Information Resources

Information Resources

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Since its establishment, the Central Library has assessed, acquired, and systematically developed the collection of information resources in different formats covering all branches of medical sciences and other subjects necessary for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in medical sciences. The depth of the collection is guided by teaching programs, clinical services, and the research works being carried out in the Institute. The collection is updated based on users’ requirements and evaluation processes.

Collection Organization

Books and other non-serial publications have been classified by using the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) scheme and arranged on the shelves according to class number. While the medical textbooks and reference textbooks are arranged together on the shelves, dissertations, bound backfiles of the journals, WHO Publications, non-medical books, and books in the Kannada language are arranged in separate sections. Shelf guides have been provided at the beginning of each row to assist the users to locate books easily.

Current journals are displayed subject-wise. An alphabetical list of current journals along with their placement number is maintained and made available in the ‘Journals Section’. The list helps the users to locate easily the required journals. The CDs and DVDs are arranged serial number-wise in the CD rack which is placed at the Stack entrance.

Electronic Books
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Electronic Journals
  • HELINET Gateway
  • Elsevier Gateway (click here for Clinical Key)
  • Institutional Subscription (IP enabled. Please visit Library’s Intranet page)
  • E-journals – alphabetical and subject wise (Please visit Library’s Intranet page)
  • Free Journals (Please visit Library’s Intranet page)
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