VISTAS Library – Online Resources

Library – Online Resources

1. EBSCO - Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier is the world’s most valuable and most comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.

“It covers all disciplines (Engineering, Management & Commerce, Computing Sciences, Life Sciences, Basic Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physiotherapy, Marine, Visual Communication, Science & Humanities, Languages, Law, Education, etc.)”

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2. EBSCO - Business Source Elite

This business database provides full text for over 1,000 business publications. The rich collection of titles in Business Source Elite provides information dating back to 1985. More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Data monitor are also included. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.

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3. ProQuest ABI/INFORM Global

This database is one of the most comprehensive business databases on the market. It includes in-depth Coverage for thousands of publications, most of which are available in full text and the latest business and financial information for researchers at all levels. It includes in-depth coverage from thousands of publications, most of them in full-text. With ABI/INFORM Global, users can find out about business conditions, management techniques, business trends, management practice and theory, corporate strategy and tactics, and competitive landscape. ABI/INFORM Global includes ABI/INFORM Archive, which offers a deep back file of many of the most important business journals of the last century.

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4. J-Gate

J-Gate is an electronic gateway to global e-journal literature. Launched in 2001 by Informatics India Limited, J-Gate provides seamless access to millions of journal articles available online offered by 13,238 Publishers. It presently has a massive database of journal literature, indexed from 45,055 e-journals with links to full text at publisher sites. J-Gate also plans to support online subscription to journals, electronic document delivery, archiving and other related services.
a. Table of Contents (TOC)- For 45,055 e-journals.
b. Database - A comprehensive searchable database with 48,036,706 articles, with 10,000+ articles added every day.

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5. BLOC – Business Line on Campus

From the Hindu Business Line comes a new web portal designed exclusively for B-schoolers and MBA aspirants. With a rich corporate-academia-student interface, the portal features news stories and analysis from Business Line’s extensive network of correspondents as well as exclusive articles by senior corporate executives and HR professionals, many of whom teach at top B-schools. The content is tailored to meet the information needs and reading style of the young, intelligent and urbane management student and will bridge a critical gap as a news and knowledge resource for students about to begin their careers  

The BLoC Advantage

Insightful Videos
Interviews With Experts from Industry
Challenging Case Studies
Start- Up Stories


The IEEE Xplore digital library is a powerful resource for discovery and access to scientific and technical content published by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and its publishing partners. IEEE Xplore provides Web access to more than 3-million full-text documents from some of the world's most highly cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. The content in IEEE Xplore comprises over 160 journals, over 1,200 conference proceedings, more than 3,800 technical standards, over 1,000 eBooks and over 300 educational courses. Approximately 25,000 new documents are added to IEEE Xplore each month.

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The American Society of Mechanical Engineers is a nonprofit educational and technical organization serving a worldwide community of mechanical engineers. The ASME conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing operations. The society holds more than 28 technical conferences and 200 professional development courses each year. The ASME promote and enhance the technical competency and professional well-being through quality programs and activities in mechanical engineering, better enable its practitioners to contribute to the well-being of humankind through its publications that include 19 journals
Resource 21 Journals, Transactions, Magazines Back-Files 2000 onwards.

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The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is recognized globally for their significant contribution and dedication to the advancement of science and education in the civil engineering profession. The ASCE publishes 35 journals, periodicals and transactions that cover a comprehensive range of the civil engineering profession. ASCE journals are highly cited and are most relevant to the civil engineers for exchanging technical and professional knowledge. Information published in the journals of ASCE forms archival records not only of the technical advances of the ASCE but of the civil engineering profession as a whole.

Resource 30 Journals, Transactions, Magazines Back-Files 1995 onward

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9. Nature

Nature is the world's most highly cited interdisciplinary science journal, according to the 2013 Journal Citation Reports Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2014). Its Impact Factor is 42.351. The impact factor of a journal is calculated by dividing the number of citations in a calendar year to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years. It is an independent measure calculated by Thomson Reuters, Philadelphia, USA.

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10. Micromedex’s Clinical Knowledge

This includes all the unbiased, referenced information about Drugs, Poison, Martindale, PDR, Toxicology, Diseases, Acute Care and Alternative Medicine you need to make informed clinical diagnosis and treatment decisions

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11. Bentham Science Pharmacy

A major STM journal publisher of 23 online and print journals, and 4 print/online book (series), Bentham Science answers the informational needs of the pharmaceutical, biomedical and medical research community. Bentham Science Publishers is an international STM publisher answering the information needs of the pharmaceutical and biomedical research journal. We are publishers of many high impact factor journals and books; leading titles include Current Pharmaceutical Design (Impact Factor 4.774), Current Medicinal Chemistry (Impact Factor 4.63) and Current Molecular Medicine (Impact Factor 5.212).

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12. Inventi Journals

Inventi is born out of a revolutionary 2-Stage Publishing Process (Patent Filed) involving Duo Journals: Inventi Rapid & Inventi Impact. This process surprisingly eliminates              Time & Rejection, the two dreadful things authors always disliked; yet ensuring               quality & impact. It covers 10 Pharmaceutical Journals, 25 Journals for Engineering Technology & Management.

For Pharmacy
For Engineering & Management
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13. Law Finder (Offline Database)

Law Finder is based on full text retrieval system and has all the frills of a modern day search engine. The Law Finder search engine is tailor made for legal text with all features required for legal text search being preconfigured into it. Law Finder is the biggest law database in India with head notes and is also the most contemporary with majority of cases decided post year 2000. The Acts and rules section contains over 1700 Bare Acts and rules. These are updated almost every month

Note: Visit Digital Library to get the USB key to access the database
14. LexisNexis. – Law

LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Part of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 175 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide Through the integration of information and technology, LexisNexis uniquely unites proprietary brands, advanced Web technologies and premium information sources. Across the globe, LexisNexis provides customers with access to billions of searchable documents and records from more than 45,000 legal, news and business sources.

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15. All India Reporter 

All India Reporter has always been a pioneer in publishing High Court and Supreme Court Decisions since 1922. Receipt of judgments, selection of judgments, to the point Head-Notes and final dispatch of every book is done in-house. Increase in the Volume of Cases, the Time and effort required to Search, constraint of space and Finance required to build an extensive library were all factors which made us to enter in to the world of electronic Media
Nominal Index, Subject Index, Act Index, Judges Index Remarks Index.Other Equivalents (Cross references of approximately more than 35 journals).Head-Note and Judgment Search with various options.Search By - Multiple Acts with its Provisions, Citation and Page No., Nominal, Judge, Judgment decided, Bench Place and Type, Date of Decision, Cases Referred, Equivalents, Year wise, Case Result along with various combinations.

16. Manupatra
Manupatra, pioneer in online legal research in India since 2001,  is India’s premier legal information resource. It is the largest content aggregator of Indian and International material, linking primary information, secondary material and proprietary analytical content. Today, it has delivery capabilities in Online, Print and Mobile media. Manupatra has reinvented legal research by including intuitive and smarter legal research tools with database access, thus strengthening lawyer’s practice. Research on Manupatra ensures that users spend their time analyzing information, and in context and not gathering it. Sophisticated legal research tools, which were the province of the privileged, has been brought to the masses by Manupatra. 

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17. EBRARY Academic Complete – ProQuest

Access over  1,00,000+  E-Books covering Engineering, Technology, Management Studies, Law, Pharmacy, Life Science, Communication, etc. Top publishers with DASH ability to add content to platform, content update frequency monthly & accessible using iPad, iPhone, iPod touch & android devices.

18. DIGIMAT Digital Library

VELS KNOWLEDGE RESOURCE CENTRE has been established for enabling the students to acquire additional knowledge through online courses like offered by agencies like EDX, TED, NPTEL, KHAN ACADEMY, MIT, COURSERA etc.

The access is limited within the campus, Access the link & enrich your knowledge.

18. National Digital Library
Ministry of Human Resource Development under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology has initiated the National Digital Library (NDL) pilot project to develop a framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility. Filtered and federated searching is employed to facilitate focused searching so that learners can find out the right resource with least effort and in minimum time   It is being developed at IIT Kharagpur. Its covers Books, Articles, Thesis, Manuscripts, Audio Lectures, Video Lectures


DELNET has been actively engaged with the compilation of various Union Catalogues of the resources available in member-libraries. It has already created the Union Catalogue of Books,Union List of Current Periodicals, Union Catalogue of Periodicals,CD-ROM Database,Database of Indian Specialists, Database of Periodical Articles, Union List of Video Recordings, Urdu Manuscripts' Database, Database of Theses and Dissertations,  sample databases of language publications using GIST technology and several other databases. The data is being updated in these databases and is growing rapidly. All the DELNET databases have been resident on DELSIS, an in-house software developed on BASISPlus, an RDBMS, the product of Information Dimensions Inc. of USA which has been provided to DELNET courtesy National InformaticsCentre,NewDelhi. DELNET provides an array of facilities. DELNET'S relentless efforts in resource sharing have proved extremely effective. It has contributed a lot towards the modernisation of libraries in India.


Our Library is an Associate member of the Madras Library Network (MALIBNET), Chennai which is the consortium of more than 50 libraries in the city like IIT, CLRI, ANNA UNIVERSITY, MADRAS UNIVERSITY, etc. Our Library users are using other nearby libraries for Books & Periodical Reference through MALIBNET Cards.


            Our library is an Institutional member of the British Council Library (BCL).

Ø  Access to the E-Newsletter
Ø  To borrow Books, Journals & DVDs.
Ø  To access the British Council Online Portal