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  1. China and the Modern World: Hong Kong, Britain and China, 1841-1951: China and the Modern World is a multi-module digitization and publishing program that documents China's transformation from an imperial dynasty into a modern republic. Consisting of monographs, manuscripts, periodicals, correspondence and letters, photos, and other kinds of historical documents, these collections provide excellent primary source material for the understanding and research of the various aspects of China during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

  2. The EPWRF India Times Series (EPWRFITS)interactive online database launched in January 2011, is an initiative taken by the EPW Research Foundation (EPWRF) with an aim to provide time series data facilitating research across various sectors of Indian Economy. Perceiving the indispensible role of and need for authentic time series data in socio-economic research and analysis, the EPW Research Foundation has built the EPWRF India Time Series based on the core values - ACCURACY, TIMELINESS and COMPLETENESS. EPWRF India Time Series is a unique online database with its comprehensive coverage of Indian economy for a fairly long time period and it comprises over 50,000 variables capsuled in 20 modules. The database tries to provide in continuous time series from 1950 depending on the availability. The database is well accepted by the research community in India as well as abroad. Major subscribers include several Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) institutes and Universities (central, state and private), IIMs, IITs, Banks and top-ranked management institutes....more
  3., an initiative of Datanet India Pvt. Ltd. was launched on 14 November, 2000. It is a gateway to comprehensive and authentic socio-economic information related to India. This web portal provides well compiled and ready to use India-specific socio-economic statistical information culled out from various authentic secondary sources. is a cluster of 56 sites including 19 sector specific and 31 India/State/UTs specific sites, and 6 Regional sites. ...more

  4. Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID): ISID, a sponsored institution of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), is a public-funded, non-commercial research and development institution in social science. ISID was set up as an independent organization to carry on the work initiated by the Corporate Study Group (CSG), at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, during the early ‘eighties. ISID has developed databases on various aspects of the Indian economy, particularly concerning industry and the corporate sector. It has created On-line Indexes of Indian Social Science Journals (OLI) and Press Clippings on diverse social science subjects. It provides access to Indexes of 125 Indian Social Science journals and major newspaper articles, editorials and news features....more

  5. J-Gate Plus: J-Gate is an electronic gateway to global e-journal literature. Launched in 2001 by Informatics India Limited, J-Gate provides seamless access to millions of journal articles available online offered by 9,000+ publishers. It presently has a massive database of journal literature, indexed from 29,000+ e-journals with links to full text at publisher sites. This service is activated in the Visva-Bharati Library Network....more

  6. JSTOR: JSTOR is a shared digital library created in 1995 to help university and college libraries to free space on their shelves, save costs and provide more access to scholarly contents. JSTOR currently includes more than 2,000 academic journals (including archives) on humanities, social sciences and sciences along with thousands of monographs and other research materials relevant for academic purpose. More than 900 publishers and content providers work with JSTOR to build a rich network of scholarly materials, discipline specific as well as interdisciplinary. The content in JSTOR spans 500 years, 50 disciplines, and multiple content types. Content providers include scholarly societies, university presses, commercial presses, libraries, and all types of cultural institutions. ...more

  7. MathSciNetMathSciNet is an electronic publication offering access to a carefully maintained and easily searchable database of reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature. Over 80,000 new items are added each year, most of them classified according to the Mathematics Subject Classification. Authors are uniquely identified, enabling a search for publications by individual author rather than by name string. Continuing in the tradition of the paper publication Mathematical Reviews (MR), which was first published in 1940, expert reviewers are selected by a staff of professional mathematicians to write reviews of the current published literature; over 60,000 reviews are added to the database each year. Extending the MR tradition, MathSciNet contains over 2 million items and over 700,000 direct links to original articles. Reference lists are collected and matched internally from over 300 journals, and citation data for journals, authors, articles and reviews is provided. This web of citations allows users to track the history and influence of research publications in the mathematical sciences.....more

  8. Odia Patrapatrika Sangraha (Digital Compilation of Odia Periodicals) 1856–1950: Digitized versions of the available issues of Odia periodicals published during 1856 to 1950, including some reprints of the originals. Gaps exist as all volumes/issues/pages are not available. ...more

  9. Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC): RSC is the Professional Body for chemists and the Learned Society for chemistry. It is one of the most prominent and influential independent scientific organisations in Britain. Through its 45,000 members, including academics, teachers and industrialists, the RSC promotes the interests of chemists and the benefits of chemical science. The RSC's educational activities provide information and training opportunities for both students and teachers. The RSC is extremely active in determining the future of chemical education, seeking to influence Government by submitting evidence to Parliament and anticipating developments in education policy. The archival access is made available for 23 full text journals with 6 Databases from 1997- onwards.

  10. Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War (History; Japanese; Social Sc.) : Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War now reveals what was hidden, providing researchers and students access to 144,000 pages of British government secret intelligence and foreign policy files dating from 1873 to 1953. Developed in consultation with an editorial board of six experts, the resource spans four key twentieth century conflicts: the Spanish Civil War, the Second World War, the early years of the Cold War and the Korean War. Sourced from The National Archives, U.K. the material enables rich research into intelligence, foreign policy, international relations and military history. At the heart of this resource are the files of the Permanent Undersecretary’s Department (PUSD). The PUSD was the point of liaison between the Foreign Office and the British intelligence establishment. These files document intelligence activities and its influence on foreign policy from 1873 to 1951, providing new insights into key moments of twentieth century history. Alongside eight other file series, including Cabinet Office papers and daily signals intelligence reports, this resource enables an almost day-by-day, in-depth study of the Second World War and insight into intelligence activities. All available at your finger-tips to investigate using multiple search and filter options. Advanced search functionality enables users to carry out in-depth investigation of the optical character recognized documents from their desk. No expensive trip to the National Archives, the only other place where you can see the documents, is required.

  11. South Asia ArchiveThe South Asia Archive is an extensive resource for students and scholars across the humanities and social sciences. The historical documents within the Archive are truly interdisciplinary, reflecting the varied range of knowledge production in colonial and early post-colonial India and the wider sub-continent. The South Asia Archive is as a specialist digital platform delivering global electronic access to culturally and historically significant literary material produced from within - and about - the Indian subcontinent. The digitization of the original documents is non-destructive, and damaged pieces are restored as part of the digitization process before they are sent to storage. This digitization process enhances their usefulness in terms of portability, and also assures the conservation of this historically important material....more

  12. Web of Science (WoS): WoS is an online subscription-based scientific citation indexing service maintained by Thomson Reuters that facilitates comprehensive citation search. It gives access to multiple databases that facilitates cross-disciplinary research, which allows in-depth exploration of specialized sub-fields within an academic or scientific discipline. ...more

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