KIT Library e-resources: Usage Policy and User undertaking

Guidelines for Fair Use of e-Resources Usage Policy and User undertaking Usage Policy:

  • Electronic resources such as e-journals, e-databases, e-books etc. made available by the KIT Library, Tiptur for academic use.
  • These resources can be searched, browsed and material may be downloaded and printed as single copies of articles as is done in the case of printed library material. Downloading or printing of a complete book or an entire issue or a volume of one or more journals (called systematic downloading) is strictly prohibited.
  • Use of robots, spiders or intelligent agents to access, search and/or systematically download from these resources is also prohibited.
  • Any violation of this policy will result in penal action as per the rules and regulations of the Institute. - Please be aware that systematic downloading will cause the publisher to block to the entire community of users @ KIT from accessing these resources.

User-Undertaking :
I understand the policy outlined above and undertake to abide by it. I understand that any violation of the policy will result in loss of my library privileges and/or other action as deemed appropriate by the Institute.

Subscribed E - Journal Portals
Online Journals and Database subscribed for the year 2014-15

The IET Digital Library holds more than 190,000 technical papers from 1994 onwards for all IET journals, magazines, books, conference publications and seminar digests. Highly cited journals such as Electronics Letters are available alongside 24 research journal titles, The Journal of Engineering, the IET's new open access journal, Micro & Nano Letters, the IET's online only journal, the IET's member magazine Engineering & Technology, plus seminar digests and conference publications. http://digital-library.theiet.org/login
The IEEE Xplore digital library is a powerful resource for discovery and access to scientific and technical content published by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and its publishing partners.
IEEE Xplore provides Web access to more than 3-million full-text documents from some of the world's most highly cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics.
The content in IEEE Xplore comprises over 160 journals, over 1,200 conference proceedings, more than 3,800 technical standards, over 1,000 eBooks and over 300 educational courses. Approximately 25,000 new documents are added to IEEE Xplore each month
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/ Xplore/home.jsp
SPRINGER LINK - Springer E-books - 13890 full-text journals Including Archives - From Vol.1, Issue.1 onwards http://link.springer.com/
This database is one of the most comprehensive business databases on the market. It includes in-depth coverage for thousands of publications, most of which are available in full text and the latest business and financial information for researchers at all levels


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TAYLOR AND FRANCIS - 1173 full-text journals in all disciplines www.tandfonline.com
CRCnetBASE offers instant access to the world's premier scientific, technical and medical references with added support for libraries. Our subject collections are designed to meet the individualized needs of any sized library or institution www.crcnetbase.com
Knimbus gives full text access to more than 13,000 open access journals, 3000 e-books and 4 lakh thesis and course documents. In addition to this, all library users will have single point search facility to the 6 commercial publishers listed in the VTU consortia http://www.knimbus.com/user/

Science direct is a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from over 3,500 journals and more than 34,000 books.


The ASCE Library provides online access to a high-quality collection of civil engineering content. It contains articles from ASCE journals, papers from conference proceedings, and e-books and standards.

The ASCE Library contains selected e-books from 1998 to the present, including all in-print ASCE Manuals of Practice and ASCE Press titles.


DELNET has been established with the prime objective of promoting resource sharing among the libraries through the development of a network of libraries. It aims to collect, store, and disseminate information besides offering computerised services to users, to coordinate efforts for suitable collection development and also to reduce unnecessary duplication wherever possible.