Library Resources
I. Print Resources
I. Print Resources
                                                             Titles                                                        41502
     a        Books                                    Text                                                       106560                121154
                                                              Reference                                              14594
                                                              International  Journals                              99
     b        Periodicals                            National Journals                                    243                         369
                                                              Magazines                                                  27
                                                             
                                                              Dailies                                                         14                           14
      c        Back Volumes                                                                                                                    11680
      d        Theses/Dissertations                                                                                                         4448
II. Electronic Resources
       e        AV (CDs & DVDs)                                                                                                                  5067
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Online Journals (Click here) - On-campus access

The   Central   Library   provides   information   catering   for   the    learning community of VISTAS by training them to access various subscribed Online  Resources  through Digital Knowledge Resource Centre. The Library Subscribes 18 Databases for the Students, Research Scholars and Faculties to  fulfill their Knowledge thirst on research work.

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EBSCO - e- Books (Click here) - On-campus access

Browse and select academic e-book collections for academic libraries, containing high-quality titles from a broad range of subject and topic areas ensuring that you’ll find the right academic e-book collection for any departmental need.

Inter Library Loan

The Central Library provides the ILL service, whereby the users of this library can utilise the following networks for their learning and research aspect.

British Council Library (BCL) Click here

Our library is an Institutional member of the British Council Library (BCL).

  Access to the E-Newsletter

  To borrow Books, Journals & DVDs.

  To access the British Council Online Portal

Madras Library Network (MALIBNET) Click here

Our Library is an Associate member of the Madras Library Network (MALIBNET), Chennai which is the consortium of more than 50 libraries in the city like IIT, CLRI, ANNA UNIVERSITY, MADRAS UNIVERSITY, etc. Our Library users are using other nearby libraries for Books & Periodical Reference through MALIBNET Cards.

Developing Library Network (DELNET) Click here - On-campus access

DELNET has been actively engaged with the compilation of various Union Catalogues of the resources available in member-libraries. It has already created the Union Catalogue of Books,Union List of Current Periodicals, Union Catalogue of Periodicals,CD-ROM Database,Database of Indian Specialists, Database of Periodical Articles, Union List of Video Recordings, Urdu Manuscripts' Database, Database of Theses and Dissertations,  sample databases of language publications using GIST technology and several other databases. The data is being updated in these databases and is growing rapidly. All the DELNET databases have been resident on DELSIS, an in-house software developed on BASISPlus, an RDBMS, the product of Information Dimensions Inc. of USA which has been provided to DELNET courtesy National Informatics Centre,NewDelhi. DELNET provides an array of facilities. DELNET'S relentless efforts in resource sharing have proved extremely effective. It has contributed a lot towards the modernisation of libraries in India.

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DIGIMAT- Digital Library (Click here) - On-campus access

VELS KNOWLEDGE RESOURCE CENTRE has been established for enabling the students to acquire additional knowledge through online courses like offered by agencies like EDX, TED, NPTEL, KHAN ACADEMY, MIT, COURSERA etc.,

The access is limited within the campus, Access the link & enrich your knowledge.

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VISTAS Subject Gateway  (Click here)

Explore the VISTAS Digital Subject Gateway to find Online Resource for various schools in the University. Subjects are classified according to the schools and the number of links are provided to access the particular resource.  

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Shodhganga - Electronic Theses & Dissertations  (Click here)

The  Shodhganga@INFLIBNET  Centre provides a platform for research students to deposit their Ph.D. theses and make it available  to  the  entire  scholarly   community  in  open  access.  The  repository  has the ability to capture,  index,  store,  disseminate  and  preserve  ETDs submitted by the researchers.

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National Digital Library  (Click here)

Our Central Library is an Institutional Member of National Digital Library, a Ministry of Human Resource Development under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology has initiated this pilot project to develop a framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility. Filtered and federated searching is employed to facilitate focused searching so that learners can find out the right resource with least effort and in minimum time.The Library encorages the students and faculties to enroll their details under its Institutional Membership Login. Currently there are more than 600 members are already enrolled and utilising this facility.

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Online Dictionaries, Thesaurus & Encyclopedia  (Click here)

For accessing free online Dictionaries, Thesaurus & Encyclopedia. 

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Law Finder Live

Law Finder is based on a full text retrieval system and has all the frills of a modern day search engine. It was launched in the year 2005. Law Finder works like an electronic law reporter and updates every month with latest and old cases. Every updation adds over 6000 to 7000 new and old cases from over 80 law journals. The acts and rules section contains over 1700 Bare Acts and Rules.

All India Reporter - Comprehensive

AIR Supreme Court                   - 1950 - 2018 

AIR Supreme Court Weekly      - 1991 - 2018

Criminal Law Journal               - 1950 - 2018

AIR all High Courts                    - 1945 - 2018              

AIR Privy Council                       - 1900 - 1950

Key Features of All India Reporter Databases

 

  • Nominal Index, Subject Index, Act Index, Judges Index Remarks Index.

  • Other Equivalents (Cross references of approximately more than 35 journals).

  • Head-Note and Judgment Search with various options.

  • Search By - Multiple Acts with its Provisions, Citation and Page No., Nominal, Judge, Judgment decided, Bench Place and Type, Date of Decision, Cases Referred, Equivalents, Year wise, Case Result along with various combinations.

  • Monthly updation through Net.

  • Bookmark tagging, Bare Act with links, Maxims.

  • Personal Law Register (backup feasibility).

  • Printing, Hardware Lock.

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Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies (VISTAS),

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