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Research Tools: Databases and Tools

Research Support:  Databases and Tools

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Publication Manual

APA Style Guide 7th edition is available.
Please contact librarian for more information.

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences. It provides invaluable guidance on all aspects of the writing process, from the ethics of authorship to the word choice that best reduces bias in language. Well-known for its authoritative and easy-to-use reference and citation system, the Publication Manual also offers guidance on choosing the headings, tables, figures, and tone that will result in strong, simple, and elegant scientific communication.It helps to faculty, graduate students and professionals learn of current developments in various areas of research methods and statistics.
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Cross-platform cloud-based writing assistant that reviews spelling, grammar, punctuation, clarity, engagement, and delivery mistakes



CARMA, the Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis, is an interdisciplinary consortium. It helps to faculty, graduate students and professionals learn of current developments in various areas of research methods and statistics.

Access: Campus wide multi-user (Register with your institutional email id).

Epigeum Online Course: Avoiding Plagiarism                                                                     

'Avoiding Plagiarism' is online course and software solution on how to avoid plagiarism by correctly using citations & references and best practice in paraphrasing. This course covers types of plagiarism, Importance of citation and references, referencing systems, referencing tools, strategies of avoiding plagiarism, various news articles in plagiarism and more.

Access: Campus wise multiuser. One time registration with IIMB email.

J-Gate (Sponsered through E-ShodhSindhu)

J-Gate Custom Content for Consortium (JCCC) is a single point search for consortia, library subscribed and open access journals. It presently has a massive database of journal literature, indexed from 45,192 e-journals with links to full text at publisher sites. JCCC has facility to trigger e-mail request for article to Inter Library Loan Centers as well as to INFLIBNET Centre.

Sage Research Methods

SAGE RESEARCH METHODS ONLINE resource created to help researchers, faculty, and students with their research projects and links over 175,000 pages of SAGE’s renowned books, journal, and reference content.


Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. It indexes approximately 26,000 peer-reviewed journals (including open-access journals), trade journals, book series conference proceedings, Article-in-Press, and patents. It covers science, social science, and arts and humanities publications.

Web of Science

Web of Science is a platform that provides access to multidisciplinary and regional citation indexes, specialist subject indexes, a patent family index, and an index to scientific data set. WOS provides a common search language, navigation environment, and data structure allowing researchers to search broadly across disparate resources and use the citation connections inherent to the index to navigate to relevant research results and measure impact. It has a high-quality scholarly journal published worldwide (including Open Access journals) science, social sciences, and humanities disciplines. Conference proceedings and book data are also available.