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Introduction

KIMS e-library is an advanced Digital Library portal which gives you a simple and one step access to all our electronic resources.


This document provides instructions on how to browse and search all your Databases, E-Journals and e-Books through various methods provided in KIMS E-Library.


Registration and Access to KIMS e-library

KIMS e-library is available at http://kims.vidiscovery.org


There are 2 ways to access it.

  1. First mode is the IP range access. Using this you can use e-library when you are inside KIMS facility.
  2. Second mode is to access e-library remotely for which you should register first. Once you get the login page, please select "New to e-library"as shown in following image.


Finding Resources (Journal titles, Book titles)

There are Two ways to find your e-journals and e-books titles. First option is through KIMS programs and another method is though Browse


KIMS Programs

Under KIMS programs category all the e-books and e-journals categorises as per the selected program.


The drop down list of various KIMS courses looks as shown below and Provides you all the e-journals and e-books titles related to the selected program.



Browse



Browse: There are different ways to browse your resources

  • Full A-Z list: List of all the resources of your library
  • E- journal list : List all e-journals from all the publishers
  • E-book list : List all e-books from all the publishers

In each of browsing modes the list of resources are shown. For each resource you will be able to see the title , Rank, ISSN, Format and publisher details. The following filtering/ search options are available to for more specific results.


  1. Based on KIMS programs
  2. Alphabetical order
  3. Sort the titles based on rank
  4. Publisher wise (filter by publishers)
  5. Based on format wise (filter for e-journals and e-books)
  6. Search for the titles (program, publisher, ISBN, ISSN )
  7. Advance Search option


Resources


This menu bar option provides you direct links to publisher's portals. Currently the following resources are available.



  • Clinical Key: It is a clinical insight engine that addresses key clinical research requirements of physicians; it covers more than 500 medical journals and more than 1000 medical books.
  • Springer link: (e-journals and e-books): Through this portal, you have full text access to 200+ medical e- journals and 7000+ e-books
  • Springer protocol: it is the largest subscription-based electronic database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the Life and Biomedical Sciences.
  • Springer Images: it is a growing collection of scientific images that spans the scientific, technical and medical fields, including high-quality clinical images.
  • SAGE e-journals Wiley Online Library: it hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.
  • The Cochrane Library: is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about groups in The Cochrane Collaboration.
  • Ovid resources: Online access to e-journals and e-books from Ovid.
  • Uptodate: UpToDate® is the premier evidence-based clinical decision support resource authored by physicians to help healthcare practitioners make the best decisions at the point of care.

Free Links


In this Menu Open access resources are listed.


Article level search through Summon Web scale Discovery



This search box is provided in the centre of the portal. It is a Single search facilitating to search from all the publishers resources together. You have Advance search options also for limiting the search to get more specific results.


Feedback


Feedback tab is provided at the right side of the site and you can submit your suggestion any time.



Survey


User can also provide their feedback using the survey option provided at the same place. Please note, that the survey option will be activated in the month of March. It is restricted to only one time for each user. Users are requested to join this survey.



Edit Profile


User can edit the profile and also can change account password using Edit Profile and Change Password options respectively provided at the bottom of the portal.


Publisher User Guides


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