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Research Support

Walk-in Assistance

Walk-in assistance is accessible at LRC’s Information Desk or via email or phone at any point during the research process. Research community can make extensive use of the LRC’s digital and print collections with the help of trained staff. Broadly the walk in assistance includes:

  • Customised LRC orientation on subscribed and open access data sources
  • Personal interaction with the librarian for locating relevant and trustworthy data
  • Article request
  • Information retrieval guidance by using OPAC
1. Journal Metrics for Peer Review

Journal metrics are used to compare, rank, and quantify research and academic publications. They're also known as journal rankings, journal relevance and the impact factor. Scholars and researchers can compare academic journals using journal metrics by different methods. The LRC offers a variety of such tools to evaluate, retrieval, dissemination, and knowledge creation.

  1. UGC Approved List of Journals ( The UGC-CARE List has TWO groups UGC-CARE List Group I - Journals found qualified through UGC-CARE protocols and UGC-CARE List Group II - Journals indexed in globally recognised databases.
  2. Scopus ( Scopus is an abstract and citation database curated by independent subject matter experts that is source-neutral. Scopus offers free features to non-subscribed users and is available through Scopus Preview. Researchers may use Scopus Preview to assist with their research, such as searching authors, and learning more about Scopus content coverage and source metrics.
  3. Web of Science ( The Web of Science platform is the most powerful research engine to help researchers in finding the right journal with publication and citation data for discovery, and assessment connecting regional, specialty, data and patent indexes.
  4. Google Scholar ( Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research. It would be especially useful in cases when those publications not covered by Web of Science or Scopus are critical to an evaluation.
2. Citation and Bibliographical Reference Tools:

LRC staff assist you to use citation and biblipgrahical tools like Mendely and Zotero to collect, organize, cite, and share the research work. These tools can instantly create references and bibliographies for any text editor, and directly compatible in Word, LibreOffice, and Google Docs. Also, with support citation styles like APA, MLA, and Harvard you can create automatic list of bibliographies or references.

  1. Mendeley Reference Manager ( Mendeley Reference Manager is a free web and desktop reference management application. It helps you simplify your reference management workflow so you can focus on achieving your goals. With Mendeley Reference Manager you can:
    • Store, organize and search all your references.
    • Seamlessly insert references and bibliographies into your Microsoft® Word documents.
    • Collaborate with others by sharing references and ideas.
  2. Zotero ( Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research. You can sort items into collections and tag them with keywords. Zotero instantly creates references and bibliographies for any text editor, and directly inside Word, Libre, Office, and Google Docs. With support for over 9,000 citation styles, you can format your work to match any style guide or publication. You can share a Zotero library with as many people you like, at no cost.
3. Plagiarism Checking: (

JAIN (Deemed-to-be University has a licensed version of Turnitin plagiarism checking tool to identify unoriginal content. It Manages potential academic misconduct by highlighting similarities to the world’s largest collection of internet, academic, and student paper content. Compares papers against an ever expanding database of Internet pages, archived pages that might not be available any more, a subscription repository of periodicals, journals, publications, and a repository of previously submitted papers.

4. Article Submission Guidelines:

We encourage our faculty members’/research scholars/students to go through the following guidelines provided by different publishers before submitting their manuscripts:

5. Shodhganga: a reservoir of Indian Theses (

"Shodhganga" is the name coined to denote digital repository of Indian Electronic Theses and Dissertations set-up by the INFLIBNET Centre. 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 as per the UGC Notification (Minimum Standards & Procedure for Award of M.Phil. / Ph.D Degree, Regulation, 2009 Amendment made on 2016) dated 5th May 2016. At present more than 361174 theses can be accessed.

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