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Introduction

Readsmart has built the Digital Library (visit ) to provide you access of millions of eResources in the most simplified manner. Our aim is to save you time and effort by aggregating all the library resources and everything relevant that the web has to offer for the subjects of your interest. Digital Library solves two main problems:

  • 100s of Platforms

    Scholars have to visit and search multitude of subscribed publisher platforms, library OPAC and internal repositories for the relevant content.

  • Diverse Information Needs

    You have diverse information needs which go beyond just learning content. We wanted to transform your library website into an engaging and dynamic information hub.

Benefits of Digital Library

Readsmart has built the Digital Library (visit ) to provide you access of millions of eResources in the most simplified manner. Our aim is to save you time and effort by aggregating all the library resources and everything relevant that the web has to offer for the subjects of your interest. Digital Library solves two main problems:

    • 3200+ Full Text eJournals
    • 100,000+ eBook Titlesand Project Reports
    • 60,000+ Videos
    • 10,000+ Academic Presentations
    • 80,000+ Thesis & Dissertations
    • 100+ News Boards, Blogs and Magezines
    • Explore Info Apps
    • 100+ News, Blogs & Magazines
    • 3000+ Audio Books & Literature
    • 700+ Competition Prep resources
    • Upcoming Events
    • Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
    • TedTalks & More...
    • Discover Simplicity
    • Browse by discipline
    • Search eCatalog
    • Find research articles from all subscribed publishers (IEEE, Wiley)
    • Available 24x7, From Anywhere
    • Use both within campus & Off-campus
    • Mobile Compatible
    • Find & Read content trending in our campus

Home Page

Visit the Digital Library at The home page of the digital library has been designed to provide a snapshot of the library collections, content trending in our campus and news from across the globe.

Latest Content

  1. - Checkout the latest eBook, Journal Issue or books added to the library collection.
  2. - Read the latest news. Your library staff generally showcases news/trends related to the subject fields of our college or the news headlines from the state/national newspapers.
  3. - View Video / Presentation of the month. Library staff handpicks latest A/V or PPT for you to learn something new every month.

Trending Content

  • Find what other users of your library are reading and finding relevant.

Recommended Readings

  • Library staff (and faculty) picks latest, peer reviewed books and theses for your learning and research.

Your Account

Why create an account?
  1. - To access library content (Open Access) from even outside the campus network.
  2. - To share content you like with your friends on FB, Linkedin or Twitter.
  3. - To save documents, links of ebooks / vidoes so you don't have to find them again.
  4. - To access full-text of subscribed articles from even outside the campus network. This is a premium feature and may not be available on your account. (Please contact your library staff for details).

How to Register?

  1. You can register only when you are connected to your campus network. Once you have signed up, you can login to your account from anywhere.
  2. On the Header, click on the LOGIN Button.

3- On the LOGIN page, you can register your account in 3 ways:

Sign Up Form

  1. Find "Don't have an account? Sign up here." below the sign-in form.
  2. Enter Full Name, Valid Email Address ( to be verified) and Password (minimum 8 characters).
  3. Click sign up.
 

Using Facebook for Google

  1. - Click the "Sign In with Facebook/Google" button.
  2. - Approve Readsmart on your Facebook/Google account. This is required only first time.
 

Signing in to your account

  1. - Once you have signed up, you can login to your account from anywhere.
  2. - Click the Login button on the top of header to login. To login use:
Sign Up Form
  1. - Enter registered Email Address and Password to login.

Using Facebook for google

  1. - Click the "Sign In with Facebook/Google" button.
  2. - You may have to sign in to your Facebook/Google account.
 

Searching the Catalog

Readsmart has aggregated all library eResources and millions of open access resources into a single eCatalog. You can browse or perform keyword searches for resources relevant to subject of your interest.

Browsing the catalog

  1. - Click on Learn (or Library Collection) in the header menu to browse by disciple or Format.
    1. Browse by Discipline - Click on any subject area (civil engineering, physics, sociology) to list eResources for the subject.
    2. Browse by Format - Click on the format (journal, eBook) to list documents by type of media.
    3. Browse All Content - If you cannot find the subject of your interest, try browsing "All Content" to list the entire library collection.

Searching the catalog by keyword

  1. Enter keywords in the search bar (on header).
  2. Select the search field to limit your search query to :
    1. Title (Default) - To search in the Publication Title
    2. Author - To search records by the name of Creator, Author, Speaker (for videos)
    3. Publisher - To search of content published by Society Publisher like IEEE, aggregators like EBSCO, organizations like University of Yale (for Thesis)
    4. ISSN/ISBN - To search for valid ISSNs (8 digit) or ISBN (10/13 digits)
    5. Keyword - To search in all metadata fields (Broad Query)
  3. Make sure that "Catalog" checkbox is checked.
  4. Just like Google, you can use Boolean search operators (expressions) to give context to your search query and get more relevant results
    1. Use quotes (""), for exact/phrase matching
    2. Use AND between keywords for results that must contain both the keywords (in any order)
    3. Use OR between keywords for results that contain either (or both) keywords

Using Filter & sorting

  1. - Filter Results - Refine results by performing filters on:
    1. - Subject - Drill down by Subject Category. This filter helps you drill down by 3 subject levels (Ex: Technology > Electrical Engineering > Power Distribution Systems)
    2. - Publisher
    3. - Author
    4. - Media - Drill down to list results of a single document type (eBook, Journal, Video, Thesis)
    5. - Access - Helps you filter content by access type
      1. - Open Access - eResources added by Readsmart. Available to you both within and outside the campus (after login) for free.
      2. - Subscribed - Lists eResources subscribed by the library. These are generally the journals and eBooks purchased by your library from top publishers (like IEEE, JSTOR, EBSCO, McGraw Hill)
      3. - Available in Library - Lists all the physical books, thesis by students, courses created by faculty. Since, most of these resources are in physical formats, only availability can be checked from the digital library.
  1. - Removing Filters - The filter you apply is shown at the top, just in case you wish to remove the filter and go back to original set of results.










     
  2. - Search Within Results - Enter keywords to search (exact search) within title of all the displayed results.
  3. - Sorting - To change the order of the results. By default, results are displayed by relevancy.
    1. - Title - To list records in alphabetic order
    2. - Year - To list records in reverse chronological order (latest shown first)

Understanding Results

  1. Result view - You can opt to see search results in two formats:
    1. Grid View - with details on hover.
    2. List View - With bibliographic Details.
  2. Results are shown with following metadata.
    1. Thumbnail (if available)
    2. Title - Click on title loads the overview (explained later)
    3. Author/s
    4. Year of Publication
    5. Publisher
    6. Read / Watch Button
      1. Loads the full text of the publication for eBooks, Thesis
      2. Loads the video/ presentation for multimedia resources
      3. Loads the latest TOC page for journals
      4. No of views for the document in our campus
      5. Doc Type
      6. Access Identifier:
        1. Closed Lock - content subscribed by your library
        2. Open /lock - open access content
        3. Library building icon - content (mostly physical content) Available in the library
      7. Social Sharing - you can share relevant content on your FB, Twitter or LinkedIn wall. This feature requires you to login to your library account.
      8. Recommend content (Star icon) - This feature is only available to the faculty and library staff (after login). Clicking on the Recommend icon will add the resource to the home page (Recommended).
 

Result Overview

  1. Click on the title/thumbnail of a search result will load the Result Overview page. The overview page has all the bibliographic details for the document
  2. Main Details on the top lists the Title, Author, Year of Publication, Publication, Publisher, Thumbnail, no of reads and the Read button


     
  3. Publication Details
    1. Language
    2. Media - Document Type
    3. Identifier - ISSN, eISSN / ISBN
    4. Subject - LCC Subject Classification
    5. Peer Reviewed Status
    6. Access Type - Subscribed or Open Access
    7. Synopsis - Abstract or description for the document
  4. Reader also enjoyed - The digital Library suggests you similar documents taking the subject category, no of reads and document type into consideration.

Using Filter & sorting

  1. Filter Results - Refine results by performing filters on:
    1. Year - Drill down by year of publication
    2. Author
    3. Media - Drill down to list results of a single document type (eBook, Journal, Video, Thesis)
    4. Publisher - Original Publishing body for the research Article
    5. Source - Subscribed source. Can be a society publisher like IEEE or an aggregator like EBSCO.
    6. Access - Helps you filter content by access type
      1. Open Access - free research article from sources like DOAJ, JURN, Pubmed Central.
      2. Subscribed - research article from ejournals or conference proceedings subscribed by the library.
  2. Removing Filters - Whenever you apply a filter, the same is shown on the platform so you can remove it and go back to original set of results.
  3. Search Within Results - Enter keywords to search (exact search) within title of all the displayed results.
  4. Sorting - To change the order of the results. By default, results are displayed by relevancy.
    1. Title - To list records in alphabetic order
    2. Year - To list records in reverse chronological order (latest shown first)


 

Understanding Results

  1. Result view - You can opt to see search results in two formats:
    1. Grid View - with details on hover
    2. List View - With bibliographic Details
  2. Results shows following metadata
    1. Thumbnail (if available)
    2. Title - Click on title loads the overview (explained later)
    3. Author/s
    4. Year of Publication
    5. Publication Title - Name of the Journal
    6. Publisher
    7. Read Button - Loads the full text of the article in HTML/PDF format
    8. Doc Type - Research Article, eBook Chapter, Conference Proceeding, Standard, etc
    9. Access Identifier:
      1. Closed Lock - content subscribed by the library
      2. Open /lock - open access content
      3. Library building icon - content (mostly physical content) Available in the library
    10. Social Sharing - you can share relevant content on your FB, Twitter or LinkedIn wall. This feature requires you to login to your library account.

Using Info Apps

We know that your information needs go beyond just the scholarly, peer reviewed journals and eBooks. We have compiled a number of information apps (info-apps) to help you excel in your course and career.






 

How to use:

  1. All the Info-Apps sit in the header of your library. All the tabs OTHER THAN LEARN/LIBRARY COLLECTION (like Explore, Get Inspired, Get Informed, Compete) have info-apps.
  2. You can browse the content/information in these apps or use the "Search within" feature to find relevant content
  3. Hover on any of the content/information feed for details
  4. Click on the title of the feed to go the full detail webpage or full text pdf.
  5. Info-apps are configured by your library taking the community information needs into the consideration. You can use some some of the following info Apps:



 

How to use:

App-Name Description Content
Blogs, Magazines & News To help you keep up with latest trends, we have collected blogs from Industry Experts, Scientific Magazines and Arts Studies & newspapers & news channels E&T
35 Blogs, 87 Mags, 33 News
Arts & Social Sc.
67 Blogs, 27 Mags, 40 News
Events Lists the upcoming (in next 3 months) seminars, conferences, workshops, college fests and FDPs. Updated on Monthly basis
Useful Links & Tools We compiled useful web and desktop tools, software, tutorials & government websites E&T -489
Arts & Social Sc - 106
Dictionaries, Encyclopedia & General Works A compilation of Britannica & Gresham Encyclopedias, Thesaurus, Dictionaries, Wordlists & Scientific Gloassary 106 Resources
Great Books A collection of great literary works from India and Abroad. Covers poetry, fiction and theatre masterpieces in Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and English 1577 Audio books
596 eBooks
Maps Collection of Political, physical and thematic maps. These are helpful in socio-political studies 200+ Maps
Inspiring Talks Ted Talks handpicked by our library science experts to keep you well informed and inspired 1900+ Ted Talks
Competition Prep Resources eBooks, Video lectures to help you prepare for competition exams like CAT, GMAT, UPSC, SSC, Banking, Judiciary & More 500+ Video Lectures
250+ eBooks & Sample Papers
Biographies & Bioscopes Works depicting the life of greats in the field of science, engineering & Arts 350 Biographies
Documentaries Collection of famous documentaries and A?V case studies from the field of engineering & science 87 Videos
Freelance Live projects and freelance jobs for you to bid and execute sitting in your campus. Updated monthly
Fresher Jobs Fresher Jobs for engineering students carefully curated from leading job portals like Naukri, Monster, Shine & Indeed Updated monthly
Internships Case studies, market research projects, 2month and 6 month internship opportunities from over 500 companies Updated monthly