Sunday, December 28, 2008

Institutional Repositories in India

Nowadays, it is a trend of Institutional repositories all around. Many of the institutions have their repositories which they have built on various open source software. The saddest part of this is that various institutes had created these digital repositories for testing or trial purpose only and could not maintain the pace to streamline those. Many of them are closed and are not being updated regularly. DSpace at INFLIBNET, an institutional repository of the Centre, which is responsible for creating the vibration in the use of open software software for digital library, and for many other important issues, is also not able to host its own institutional repository on regular basis. Following is the list of institutional repositories from India which are currently active on the Internet.

Digital Repository of IIT Bomaby

Digital repository of IIT Bombay is a research produced at IITB. It presents a selection of our best research including full-text of book chapters, conference/proceeding papers, technical reports, journal pre-prints & post-prints, working papers, Patents and others like annual reports etc.


It is a digital repository service of National Institute of Oceanography, India. DRS@nio tries to collect, preserve and disseminate different institutional publications (journal articles, conference proceeding articles, Technical reports, thesis, dissertations, etc). You can search, browse and access publications of NIO from this collection. In its collection 1491 documents are available.


DSpace@NITR of National Institute of Technology, Rourkela collects, preserves and dissiminates the intellectual output of NITR to the global audience. Presently, it archives journal articles, pre-prints and conference papers authored by NITR researchers.


Management Development Institute, Gurgaon has created its digital library on DSpace.

DSpace at Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

IIMK’s institutional repository, a scholarly archiving facility for the IIMK community, using the DSpace software, Jointly developed by MIT Libraries and Hewlett-Packard Labs. This service enables the Institute community to archive their preprints, post prints and other scholarly publications. In keeping with the objectives of the Open Access movement, this service to facilitate the Institute researchers in self-archiving and long-term preservation of their scholarly publications, provide easy access to these publications world wide and improve impact of their research. While dspace@iimk can be accessed by anybody, submission of documents to this archive is limited to the IIMK research community. Currently 607 documents are there covering various subject areas.

DSpace at National Chemical Laboratory, Pune

National Chemical Laboratory, Pune has Open Access to its research and other scientific documents through the digital library built on DSpace software. The 357 documents of scientific nature are hosted on it.

DSpace@INFLIBNET (Accessible sometimes)

INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad is maintaining an institutional repository on DSpace. This institutional repository contains the article published in the proceedings of the International and National conferences and seminars, organized by the Centre. It also includes news and other important material related to library and information science areas.

Digital Collections@INFLIBNET Centre

The UGC funded Major /Minor Research Project database contained full-text of the project report submitted to the University Grants Commission in Science, Humanities, Engineering & Technology, Medicine and Agriculture. This full-text database is maintained by INFLIBNET Centre and the copy of the project reports were received by INFLIBNET Centre from the project investigators in electronic form. The INFLIBNET Centre is happy to include in the UGC Funded Major /Minor Research Project database for the academic user community of this country. The Project database provides maximum options for retrieving the desired project report from the database. Efforts were made to provide maximum information about the project report in the first instance. Efforts were also made to provide maximum fields for searching from the database and included most important fields.

ePrints@SVNIT (Sardar Vallabhbai National Institute of Technology)

ePrints@SVNIT repository collects, preserves and disseminates in digital format the research output created by the SVNIT community.It enables the Institute community to deposit their preprints, postprints and other scholarly publications using a web interface, and organizes thesepublications for easy retrieval. While ePrints@SVNIT can be accessed by anybody, submission of documents to this repository is limited to the SVNIT community. ePrints@SVNIT repository is running on EPrints open archive software, a freely distributable archive system available from

eGyanKosh (It needs registration)

eGyanKosh- a National Digital Repository to store, index, preserve, distribute and share the digital learning resources developed by the Open and Distance Learning Institutions in the country. Items in eGyanKosh are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved by IGNOU, unless otherwise indicated. To access the items in repository registration is required. Registration is free. Currently it is containing around 30,000 documents.

ePrints@IIT Delhi

Digital repository of Indian Institute of Technology Delhi research and Electronic Submission of Theses and Dissertations [ETD]. It contains around 2200 documents.


This is the open access repository of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. Prints@IISc repository collects, preserves and disseminates in digital format the research output created by the IISc research community. It enables the Institute community to deposit their preprints, postprints and other scholarly publications using a web interface, and organizes these publications for easy retrieval. While eprints@IISc can be accessed by anybody, submission of documents to this repository is limited to the IISc research community only. Number of publications in the repository is 12010 and still growing.


ePrints@Catalysis repository collects, preserves and disseminates in digital format the research output created by the National Centre for Catalysis Research (NCCR) and also other catalysis research publications from India on behalf of the Catalysis Society of India (CSI). It enables the Catalysis community to deposit their preprints, postprints and other scholarly publications using a web interface, and organizes these publications for easy retrieval. While eprints@Catalysis can be accessed by anybody, submission of documents to this repository is limited to the catalysis research community of NCCR and India.


School of Biotechnology, Madurai Kamraj University, Madurai

Indian Institute of Astrophysics Repository

This is the digital repository of publications of Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, India, developed to capture, disseminate and preserve research publications of IIAP. You can search, browse and access full text of these publications from the repository. This Repository also hosts papers published in Bulletin of the Astronomical Society of India. This repository is created to accommodate all publications of the institute. Which include the archival contents which are out of copyright in the repository for better access. Most of these contents are catalogued, classified, digitized and uploaded in the Open Access Repository with appropriate metadata. For those contents which are protected by copyright only metadata is provided. Researchers can request the Indian Institute of Astrophysics Archives for full-text of these contents. It is a collection of 3955 documents and being updated regularly.

Institutional Repository of National Aerospace Laboratories

NAL's Institutional Repository is the digital archive of the research output of NAL’s scientists. This knowledge base covers journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, presentation/lectures, preprints, Thesis, images etc. One can browse the documents by author, division, subject, date and document type. Both simple and advanced search facilities have been provided. Number of items in the Repository are 2866.

Kautilya Digital Repository of IGIDR

Digital repository of conference proceedings, thesis and dissertations and research articles, etc hosted at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India. It contains around 200 publications of the institute.

NISCAIR Online Periodicals Repository

You can now access full text articles from research journals published by NISCAIR! Presently full text facility is provided for two of the journals viz. IJBB & IJC-A. For other journals, you can access abstracts. Full text of these journals will be made available in due course of time. The Collection of this repository is 2265 documents.


It is an open access archive for Medical and Allied Sciences. The aim of OpenMED@NIC is to provide free service to academics, researchers, and students working in the area of Medical and Allied Sciences. Here authors / owners can self-archive their scientific and technical documents. For this they need to register once in order to obtain a user id in OpenMED@NIC system. However no registration is required for searching the archive or viewing the documents. OpenMED@NIC is a discipline based International Archive. It peer-reviewed documents having relevance to research in Medical and Allied Sciences including Bio-Medical, Medical Informatics, Dental, Nursing and Pharmaceutical Sciences. These could be peer-reviewed preprints, postprints (refereed journal paper) and accepted theses. In case of non-English documents, descriptive data [Author, Title, Source etc.], abstract and keywords must be in English. Submitted documents will be placed into the submission buffer and would become part of OpenMED@NIC archive on their acceptance.

NISCAIR Online Periodicals Repository

One can access full text articles from research journals published by NISCAIR! Presently full text facility is provided for two of the journals viz. IJBB & IJC-A. For other journals abstracts can be accessed. Full text of these journals will be made available in due course of time.

RRI Digital Repository (Raman Research Institute Digital Repository)

This contains the research publications of the faculty and students of the Raman Research Institute. The collected papers of C.V. Raman and the historical records of the institute (Annual Reports and Newspaper Clippings) are also housed here. 3624 documents are there in its collection.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Open Access – Part IV (Electronic Theses and Dissertations)

Universities are highly responsible for developing new theories through innovative research studies in all around the globe. Students and scholars are putting their best efforts to produce new facts and principles in these centres of higher studies. In India we have around 350 universities and every year almost 12000 PhDs are being produced by these universities. Avoiding duplication of research work is a serious matter of concern to all nations.

Innovations in ICTs become a boon to avoid duplication as well as utilization of these studies. An electronic submission of these dissertations and theses are known as ETDs. ETDs giving possibilities to incorporate new technologies and multimedia contents for conveying research outputs in more attractive and interesting way. ETDs are playing a major role in avoiding duplication and also forcing extensive utilization of these resources. I am recollecting an incident occurred couple of years ago in a department of a university (deliberately hiding the name) where two scholars were worked on same topic for around a full year. The university authority came to know about the duplication of this topic when it was discussed in a council meeting for registration. This happened in a department where two scholars and their guides worked on the same topic for a year of so. It happened in a same session, in the same department. Now one can imagine the state of duplication in the inter universities research studies. Though, Information and Library Network Centre (INFLIBNET) in India has been putting best of its efforts to provide updated listing of PhD theses with the help of UGC’s declarations note of every individual theses which they have started receiving few years back only. The Centre is also trying hard to give national guidelines for ETDs to the Government. ‘Vidyanidhi’ project is an excellent example of ETDs in India. Still implementation of ETDs at national level is cut throat need of the hour.

Words in against of ETDs:

Many of the universities are not in favour of providing their research outputs (Dissertations and Theses) on public domain. Even few universities do not have listing of research works on their websites and any other form.

Words In favour of ETDs:

On these research works national money has been involved (salaries of a guide and subscription of information resource being paid by Government i.e. UGC, AICTE or other national agencies which is public money). Therefore, outcome of these universities must be available to all citizens of the country free of cost. Sharing of these resources would encourage the more productive and quality research works.

Following is the listing of few databases on ETDs available on public domain via the Internet. Many of these databases from this list provide fulltext and few covers abstracts and bibliographical information.

Africa South of the Sahara: Topics: Dissertations and Theses on Africa

An extensive list of Internet sources for obtaining dissertations and theses on Africa-related topics.

American Historical Association: Directory of History Dissertations

A searchable directory of history dissertations that have been completed or that are currently in progress in the United States and Canada since 1882. This directory is the merger of two previous online publications, Dissertations in Progress and the Directory of Completed Dissertations.

American Indian in Graduate Studies Database

Includes all theses and dissertations containing at least one chapter on American Indians accepted between 1890 and 2002 by institutions located in the United States and Canada as well as selected Mexican research universities.

Australian Digital Theses Progarm

A national collaborative distributed database of digitised theses and dissertations produced by the postgraduate research students at Australian universities. Also includes some New Zealand theses. The ADT program is designed to improve access to, and enhance transfer of, the research information contained in theses by providing a full text version available from the desktop via the web. The retrieval is enhanced by the inclusion of metadata tags in the documents which are given a higher weighting by the more sophisticated search engines.

British Library Thesis Service

Information on locating and obtaining British theses dating mainly from 1970 to the present.

Caltech ETD database

The Caltech ETD database is a series of web pages and perl scripts that interact with a MySQL database. These scripts provide a standard interface for web users and researchers. ETD authors, graduate school and library personnel to enter and manage the files and metadata related to a collection of electronic theses and dissertations.

CRL Catalog (Center for Research Libraries)

CRL holds an extensive collection of dissertations from outside the U.S. and Canada, and will order titles not held if requested by Rutgers or any other member institution. The Dissertations subset of the catalog can be searched separately.

CityU Theses Online

CityU Theses Online (CityUTO) provides online access to the abstracts and tables of contents of CityU research postgraduate theses and taught postgraduate dissertations available in the Library, dating back to 1990. The full text of all research postgraduate theses and some taught postgraduate dissertations is also available online to CityU staff and students.

Dissertations & Theses Collection (DTC)

Dissertations and Theses Collections (DTC) is an online union collection of Hong Kong postgraduate students’ doctoral and master dissertations and theses indexed in the online catalogues of seven university libraries in Hong Kong.

Electronic Theses and Dissertations in the Humanities: a directory of online references and resources

This site serves as a clearing-house for online information related to electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) in the humanities. The site's most important feature is a directory of most (maybe not quite all) of the ETDs that are currently in progress in the various disciplines that comprise the academic humanities. Among its other uses, I hope the material available here will be of aid to graduate students who are faced with securing approval and support for an ETD of their own. Audiences also include faculty who want to make informed decisions about supervising an ETD, as well as librarians, administrators, and academic publishers.

Electronic Theses and Dissertations available at NCSU Libraries

Since 1997, students have been able to submit an electronic version of their thesis or dissertation. On April 22, 2002, electronic submission became required. Electronic NC State theses and dissertations are accessible in the catalog as well as from this page.

E-thesis – electronic publications at the University of Helsinki

This site contains doctoral dissertations and other publications from the University of Helsinki. All of these full-text publications are freely accessible via the Internet.

ETDs at Brigham Young University

An ETD (Electronic Thesis or Dissertation) is a digital document suitable for machine archives and worldwide access. It may incorporate such features as enhanced graphics, sound, and animation. In addition, ETDs enable users to perform comprehensive searches using words, phrases, or symbols. Graduate Studies and the Harold B. Lee Library make all ETDs easily available over the WWW.

etd@IISc (etd AT Indian Institute of Science)

This is the digital repository of Theses and Dissertations of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. You can search, browse and access theses and dissertations from this collection. This repository has been developed to capture, disseminate and preserve research theses of Indian Institute of Science. It complements ePrints @ IISc, the research publications repository of IISc. Total number of theses in etd@IISc: 327 in the month of November, 2008.


Search the title pages and abstracts of Electronic Theses and Dissertations that have been approved by the Virginia Tech Graduate School since 1995.

General Business Resources: Dissertations and Theses

RU Libraries Business Subject Research Guide.

Links to sources for dissertation lists related to business and to organizations that offer awards, grants, and prizes for Doctoral proposals and dissertations in business-related areas.

INFLIBNET - Union database of Theses

Theses database covers the bibliographic Metadata of Doctoral Theses submitted to 238 Universities/Institutes in India. It has over 2,19,074 unique records from all subject areas. This Data is contributed by participating Universities and we have collected more data from various reliable sources, university announcements etc. The database contains information pertaining to name of the researcher, title of the thesis, name of the guide, university name and year of award. The records are regularly being updated from different sources.

New Jersey Environmental Digital Library (NJEDL)

A searchable collection of environmental information from New Jersey's government agencies; research institutes; academic departments; and non-profit and non-governmental organizations. Includes information on Master's theses, Doctoral dissertations, and Undergraduate Honors theses.


The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination and preservation of electronic analogues to the traditional paper-based theses and dissertations. This website contains information about the initiative, how to set up Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) programmes, how to create and locate ETDs, and current research in digital libraries related to NDLTD and ETDs.


Searchable collection of freely available, previously difficult-to-access, academically-oriented digital resources including electronic dissertations and theses.

OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center

The ETD Center is a free, online database of Ohio’s masters and doctoral theses and dissertations from participating OhioLINK member schools. It contains the abstract for all included theses and dissertations. The full-text is also available if it was submitted. The ETD Center is freely accessible worldwide to anyone interested in searching, viewing, and downloading the theses and dissertations published in Ohio. Using a standard Web browser, users can search the database using basic keyword searching. Authors, university affiliation, and abstracts are all indexed.

OpenDOAR: Directory of Open Access Repositories

A searchable list of repositories that archive electronic dissertations and theses.

Österreichische Dissertationsdatenbank

A searchable database of Austrian dissertations; some full-text.

PhdData: the Universal Index of Doctoral Dissertations in Progress

An open academic community effort providing a searchable database of Doctoral dissertations in progress around the world. This site holds a database of doctoral dissertations in progress around the world. The site is an open academic community effort to avoid duplications in doctoral dissertations and Create the ultimate meeting place for researchers.

Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR): E-Theses

A registry of freely accessible electronic archives for theses and dissertations. Archives are listed alphabetically with additional access by country.

The Electronic theses and dissertations system

National Central Library (NCL) is the national depository library of theses and dissertations. Ever since the Ministry of Education entrusted the NCL of this responsibility, the NCL has proceeded to put together original paper versions of theses and dissertations as well as preserve them and enable their access to our public readers. The NCL further developed theses and dissertations abstracts database, established online information file system, fulltext database, etc. in order to promote an integrated portal service of theses online information.

The Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection

The Graduate School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill began to accept dissertations and theses electronically for graduation in the spring of 2006. Paper and electronic submissions will both be accepted through November 2007. For those graduating in May 2008, electronic submission is required and only electronic documents will be accepted.

The University of Tennesse - Electronic Theses and Dissertations

UT thesis and dissertation

Theses Canada

A searchable central access point for Canadian theses. Coverage begins with 1965.

University of Florida (UF Theses and Dissertations)

Find records of UF Ph.D Dissertations and Master's Theses in the UF Library Catalog-- both print and online (ETD's -- Electronic Theses and Dissertations)

University of Kentucky Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The University of Kentucky offers all students submitting a thesis or dissertation the option of completing an electronic document (an ETD) instead of the traditional bound paper volume. The ETD satisfies all requirements of the Graduate School.

UNESCO Clearing House on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs)

Electronic thesis and dissertation policy clearinghouse from UNESCO, featuring database of institutions, experts, and materials supporting and disseminating ETDs.

Vidyanidhi Digital Library, University of Mysore Indian ETD Collection

Vidyanidhi (Meaning 'Treasure of Knowledge' in Sanskrit) is India's premier Digital library initiative to facilitate the creation, archiving and accessing of doctoral theses. Vidyanidhi is an information infrastructure, a digital library, a portal of resources, tools and facilities for doctoral research in India. Vidyanidhi is envisioned to evolve as a national repository and a consortium for e-theses through participation and partnership with universities, academic institutions and other stake holders. Vidyanidhi enhances access to Indian theses and enlarges the reach and audience for Indian doctoral research works.

Washington State University Research Exchange

The WSU Research Exchange is a digital repository; a system to store digital information and its descriptive metadata.

West Virginia University Electronic Theses and Dissertations

West Virginia University has implemented a policy that all master's theses and doctoral dissertations are to be submitted electronically. This means that WVU no longer will accept paper copies of theses and dissertations. Electronic theses and dissertations (ETD) contribute to worldwide graduate education and unlock the under utilized results of graduate education for the scholarly community. The Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Initiative at WVU has several purposes, including helping students in their careers, helping other learners and researchers, and making available many scholarly works that are now inaccessible, such as theses that are only available through inter library loan.

Worldwide ETD Search

A global index of freely available electronic theses and dissertations, provided by major ETD collections around the world.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Open Access – Part III (Library and Information Science E-Journals)

Since couple of years, I was thinking to compile a list of electronic resources in general and journals/magazines in particular, available free of cost on open access mode via Internet. According to me, librarianship is a profession where one has to keep their eyes and ears open to keep up to date himself/herself with the latest development in their respective interest areas. Innovation of technology is changing ways of floating ideas in view of global perspectives of its usage. Web 2.0 application in the libraries has provoked and pondered upon new and new areas of librarianship.

Following is the list of few e-Journals/Magazines openly available on the Internet. The list grows up and new links will be added in due course of time.

Against the Grain

ATG is published on paper six times a year, in February, April, June, September, and November and December/January. It prominently gives news about libraries, publishers, book jobbers, and subscription agents.

ALA | TER: Technology Electronic Reviews

Technology Electronic Reviews (ISSN: 1533-9165) is a periodical copyright 1995-2007 by the American Library Association. It provides reviews of and pointers to resources, both print and electronic. Resources include books, articles, serials, discussion lists, software, training materials, and bibliographies.

ALA TechSource

Provides Library Technology Reports, Smart Libraries Newsletter, and the ALA TechSource Weblog.

ALCTS Network News

An electronic publication of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services.

American Libraries

Covers general library science issues.

Annual Review of Information Science and Technology

The annual publication of the American Society for Information Science. Focuses on activities and trends in the field of information science and technology. Includes links to the ASIS home page and print version purchase information.


Quarterly publication aimed at academic librarians in the United Kingdom. Links to back issues from 1996.

Associates: the electronic library support staff journal

This journal is a forum for and about library support staff issues. It is published three times per year in March, July, and November. Subscription is FREE

Biblia's Warrior Librarian Weekly

Pokes fun at the people who use libraries and the funnier ones who work in them.

Business and Finance Division Bulletin

Bulletin of the Business and Finance Division of The Special Libraries Association (SLA). Complete issues available for 2002. Selected articles available 2003+.

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly

Editorial information, tables of contents and abstracts.

Chinese Librarianship: an International Electronic Journal

A peer reviewed e-journal with an international outlook focusing on the practical aspect of Chinese librarianship.

Christian Library Journal

Reviews of books, videos, cassette tapes, and CDs from a Christian point of view.

Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large

Walt Crawford's commentary and annotated citations of selected articles on library and computer related issues.

College and Research Libraries

This prestigious scholarly journal from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is available online from 1997, volume 58-January, 2007, volume 68.

Communications in Information Literacy

An open access refereed journal. It covers knowledge, theory and research in information literacy.

Computers in Libraries

Online version of the monthly magazine focusing on library oriented information technology.

Cultivate Interactive

E-journal which is funded by the European Commission to disseminate information on digital cultural heritage including projects funded by the EU's DIGICULT programme.

Cybermetrics Electronic journal of scientometrics, informetrics and bibliometrics

An electronic journal devoted to the description and analysis of the internet as scholarly communication tool.

D-Lib Magazine

Monthly publication about research and innovation in digital libraries.

DLIST:Digital Library of Information Science and Technology

DLIST, Digital Library of Information Science and Technology is a cross-institutional, subject-based, open access digital archive for the Information Sciences, including Archives and Records Management, Library and Information Science, Information Systems, Museum Informatics, and other critical information infrastructures.

EJASL: The Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship

Independent, professional, refereed journal dedicated to advancing knowledge and research in the areas of academic and special librarianship.


Open access archive of preprints, post prints and other documents in the field of library and information science.

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

This new publication from University of Alberta Learning Services is an open access, peer reviewed journal that provides articles and reviews on evidence based library and information practice.

Ex Libris

An e-zine for librarians and information junkies.

First Monday

Peer-reviewed journal about the Internet and the Global Information Infrastructure.

FOCUS on the Center for Research Libraries

The quarterly newsletter for the CRL, includes news of the Center's programs, policies, new acquisitions, staff, and more. Issues from May-June 1998 are available here.

High Energy Physics Libraries Webzine

Issues relevant to high energy physics libraries from the point of view of both information workers and library clients.

IFLA Journal

Journal of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, an international organization focusing on libraries and library users. Contains tables of contents, abstracts and some full text beginning with 1993.

Info To Go

Sample issue and information about the monthly print publication aimed at information professionals. Dedicated to eliminating aimless surfing.

Information for Social Change

Publication of the organization, Information for Social Change, which focuses on "issues of censorship, freedom and ethics amongst library and information workers."

Information Processing and Management

Bimonthly peer reviewed print journal published by Elsevier Science.

Information Research: an international electronic journal

Presents research papers and working papers from a variety of information related disciplines, including information science, information management, information systems, information policy and librarianship.

Information Research: an international electronic journal

This is an excellent research journal, published by the Dept. of Information Studies at the University of Sheffield.

Information Retrieval

Subscription ejournal dedicated to theory and experimentation in information retrieval. Sample copy available.

Information Technology & Libraries

Articles on information technology specific to the library field.

Information Today

Product information and news for librarians.

Informing Science: International Journal of an Emerging Discipline

Information systems, library science and journalism evolve to form a new discipline. Quarterly journal available in print or online.

Inter-Actions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies

Inaugurated in 2004, this journal aims to provide an outlet for emerging scholars in the fields of education and information studies.

International Journal of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (IJCISE)

International Journal of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (IJCISE) is a scholarly open access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, quarterly and fully refereed journal focusing on theories, methods and applications in Computer and Information Science and Engineering.

International Information and Library Review

Progress and research in international and comparative librarianship, documentation, and information retrieval. Published quarterly by Academic Press.

International Journal of Information Management

Aimed at "managers charged with the responsibility of designing and managing complex information systems." From Elsevier Science

International Journal on Digital Libraries

Quarterly print journal emphasizing digital information and libraries. Register for email notification of contents.

Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship

Electronic journal from the Science and Technology Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship

Home page for Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, an electronic journal from the Science and Technology Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship

A quarterly from the Science and Technology Section, ACRL. Indexed in Library Literature and INSPEC.

Journal of Academic Librarianship

Covers all aspects of librarianship specific to academic libraries.

Journal of Digital Contents (JDC)

International quarterly journal about the management, presentation and uses of contents in digital environments.

Journal of Digital Information

A peer reviewed ejournal focusing on information in digital environments. Supported by the British Computer Society and Oxford University Press.

Journal of Electronic Publishing

Articles with archives about electronic publishing.

Journal of Information Law and Technology

Published by the Universities of Warwick and Strathclyde in the United Kingdom.

Katharine Sharp Review

A peer-reviewed e-journal devoted to student scholarship and research in library and information science.

Law Library Journal

Official journal of the American Association of Law Libraries. Includes subscription information and links to selected articles from 2000 to the present.

Libraries and Culture

A print based journal that explores the significance of libraries; their creation, organization and preservation in the context of cultural and social history.

Library and Information Update

Monthly magazine of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. Includes selected articles from past issues.

Library Issues

Highlights key issues in academic librarianship. Its intended audience is faculty and academic administrators and librarians who work with them. LI's short articles present the various facets of controversial topics, not campus-specific solutions.

Library Journal Digital

Library Journal's online edition. Features current news about libraries and librarians. Includes job opportunities.

Library Juice

Rory Litwin's long running library news digest. Includes announcements, web resources, calls for papers, and news affecting the library world. Archives available; no new issues will be published.

Library Philosophy and Practice

Peer reviewed online journal specializing in applied library science research. Articles available for downloading in PDF form. Links to guidelines for submission.

Library Quarterly

Prestigious print journal of scholarly research from The University of Chicago Press. Subscription information, submission guidelines, tables of contents from 1996 to the present and general information.

Library Resources & Technical Services

Features library issues related to resources management and technical services.

Library Student Journal

An open access journal of peer reviewed articles as well as essays, opinions and reviews by Information and Library Science students world wide.


Devoted to new research in library and information science.

LIBRES: Library and Information Science Research Journal

International, peer reviewed, online journal devoted to new research in Library and Information Science.

LIBRI: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services

Publishes original articles on all aspects of libraries and information services.


Blake Carver's online Library and Information Science News Digest. Apropos articles culled from a variety of sources. Links, polls, submission guidelines and email updates.

Marginal Librarian

Ezine features articles and opinions from the McGill Library and Information Studies Student Association. Includes links to past issues.

MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship

A peer-reviewed online journal for practical and scholarly information concerning academic media librarianship.

Mississippi Libraries

Official publication of the Mississippi Library Association. Links to full text from 2000 to the present.

MLA Forum

Online journal of the Michigan Library Association. Includes articles and book reviews.

MLS: Marketing Library Services

A marketing information geared specifically towards librarians. Lists subscription information and contents of previous issues.

New Review of Information and Library Research

Annual print review designed for information professionals pertaining to the impact of contemporary information research on information and library services. Subscription information, submission guidelines and current tables of contents.

OCLC Newsletter

Issued by OCLC on news, research, products information related to the library and information science.


Online is a monthly journal providing articles, product reviews, case studies, and evaluations about selecting, using, and managing electronic resources. The electronic version provides selected full-text articles and news from each issue.

PlugIn Datamation

Information technology news and features with daily updates.

Portal: Libraries and the Academy

Research journal covering technology, publishing, and periodicals.

Progressive Librarian

Semi annual print journal of the Progressive Librarians Guild. A forum for critical perspectives in Librarianship, featuring articles, book reviews, bibliographies, reports and documents that explore progressive perspectives on librarianship and information issues. Information on Guild membership, submission guidelines, tables of contents and the cover of the current issue.

Progressive Librarian

Published twice a year by the Progressive Librarians Guild. Indexing only is provided free at this site; full-text requires paid subscription.

Review of Information Science (RIS)

Reviews of latest published information.

School Library Journal Online

Online version of the print publication. Features current news about school libraries and librarians. Includes job opportunities.

Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals

Print based journal with 10 issues annually. Tables of contents and some full text available online along with subscription and submission information.

simile: Studies in media and information literacy education

A peer reviewed online journal from University of Toronto Press. Features scholarly articles pertaining to bibliographic instruction and information and media literacy.

Special Libraries

Special Libraries, the journal produced by the Special Library Association (SLA) from 1910-1996, is available in pdf format.

Teacher Librarian: The Journal for School Library Professionals

Offers access to selected past articles, reviews of books and software for resource centers, as well as links to online resources.

The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship

This journal contains updated information on librarianship and its role in media.

The Library Quarterly

Published four times a year, the Library Quarterly deals with library and information science issues, and reviews selected publications, covering research in all areas of librarianship. Abstracts available online from 1992 onwards.

The Public Access Computer Systems Review

Online journal about end user computer systems in libraries from University of Houston Libraries. Full text available from 1990 to present. Includes author/ subject index and submission guidelines.

The Unabashed Librarian

A print newsletter featuring advice, reports from the field, and do it yourself projects. Current table of contents, submission guidelines and subscription information.

The Wired Librarian's Newsletter

Advice on the implementation of microcomputers in libraries. In publication since 1983.

Transactions on Information Systems

The official publication of the Association for Computing Machinery. Available online or in print. Includes links to an digital library and subscription information.

World Libraries

An online international journal focusing on libraries and socio economic development.


Webology is an international peer-reviewed journal in English devoted to the field of the World Wide Web and serves as a forum for discussion and experimentation.

Library Research

EBSCO has made their Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts database free for searching and provide key database content free of charge, as a service to its users and libraries, worldwide. We encourage users to go to the library to get access to additional EBSCOhost databases that maybe available, whether it be via their public library.

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