Library and literature search

We have online interfaces to help you search for and identify materials you need.

We have online interfaces to help you search for and identify materials you need.

  • JGATE is a discovery tool that provides a single interface to search information across products that we have a subscription to, and to products that our library has developed, namely OPAC and the publications repository. JGate indexes papers published from more than 50,000 journals, including open access journals. Every record has an access level’ indicator. It provides various choices of access points to users through its search features and filters.
  • Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC): If you need to restrict the search to only the print books, you can use OPAC. The OPAC is the mirror of print materials in the library and it allows students, researchers and faculty to discover print-on-paper material of all sorts through a single search window by using simple keyword search as well as an advanced search facility. Users can quickly find books, and audiovisual materials, teaching aids and teaching kits. This will help you complete your academic work, research projects and other classroom assignments. OPAC has personalisation features. You can contact the circulation in-charge in the library to learn more.

Training programmes

Our library offers training programmes (on demand) on various topics including literature search. We conduct training programmes on the following topics:

  • Information Sources
  • Literature Search & Retrieval
  • Tools for research Information management
  • Using Statistical Databases
  • Subject- specific databases subscribed by our library.

Reference and Document Delivery

We provide our users any information or knowledge material they need that are not available internally. You can contact our reference desk by contacting the reference librarian and placing a document delivery request.

Email your requests to: <refdesk@​azimpremjifoundation.​org>

Our reference librarians will try to arrange a copy by contacting the other libraries with which our library has a partnership. You can place request for book chapters, images, journal articles, manuscripts, reports, and other materials.

Research Guides or SubjectPlus

We have a subscription to a number of primary and secondary information sources to support our community’s learning and research needs. As the number of resources that the University library provides access to its users continues to grow, it becomes increasingly difficult for novice users to determine sources of information. It appears intuitive that developing web-based instructional materials on information sources and distributing them by subject would provide a tool for the user community that is venturing into searching literature on an unacquainted discipline.

The University library has developed web-based instructional materials using Subject Plus which will serve as guides for its users on how to use different kind information sources for effective literature search. The guide holds synthesised instructional information about databases, journals and other information sources that the library has license to access. The information is organised in such a way that users are oriented to most relevant sources for a particular subject.

Information Alerts

The library sends alerts (predominantly by Email) about new books added to the library collection. All students and faculty receive the alerts. Also, we prepare news alerts service on specific to subject areas. You will get information about such services by email with instructions about how to subscribe to them. If you have any problem is subscribing to our news alerts you may contact the Reference librarian < library@ apu​.edu​.in >

Data services

The library has a rich repository of statistical datasets across all socio-economic domains. It presently hosts relevant sub national, national and international datasets that can be used as the basis for empirical research and decision making ( For e.g. Census, NSS, NFHS, Economic Survey, Annual Survey of Industries, DISE, and others).

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) assisted charging/​discharging

All the charging and discharging function in the library is automated. One can use the RFID based Kiosks placed in the library premises to self-borrow/return/renew books. With a few clicks, one can do the necessary transaction using the Kiosks, and it dispenses a print receipt for every transaction. Also, it sends the transaction record to the email IDs of the users. The electronic pedestal gates which are fixed at the entrance will alert if the transaction is improper. Contact the circulation in-charge for any further help.

Scanning and Photocopying

Our library has a documentation centre, where one can do photocopying, scanning, printing, binding (theses & dissertation), lamination services within copyright norms. There will be a charge for every service. Only online payment is accepted.