Research Support ServicesIIA Library brings all possible ways to support the research endeavours of the faculties, researchers, and students of the institute through the full research support services as a part of the integrated Information Management framework.
|Citation Databases | Reference Management | Repository@IIA | Anti-plagiarism | Academic Writing Aid | Personalized IDs|
Web of Science:
Web of Science is the global citation database; it has a rich collection of citation indexes covering disciplines of Science, Social Science, Arts, Humanities, having 171 million records across 256 subject areas. It acts as a standard data set laying the foundation for the journal impact metrics found in the Journal Citation Reports and the institutional performance metrics found in InCites. It can export the items to bibliographic managers like Endnotes, Refworks, etc.
Why use the Web of Science?
The Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a digital repository of around eight million physics astronomy and papers from various peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed sources. Abstracts are available free online for almost all articles, and full scanned articles are available in Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) and Portable Document Format (PDF) for older items.
Why use ADS?
ADS serves as an essential astronomical research tool where researchers can carry out their literature search within seconds by navigating through a single search interface. It indexes papers from three databases, i.e., from astronomy, physics, and pre-prints of arXiv. Here, researchers can browse the articles through subjects instead of the journal name. Search results provided by ADS contain synonyms of the queried terms resulting in the widening of the research spectrum. With the help of the citation helper tool, any researchers can obtain a list of the top ten papers which cite/cited in the original list
Reference Management Software
Reference Management Software or Citation Management Software enables researchers to build their bibliographies in various citation styles (example: APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.).
Mendeley software is known as a reference manager. The academics and research scholars can use this software to share their research works and manage bibliographies for scholarly publications. Mendeley is free to use and available in two versions, desktop and web-based. It runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Zotero is a open-source, free and reference management software that manages bibliographic data and related research materials in word processing files. Zotero's unique features include integrating web browsers, synchronizing online, creating bibliographies, footnotes, and in-text citations, and integration with the word processors Microsoft Word, Libre Office Writer, and Google Docs.
Why use Zotero?
This digital repository of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bangalore, India, is developed to collect, organize, share and preserve the research publications of IIA. It also includes the in-house technical reports and annual reports, and various other grey literature created within the institute. Users can search, browse, and access the full text of these publications from the repository.
IIA library encourages the researcher to use the repository because it guarantees long-term preservation and access to their scholarly materials. One can even share the resources easily using persistent links to facilitate discovery and reuse among the entire global scholar community.
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Anti Plagiarism Software
Why use iThenticate?
Students and Researcher (Integrated MTech-PhD, JRF, SRF and PDF) are encouraged to use iThenticate with support from their supervisor as a tool to advance their understanding of good academic integrity practices.
Academic Writing Aid
Grammarly is an English language online writing tool using artificial intelligence. Grammarly's product offers grammar checking, spell checking, and plagiarism detection services along with suggestions about writing clarity, concision, vocabulary, delivery style, and tone.
Why use Grammarly?
Step 1: Go to the URL https://www.grammarly.com/edu.
Personalized Researcher IDs:
Personalized Researcher ID initiative was developed to eradicate the author name ambiguity in scholarly communication. It acts as an identifying system for scientific authors that distinguishes one researcher from the other, simultaneously connecting research with the researcher. It is common to cite the name, surname, and initials of an article's authors in any scientific and academic literature; researchers can use these IDs to claim their published works and link their unique and persistent ID numbers to their works for right recognition. In this way, researchers can also keep their publication list up to date and online.
Why use ResearcherID?