• Online Database
  • E-Journals
  • E-Books
  • Multimedia Library
  • Use and Code of Conduct

The Information Centre and Library is one of the important library in defence and allied subject in the country to provide access to e-journals and e-books. As on today, more than 1000 full-text online journals are available for access. The DIAT (DU) is to be part of the INDEST and DRDO Digital Library Consortium to provide electronic access to the Internet to scholarly literature in all areas of learning to the higher education system in India.

Gateway Access: Presently IC&L subscribed more than 500 journals. The journals published by IEE/IEEE, ASME Journals, ACM Digital Library, Science Direct (Elsevier) and J-Gate Portal DELENET Databases etc., are available online only.
Online journals are accessible through the following gateways:


Name of the Databases Click here for more information List of Journals


IEL Online


ACM Digital Library


ASME Journals http//
4 ProQuest Technology Collection
5 ProQuest ABI Inform


7 Springerlink online (1400+ Journals) htpp:// Click
8 Nature Archive



IEL Online:

The IEL provides the IEEE/IEE Electronic Library (IEL) covers almost one-third of the world’s current electrical engineering and computer science literature, providing unparalleled access to publications from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE). The resource covers more than 9,50,000 documents from over 12,000 publications, including 219 journals, transactions, magazines, conference proceedings, IEEE Standards. More than 25,000 new pages are added per month. It provides access to more than two million full-page PDF images, including all original charts, graphs, diagrams, photographs, and illustrative material. Resource 219 journals, transactions, magazines, conference proceedings, Standards Media Web. Back-files 1988 onwards plus select legacy content dating back to 1950.

ACM Digital Library:

The ACM Digital Library incorporates digital versions of works published by ACM since its inception. The major components of the resource is an enhanced version of the ACM Digital Library plus an extended bibliographic database, consisting of more than quarter-million citations of core works in computing. The ACM Digital Library hosts over 1,03,000 full-text articles from ACM journals, magazines and conference proceedings and half million bibliographic Records with about 2,50,000 links to full bibliographic information and 70,000 further links to full-text resources. Resource 32 full-text journals + conference proceedings + others.

ASME Journals:
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers is a nonprofit educational and technical organization serving a worldwide community of mechanical engineers. The ASME conducts one of the world’s largest technical publishing operations. The society holds more than 30 technical conferences and 200 professional development courses each year. The ASME promote and enhance the technical competency and professional well-being through quality programs and activities in mechanical engineering, better enable its practitioners to contribute to the well-being of humankind through its publications that include 19 journals. Resource 21 journals, transactions, magazines.

We also provide the facility to search the articles published in more than 250 journals that are subscribed in IC&L. The facility is known as J-Gate. This database can be searched by title, author, keyword, subject journal. The following are the salient features of J-Gate:

· My TOC allows users to customized their search

· Author e-mail ID is provided to get the full-text via e-mail.

· Browsing of TOC

· There are about 2500+ open access journals.

· Allows search to be restricted to Journals subscribed by DIAT.

J-Gate Custom Content for Consortium (JCCC): The J-Gate Custom Content for Consortium (JCCC) is a virtual library of journal literature created as customized e-journals access gateway and database solution for the INDEST consortium. It acts as one-point access to 4,000+ subscribed currently by all the IITs and IISc and available online. The service offers the following facilities and benefits to users.

Table of Contents Browsing: Users can select journals of their choice by searching by journal title words and/or subject categories and browse the table of contents for the latest issues of the journals.

Database Searching: JCCC@INDEST acts a comprehensive database of journal articles published in the journals subscribed by DIAT (DU). The articles are indexed with subject keywords and are searchable by – Author, Title words, abstract words, subject keywords, Institutional name or city to which the author belongs to.

MyTOC: Users can select journals of their choice and create their own alert profiles. JCCC@INDEST sends an e-mail notice to the users, every week and as and when their favorite journals are published, to facilitate browsing TOC of the latest issues.

Full-text Online: J-Gate provides a link to full-text for online journals of the publishers for which the INDEST consortium has obtained online rights for accessing or the individual library has separately obtained online access rights for journals.

Resource Sharing: This is the unique benefit of JCCC@INDEST. When a user finds an article of his/her interest, he/she can get it online if the INDEST consortium or his library has online rights of access to the corresponding journal. This facility offers the following benefits:

  • If the journal is not subscribed by user’s library (say DIAT (DU) and is subscribed to another library (say IIT, Mumbai), an automated photocopy request goes to the library where the journal is available which is designated for supplying the article to the user. In this case, IIT, Mumbai sends a copy of the article to DIAT (DU), Pune.