IT Infrastructure

The Shreenivas Deshpande Library is a part of the institute-wide network. The library has 2 servers, 70 PCs and other accessories adequate to cater to the needs of the library users. 50 PC are meant for users to access, databases, e-books, e-journals and other e-resources installed in e-Library section. All the sections of the library are connected to the computer network and Wi-Fi enabled. Users are welcome to use their laptops in the library.

For an uninterrupted power supply, the library has five online UPS of approx 45 KVA capacity and a 40 KVA DG set. The library has also installed CCTV with 60 IP based colour cameras and three colour monitors for security purposes. We have also two multimedia projectors, which are frequently used for presentation and User Awareness Services.


Begell House ​ Databases Titles:
1. The Catalog of Worldwide Nuclear Testing - Online
3. Directory of Specialists 
DELNET Database ​ DELNET provides access to Millions of Networked Library Resources (Full-text e-journals, e-books, Thesis/Dissertations, Inter-library loans, etc.) 
MathSciNet MathSciNet is an electronic publication offering access to a carefully maintained and easily searchable database of reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature. Over 80,000 new items are added each year, most of them classified according to the Mathematics Subject Classification.
PressReader PressReader is a digital newspaper distribution and technology company. Have access to high quality magazines and newspapers with no download limits. Enjoy seamless access to all your favorite publications in one app. Go paperless. Worldwide content. Digital newspapers. Easy setup. 3,500+ magazines.
SciFinder Scholar SciFinder Web provides bibliographic and patent information from Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) from 1907 to the present. It is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Scopus Scopus, launched in November 2004, is the largest abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources. With over 19,500 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers, Scopus offers researchers a quick, easy and comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and, more recently, also in the arts & humanities.
Springer Materials Springer Materials provides curated data and advanced functionalities to support research in materials science, physics, chemistry, engineering, and other related fields.
  • Landolt-Börnstein series (access upto 2018)
  • A comprehensive database covering multiple material classes, property types, and applications
  • Enhanced data visualization features display interactive crystal structures, data tables, and phase diagrams with export options for further analysis
  • Search functions optimized for materials science like elemental composition or chemical structure searching to quickly find material property data
  • Trusted and curated resource with thousands of materials science experts ensuring high data quality
Web of Science The world’s leading citation databases provide authoritative, multidisciplinary coverage from more than 12,000 high impact research journals worldwide, including open access journals. Cover-to-cover indexing of content is provided by the Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Science Citation Index Expanded, Conference Proceedings Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index.
Archival access from 1965 onwards.


(User ID based)
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development and distribution of consensus-based standards. After Sign in required to click on the link to access ACI standards. Click here for the user manual.
ASTM Standards ASTM International (ASTM), originally known as the American Society for Testing and Materials, is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world, a trusted source for technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services. Known for their high technical quality and market relevance, it has a collection of more than 12,000 test methods and standards. Through its Digital Library, one can have instant access to 1,000+ Special Technical Publications, 50+Manuals and Monographs and 10,000+Journal Articles.
Indian Standards(BIS) The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is the National Standards Body of India working under the aegis of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government of India


Publisher Description
 ASM Handbook Online ASM Handbooks Online features the complete content of twenty-eight ASM Handbook volumes, several ASM Handbook supplements, and two ASM Desk Editions.
 Begell House Series in Thermal & Fluid Physics & Engineering
 Bloomsbury Architecture Library  Bloomsbury Architecture Library is a leading digital resource for the study of architecture, urbanism, and interior design. Its dynamic digital platform offers access to wide-ranging collections of text and image content, from architectural history to cutting-edge design guidance.
CBS - Architecture Planning and Design Click here for e-book links; have access to 10 selected titles (Textbooks) 
 Elsevier Click here for e-book links, and have access to 28 selected titles and a complimentary copy. 
 McGraw-Hill Click here for e-books links; have access to 22 selected titles (Text & Reference books)  
Click here for the e-books access User Manual.
 Springer Click here for e-books links; have access to 23 selected titles (Text & Reference books) 
 Taylor & Francis Click here for e-book links; have access to 165 selected titles. 
 Wiley Online Click here for e-books links; having access to 184 selected titles 
 Royal Society of Chemistry Having access to all RSC titles published till 2016.
 South Asia Archive Access login through the NDL ( National Digital Library)
 World eBook Library Access login  through the NDL (National Digital Library)


Name of Publisher/Journal

ACM Digital Library

(Read-and-Publish model)

The ACM Digital Library (DL) is a complete collection of all of ACM’s publications, including ACM journals (42+), conference proceedings, magazines, newsletters, and multimedia titles.

Subscriptions to ACM Digital Library for the year 2024 is Read-and-Publish model where all corresponding authors affiliated member would  publish their accepted articles with ACM on an Open Access basis without any individual Article Processing Charges (APCs) to be paid by affiliated corresponding authors. You may view more information at https://www.acm.org/publications/openaccess#acmopen.

Actapress International Journal of Power and Energy Systems
 Materials, Structural, Concrete International & Symposium Volume 
 ACI MCP, Materials Journals, ACI Structural Journal, ACI Concrete International, ACI Symposium Volumes
American Chemical Society ​ The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society provides the worldwide scientific community with a comprehensive collection of the most-cited, peer-reviewed journals in the chemical and related sciences. The consortium provides access to Collection of 49 journals with Legacy Archive for Universities.
American Institute of Physics ​
The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is a non-profit corporation chartered in 1931 to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare. An umbrella organization for 10 Member Societies, AIP represents more than 134,000 scientists, engineers, and educators and is one of the world's largest publishers of physics journals. It provides access to 19 full-text journals in the area of physics
Backfiles access: 1997+
American Mathematical Society ​
AMS peer-reviewed journals are of the highest quality in mathematical research is published since 1891 and cover a broad range of mathematics. The AMS journals package includes 15 online journals published by AMS including 6 open access journals.
Backfiles Access: 1999 onwards
American Physical Society ​
The American Physical Society (APS) is the world's second largest organization of physicists. The Society publishes more than a dozen scientific journals, including prestigious Physical Review and Physical Review Letters, and organizes more than twenty science meetings each year. The current collection includes access to 13 leading peer-reviewed research journals which includes Physical Review Letters, Physical Review X, Physical Review, and Reviews of Modern Physics. The collection also includes Physical Review Fluids from 2018.
Backfile Access: All
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 1, 40,000 members of the Civil Engineering profession worldwide, and is America's oldest national engineering society. It publishes 33 journals, periodicals and transactions that cover a comprehensive range of the civil engineering profession. ASCE contains over 1, 70,000 bibliographic records of everything ASCE has published since 1970.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) ASME is the premier Professional organization for more than 1, 20,000 mechanical engineers and associated members worldwide. ASME also conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing operations in the world, offering thousands of titles including some of the profession's most prestigious journals, conference proceedings, and ASME Press books
ASTM Journals Full package of ASTM journals.
Begell House (Engineering Research Collection)  Begell House is a STM academic publisher of medical and scientific journals and books, with a concentration on engineering and biomedical sciences. Engineering Research Collection has access of 29 e-Journals, 3 Databases, 3 Reference titles, 1 e-book & 2 Proceedings titles.

Bentham Science 

(Access 2012 to 2021)

Bentham Science Publishers is a company that publishes scientific, technical, and medical journals and e-books.
Please click here for subscribed titles.
Bloomsbury Architecture Library   Bloomsbury Architecture Library is a leading digital resource for the study of architecture, urbanism, and interior design. Its dynamic digital platform offers access to wide-ranging collections of text and image content, from architectural history to cutting-edge design guidance.
Canadian Science Publishing Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering Backfiles access: 1996 onward
Cambridge University Press  Journal of Fluid Mechanics  Backfiles access: 2000 Onwards
CIM Magazine The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is an association for minerals industry professionals
De Gruyter 1.International Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation 2. Functional calculus and Applied Analysis 
Economic and Political Weekly The Economic and Political Weekly, published from Mumbai, is an Indian institution which enjoys a global reputation for excellence in independent scholarship and critical inquiry.
Electrochemical Society

The Electrochemical Society is to advance theory and practice at the forefront of electrochemical and solid state science and technology, and allied subjects. Complete access to 13 titles. 

Click here for the journal title list.

Emerald Engineering Collection
Emerald’s leading Management database provides you with breadth and depth across all management disciplines, including the latest peer-reviewed, international research in both established and emerging areas of interest.
Backfiles Access: 1994 Onwards
Foundry Trade Journal Foundry Trade Journal
IEEE - IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL)
The IEEE Xplore digital library is a powerful resource for discovery of scientific and technical content published by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and its publishing partners. IEEE Xplore provides web access to more than four-million full-text documents from some of the world's most highly-cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics.
Inderscience 1. International Journal of Exergy (Backfiles 2017 onward)
2. International Journal of Nanomanufacturing (Backfiles 2017 onward)
Indian Geotechnical Society Indian Geotechnical Journal
Informa  Healthcare 1. Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy 2.  Pharmaceutical Biology 3. Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
Informs PubsOnLine Informs PubOnLine all journals (16) accessible.
Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Advances in Applied Ceramics: Structural, Functional  and Bioceramics 
IOP Science ​
The Institute of Physics is a leading international professional body and learned society, established to promote the advancement and dissemination of physics. It provides access to 76 full-text journals in the area of physics.
Backfiles Access: 10 years rolling back
JoVE Complete  
JoVE is the world-leading producer and provider of science videos with the mission to improve scientific research and education. Millions of scientists, educators and students at thousands of universities, colleges, hospitals and biopharmaceutical companies worldwide use JoVE for their research, teaching and learning. Accelerate your science research and education,18,000+ videos of laboratory methods and science concepts.
JSTOR  JSTOR Archive provides access to more than 2500 journals and primary content on access fee basis. The collections available to the members of the Consortium are Art & Sciences I–XII, Life Sciences, Ireland, Ecology & Botany II, Global Plants, 19th-Century British Pamphlets, Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa, World Heritage Sites: Africa, Business IV.
Microwave Journals Microwave Journals
NACE International  Corrosion
Nature Nature
PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America)  PNAS is one of the world's most-cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals, publishing more than 3,200 research papers annually. The content in the subject area of Biological Science, Physical Science  & Social Sciences.
Project MUSE  Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. More than 733+ journal access.
Backfiles Access: All access
Royal Society of Chemistry
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is the professional body for chemists and the learned society for chemistry. It provides access to RSC Gold 2018 Excluding Archives with 51 full-text journals/magazines/alerting services.
Backfiles Access: 2008
SAGE  IMechE Collection and 
SAGE - Urban Studies & Planning Collection 
SAGE is the world's 5th largest journals publisher with more than 1000 journals spanning the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology, and Medicine, and more than 400 journals that are published on behalf of learned societies and institutions.
Please click here for subscribed titles
ScienceDirect ​ Nine Subject collections (Access to 1233 titles)
Chemical Engineering
Computer Science
Environmental Science

Material Science
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
Physics and Astronomy
Only Science Magazine
SIAM was incorporated in 1952 as a nonprofit organization to convey useful mathematical knowledge to other professionals who could implement mathematical theory for practical, industrial, or scientific use. Through publications, research, and community, the mission of SIAM is to build cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology. SIAM publishes 17 peer-reviewed journals.
Backfile Access: 1997 onwards
SPIE Digital Library Journal of Applied Remote Sensing
Springer Springer: 1700 titles
Springer Nature  Please click here for subscribed titles.                       
Taylor & Francis  Please click here for subscribed titles.
The Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) The Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) is the National body of Architects in the country. IIA is represented on various national and international committees connected with architecture, art and the building industry and is also actively associated with International Union of Architects (UIA) Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) and South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation of Architects (SAARCH).
The Optical Society of America ​   
The Optics InfoBase package provides access to 17 flagship, partnered, and co-published journals; OSA’s magazine, Optics & Photonics News; and the conference proceedings from all of OSA’s Topical Meetings
Backfiles access: Vol 1. Issue 1
Wiley Online Library 

Print Journal

 Sr.No Title Specialization area Publisher Country Duration
   1 Aluminium International Today Raw materials, Energy suppliers, Extrusion Quartz Business Media Ltd UK 2014-Current
   2 Coal International Mining, Coal, Power Installation Tradelink publication Ltd UK 2014-Current
   3 Foundry Trade Jl. (Formally British Foundry) Cast metals industry Foundry Trade Journal UK 2014-Current
   4 Indian Geotechnical Journal Geotechnical Engineering Springer US 2000-Current
   5 Journal of Institutions of engineers India (A) Civil, Architectural, Environmental and Agricultural  Springer US 2012-Current
   6 Journal of Institutions of engineers India(B) Electrical, Electronics & Telecommunication and Computer  Springer US 2012-Current
   7 Journal of Institutions of engineers India(C) Mechanical, Production, Aerospace and Marine Springer US 2012-Current
   8 Journal of Institutions of engineers India(D) Metallurgical & Materials and Mining Springer US 2012-Current
   9 Journal of Institutions of engineers India(E) Chemical and Textile Springer US 2013-Current
   10 Mineral And Metal Review Steel, Mineral & Metal Binani Metals Pvt. Ltd. India 2014-Current
  11 Modern Costing Wast Stream American Foundry Society US 2014-Current
  12 Nano Trends: A Journal Of Nano Technology & Its Application Nanoscience and technology STM Journal India 2008-Current
  13 New Scientists Scientific area  New Scientist Ltd US 2016-Current
  14 Scientific American Science and technology Scientific American US 2016-Current
  15 Welding Journals metal fabrication and construction. American Welding Society US 2014-Current

Research Support Tools

Grammarly Premium: Unlimited access to all users (Faculty, Research Scholars, students, and staff members) for registration send request email to libraryservices@iitbhu.ac.in 

Turnitin: Have access for Faculty,  Research Scholars, and Students to get account email to libraryservices@iitbhu.ac.in the Library also provides a facility to get similarity reports on request to the email ID libraryservices@iitbhu.ac.in

Turnitin Instructor Guide: Registration process and settings parameters.

Turnitin Quick Submit process - the user manual

DrillBit:  Access to faculty and Research Scholars on the recommendation of the concerned Head of Department. The Library also provides a facility to get similarity reports on request to the email ID libraryservices@iitbhu.ac.in Click here for the user manual.

EndNote: Register and Login through an Institute email ID.

Researcher Academy Navigate your research journey with Researcher Academy. Free e-learning modules developed by global experts. Career guidance and advice.

Library Connect Academy Resources for Library and Information Science professionals looking to enhance their skills utilizing content developed by their peers. 


Theses & Dissertations

Theses and dissertation section have all the hard copy of Ph.D. theses and M-Tech dissertations after the conversation into an IIT (BHU), Varanasi. The theses and dissertations before 2012 may get access from the Central Library, Banaras Hindu University. The section also maintained a soft copy of Ph.D. theses in CD form as well as in online form Institutional Digital Repository.
Click here to access the electronic copies of Theses(Shodhganga)

Note: Generally the library does not permit to issue a hard copy of Theses and Dissertations.
For any query please email us on libraryservices@iitbhu.ac.in

News Papers & Magazines

Major activities:-

  • Procurement of Newspapers, National and International Magazines.
  • Stock entry and tracking the supply position of magazine and newspapers.
  • Registration and display of magazines.

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Online Access-
The Library has access to PressReader to access 3500+ digital Newspaper & Magazines. Click on the link to access.
PressReader (Unlimited Global News, Digital Newspaper & Magazine) 
CIM Magazine (The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is an association for minerals industry professionals)

List of Newspaper and Magazines subscribed by the the Library.
English Magazines

Employment News Sport Star Outlook
India Today Main Stream Business Today
Business World Front Line Pratiyogita Darpan
Yojana Competition Success Review The Week
Science Reporter Reader’s Digest Civil Services Chronicle
Civil Services Times Kurukshetra Economists


“Respect all forms by which knowledge is communicated” — Michael GORMAN (American Libraries 9/95)


Open Source & Free electronic resources

Name About
QuillBot (EdTech Tools for Academic Writing) QuillBot's paraphrasing tool helps millions of people rewrite and enhance any sentence, paragraph, or article using state-of-the-art AI. QuillBot also used for grammar check and summarized.

Fulltext, Bibliographic Database:

Resource Name Access URL Link
Civil Engineering Database (CEDB)
Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies /
DBLP Computer Science Bibliography
Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
Indian Science Abstracts
Social Care Online

General, Reference, and Text Books:

Resource Name Access URL Link
BC Open Textbook Collection
Directory of Open Access Books (27000+ Journal Titles)
E-Books Directory
eCampus Ontario
HathiTrust Digital Library
Internet Archive
Knowledge Unlatched
Manitoba Open Textbook Initiative
Million Book Project
NCBI Bookshelf (life sciences and healthcare)
OER Commons Textbooks
Open Access Textbooks / Open Book Publishers
Open Library ( Few for visually impaired readers)
Open SUNY Textbooks
Open Textbooks
Orange Grove
PDX Open
Project Gutenberg
UCL Press


Resource Name Access URL Link
Bioline International
BioMed Central
BMJ Open
Digital Library of the Commons
Directory of Open Access Journals
Hindawi Publishing
Indian Academy of Science
Indian Council of Medical Research Journals
Indian Medlars Centre MedInd journals
Indian National Science Academy
Open Access Button
OUP/Wellcome Backfiles Digitisation Project:
Public Library of Science (PLOS)
Sankhya: the Indian Journal of Statistics

Patents and Standards:

Resource Name Access URL Link
ECMA International open standards
European Patent Office (EPO)
Google Patents
Indian Patent design and trademark
Indian Patent Office
Open Geospatial Consortium
US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO)
World Wide Web Consortium open Standard

Intitutional Repositories:

Resource Name Access URL Link
Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR)
ADS SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System
AgEcon Search
CERN Document Server
Cryptology ePrint Archive
CSIR Central
E-prints Library and Information Science (E-LIS)
ECS EPrints Repository
Institutional Repository at Department of Biotechnology (DBT)
Institutional Repository at Department of Science and Technology (DST)
Mathematical Physics Preprint Archive
Open Archive HAL
Organic Eprints
RePEc (Research Papers in Economics)
Science Central

Open Educational Resuources (OER):

Resource Name Access URL Link
Encyclopedia Astronautica
Encyclopedia Britanica
Encyclopedia of Mathematics
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
New World Encyclopedia
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences
hItStp®s:)/ /oeis.org/