Electronic Resources

Electronic Resources consist of contents that are stored and displayed digitally and accessed through computers and other electronic devices. These resources are mostly referred to as online/offline databases, digital content or media. The main aim to procure electronic resources is to facilitate their access to users regardless of physical location and time.

Nirma University Libraries procure a variety of electronic resources like, online journals, online databases, offline databases, e-books, CDs, DVDs, VCDs, etc. Some electronic resources are accessible only within the campus and some are off-campus through remote login facility.

Nirma University Libraries subscribe many online journals on different subjects. The user can access all online journals 24×7 within and off-campus (through remote access).

Name of Online Journal’s Packages Resources Available in Package Subject Coverage Back-files Simultaneous Access Other Information
EBSco Art & Architecture 370 full-text journals and 220 e-books
Art & Architecture 1937 onward Unlimited Title
ASCE Online Library 30 journals, transactions, magazines Civil Engineering 1995 onward Unlimited Title
EBSCO’s Business Source Ultimate 5,262 active full-text journals and magazines

2,750 active full-text peer-reviewed journals

974 active full-text peer-reviewed journals with no embargo

896 active full-text journals indexed in Web of Science or Scopus

Architecture & Planning Unlimited Title
JSTOR: An Archival database 2073 journals, an archival database the recently published issues (3-5 yrs) are not available Social Sciences Unlimited Title


Online Database is a database which is accessible via Internet. Nirma University Libraries subscribe many online databases on different subjects. The user can access all online databases 24×7 within and off-campus (through remote access).

Name of OnlineDatabase’s Packages Resources Available in Package Subject Coverage  Simultaneous Access
SCOPUS SCOPUS is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. Scopus features tools that allow researchers to efficiently track, analyze and visualize research easily and at the level of detail they choose. Scopus offers researchers a quick, easy and comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and in the arts and Humanities also. Scientific, Technical, Medical, Social Sciences & Arts and Humanities IP authenticated and multi-user access
The Charles Correa Archive The collection covers Over 15,000 drawings, photos, articles, and essays have been interlinked in a specially created digital program.
These digitized archives are advantageous to students, professionals, and faculty who would like to refer to Correa’s work for their academic assignments and architectural research.
Architectural drawings, photos, articles, and essays Through Dedicated Library System
For more details: Contact to IAP Library
South Asia Archive
The South Asia Archive provides online access to millions of pages of rare primary and secondary sources from across the social sciences and humanities. South Asia Archive contains more than 4.5 million pages spanning the period of 18th and mid-20th century from documents across the Indian subcontinent, including India, Pakistan, Burma, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Publication date 1700 to 1953) Social sciences and Humanities IP authenticated and multi-user access

Nirma University Libraries subscribe Following e-Books package. User can access all ebooks within campus 24×7.

Name of Online Journal’s Packages Resources Available in Package Subject Coverage  Simultaneous Access
EBSCO E-Books Academic Collection  193,626 ebooks Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Electronic & Communication Engineering, Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics & Humanities, Business and economics, Management, Entrepreneurship, Law, Architecture & Planning, Pharmacology & Pharmacy, Commerce & Banking, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Design, Social sciences, And other academic subjects IP authenticated and multi-user access

NPTEL stands for National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning. This is an initiative by seven Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc) for creating course contents in engineering and sciences. Contents for these video courses are based on the model curriculum suggested by AICTE and the syllabi of major affiliating Universities of India.

The main objective of NPTEL program is to enhance the quality of engineering education in the country by developing curriculum based video and web courses. This is being carried out by seven IITs and IISc Bangalore as a collaborative project. Five major engineering disciplines have been covered in this project so far at the undergraduate (B.E./B.Tech) level. In addition, a number of core curriculum courses common to all engineering programmes such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, management, electronics, language etc. have also been included.

800 Video courses and 300 Web courses available for access. Students and Faculty members of the Nirma University can watch these video courses within the campus to enhance their subject knowledge.

User Guide

Institute of Architecture Library collects / procures a variety of electronic media likes CDs, DVDs, and VCDs.

Videos Archives