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Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education

Central Library

VISION

To provide support for enhancing and enriching access to the full range of information resources in multiple formats and services required to improve the quality of teaching,learning and research through collaboration,resource sharing,and advocacy.

MISSION

To lead the campus in acquiring, organizing and accessing scholarly resources and creating facilities required to achieve the mission of the Institution.

Overview

The Central Library was started along with the institution in the year 1984. It is a two storied building built on a built-up area of more than one lakh square feet and fully air-conditioned with the seating capacity to accommodate more than 1000 users at a time. It functions between 9.00 a.m. and 9.00 p.m. Stacking of 99,0000+ books in various domains to meet the institution’s objective of providing high-quality education is available. Also, a CCTV security system and a fir alarm system for protection against fire are available. The library subscribes to 282 periodicals in print at national and international level. Besides, the library has 4348 bound volumes of periodicals, 288 Ph.D. theses, 5708 Project Reports.

E-resources comprising of 4600+ e-journals from IEEE, Science Direct, DLINE, SAGE etc and 74000+ e-books from Springer, ProQuest and ScienceDirect are subscribed. Access to Scopus, India Business Insight Database, RAxter Research discovery tool, and DELNET discovery portal is facilitated. Video and web courses developed by IITs under NPTEL have been procured and online access to the contents is provided. Institutional Digital Repository – has been created using Open Source Software ‘DSpace’ for disseminating the scholarly contents created at our institution and online access is provided. The digital versions of the Ph.D. theses submitted to the institution are uploaded in the INFLIBNET Shodhganga repository, a reservoir of Indian theses, to provide seamless access to the research community. Plagiarism detection systems such as URKUND and iThenticate are made available for promoting the authentic, genuine and quality research works. Remote access facility is provided to the subscribed e-resources through Shibboleth authentication to access them outside the campus

The library provides an evolving technology environment with effective tools and services for the discovery and delivery of information to our users and comfortable space for individual study and learning, equipped with appropriate infrastructure. A separate E-Library has been established to enable the users to browse the e-journals, e-learning materials, digital library collections of this campus etc. A Separate Media Resource Centre (MRC) is available for accessing the audio and video resources. Printing, reprography and document scanning facilities are made available. Discussion room, own book reading, video conferencing cum virtual learning hall facilities are provided.

Newspapers are subscribed in English and Tamil languages to keep our users abreast with the news and current affairs of the national and international importance.

Library services have been automated through Library Automation Software ‘KOHA’, a full-featured Open Source Integrated Library System (ILS). It is browser-based, interactive, user-friendly software, designed to meet the user’s needs.

The services provided by the library include lending service, reference service, Inter Library Loan (ILL), Internet and WiFi service, Current Awareness Service (CAS), audio visual service, eLearning service, remote access to e-resources, WebOPAC, printing, repographraphy and Scanning, information literacy programmes, plagiarism detection service etc.

Working Hours

The Library working hours are as follows:

Working days: 9.00 a.m. – 9.00 p.m.

Saturday: 9.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

The library is closed on Sundays and other notified holidays.

Open Access Resources

The following links should be brought as sub-menus under the proposed main menu ‘Open Access Resources’ and the content should be replaced as given in the .doc file ‘Open Access Resources’.




Books

  • The Library has more than 99,000 volumes of books in more than 24,000 unique titles in various engineering subjects, management, basic sciences, agriculture and general.
  • Resource Cell for Competitive Examinations and Higher Education is a cell where the books for preparing competitive examinations i.e GATE, GRE, TOEFL, CAT, TNPSC, UPSC & IES and for Numerical and Quantitative Aptitude, Tips for Interviews, Data Interpretation etc are available.
Journals & Magazines

  • The central library is subscribing more than 282 journals/magazines in print at national and international level. Journals/magazines (current issues and back volumes) cannot be borrowed.
  • The issues of the particular volumes are bound together and stacked in the Back volumes section for reference. 3900 back volumes are available in the central library.
  • Newspapers in English and Tamil languages to keep our users abreast with the news and current affairs of national and international importance are subscribed.
Theses/Project Reports

  • Theses of the Ph.D. scholars and Project Reports submitted by the students are available since the year 1988.
  • For reference of research scholars, 288 Ph.D. theses, 4348 bound volumes of periodicals and 5708 Project Reports are available.
Arrangement of Print Resources

  • Books are arranged according to subject based on Universal Decimal Classification Scheme.
  • Rack guides are provided for book racks.
  • Periodicals subscribed/received by the library are arranged alphabetically for each programme in current periodical section.
  • Back volumes of periodicals are arranged according to alphabetical order of subject in Back volume section.
  • Rack guides are provided for book racks.
  • A rich reference collection for referencing within the library is available in the Reference Section.


IEEE-ASPP IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. It provides a wide range of quality publications and standards that make the exchange of technical knowledge and information possible among technology professionals. This essential content, categorized below, is delivered through the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Click Here to Access
ProQuest Ebook Central (S&T) provides seamless and immediateaccess to around 40000 eBooks in Science and Technology discipline. Click Here to Access
Science Direct ScienceDirect provides seamless access to high-quality books and journals across topics and disciplines. Click Here to Access
SAGE SAGE is the world’s 5th largest journals publisher and it publishes more than 700 journals spanning the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology, and Medicine, and more than 300 are published on behalf of learned societies and institutions.
Out of these, our institution is subscribing the following 7 journals from SAGE.
Journal of Entrepreneurship
Journal of Human Values
South Asia Economic Journal
Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources
Journal of Emerging Market Finance
International Journal of Rural Management
‘Vikalpa: The Journal for Decision Makers
Click Here to Access
DLINE Journals DLINE as a major computing portal focuses on research and development in computing sciences and technology with three major services such as Journals in Computer and Information Sciences, Conferences in Computer and Information Sciences, and Research in Computer and Information Sciences. Click Here to Access
Springer E-Books Springer is the world’s second largest STM publisher, delivering high quality peer-reviewed journals and books through its acclaimed online service – SpringerLink. We are subscribing about 971 e-books (2014 copyright year) for engineering stream. There is No limit on the number of concurrent users or the number of downloads. Click Here to Access
India Business Insight (IBI) India Business Insight (IBI) is a comprehensive online-research tool that offers rare and rich insights into developments in Indian Business and Industry from a local and global perspective. Click Here to Access
Raxter Raxter is an AI-powered online research assistant tool that helps academic researchers to boost up their productivity by adapting to their evolving subjective needs through their research life-cycle. Click Here to Access
Other Resources


S. No. Resources URL
1 Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) https://doaj.org/
2 Springer Open https://www.springeropen.com/
3 Elsevier Open https://www.elsevier.com/en-in/open-access/open-access-journals
4 IEEE Open https://open.ieee.org/
5 SAGE Open https://journals.sagepub.com/home/sgo
6 Hindawi Publishing https://www.hindawi.com/
7 EURASIP (European Association for Signal Processing) https://www.eurasip.org/
8 PLoS https://plos.org/
9 PubMed Central https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/
10 Impact Journals http://www.impactjournals.us/
11 Ubiquity Press https://www.ubiquitypress.com/
12 Stockholm University Press https://www.stockholmuniversitypress.se/
13 Copernicus Publications https://publications.copernicus.org/
14 Science Alert https://scialert.net/journals.php
15 PeerJ https://peerj.com/
16 Open Library of Humanities https://www.openlibhums.org/journals/
17 IOP Science https://publishingsupport.iopscience.iop.org/open_access
18 Emerald Insight https://www.emerald.com/insight/
19 The Royal Society https://royalsociety.org/journals/free-content/
20 JSTOR https://about.jstor.org/oa-and-free/
21 African Minds https://www.africanminds.co.za/
22 HighWire http://highwire.org/lists/allsites.dtl
23 Electronic Journal of University Malaya (EJUM) https://ejournal.um.edu.my/
24 Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS) https://www.ias.ac.in/
25 CSIR-NISCAIR Journals https://www.niscair.res.in/
26 ICAR Journals http://epubs.icar.org.in/ejournal/
27 OMICS Online https://www.omicsonline.org/about.php
28 Science Domain International http://www.sciencedomain.org/
29 Indian Society for Education and Environment https://www.iseeadyar.org/
30 Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center (AIRCC) http://airccse.org/
31 Khagol (Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics) https://www.iucaa.in/
23 Electronic Journal of University Malaya (EJUM) https://ejournal.um.edu.my/


S. No. Resources URL
1 Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) https://doaj.org/
2 Springer Open https://www.springeropen.com/
3 Elsevier Open https://www.elsevier.com/en-in/open-access/open-access-journals
4 IEEE Open https://open.ieee.org/
5 SAGE Open https://journals.sagepub.com/home/sgo
6 Hindawi Publishing https://www.hindawi.com/
7 EURASIP (European Association for Signal Processing) https://www.eurasip.org/
8 PLoS https://plos.org/
9 PubMed Central https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/
10 Impact Journals http://www.impactjournals.us/
11 Ubiquity Press https://www.ubiquitypress.com/
12 Stockholm University Press https://www.stockholmuniversitypress.se/
13 Copernicus Publications https://publications.copernicus.org/
14 Science Alert https://scialert.net/journals.php
15 PeerJ https://peerj.com/
16 Open Library of Humanities https://www.openlibhums.org/journals/
17 IOP Science https://publishingsupport.iopscience.iop.org/open_access
18 Emerald Insight https://www.emerald.com/insight/
19 The Royal Society https://royalsociety.org/journals/free-content/
20 JSTOR https://about.jstor.org/oa-and-free/
21 African Minds https://www.africanminds.co.za/
22 HighWire http://highwire.org/lists/allsites.dtl
23 Electronic Journal of University Malaya (EJUM) https://ejournal.um.edu.my/
24 Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS) https://www.ias.ac.in/
25 CSIR-NISCAIR Journals https://www.niscair.res.in/
26 ICAR Journals http://epubs.icar.org.in/ejournal/
27 OMICS Online https://www.omicsonline.org/about.php
28 Science Domain International http://www.sciencedomain.org/
29 Indian Society for Education and Environment https://www.iseeadyar.org/
30 Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center (AIRCC) http://airccse.org/
31 Khagol (Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics) https://www.iucaa.in/
23 Electronic Journal of University Malaya (EJUM) https://ejournal.um.edu.my/


NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning)

    NPTEL provides 343 web courses and 327 video courses in engineering/science and humanities have been developed. Each course contains materials that can be covered in depth in 40 or more lecture hours. Content can also be accessed from NPTEL website.
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

      MIT OpenCourseWare is a free publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.
  • Click Here to Access MIT OpenCourseWare


    A dissertation or thesis is a work submitted in support of candidature for a under graduate, master’s degree, or doctorate degree respectively, which presents the author’s research and findings. Electronic versions of theses and dissertations are called ETDs. ETDs replaced paper theses and dissertations and it can be similar to their paper predecessors in that they may have figures, tables, footnotes, and references.
    National Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations

      Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). It support selectronic publishing and open access to scholarship in order to enhance the sharing of knowledge worldwide. It provides resources for Institution administrators, librarians, faculty, students, and the general public.
  • Click Here to Access NDLTD
    Shodhganga

      TheShodhganga@INFLIBNET Centre provides a platform for research students to deposit their Ph.D. theses and make it available to the entire scholarly community in open access. The repository has the ability to capture, index, store, disseminate and preserve ETDs submitted by the researchers.
  • Click Here to Access Shodhganga


    DSpace@MIT

      DSpace@MIT is a growing collection of MIT’s research that includes peer-reviewed articles, technical reports, working papers, theses and more. End-user downloads of the 60,000+ items regularly exceed one million per month.
  • Click Here to Access DSpace@MIT
    Indian Institute of Astrophysics

      This digital repository of Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIAP), Bangalore, India is developed to capture, organize disseminate and preserve the research publications of IIAP. It also includes the in-house technical reports and annual reports in addition to various other grey literature created within the institute. As Astronomy and Astrophysics is the major focus area of research in IIAP, the contents of this Repository is organised to include various forms and collections where they are published. They are displayed under different communities.
  • Click Here to Access IIAP
    DSpace@IIMK

      This Repository has been 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, it provides easy access to these publications worldwide and to improve impact of the research.
  • Click Here to Access DSpace@IIMK


S. No. Resources URL
1 Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) https://doaj.org/
2 Springer Open https://www.springeropen.com/
3 Elsevier Open https://www.elsevier.com/en-in/open-access/open-access-journals
4 IEEE Open https://open.ieee.org/
5 SAGE Open https://journals.sagepub.com/home/sgo
6 Hindawi Publishing https://www.hindawi.com/
7 EURASIP (European Association for Signal Processing) https://www.eurasip.org/
8 PLoS https://plos.org/
9 PubMed Central https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/
10 Impact Journals http://www.impactjournals.us/
11 Ubiquity Press https://www.ubiquitypress.com/
12 Stockholm University Press https://www.stockholmuniversitypress.se/
13 Copernicus Publications https://publications.copernicus.org/
14 Science Alert https://scialert.net/journals.php
15 PeerJ https://peerj.com/
16 Open Library of Humanities https://www.openlibhums.org/journals/
17 IOP Science https://publishingsupport.iopscience.iop.org/open_access
18 Emerald Insight https://www.emerald.com/insight/
19 The Royal Society https://royalsociety.org/journals/free-content/
20 JSTOR https://about.jstor.org/oa-and-free/
21 African Minds https://www.africanminds.co.za/
22 HighWire http://highwire.org/lists/allsites.dtl
23 Electronic Journal of University Malaya (EJUM) https://ejournal.um.edu.my/
24 Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS) https://www.ias.ac.in/
25 CSIR-NISCAIR Journals https://www.niscair.res.in/
26 ICAR Journals http://epubs.icar.org.in/ejournal/
27 OMICS Online https://www.omicsonline.org/about.php
28 Science Domain International http://www.sciencedomain.org/
29 Indian Society for Education and Environment https://www.iseeadyar.org/
30 Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center (AIRCC) http://airccse.org/
31 Khagol (Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics) https://www.iucaa.in/
23 Electronic Journal of University Malaya (EJUM) https://ejournal.um.edu.my/


    Value@Amrita

      Virtual Lab at Amrita Intelligent development of virtual laboratories with state-of-the-art computer simulation technology to create real world environments and problem handling capabilities is required to bridge the gap between institutions (or industries) that retain the physical laboratory and distantly placed economically challenged educational institutions.
  • Click Here to Access Value@Amrita
    Virtual Labs

      It providing remote-access to Labs in various disciplines of Science and Engineering. These Virtual Labs would cater to students at the undergraduate level, post graduate level as well as to research scholars.
  • Click Here to Access Virtual Labs
    VirtLab

      Virtual lab is a series of hands-on experiments and demonstrations using a simulated chemistry laboratory. Students can also build their own simulations using electronic spreadsheets.
  • Click Here to Access VirtLab


Note: Time duration for the free access to the e-resources is as per the decision of the respective publisher.


    Media Resource centre

      Our institute is having the following facilities to access the media resources.
  • Television set.
  • Headphone with Mike.
  • 6 Computers.
  • 5948 CDs/DVDs.
    Video Conferencing

      Our institute is having the following facilities:
  • Visualizer
  • Cordless and Collar Mike
  • 250 seating capacity


    The library provides the following services:
  • Circulation
  • Reference service
  • Computerised Information storage and retrieval service
  • Audio Visual service
  • Inter Library Loan service
  • Internet service
  • E-Learning Service


  • Books will be issued only on production of valid user ID card.
  • Books borrowed must be returned on or before the due date.
  • Normally one renewal is permitted to the students and two renewals allowed to the staff.
  • Books will have to be physically presented for renewals.
  • Books will be renewed if there are not reservations.
  • Users are requested to verify the physical condition of the books before borrowing.
  • For late return of books, overdue charges will be collected as per rules in force. (Rs.1/day for first 15 days, Rs.2/- for the next 15 days and Rs.5/- for 31st day onwards).
  • Users should deposit their bags/belongings (Other than valuables) in the personal belongings counter located at the entrance.
S.No Designation No. of Tickets Loan Period No. of Renewal
1 Staff – Teaching 10 5 for 14 days / 5 for 180 days Two
2 Staff – Non-Teaching 4 14 One
3 UG Students 4 14 One
4 PG Students 5 14 One
5 M.Phil Students 5 14 One
6 PhD Students 5 14 One