Research Support: Databases and Tools

Research Support

LRC offers various services and facilities to support research and education.

  • There are a number of different reference and citation styles available. Styles are basically well-established practices and conventions. Depending on the discipline in which one is working and also the widely used style in the respective discipline, one can decide to select and use a particular style.
  • Following links provide the list of varieties of styles and also the guidelines for using. If you have any questions or need guidance is using, please contact the library staff at
  • APA Style (American Psychological Association).
  • Chicago Style.
  • MLA Style (Modern Language Association).

Research Impact Analysis

Indian Research Information Network System (IRINS)

LRC has set up Indian Research Information Network System (IRINS) a web-based Research Information Management (RIM) service developed by the Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre. IRINS portal simplifies the work of faculty members and scientists in collecting, curating and showcasing the scholarly communication activities and it provides an opportunity to create their own scholarly network. It has been integrated with an ORCID ID, Scopus ID, Research ID, Microsoft Academic ID and Google Scholar ID for ingesting the scholarly publication from various sources. Faculty will have to login to IRINS portal to update their profile. They may contact for login credentials.

Research Tools

Plagiarism Detection Tools ‘Turnitin’ Plagiarism Detection Web tool LRC provides Plagiarism Checking Service using a ‘Turnitin’ Web tool to users. The users who have login credentials to access TURNITIN.

Other Plagiarism Detection Tools which are free are listed below:

Bibliographic Tools

  • Google Scholar: Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.
  • JGate Plus (JCCC): J-Gate is an electronic gateway to global e-journal literature. Launched in 2001 by Informatics India Limited, J-Gate provides seamless access to millions of journal articles available online offered by 13,238 Publishers. It presently has a massive database of journal literature, indexed from 45,143 e-journals with links to full text atpublisher sites. J-Gate also plans tosupport online subscription tojournals, electronic documentdelivery, archiving and other relatedservices.
    1. Table of Contents (TOC) – For 45,143 e -journals.
    2. Database – A comprehensive searchable database with 48,214,120 articles, with 10,000+ articles added every day.
      Please click here to access the database.
  • Scopus: 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. Please click here to access the database.
  • Web of Science: Your ideal single research destination to explore the citation universe across subjects and around the world. Web of Science provides you access to the most reliable, integrated, multidisciplinary research connected through linked content citation metrics from multiple sources within a single interface. And since Web of Science adheres to a strict evaluation process, you can be assured only the most influential, relevant, and credible information is included – allowing you to uncover your next big idea faster. Please click here to access the database.

Reference Management

  • EndNote: is a commercial reference management software package, used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles.
  • Mendeley: Mendeley is a desktop and web program produced by Elsevier for managing and sharing research papers, discovering research data and collaborating online.
  • RefWorks: is a commercial reference management software package, used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles.
  • Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh]: is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.