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English

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

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Books

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.

  • O111 : English Literature
  • O111,1 : English Poetry
  • O111,2 : English Drama
  • O111,3 : English Story
  • O111,6 : English Essay
  • P111 : English Language
  • P111:2 : English Grammar

How to find a book in the library

  • If you want to find a book in the Library, the best way to start is to search for the book at our web site through Library Catalog search.
  • By doing so you will find out at which shelf in the Library the book is to be found at, and also if the book is available or not.
  • When you have done your search for the book, you will get a list of results with all the documents that match your search criteria. Choose the book you want by clicking it. A new window will open, containing more information about the book
  • To view the online catalogue Click Here
  • To view the Library Catalogue Search Guidelines Click Here

Bibliographic List of Books in English

Electronic Books Subscribed

  • Springer E-Books: Books from Springer are an unparalleled resource for scientific research. The Springer eBook collection delivers complete access to the largest single publisher collection of scientific, technical and medical publications (STM) available. Library Subscribed to Electronic Books from Springer in the subject Physics (2013 publication)
  • Wiley E-Books : Wiley-Blackwell is an international scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, with strengths in every major academic and professional field and partnerships with many of the world's leading societies. Wiley eTextBooks are cloud based digital books, for your text and reference . The books can be accessed from anywhere and on any platform.
  • EBSCO Academic Collection : This growing subscription package contains a large selection of multidisciplinary e-books representing a broad range of academic subjects. The breadth of information available through this package ensures that students and scholars will have access to information relevant to their research needs. Offering more than 170,000 e-books, this collection includes titles from leading university presses such as Oxford University Press, MIT Press, State University of New York Press, Cambridge University Press, University of California Press, McGill-Queen's University Press, Harvard University Press and many others. Additional academic publishers include Elsevier, Ashgate Publishing, Taylor & Francis, Sage Publications and John Wiley & Sons.

List of English E-Books(Subscribed) Click Here

Electronic Books (Open Access)

  • Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
  • e-books directory  10,173 Books   
  • The world's largest ebook library  
  • Million Book Project  : It provides access to over 1.5 million e-books to the readers.
  • Project Gutenberg  : Project Gutenberg offers over 46,000 free ebooks
  • Intech Open Books : Intech is committed to Open Access as a way of publishing scholarly work
  • Saylor.org Bookshelf : 100+ books are freely available for download, online reading, and sharing for students, and reaserchers.
  • Bookboon.com :Bookboon.com was established in Denmark in 1988, under the name Ventus, and has always focused on publishing educational material for students and business professionals.
  • E-book Directory :E-Books Directory is a daily growing list of freely downloadable electronic books, documents and lecture notes found all over the internet. This site has 9563 free e-books in 669 categories.
  • HathiTrust Digital Library : HathiTrust is a partnership of the leading research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future.
  • Million Book Project : The Million Book Project was a book digitization project, led by Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science and University Libraries. Working with government and research partners in India (Digital Library of India) and China.
  • Open Culture : Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Our whole mission is to centralize this content, curate it, and give you access to this high quality content whenever and wherever you want it.
  • Free English E-books That’ll Give You a Taste of Classic English Literature
  • BookRix :Find thousands of books to read online and download free eBooks. Discover and read free books by indie authors as well as tons of classic books. Browse categories to find your favorite literature genres: Romance, Fantasy, Thriller, Short Stories, Young Adult and Children’s Book
  • Classic Book Shelf : This site has classic novels online, from Charles Dickens to Charlotte Bronte
  • Free Classic Literature: Find British authors like Shakespeare and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, plus other authors like Jules Verne, Mark Twain, and more.
  • Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts : This is a collection of public domain and open access documents with a focus on American and English literature as well as Western philosophy. Its purpose is to help facilitate a person’s liberal arts education.
  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
  • 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

Periodicals

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

Print Periodicals

  • Book Review
  • Dialogue : A Journal devoted to Literary Appreciation
  • EL Gazette
  • Journal of Common Wealth Literature
  • Journal of English Language Teaching
  • Journal of Indian Writing in English
  • Language and Literature: Journal of the Poetics and Linguistics Association 
  • Language Teaching Research      
  • Language Testing     
  • R E L C Journal of Language Teaching and Research
  • Rock Pebbles
  • Second Language Research 
  • Written Communication An International Quarterly of Research, Theory, Application

The links for periodicals are also available through:

  • Search the catalogue for print journals - Click Here
  • Search the Catalogue of Serial Holdings - Click Here

Newspaper Online

Many newspaper website offer free access.

Electronic Journals through E-shodhsindhu

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..

To View the A-Z list of online journals Click Here

List of English e-Journals Click Here

Electronic Databases (Subscription & EShodhsindhu)

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. 

Theses and Dissertation

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

ShodhGangotri : Repository of Indian Research in Progress

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.

Conferences

Dictionaries & Encyclopedia

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

 

Table of Contents

JournalTOCs
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.

Patent

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/

Free Patent

PatentLens

World Intellectual Property Organisation

Research Funding Agencies

Scholarship & Fellowship

Useful Links

 

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 http://www.vocabsushi.com/

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

Bharatavani-CIIL MHRD

i Love Languages

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.