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Periyar University gets access rights to ‘Web of Science'

Periyar University, Salem, gets access rights to ‘Web of Science' – the scholarly renowned Universal Electronic Bibliographic Database, which according to its Vice-Chancellor K. Muthuchelian, would immensely benefit research scholars with financial assistance for their projects from the University Grants Commission (UGC).

The Vice-Chancellor said that the Information and Library Network Centre (INFLIBNET) in Ahmedabad granted the permission to the University to access 1,389 e-journals of Springer Link and the Two Electronic Bibliographic Databases, JCCC (J-Gate Custom Content for Consortium) and ISID (Institute for Studies in Industrial Development) for research scholars with the financial assistance from the University Grant Commission in the first phase.

In the second phase, they had granted rights to access 224 e-journals of Cambridge University Press and Economic and Political Weekly in the year 2009. The Vice-Chancellor expressed his happiness over the consent granted now to access the ‘Web of Science' with 10 year back-files, i.e. from 2001 onwards.

“The research scholars of all departments can benefit by using this world class peer reviewed research articles in the Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index and Arts and Humanities Citation Index,'' he said. He said that Salem Periyar University was in 95th position in the usage of this facility and efforts would be initiated to bring it to the first position in the country. Research scholars were being trained through the University Library in exploring this privilege effectively.

To improve the standard of the Higher Education and Research in colleges, the Ministry of Human Resource Development has a project entitled ‘N-LIST' (National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content) for all 12(B) / 2(F) status colleges to access 2,100 e-journals and more than 55,000 e-books in various subjects. Meanwhile the University also signed a MoU with ARCHES (Advanced Research centre for Health Environment and Space), Italy, to facilitate staff exchange and researcher mobility.

R. ILANGOVAN

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