English studies is an academic discipline taught in primary, secondary, and post-secondary education in English-speaking countries. It involves the study and exploration of texts created in English literature. English studies include: the study of literature written in the English language (especially novels, plays, short stories, and poetry), the majority of which comes from Britain, the United States, and Ireland (although English-language literature from any country may be studied, and local or national literature is usually emphasized in any given country); English composition, including writing essays, short stories, and poetry; English language arts, including the study of grammar, usage, and style; and English sociolinguistics, including discourse analysis of written and spoken texts in the English language, the history of the English language, English language learning and teaching, and the study of World Englishes
Library has rich collection of text and reference books which is kept in various stacking sections (Stack1, Stack2, First floor and Reading Hall). Guide cards and OPAC are available in the respective sections to help the readers to locate the materials quickly.
The library arranges its books according to the Colon Classification system. This system organize subject A to Z main class
A call number (or class mark) is the series of numbers and letters on the spine of a resource, showing where to find it in the Library.
As books about the same subject have the same call number, once you know the call number for a topic, you can then use it to find a range of relevant resources.
Location : First Floor
Journals (also known as periodicals or serials) are published on a regular basis (e.g. weekly or monthly). Each journal issue contains a number of articles, written by different authors. Individual issues published over a period of one year are often bound together into a volume. Journals differ in quality and reputation; peer reviewed journals are usually regarded as high quality.
Periodicals and serials are essential for study and research as the articles published in them are the primary means of communication for the exchange of scientific information. The library subscribes about nearly 266 both National and International journals, Magazines, Newspapers and also receives nearly 101 periodicals as gifts and on exchange basis
The links for periodicals are also available through:
Many newspaper website offer free access.
E-journals are serial publications where scholars will publish the results of their latest research. In most cases you will search e-journals using library databases but it can be useful to be familiar with the core journals in your discipline. For botany scholars these include
Annual Reviews : Annual Reviews provides researchers, professors, and scientific professionals with a definitive academic resource in 37 scientific disciplines. Annual Reviews saves you time by synthesizing the vast amount of primary research literature and identifying the principal contributions in the field.Annual Reviews publications are among the highest cited publications by impact factor according to the Institute for Scientific Information® (ISI).
Springer : Springer is the leading global scientific publisher, delivering quality content through innovative information products and services, as well as a trusted provider of local-language professional publications in Europe, especially in Germany and the Netherlands. It publishers high quality content in various formats like books, journals, newsletters, CD-ROMs, online platforms, protocols, databases and conferences.
Oxford University Press : Oxford Journals is a division of Oxford University Press,which is a department of Oxford University. It publish well over 230 academic and research journals covering a broad range of subject areas, two-thirds of which are published in collaboration with learned societies and other international Electronic Journals through E-shodhsindhu organizations. OUP collections cover Life Sciences, Mathematics & Physical Sciences, Medicine, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Law, and include some of the most authoritative journals in their fields.
Taylor & Francis : Taylor and Francis, founded in 1798, is the oldest commercial journals publisher in the world, and one of the leading global academic publishers. Informa interface is a new and expanding platform, initially hosting the academic and scientific publications. It is a widely known publisher among researchers, students, academics and increasingly professionals.
Project Muse : Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers, providing 100% full-text, affordable and user-friendly online access to a comprehensive selection of prestigious humanities and social sciences journals. The journals are heavily indexed and peer-reviewed, with critically acclaimed articles by the most respected scholars in their fields..
An online database is a database accessible from a local network or the Internet. Online databases are hosted on websites, made available as software as a service product accessible via a web browser. They may be free or require payment, such as by a monthly subscription. Some have enhanced features such as collaborative editing and email notification.
[email protected] : J-Gate is an electronic gateway to global e-journal literature. e-ShodhSindu is a consortia for Higher Education E-Resources is to provide access to qualitative electronic resources including full-text, bibliographic and factual databases to academic institutions at a lower rates of subscription.
Scopus: Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources. It’s designed to find the information scientists need. Quick, easy and comprehensive, Scopus provides superior support of the literature research process. You can spend less time mastering databases and more time on research. It has 33 million abstracts as of now.
Web of Science : The Web of Science (formerly Web of Knowledge) is today's premier research platform, helping you quickly find, analyze, and share information in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Web of Science is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the sciences and social sciences. It is an academic platform that allows you to monitor research development and discover emerging trends via its citation indexes which are used to track citation activities of leading journals in multiple disciplines.
MathSciNet: It covers research in mathematics and mathematically related research in statistics, computer science, physics, operations research, engineering, biology, and other disciplines, and indexes 1800 serials and journals.
ShodhGanga, India A source for theses submitted to Indian universities, which includes biological sciences & engineering.
National ETD Portal: Metadata for all theses and dissertations produced internationally are collected and made accessible, as well as disseminated further, from this site.Software developed and maintained by the Digital Libraries Laboratory at University of Cape Town.
DART-Europe E-theses: DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses.
DIVA: This portal provides access to ETDs and research publications written at 26 institutions in Scandinavia.
Cybertesis: Global Open Access Portal:It allows to make simultaneous searches through a single Web interface, and to retrieve more than 50,000 full text theses stored in 27 different servers and university repositories
Mahatma Gandhi University : The Theses of Mahatma Gandhi University in various disciplines
IndCat : Online Catalogue of Theses : It is an Online Library Catalogues of books, theses and journals available in major university libraries in India.
NDLTD: Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations Contains metadata & full text of more than one million electronic theses and dissertations contributed by 125+ member universities & consortia. To visit the Global
ETD Search -http://search.ndltd.org/
Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD) Indexes theses and dissertations from well-known sources and provide direct link to the full text ETD.
PQDT OPEN: ProQuest Digital Theses Provides access to full text of theses submitted by the researcher himself under open access initiative with PQDT open.
Reference sources are works like encyclopedias’ and dictionaries that you can refer for confirmed facts. They are very useful when you need an introduction to a topic you have not studied before. Here are some useful one ‘s for botany students
JournalTOCs provides table of contents (TOCs) from over 26,000 journals in all subjects. User can search for journals, set the email based alerts, and view the latest TOC for each journal and link to the full text.
A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention. In other words, a patent is an exclusive right to a product or a process that generally provides a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem. To get a patent, technical information about the invention must be disclosed to the public in a patent application.
The patent owner may give permission to, or license, other parties to use the invention on mutually agreed terms. The owner may also sell the right to the invention to someone else, who will then become the new owner of the patent. Once a patent expires, the protection ends, and an invention enters the public domain; that is, anyone can commercially exploit the invention without infringing the patent.
Indian Patent Searchable Database -http://www.pfc.org.in/db/db.htm
Govt India Patent Website -http://patinfo.nic.in
National Intellectual Property Organization -http://www.nipo.in/
India Patent Website -http://www.ipindia.nic.in/
Google Patents -https://patents.google.com/
Funding Agencies List www.mnit.ac.in/research/admin/Final_LIST.pdf
BBC Learning English Go to BBC Learning English
On the BBC Learning English website, you can learn grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and so on; you can take a test; and you can also learn how to teach others English. The most interesting course is 6 Minute English, in which you can listen to a short audio recording, which can be downloaded both in MP3 and PDF formats
Go4English.com Go to Go4English.comGo4English.com is owned by British Council, which is the UK’s international cultural relations body. The website offers English learning information and tests for teachers, students and kids. You can learn English online while you are taking a test, listening to a song, or even playing a game.
VocabSushi is for you to learn vocabulary with real-world, contextual examples found in daily news. You can pick up a vocab item, learn its meaning, read the sentence samples, listen to the speakers, then you can take a test and check if you have learned that word
Fun Easy English Go to Fun Easy English
Fun Easy English mainly focuses on basic English knowledge and teaching tips. Its courses include pronunciation, grammar, idioms, slang, writing, tests and much more. Most of those courses are launched in Video format, in addition to text scripts and pictures
Learn English Free Online Go to Learn English Free Online
With an over 10 years history, Learn English Free Online is an abundant website for EFL/ESL learners and teachers. You can learn vocabulary with the related pictures, you can get some English learning tips, you can take some fun test, and so on
Top 10 YouTube Channels for You to Learn English Go to Top 10 YouTube Channels for You to Learn English
Open access sites offering scholarly eBooks and eDocuments related to the discipline of English Literature
Absolute Shakespeare :Absolute Shakespeare, the essential resource for for William Shakespeare's plays, sonnets, poems, quotes, biography and the legendary Globe Theatre.
Anthology of 16th Century Renaissance English Literature: A comprehensive guide to British literature of the Renaissance with over 100 original pages, biographies, and works never before published.
Anthology of 17th Century English Literature A comprehensive anthology and guide to English literature of the Early 17th Century.
Anthology of 18th & 19th Century English Literature A comprehensive anthology and guide to English literature of the 18th and 19th Centuries.
Anthology of Middle English Literature A comprehensive anthology and guide to English literature of the Medieval Period.
Athena: Literature, Books, Lists Thousands of open source electronic texts that are sorted by author's name
Bartleby.com: Great Books Online The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.
Canadian Poetry Online Collection of poets with biographies, list of published works, and sample poems.
CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts CELT, the Corpus of Electronic Texts, brings the wealth of Irish literary and historical culture to you on the Internet, for the use and benefit of everyone worldwide
Contemporary Writers Profiles This unique, searchable database contains up-to-date profiles of many of the UK and Commonwealth's most important living writers. Also included are writers from the Republic of Ireland who the British Council has worked with.
Great Books Index An Index to Online Great Books in English Translation
Internet Classics Archive Select from a list of 441 works of classical literature by 59 different authors, including user-driven commentary and "reader's choice" Web sites. Mainly Greco-Roman works (some Chinese and Persian), all in English translation.
Mark Twain Project The Mark Twain Project website offers unfettered, intuitive access to reliable texts, accurate and exhaustive notes, and the most recently discovered letters and documents.
Open Source Shakespeare The complete works of Shakespeare, a powerful search mechanism, a concordance, and statistical analysis of the texts.
Project Bartleby Internet publisher of literature, reference, and verse providing users with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.
Representative Poetry On-Line Collection of poetry, edited by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto from 1912 to the present.
The English Server "The EServer is a digital humanities venture, based at Iowa State U, where hundreds of writers, editors and scholars gather to publish over 35,000 works free of charge."
Victorian Web "The Victorian Web is the WWW translation of Brown University's Context 61, which serves as a resource for courses in Victorian literature."
William Blake Archive "A hypermedia archive sponsored by the Library of Congress and supported by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Rochester, and the Scholarly Editions and Translations Division of the National Endowment for the Humanities."
Women Writers Online A database of texts by pre-Victorian women writers out of the archive and make them accessible to a wide audience of teachers, students, scholars, and the general reader.
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