The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has made available 75,000 online books in addition to 23,000 journals to researchers within public and private universities in Pakistan under the Digital Library Programme. If you are at IST Islamabad Campus, you can access the resources provided to IST by following the links appended below.

Free Trial Access for four Databases 

15th Novemeber 2016 - 31st March 2017

  • Scopus Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.
  • ELSEVIER (Science Direct) Science Direct is the world's leading electronic collection of scientific journals. Renowned for the high-quality of its content in all branches of science, technology and medicine.
  • ProQuest Business Premium Collection The Business Premium Collection combines ProQuest's most popular business databases to provide your library with a truly comprehensive business research solution. By adding specialty business subject resources to the broad coverage of the ABI / INFORM Collection, you can meet the needs of more of your patrons no matter what their specialty.
  • ProQuest Social Science Premium Collection Proquest Social Science Premium Collection will provide libraries with more comprehensive coverage of all areas of social sciences - something that is increasingly important as research becomes more interdisciplinary.

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  • ProQuest Dissertation & Theses

    ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997. It contains a significant amount of new international dissertations and theses both in citations and in full text.

  • ASTM

    The ASTM Standards & Engineering Digital Library is a vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information. It covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science and solar engineering

  • American Association of Physics Teachers

    AAPT publications provide up to date physics knowledge, at a level comprehensible for many readers. Two major peer-reviewed journals, the American Journal of Physics and The Physics Teacher provide a medium for sharing methods and research about teaching physics at introductory and advanced levels.

  • American Physical Society

    APS provides access to 9 prestigious research publications, which include five-specialist Physical Review Publications, and the PROLA archive.

  • BRIL

    Brill publishes  200 journal titles - including 16 e-only titles and 6 full open access titles - focused on Humanities and Social Sciences, International Law and selected areas in the Sciences.

  • Cambridge University Press (CUP)

    Cambridge University Press publishes nearly 200 peer-reviewed academic journals across a wide spread of subject areas. Cambridge Journals Online is the online content delivery service for Cambridge University Press’s collection of nearly 200 leading journals. Subject Strengths includes: Politics, Linguistics, Social Science, Humanities, Law, Mathematics, Science and Medicine.

  • Ebrary

    Ebrary offers a wide variety of content across many subject areas, especially in business and social science. It acquires integrated collections of e-Books and other content. ebrary continues to add quality eBooks and other authoritative titles to their selection from the world's leading academic and professional publishers. Users will be able to download the entire book for 14 days. To access this encrypted file, you will need Adobe Digital Editions, available free online. 

  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)

    The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) is the largest society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research (O.R.), management science, and analytics.

  • Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

    The IEEE/IEE Electronic Library (IEL) provides access to almost a third of the world’s current electrical engineering and computer science literature, featuring high-quality content from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE). IEL provides full-text access to many top-cited journals in the field, including 132 IEEE and 45 IEE journals, magazines, transactions and conference proceedings as well as active IEEE standards over one million documents in all.

  • SIAM

    SIAM fosters the development of applied mathematical and computational methodologies needed in these various application areas. Applied mathematics in partnership with computational science is essential in solving many real-world problems. Through publications, research, and community, the mission of SIAM is to build cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology.

  • Project Muse

    Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community.  Since 1995 the MUSE journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs at academic, public, special, and school libraries worldwide. MUSE is the trusted source of complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies, with over 120 publishers currently participating. UPCC Book Collections on Project MUSE, launched in January 2012, offer top quality book-length scholarship, fully integrated with MUSE's scholarly journal content.

  • Springer Link

    One of the world’s leading information services for science, technical and medical journals, Springer Link contains premier electronic date for 503 full-text Springer Journals and 738 full-text journals formerly published by Kluwer Academic Publishing. Access is available to full text journals on computer science, mathematics, physics and astronomy, life sciences, chemical sciences, medicine, engineering, geo-sciences, environmental sciences, law and economics.

  • Taylor & Francis Journals

    Taylor & Francis have grown rapidly over the last two decades to become a leading international academic publisher. One can get multidisciplinary knowledge through this database.

  • University of Chicago Press

    The University of Chicago Press introduced fourteen scholarly journals including, American Journal of Sociology, The Elementary School Journal, The Journal of Geology, International Journal of Plant Sciences, Journal of Near Eastern Studies, and Journal of Political Economy. The Journals Division of the Press distributes more than 50 journals and hardcover serials, presenting original research from international scholars in the social sciences, humanities, education, biological and medical sciences, and physical.

  • Wiley-Blackwell Journals

    Wiley-Interscience is an STM (Science, technology, and Medicine) and SSH (Social Sciences and Humanities) publisher. Introduced in 1997, Wiley InterScience is a leading international resource for scientific, technical, medical and scholarly content. In June 2008, Wiley InterScience incorporated the online content formerly hosted on Blackwell Synergy to provide access across 1,234 journals in science, technology, medicine, humanities and social sciences. Since the Blackwell-Synergy merger with Wiley-Interscience, all the journals available to HEC consortium are now available through Wiley-Interscience.

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