official documents published by UN in all official languages. It covers the UN resolutions that include the official records versions of resolution of General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and Trusteeship Council since 1946.

United Nations Treaty Collection Database (UNTC)

It contains full-text of the United Nations Treaty Series, the current status of the Multilateral Treaties deposited with the Secretary-General, and texts of recently deposited multilateral treaties 1945 to present.

University of Chicago Press Journals  

Over 50 scholarly journals of the world’s most prestigious societies are accessible here. Its first scholarly publication was the Journal of Political Economy, introduced in 1892.

Wiley Interscience  

It offers over 3 million articles from 1400+ journals, the combined output of all Wiley-Blackwell peer-reviewed primary research and survey journals. It covers the full spectrum of science, technology, Engineering, medicine, business, social sciences, and the humanities. Many of these titles are ranked at the forefront of their fields.

World Bank Global Development Finance (GDF Online)  

It contains statistical data for the 138 countries that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt to the World Bank Debtor Reporting System. The database covers external debt stocks and flows, major economic aggregates, and key debt ratios as well as average terms of new commitments, currency composition of long-term debt, debt restructuring, and scheduled debt service projections. Data selection screens are intuitive and easy to use. Results can be scaled, indexed against a particular year, viewed by percentage change, and charted. Data can also be exported in standard formats.

Westlaw India  

Westlaw India has exclusive Indian content version, equipped with the international quality search functionalities available on the world's favourite legal database Westlaw India. With a complete archive of judgments delivered by the Supreme Court of India, All High Courts, and prominent Tribunals & Commissions. Other than judgments, It also gives you access to Central and State Legislation, Notifications, Circulars and Current Awareness.

World Development Indicators  

This a resource where World Bank's premier data on development is compiled. It is a collection of statistical data and commentary. It focuses on people, economy, environment, states and markets, and global links. The CD-ROM contains a database of more than 550 indicators selected from a time series database of 40 years and 208 countries, where data is available. It also contains the full text of WDI book. The data can be exported in several formats. WDI 2003 has a new user-friendly interface.

Off-Campus Access
Mobile Web Interface
Educational Resources


OpenCourseWares Consortuim is a free and open digital publication of high quality educational materials, organized as courses. The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a collaboration of more than 200 higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world creating a broad and deep body of open educational content using a shared model. The mission of the OpenCourseWare Consortium is to advance education and empower people worldwide through opencourseware.

Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn.Open Yale Courses reflects the values of a liberal arts education. Yale's philosophy of teaching and learning begins with the aim of training a broadly based, highly disciplined intellect without specifying in advance how that intellect will be used. This approach goes beyond the acquisition of facts and concepts to cultivate skills and habits of rigorous, independent thought: the ability to analyze, to ask the next question, and to begin the search for an answer.

Open Culture Free Courses: Get free online courses from the world's leading universities. This collection includes over 250 free courses in the liberal arts and sciences. Download these audio & video courses straight to your computer or mp3 player.

Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative: Using intelligent tutoring systems, virtual laboratories, simulations, and frequent opportunities for assessment and feedback, the Open Learning Initiative (OLI) builds courses that are intended to enact instruction - or, more precisely, to enact the kind of dynamic, flexible, and responsive instruction that fosters learning.

The Free Technology Academy(FTA) is a joint initiative from several educational institutes in various countries. It aims to contribute to a society that permits all users to study, participate and build upon existing knowledge without restrictions.



Flat World Knowledge: Our books might feel like your current book for a minute. They are written by leading experts and are peer-reviewed, edited, and highly developed. They are supported by test banks, .ppt notes, instructor manuals, print desk copies, and knowledgeable service representatives. There the similarity ends. Instead of $100 plus, our books are FREE online. Students enter the URL they're given by their instructor and start reading. It's that easy. No tricks. No popup ads. No "a premium subscription is needed for that". In fact, our free online books go beyond what standard print editions provide with integrated audio, video, and interactive features, powerful search capabilities, and more.

Community College Open Textbook Collaborative (CCOTC), funded by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, is a collection of colleges, governmental agencies, educational nonprofits, and other education-related organizations. The collaborative provides training for instructors adopting open resources, peer reviews of open textbooks, an online professional network, support for authors opening their resources, and other services.

Global Text Project: The project will create open content electronic textbooks that will be freely available from a website. Distribution will also be possible via paper, CD, or DVD. Our goal initially is to focus on content development and Web distribution, and we will work with relevant authorities to facilitate dissemination by other means when bandwidth is unavailable or inadequate. The goal is to make textbooks available to the many who cannot afford them.

Textbook Revolution is a student-run site dedicated to increasing the use of free educational materials by teachers and professors. We want to get these materials into classrooms. Our approach is to bring all of the free textbooks we can find together in one place, review them, and let the best rise to the top and find their way into the hands of students in classrooms around the world. Browse through the most popular titles, recommendations, or recent reviews from our visitors. Perhaps you'll find something interesting in the special collections. There are 26,320 eBooks available here and they're all free! 

Worldwide Center of Mathematics was founded in the fall of 2008 by David B. MaSBASSEy, an award-winning professor, with 26 years of college teaching experience, and a leading research mathematician in the area of singularities. The physical offices of the Center are located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. The purpose of the Center is to promote and disseminate mathematical knowledge at all levels ranging from college-preparation to research-level material.

Open Textbook Catalog: This catalog is a resource to help connect professors with some of the top open textbooks currently available. Since open textbooks are based online (print copies are optional), they can be difficult to locate or evaluate for quality. This catalog provides information to help make finding a free, open textbook less time consuming for instructors. Click here to download a PDF list of the titles in the catalog.

Open Text Book Repository is a registry of textbooks (and related materials) which are open that is free for anyone to use, reuse and redistribute. It is run by the Open Knowledge Foundation. The domain name was kindly donated to us by Steve Coast of Open Street Map.



DiscoverEd is an experimental project from ccLearn which attempts to provide scalable search and discovery for educational resources on the web. Metadata, including the license and subject information available, are exposed in the result set. We are particularly interested in open educational resources (OER) and are collaborating with other OER projects to improve search and discovery capabilities for OER, using DiscoverEd and other available tools.

Connexions: Repository of open educational materials, including some open textbooks. The platform is integrated with a print on demand publisher.

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) is a leading edge, user-centered, searchable collection of peer reviewed and selected higher education, online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services. MERLOT's vision is to be a premiere online community where faculty, staff, and students from around the world share their learning materials and pedagogy.

OpenCourseWares Consortium is a free and open digital publication of high quality educational materials, organized as courses. The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a collaboration of more than 200 higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world creating a broad and deep body of open educational content using a shared model. The mission of the OpenCourseWare Consortium is to advance education and empower people worldwide through opencourseware.

ASER - The Annual Status of Education Report is the largest citizen led; household based initiative that aims to provide reliable estimates on the schooling status of children aged 3-16 years residing in all rural and few urban districts of Pakistan.

Research Tools


EconLit: The American Economic Association�s electronic bibliography, EconLit, indexes more than thirty years of economics literature from around the world. EconLit is a comprehensive index of journal articles, books, book reviews, collective volume articles, working papers and diSBASSErtations. CD-ROM version is available in the library while the online version is also accessible in the library through login and password.

Index Islamicus: Index Islamicus is the international classified bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world, from archaeology to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, from Iran to Muslim minorities in the USA. Provides access to 377,000 records and covers over 3,000 periodicals. Available in the library as CD-ROM version.

International Political Science Abstracts (IPSA): This authoritative CD-ROM database from the International Political Science Association provides abstracts of political science articles published in scholarly journals and yearbooks worldwide. Topics include method and theory; political thinkers and ideas; political and administrative institutions; political processes (public opinion, attitudes, parties, forces, groups, and elections); international relations; and national and area studies. International Political Science Abstracts is the global standard for scholarly research in the field. Approximately 95% of the records include abstracts, with most written in English. The remaining abstracts (approx. 5%) are in French (for articles in languages other than English).

RePEc: RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 70 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in economics. The heart of the project is a decentralized database of working papers, journal articles and software components. All RePEc material is freely available. You can use RePEc through RePEc Author Service, Munich Personal RePEc Archive, IDEAS, EconPapers, NEP (New Economics Papers), EDIRC, LogEc, CitEc, Inomics, SPZ, Socionet.

Google Scholar: Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

NAL AGRICOLA: AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) serves as the catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library, as well as a primary public source for world-wide access to agricultural information. The database covers materials in all formats and periods, including printed works from as far back as the 15th century. The records describe publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, farming and farming systems, agricultural economics, extension and education, food and human nutrition, and earth and environmental sciences.

CiteSeerX: CiteSeer is a scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science. CiteSeer aims to improve the dissemination and feedback of the scientific literature and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency, and timeliness in the access of scientific and scholarly knowledge. CiteSeer was developed in 1997 at the NEC Research Institute, Princeton, New Jersey, by Steve Lawrence, Lee Giles and Kurt Bollacker. It is now hosted at the Pennsylvania State University's College of Information Sciences and Technology under the direction of Professor Lee Giles.

Citation Tools


Endnote: a Web-based service designed to help students and researchers through the process of writing a research paper. Undergraduate students can organize their references for citing in papers. Professional researchers and graduate students can use EndNote Web as the perfect complement to EndNote and other desktop writing tools, as well as storing references between ISI Web of Knowledge search sessions.

Zotero: an easy-to-use yet powerful research tool that helps you gather, organize, and analyze sources (citations, full texts, web pages, images, and other objects), and lets you share the results of your research in a variety of ways. It has the ability to store author, title, and publication fields and to export that information as formatted references and the best parts of modern software and web applications (like iTunes and, such as the ability to interact, tag, and search in advanced ways. Zotero integrates tightly with online resources; it can sense when users are viewing a book, article, or other object on the web, and on many major research and library sites find and automatically save the full reference information for the item in the correct fields.

citeulike: free service for managing and discovering scholarly references. It can easily store references you find online, discover new articles and resources, automated article recommendations, share references with your peers, find out who's reading what you're reading, and store and search your PDFs.

EasyBib (Write Smart): The free version of EasyBib formats citations in the latest edition of the MLA format (currently the 7th edition). To use EasyBib's APA formatting services, sign up for MyBib Pro by clicking here:

KnightCite: an online citation generator service provided by the Hekman Library of Calvin College. This service simplifies the often tedious task of compiling an accurate bibliography in the appropriate style by formatting the given data on a source into a reliable citation, eliminating the need to memorize minute details of style for multiple kinds of sources. The service is provided free of charge by the college, and is available to members both within and outside of the Calvin community.

JabRef: an open source bibliography reference manager. The native file format used by JabRef is BibTeX, the standard LaTeX bibliography format. JabRef runs on the Java VM (version 1.5 or newer), and should work equally well on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

Son of Citation Machine: Professional researchers to properly credit the information that they use. Its primary goal is to make it so easy for student researchers to cite their information sources, that there is virtually no reason not to -- because SOMEDAY THE INFORMATION THAT SOMEONE ELSE WANTS TO USE -- WILL BE YOURS!

refbase: This web database lets you manage your academic references online, and share them with your colleagues. Using this free web service you can upload your references and see what others are reading, the database currently features 24047 records, organize and group your references, and assign keywords to them, so it's easy to get back to a reference, generate a formatted list of citations for your academic paper or CV (as HTML, RTF, PDF, or LaTeX), export references to desktop reference managers (such as Endnote, or Reference Manager) or BibTeX, and import records from common bibliographic formats and online databases.



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Health Sciences Gateway

Health Sciences Databases A – Z


AccessAnesthesiology is for certification in pain management, critical care, and perioperative medicine. Limited to 8 simultaneous users.


AccessEmergency Medicine is for emergency medicine education and certification. Limited to 8 simultaneous users.


AccessMedicine features core textbooks for medical education, with additional news and resources. Limited to 16 simultaneous users.


AccessPediatrics provides access to text books, atlases, videos, and other resources related to pediatrics, information necessary for completing evaluations, diagnoses, and case management decisions, as well as for pursuing research or self-assessment and board review. Limited to 10 simultaneous users.


This resource was acquired with funding from the Library/IT Assessment. Access Pharmacy contains core textbooks and reference works in pharmacy and pharmacology. Limited to 23 simultaneous users.


AccessPhysiotherapy provides access to textbooks, modalities, videos and other resources for physical therapy students, educators, and those in practice seeking to maintain certification. Limited to 4 simultaneous users.


AccessScience is the online edition of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology. Limited to 8 simultaneous users.


McGraw-Hill's is a knowledge environment organized around the ACGME core curriculum for surgery. Limited to 10 simultaneous users.


The Video Atlas was originally intended to be used by individual medical and dental students. Because of its realism, simple language, and three-dimensional quality, the Video Atlas has become popular with students and teachers in many other fields and also with people not on a professional learning path who are looking for information about human anatomy.


Open access publisher of science-technology-medicine journals; databases of controlled trials.


BrowZine is a service that interacts with a library’s existing e-journal resources allowing users to browse journals in a normalized setting and create a personalized reading room of journals to follow. Originally developed for mobile devices, it is now being expanded to a web interface for laptop and desktop use. A BrowZine account is required to sync between the app and BrowZine Web.


CINAHL covers literature related to nursing and allied health.


ClinicalKey is a peer reviewed, evidence based point-of-care clinical information service for physicians and healthcare professionals. It provides a unique combination of electronic books, medical journals, First Consult, Procedures Consult, practice guidelines, clinical trials, MEDLINE, and abstracts from PubMed. ClinicalKey replaces the content formerly offered through MD Consult. To access the PDF copy, individual registration is required. Please log in or create a personal account at the upper right hand corner of the ClinicalKey home page.


Clinical Pharmacology now comes together with ClinicalKey, Elsevier’s intelligent clinical search engine, to enhance the user experience. Explore the enriched, intuitive interface, Smart Search technology for top speed to answers, deep access to trusted evidence, and quick finding of relevant data for optimal productivity at the point-of-care.


Independent medical evidence on which to base clinical treatment decisions.


Consumer-oriented coverage of all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.


Growing collection of electronic reference books -- dictionaries, encyclopedias, bilinguals, almanacs, handbooks, atlases, and directories.


Database of evidence-based systematic reviews of diagnostic tests, public health, pharmacology, surgery, psychology and the health care system.


Provides downloadable doctoral dissertations originating from universities in the Big Ten conference from 1997 to present. More dissertations from other North American and European universities are available for preview and individual purchase. This is the new platform for Dissertations & Theses. All CSA and ProQuest databases will be migrated to this platform.


This is the newest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). It includes DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis, DSM-5 Clinical Cases, Guía de consulta de los criterios diagnósticos del DSM-5, and DSM-5 Legacy.


The collection has previous editions of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders for reference and archival purposes. They include DSM-I, DSM-I Special Supplement, DSM-II, DSM-II 6th printing change, DSM-III, DSM-III-R, DSM-IV, and DSM-IV-TR.


DynaMed Plus is an evidence-based information resource used by physicians around the world to answer clinical questions quickly and easily. DynaMed Plus includes thousands of topics covering emergency medicine, cardiology, oncology, infectious diseases, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology and much more. the Library/IT Assessment.


Medical information database of clinical topic summaries, including a grading the quality of evidence cited, designed primarily for point-of-care use. Includes Isabel which is used by physicians to help construct or broaden a differential diagnosis.


Database in biomedicine which also excels in its coverage of pharmaceutical research. From 1974 to present.

Tip: If you have problems with off campus access, use the UIC OpenVPN. To install, go to OpenVPN.


Current answers to clinical medicine questions at the point of care. Can be downloaded to a hand-held device.


Gartner Research provides access to research and analysis on information technology (IT) technologies, practices, and strategies performed by the Gartner Group. The University of Illinois Administrative Information Technology Services subscribes to this database. Selected reports are available for students, faculty and staff of the University of Illinois. Off-campus access is available through the use of the VPN client. Users must log in with their enterprise IDs and password.


This is a search engine that focuses on academic output. This link is proxied for UIC users off campus so you can download full text.


Information on measurement instruments (questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/ manuals, rating scales, projective techniques, vignettes/scenarios, tests). Limited to 10 simultaneous users.


Consumer health information including reference books, reports and pamphlets, drug information and more.


Nursing and allied health sciences scholarly journal literature.


INDIGO, provided and maintained by the Library, offers open access to the intellectual work of UIC faculty.


Pharmaceutical and health related literature from 1970 to the present. Limited to 6 simultaneous users.


Evidence-based medicine (EBM) integrates the best available evidence with clinical experience that allows clinicians to recommend, and their patients to make, informed choices consistent with their values. JAMAevidence helps decision makers identify the best available evidence by providing guides to the systematic consideration of the validity, importance, and applicability of claims about the assessment of health problems and the outcomes of health care.


The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a peer reviewed, PubMed-indexed video journal.
Note: to create a JoVE test for a video, you need to create an account and then register as either a professor or student. Then you need to click confirm under Newsletter to complete the registration.


LWW Health Library meets the needs of educators and institutions by providing a single portal to foundational and clinical science content, as well as multimedia ancillaries for teaching and learning.


Independent, critical evaluations of drugs for physicians and other health professionals. Also Adverse Drug Interactions system and Handbook of Antimicrobial Therapy.


Consumers' health information produced by the National Library of Medicine that is authoritative and up to date.


National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. Limited to 30 simultaneous users.


Formerly Natural Standard and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. These two databases merged to form Natural Medicines providing evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).


The most recent clinical evidence to nurses and other health care professionals, directly at the point-of-care. This resource was partially acquired with funding from the Library/IT Assessment.


Health Sciences e-books from Ovid.


Database produced at the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


Database on reproductive health, population, family planning, and related health issues.


Journal publications from American Psychiatric Publishing. Note: UIC subscription doesn't include Books. We subscribe only to the DSM Library and to all the journals except FOCUS.


Psychology and the psychological aspects of related disciplines, such as medicine, nursing, sociology, business, education, etc.


PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's to present.


Reaxys is a new structure that unifies Beilstein, Gmelin and Patent Chemistry databases. It also includes journal literature (1771 - present) and patent literature (1869 - present) along with search, analysis and workflow tools.


Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Source provides indexing for over 200 sports medicine and rehabilitation journals.


Rehabilitation Reference Center (RRC) is an evidence-based clinical reference tool for use by rehabilitation clinicians at the point-of-care. RRC provides therapists and students with available evidence for their information needs in the areas of: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and more. July 3, 2012


Contains information on research methods including over 120,000 pages of SAGE book, journal, and reference content.


Search and browse this collection of case studies of real social research, specially commissioned and designed to help you understand abstract methodological concepts in practice.


Platform for a wide variety of journals and e-books across all fields of natural sciences, applied sciences and technology, and social sciences. To facilitate the browsing of titles, we have also organized ScienceDirect according to subject area (See below).
Note: Effective January 1, 2016, ScienceDirect will no longer support Internet Explorer 8 (IE8).


Login here for the new Web version. CAS SciFinder Scholar is the premier chemistry database produced by the American Chemical Society.


Scopus contains over 20,500 titles from 5,000 publishers worldwide with 49 million records, 78% with abstracts. It Includes over 5.3 million conference papers and provides 100% Medline coverage with interoperability with ScienceDirect, Engineering Village and Reaxys.


Electronic database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the life and biomedical sciences, compiling protocols from Humana’s successful book series Methods in Molecular Biology, Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Biotechnology, Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Neuromethods, and others. June 14, 2012


Collection of searchable e-reference books includes Scientific American Medicine, AAFP conditions, Merck manual, and Stedman’s Dictionary.


Literature on biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals.


TOXNET is a publicly available portal to materials on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and biohazards.


Trip is a clinical search engine designed to find high quality research evidence to support clinical practice and care. It simultaneously searches evidence-based sources of systematic reviews, practice guidelines, MEDLINE's Clinical Queries, medical image databases, e-textbooks, and patient information.


Medical knowledgebase designed to deliver research literature at the point of patient care. UpToDate Online is a medical knowledge environment designed to deliver scientific research literature at the point of patient care. Under UIC's site license, the service has certain physical boundaries for usage. Included are UIC facilities in Chicago, Rockford, Peoria and Champaign-Urbana. The UIC Library has also arranged for access in UIUC campus buildings to aid UIC students and faculty at our Urbana location.


The United States Pharmacopeia and The National Formulary (USP–NF) provide public pharmacopeial standards for chemical and biological drug substances, dosage forms, compounded preparations, excipients, medical devices, and dietary supplements. Limited to 1 simultaneous user. Must Log On and Log Off at the start and end of each session. Compatible with Internet Explorer 11.0 and Google Chrome. You will need to disable pop-up blockers and enable scripting and style sheets while using this application. 
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Access to the Web of Science Core Collection which is the largest citation database in science, engineering, medicine and technology; also the social sciences, arts and humanities are represented. This resource was acquired with funding fromthe Library/IT Assessment.