The following e-resources may be accessed by both the staff and the students of Sonamukhi College only with a Username and Password for INFLIBNET-NLIST and remaining are the open access. If you do not have one, kindly approach the Library.


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Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre is an autonomous Inter-University Centre of the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India. It was initiated by the UGC in March 1991 as a project under the IUCAA and became an independent Inter-University Centre in June 1996. It provides links to J-Stor, Shodh-ganga and many other e-resources.


2.National Digital Library of India

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Ministry of Human Resource Development under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology has initiated the National Digital Library (NDL) pilot project to develop a framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility. It is being developed to help students to prepare for entrance and competitive examination, to enable people to learn and prepare from best practices from all over the world and to facilitate researchers to perform inter-linked exploration from multiple sources. New User Registration



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Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to innumerable high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

4. Open Source For You

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Open Source For You (OSFY) is a complete magazine on open source, and is today a big hit with those who love FOSS (Free and Open Source Software). OSFY carries tech articles on Linux and open source for newbies, administrators, developers and fans of open source. Its main objective, however, is to help organisations enhance their Return-on-Investment (RoI) by deploying Linux or open source solutions., strategy, etc..


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IndiaStat serves as an authentic and perhaps the most comprehensive compilation of secondary level socio-economic statistical information about India and its states on various socio-economic parameters.



7.South Asian Archive:


8. Project Muse:


9. ProQuest:

rich repository of humanities and social sciences:



Huge resource of rare books on Sanskrit, Bengali, English, Santali,  History, Politics, Sociology, Psychology etc. :


11. Social Science Research Network


12. CORE:

Humanities and social sciences eResources:


13. ScienceOpen:

For all areas of science including climate change and ageing:


14. ar.Xive.org :

All areas of science resources supported by Cornell University


15. Paperity: multidisciplinary eResource


16. Dryad: huge resource for scientific research data


 17. Trove:  

Resources for digitised Australian newspapers (since 19th century), govt gazettes, books, journals, maps etc provided by National Library of Australia :