COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Library is providing access to more than 23,000 high quality, peer-reviewed journals, databases, and articles through HEC’s Digital Library Programme. In addition to this thousands of E-books are also on offer on different subject areas like Science and Technology, Social Sciences and Humanities.
Students and faculty can access these resources from inside and outside the campus through IP address and VPN respectively. At present access through Virtual Private Network (VPN) is only available to senior faculty. Later on this facility will also be offered for the use of students.
Access Available Through IP Address
Access to the following resources is available through IP address at CIIT Islamabad Campus.
AAPT publications provide up to date physics knowledge, at a level comprehensible for many readers.
Two major peer-reviewed journals, the American Journal of Physics and The Physics Teacher provide a medium for sharing methods and research about teaching physics at introductory and advanced levels.
AIP Journals comprehensively cover developments in physics, industrial applications, and advances in scientific computing, from 1975 to the present from a collection of 11 Journals and conference proceedings dating back to 2000.
The AMS provide full-text online access its four journals as well as the MathSciNet database, covering international mathematical literature since 1940. MathSciNet provides web access to the bibliographic data and reviews of mathematical research literature contained in the Mathematical Reviews Database.
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) publishes 33 journals on civil engineering research and practice ranging from subject areas like Architecture, Energy, Engineering Mechanics, Environment, Hydraulics and Water Resources etc.
American Physical Society publishes leading internal research journals about Physics with a mission to advance and diffuse knowledge of Physics.
The ACM Digital Library contains over 1,385,000 full text articles, including the full text from 28 ACM Journals and Transactions, 10 ACM Magazines, over 40 ACM Special Interest Newsletters, over 100 annual conference proceedings (the proceedings archive currently has over 1800 volumes), and 15 non-ACM journals and publications.
Cambridge University Press publishes nearly 200 peer-reviewed academic journals across a wide spread of subject areas. Cambridge Journals Online is the online content delivery service for Cambridge University Press’s collection of nearly 200 leading journals. Subject Strengths includes: Politics, Linguistics, Social Science, Humanities, Law, Mathematics, Science and Medicine.
Emerald is a highly valuable resource containing full text access to the world's widest range of management and library & information services journals. The entire collection contains over 150 titles, with leading titles in marketing, business disciplines, engineering and materials science.
Service Strengths, Full text of all 150+ Emerald online journals available, with full text back files, many going back to 1990’s abstracts going back in some cases to 1980’s.
IET digital library offers over 20 research journals and letters in electrical and electronic engineering including Telecommunications; Power; Control; Radar; Circuits; Materials; Life sciences related research & IT. 10 of IET digital library journals are impact factor.
The Institute of Physics is a leading international professional body and learned society, established to promote the advancement and dissemination of physics. It publishes peer reviewed journals in the subject areas like Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics, Applied Physics, Computer Science, Condensed Matter and Materials Science, High Energy and Nuclear Physics, Measurement Science and Sensors, Medical and Biological Physics, Optical, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Plasma Physics, Physics Education.
CIIT has electronic access to the journals of Institute of Physics. We do have access to issues published since 1996 where available.
The IEEE/IEE Electronic Library (IEL) provides access to almost a third of the world’s current electrical engineering and computer science literature, featuring high-quality content from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE). IEL provides full-text access to many top-cited journals in the field, including 132 IEEE and 45 IEE journals, magazines, transactions and conference proceedings as well as active IEEE standards over one million documents in all.
The ISI Web of Knowledge provides high-quality content and tools to access, analyze, and manage research information.
It provides simultaneous access to a variety of leading research databases, including the Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports (JCR) and Essential Science Indicators (ESI).
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America is the leading source of theoretical and experimental research results in the broad interdisciplinary subject of sound. The Journal serves physical scientists, life scientists, engineers, psychologists, physiologists, architects, musicians, and speech communication specialists.
JSTOR offers researchers the ability to retrieve high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. Content in JSTOR spans many disciplines, with over 500 high-quality publications available in the archive.
MathSciNet is an electronic publication, offering access to a carefully maintained and easily searchable database of reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature. Over 100,000 new items are added each year, most of them classified according to the Mathematics Subject Classification. Authors are uniquely identified, enabling a search for publications by individual author rather than by name string.
MathSciNet® contains over 2 million items and over 1 million direct links to original articles. Reference lists are collected and matched internally from approximately 450 journals, and citation data for journals, authors, articles and reviews is provided. This web of citations allows users to track the history and influence of research publications in the mathematical sciences.
Nature Publication provides access to the renowned International weekly journal of science Nature.
OSA peer-reviewed journals set the publications standard for advanced optics research within each major sector of the field. With world-wide readership, OSA journals reach the full spectrum of the optics community, including scientists in the fields of physics, materials research, atmospheric studies, visual psychology, biomedical optics, physiology, and ophthalmology, as well as mechanical, computer, electrical and optical engineers. Access to 8 peer-reviewed journals that set the publications standard for advanced optics research within each major sector of the field.
An essential information resource for millions of scientists around the world, Science Direct is the world’s largest electronic collection of science, technology and medicine full-text and bibliographic information. Renowned for the high-quality of its content, Science Direct subject collections have been provided to selected public-sector universities in Pakistan on the basis of identified research requirements.
Science Online is a complete research environment which provides full-text access to the prestigious Science publication.
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.
One of the world’s leading information services for science, technical and medical journals, Springer Link contains premier electronic date for 503 full-text Springer Journals and 738 full-text journals formerly published by Kluwer Academic Publishing. Access is available to full text journals on computer science, mathematics, physics and astronomy, life sciences, chemical sciences, medicine, engineering, geosciences, environmental sciences, law and economics.
Taylor & Francis have grown rapidly over the last two decades to become a leading international academic publisher. One can get multidisciplinary knowledge through this database.
The ASTM Standards & Engineering Digital Library is a vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information. It covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science and solar engineering.
The World Bank e-Library is an electronic portal to the World Bank's full-text collection of books, reports/working papers, journals and other documents on social and economic development. E-Library is fully searchable by subject, region, keyword, title, author, abstract, or year of publication.
The University of Chicago Press introduced fourteen scholarly journals including, American Journal of Sociology, The Elementary School Journal, The Journal of Geology, International Journal of Plant Sciences, Journal of Near Eastern Studies, and Journal of Political Economy. The Journals Division of the Press distributes more than 50 journals and hardcover serials, presenting original research from international scholars in the social sciences, humanities, education, biological and medical sciences, and physical.
Wiley-Interscience is an STM (Science, technology, and Medicine) and SSH (Social Sciences and Humanities) publisher. Introduced in 1997, Wiley InterScience is a leading international resource for scientific, technical, medical and scholarly content.
In June 2008, Wiley InterScience incorporated the online content formerly hosted on Blackwell Synergy to provide access across 1,234 journals in science, technology, medicine, humanities and social sciences. Since the Blackwell-Synergy merger with Wiley-Interscience, all the journals available to HEC consortium are now available through Wiley-Interscience.
Edinburgh University Press is the premier Scottish publisher of academic books and journals. It publishes over 30 journals across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.
Duke University Press publishes more than thirty periodicals that span a range of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences.