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Databases on CD

1.  CAB Abstracts from the year 1910 – present

2.  Tree CD from the year 1939 - 2004

3.  Beast CD from the year 1973 - 2004

4.  LISA CD 1969 – 2005

5.  Biotechnology Abstracts 1982 – 2002

6.  EconLit 1969 - 2005

7.  Food and Human Nutrition Database 1975 – 2005


Consortium for e-Resources in Agriculture (CeRA) provides access to full text of 3951 journals from reputed publishers like Elsevier, Springer, Annual Review Inc., Wiley etc.  Apart from that, users can request for articles to any of the libraries in the consortium through Document Delivery Service. CeRA also provides India Agristat, CAB Abstracts, and 1174 e-books and 17 e-book series published by the Elsevier.


Indian Journals.com




IndiaAgristat is a gateway to comprehensive and authentic socio-economic agricultural statistical data about India and its states. Users can easily access the data covering all major parameters for research, study, review and reference.  IndiaAgristat.com is owned by Datanet India.  


CAB Abstracts

            Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience (CAB) International is an inter-governmental development and information organisation based in the United Kingdom. CABI, previously the “Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux”, was established in 1910 as the Entomological Research Committee.  It focuses primarily on agricultural and environmental issues in the developing world. CAB Abstracts helps researchers to review all scientific works, learn from past techniques and assess long-term trends and changes. CAB Abstracts provide researchers instant access to over 10 million records from 1910 onwards, with over 3,50,000 abstracts added each year. Researchers get the fullest global picture for any topic related to agriculture from over 120 countries in 50 languages from more than 8000 serials, books and conference proceedings which ensure unparalleled coverage. CABI’s full text repository of over 4,00,000 documents is integrated with CABabstracts which includes journal article, conference papers, and other grey literature from 81 countries.



CABI e-books

          Teachers and students of all colleges under KAU can access 531 e-Books published by CABI  from the year 2000 to 2010. 


ScienceDirect e-books

          Full text of 1174 e-books, 17 e-book series and three encyclopedias entitled  “Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences”, “Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology” and  “Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences” published by Elsevier canaccess through  sciencedirect.com


Indian e-books

85 Indian ebooks published during the years 2015- 2017 by Astral International (P) Ltd, Daya Publishing House, New India Publishing House, and Regency Publications   can access through the following link (http://www.astralebooks.com )and Art &Science Academic Publications (ASAP) provides 45 ebooks  published by various Indian publishers in various topics of agriculture discipline during the year 2015 to 2017 can access through the following link :



Krishikosh is a digital repository of accumulated knowledge in agriculture and allied sciences, having collection of old and valuable books, old journals, theses, research articles, popular articles, monographs, catalogues, conference proceedings, success stories, case studies, annual reports, newsletters, pamphlets, brochures, bulletins and other grey literatures spread all over the country in different ICAR research Institutions and State Agricultural Universities.



Full text of theses of KAU can access through krishikosh in the following link:



            DELNET (Developing Library Network) is a consortia of libraries which provides access to more than 20 million bibliographic records of books, journals, articles, CDs etc.  The Inter Library Loan (ILL) and Document Delivery Services (DDS) are one of the most popular services of DELNET.  I thas more than 4700 libraries as its members in India and eight other countries.  KAU is an Institutional Member of DELNET. The librariey users can get books and copies of articles through Inter Library Loan at a nominal rate.


Indian Digital Ensemble of Agricultural Libraries (IDEAL) is a platform for sharing library holdings through Union Catalogue (AgriCat) of 38 Agricultural Libraries of Indian National Agricultural Research and Education System (NARES). An integrated digital library delivered at the desk of researchers, faculty and students of NARES can definitely boost the quality of research output and save time. Libraries can reduce the cost incurred in procuring books and otherlibrary resources by sharing through this digital system.



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