Digital Libraries

The patrons have access to vast amount of digital contents from several digital libraries across the globe. Some of the digital libraries are given below:

World Digital Library (WDL)

WDL is Launched by UNESCO and 32 partner institutions in 2009 . WDL Makes available free of cost multilingual digital material from different countries and cultures around the world. Has 19,147 items from 193 countries. Includes maps, rare books, sound recordings, photographs etc. To Access WDL please click World Digital Library

National Digital Library of India (NDLI)

National Digital Library of India is hosted by IIT Kharagpur, its project under Ministry of Human Resource Development. NDLI integrates all existing Digitized/digital content of the nation and provides one single window access with e-learning facility. It provides free/open access to learning resources and has User Group from primary to higher education, includes • Study at home, Books in Science, Humanities, Mgt, Engineering, law, literature. • School /CBSE Board Books and learning content • Covid-19 Research Repository • Featured Collections : Talks / Webinars Ancient Indian Art You can access the national digital library here NDLI

National Science Digital Library

National Science Digital Library (NSDL) aims to provide comprehensive S&T Information to students of science, engineering and technology in the country. It’s a project of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). NSDL provides curriculum based content to address the information needs of the undergraduate students of science and Technology. The content creation and development for NSDL has gone through rigorous procedures to make available quality content for the students. Authored by eminent teachers and validated by renowned faculty in Indian universities and colleges. To access National Science Digital Library please click NSDL


AGRIS (International System for Agricultural Science and Technology)

AGRIS is a global public domain database with more than 12 million bibliographical records on Agricultural Science and Technology. It is one of the most comprehensive search engines in food and agricultural scientific literature providing free access to millions of bibliographic records in 90 different languages. AGRIS became operational in 1975 and the database was maintained by Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development, (CIARD). The content for AGRIS is provided by more than 150 participating institutions from 65 countries across the globe. The AGRIS Search system, allows scientists, researchers and students to perform sophisticated searches using keywords from the AGROVOC thesaurus, specific journal titles or names of countries, institutions, and authors. To Access this database please click AGRIS

AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access)

Agricola is a database of agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). It indexes journals, magazines, conference reports, theses and dissertations, books and book chapters in Agriculture and Allied fields from 1970 onwards, including animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, farming and farming systems, agricultural economics, extension and education, food and human nutrition, and earth and environmental sciences. To access the database please click here AGRICOLA

E- Journals

Many e-journals are available under Open Access. You may explore some of the following:

Open Access Journals from ICAR

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Journals like The Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences and The Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, Open Access Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (OAJMP) are now Freely accessible, however, you may be required to register first to access the full contents. To access journals published from ICAR please click here 



Patrons have access to several e-books in different subjects on various platforms, some of which are mentioned below.

E-Books from ICAR

A number of open access e-Books, Manuals, Hand books etc are available from Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in the field of Horticulture, Medicinal Plants , Integrated Farming, Seed Production etc. Please click here e- Books to access e-books published by ICAR.

Project Gutenberg: Online library of free e-books

Is Online library of open access e-books. Founded by Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg in 1971 its mission is to encourage creation & distribution of e-books. Patrons can easily access and no special Apps are required to read the e-Books. Searches can be made by Author, Title, Subject, Language, Type, and even popularity. You have options to explore frequently downloaded top 100 books, or recently added New e-books. This library has Offline catalogue: A handy e-book listing. To explore free e-books please click Project Gutenberg

Hathi Trust : E-books

Hathi Trust is a Partnership of Academic and Research institutions, it offers collection of millions of titles of books in different subjects digitized from libraries around the world. To explore interesting e-books please click Hathi Trust

Google books

The Google Books Library Project offers many Free Books available on public domain. It aims at scanning and making searchable the collection of several major research libraries, along with bibliographic, snippets of text from a book are often viewable. Books out of copyright and in the public domain is fully available to read or download. To Access books from Google please click Google books

Open Library

Open Library is a universal catalog for book metadata, it is a project of the non-profit Internet Archive and has been funded in part by a grant from the California State Library. Patrons can download any ebook that is available as full text in a variety of formats. Currently over 1.7 million public domain books in PDF, ePub, DAISY, DjVu and ASCII text is available through affiliation of Open Library with the Internet Archive. To explore this catalog of books please click Open Library

References Sources


DOAJ : Directory of Open Access Journals

DOAJ is a directory of open access journals, launched in 2003. It is an independent nonprofit organization managed by Infrastructure Services for Open Access (Community interest company) based in UK. DOAJ database contains over 15,000 peer reviewed Open Access Journals covering all areas of Science, Technology, Medicines, Social science arts and humanities. To access DOAJ journal please click here DOAJ


OPEN DOAR : Directory of Open Access Repositories

Is Global Directory of OA Repositories. DOAR allows you to Search or Browse Registered Repositories by Repository Name / Country Name / Advance Search. For example you can browse many Indian ETD Repository like ShodhGanaga/Shodhgangotri or Krishikosh from here. To access Open Access Repositories please click DOAR

DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books

DOAB is a directory of Open Access Books, it is nonprofit legal entity under Dutch law established by OAPEN Foundation and Open Edition in 2012 in close cooperation with DOAJ. The Foundation is based at the National Library in the Hague. It is a community-driven discovery service that indexes and provides access to scholarly, peer-reviewed open access books and helps users to find trusted open access book publishers. All DOAB services and data is freely available. To access please click DOAB



Wikipedia is an open access (free) online encyclopedia created by volunteers across the world. Wikipedia is hosted by Wikimedia foundation a global movement whose mission is to bring free educational content to the world. Wikipedia is not a very reliable source for academic writing or research. Students are encouraged to see other sources to confirm the facts. However, Wikipedia is increasingly used by people in the academic community, from freshman students to distinguished professorship, as an easily accessible tertiary source for information about anything and everything, and as a quick “ready reference”, to get a sense of a concept or idea. Please click here to access Wikipedia

Thesaurus and Dictionaries

Merriam Online Dictionary and Thesaurus

Online Merriam Dictionary And Merriam Thesaurus, is Thesaurus/Dictionary by Merriam –Webster, it searches more than 2,75,000 related words, synonyms/ antonyms, gives Meanings and Sample sentences on how words are used etc. To access this dictionary and thesaurus please click Merriam Online



Your Dictionary brings 16 authoritative sources of definitions and meanings including Webster’s New World College Dictionary and The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language and The American Heritage Dictionary of English language. YourDictionary Thesaraus can also help you to find right word for a letter or essay or synonyms from trusted sources like Webster’s New World Roget A to Z Thesaurus. To explore please click YourDicionary

e-resource Links