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How to Locate Biotechnology & Medical Engineering Books in Library?

Biju Patnaik Central Library uses Dewey Decimal Classification system and simple author code to classify books. 

A class number is a simple number used to identify & locate books in the library. 

Example: 570 for Life Science

An author code are simple letters used to identify titles written by a different author, like first three letter of the title of author / first letter of the title of the book. 

A book titled Advances in Life Sciences written by Rajeshwar P. Sinha and author code is: SIN/A.

The complete Call no. would be : 570       --- Class No.
                                                SIN/A   --- Author Code / First letter of the Book title
                                                72576    --- Accession No.

Below are select list of topics and their respective call nos. of books related to Life Science.

Call No.         Subject Groups

570.285             : Bioinformatics/Computational Biology
571-577             : Biophysics, Biochemistry & Ecology
579                    : Microbiology

580                    : Botany
590-599             : Production of Steel

669.8                 : Zoology

Latest Arrival of Books & Journals

Latest books and periodicals added to the Central Library.

Check all New Books and Periodicals in the library collection from here!

Check Table of Content of Indian Print Journals/Magazines from here!

Find Articles and Journals

Locate Print Journals

The Latest issue of print journals are available in the Central Library (Periodical Display Area - Ground Floor).

Click on the Table of Content of these periodicals.

How to Search Journals and Articles? 

To get access to all subscribed e-journals by Biju Patnaik Central Library (BPCL). Follow the procedure: Open Library Website > Electronic Resources > Choose either Abstract Database / Full-text Database > Click on the required database and use simple/advanced search option to search articles.

To explore full list of e-resources Click here

Print Journals and Magazines

Library subscribes following print journals on this subject. These are displayed in the New Arrivals display area (at Ground Floor).

No.  Title                                                                                   Publisher
  1.    BioTecNika Magazine                                            BioTecnika Info Labs, Bangalore
  2.    Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics      NISCAIR, New Delhi
  3.    Indian Journal of Biotechnology                             NISCAIR, New Delhi
  4.    Indian Journal of Experimental Biology                  NISCAIR, New Delhi
  5.    Journal of Biosciences                                            Indian Academy of Science
  6.    Journal of Genetics                                                   Indian Academy of Science
E-Journals (Subscribed by NIT Rourkela)

American Chemical Society
The American Chemical Society (ACS) is the leading publisher of peer-reviewed research journals in the chemical and related sciences. Click here for the list.

Elsevier's Science Direct
Science Direct provides desktop access to the full text of hundreds of journals published or distributed by Elsevier Science. NITR has access to 40 e-only subscribed journals with five current subject collections. Click here for the list.

JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that also includes Ithaka S+R and Portico. Click here for the list.

With weekly periodicity, Nature is an international journal publishing original, groundbreaking research spanning all of the scientific disciplines, like Articles, Letters to Nature and Brief Communications. Click here for the list.

Springer Link
Springer Link is one of the worlds leading interactive databases for high-quality STM journals, book series, books, reference works and the Online Archives Collection. Springer Link is a powerful central access point for researchers and scientists. NITR has access to e-journals, eBooks, eBook Series. Click here for the list.

SAGE Journals
SAGE Journals Online is the delivery platform that provides online access to the full text of individual SAGE journals of award-winning, discipline-specific research databases. The NITR has access to and other custom collection.Click here for the list.

Wiley Online
Library  Wiley Inter Science is a leading international resource for quality content promoting discovery across the spectrum of scientific, technical, medical and professional endeavors. The NITR subscribes the 23 Core and Customized Journals of various disciplines of user interest. Click here for the list.

Library  Wiley Inter Science is a leading international resource for quality content promoting discovery across the spectrum of scientific, technical, medical and professional endeavors. The NITR subscribes the 23 Core and Customized Journals of various disciplines of user interest. Click here for the list.

Full list of E-Resources
Follow these link and choose e-resource type to see full list of e-resources on your subject.

Choose your e-resource from the list

Online Database

An online database is a database accessible from a local network or the Internet. Online databases are hosted on websites, made available as software as a service product accessible via a web browser. They may be free or require payment, such as by a monthly subscription. Some have enhanced features such as collaborative editing and email notification. (Wikipedia)

The Online database is basically to give access to particular journal title you are seeking. Searching the table of content, bibliographic details and abstracts are possible using these databases. Further accessing of full-text of journal articles via campus computers using these subscribed databases. Click here to explore more on Electronic Resources.

Abstract Databases (Subscribed)

Web of Science

The Web of Science (formerly Web of Knowledge) is today's premier research platform, helping you quickly find, analyze, and share information in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

1.    MathSciNet

It covers research in mathematics and mathematically related research in statistics, computer science, physics, operations research, engineering, biology, and other disciplines, and indexes 1800 serials and journals. 


Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources. It’s designed to find the information scientists need. Quick, easy and comprehensive, Scopus provides superior support of the literature research process. You can spend less time mastering databases and more time on research. It has 33 million abstracts as of now.

Technology Enabled Learning Resources
NPTEL video courses accessible to NIT Rourkela with in campus.

1. Biomathematics
2. Enzyme Science and Engineering
3. Proteomics: Principles and Techniques
4. Thermodynamics

Video lecturers developed by A N Khosla Centre for Technology Enabled Learning (ANKCTEL), NIT Rourkela.

Click on the Video Lecturer to access.

Patent Basics
What is patent ?

A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention. In other words, a patent is an exclusive right to a product or a process that generally provides a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem. To get a patent, technical information about the invention must be disclosed to the public in a patent application.

Open Access Patent Search Sites
What is a Standard ?

Standards are officially approved benchmarks aimed to ensure that goods and services meet the minimum set limit. They cover ranges like; Design, Performance, Quality, and Safety.

The Library has access to BIS (Indian Standards) and also subscriptions to the American Society for Testing and Materials.

American Society for Testing and Materials.

ASTM International is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of voluntary consensus standards. Today, over 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance health and safety, strengthen market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.

Bureau of Indian Standards (Indian Standards).

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is the National Standards body of India which has been successfully promoting and nurturing standards in the country since 1947. With over 500 qualified technical and scientific personnel and more than 25,000 experts voluntarily associated with standardization activities, BIS has formulated around 19,000 standards in various technological and industrial areas

Evaluating Information on Web

InTechOpen is the world's largest Science, Technology and Medicine Open Access book publisher. With a goal to provide free online access to research since 2004, InTechOpen has published 2,796 books and 45,724 scientific works by 96,514 international scientists.

Directory of Open Access Books(DOAB)

DOAB is the directory of open access books provided by OAPEN Foundation in cooperation with SemperTool. All the publications are in open access and meet the academic standard.

Bookboon.com was established in Denmark in 1988, under the name Ventus, and has always focused on publishing educational material for students and business professionals.

College Open Text Books 
The College Open Textbooks Collaborative, a collection of twenty-nine educational non-profit and for-profit organizations, is focused on driving awareness and adoptions of open textbooks.

E-Books Directory

E-Books Directory is a daily growing list of freely downloadable electronic books, documents and lecture notes found all over the internet. This site has 9563 free e-books in 669 categories.


FreeBooks4Doctors was created to promote the free availability of medical books on the Internet.


HathiTrust Digital Library

HathiTrust is a partnership of the leading research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future.


Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. is a leading company in the Scientific, Technical, and Medical knowledge and information industry.

Million Book Project

The Million Book Project was a book digitization project, led by Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science and University Libraries. Working with government and research partners in India (Digital Library of India) and China.


Digital Book Index

Digital Book Index provides links to more than 165,000 full-text digital books from more than 1800 commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. More than 140,000 of these books, texts, and documents are available free.



chaddyner.com is 3 years 1 month old. It has a global traffic rank of #600,219 in the world. 


NCBI (National Centre for Biotechnological Information)

The late Senator Claude Pepper recognized the importance of computerized information processing methods for the conduct of biomedical research and sponsored legislation that established the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) on November 4, 1988, as a division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).



Discover all-new, rising authors. Independent writers offer both entertaining fiction/romance for your enjoyment and non-fiction to help you find info from self-help to biz growth.



 Freebookcentre.net contains links to thousands of free online technical books. The books collection are either downloadable or can be viewed online. Our collections include core Computer Science, Electronics, Science, Medical and many more. You are welcome to follow the following links for the free books tour.

Technology Enabled Learning Resources
Use of e-Resources at NIT Rourkela: Usage Policy

Usage Policy

  • Electronic resources such as e-journals, e-databases, e-books made available by the Central Library, NIT Rourkela are for academic use.

  • These resources can be searched, browsed and material may be downloaded and printed as single copies of articles as is done in the case of printed library material. Downloading or printing of a complete book or an entire issue or a volume of one or more journals (called systematic downloading) is strictly prohibited.

  • Use of robots, spiders or intelligent agents to access, search and systematically download from these resources is also prohibited.

  • Please be aware that systematic downloading will cause the publisher to block to the entire community of users @ NIT Rourkela from accessing these resources.

The INDEST-AICTE Consortium subscribes to thousands of electronic journals and bibliographic databases for use by authorized users in member institutions. The terms and conditions for using these resources are spelled out in electronic resource license agreements with each publisher. It is the responsibility of individual users to ensure that the use of electronic resources does not breach the terms and conditions specified in the license agreements. Licenses vary from publisher to publisher; however, the general principles are as follows:

Actions that are permitted

  • Viewing, downloading, copying, printing and saving a copy of search results.

  • Viewing, downloading, copying, printing and saving individual articles.

  • Using these e-resources for scholarly, educational or scientific research, teaching, private study and clinical purpose.

  • Sending a copy of an article to another authorized user (i.e. current faculty, students or staff).

  • Posting the URL to the publisher's version of the article on a class website (publisher links will allow only authorized users access)

Actions that are not Permitted

  • Use of robots or intelligent agents to do systematic, bulk or automatic downloading is not permitted.

  • Systematic downloading or printing of entire journal issues or volumes, or large portions of other e-resources is not permitted.

  • Using e-resources for commercial gain is not permitted (i.e. reselling, redistributing or republishing licensed content).

  • Transmitting, disseminating or otherwise making online content available to unauthorized users (i.e. sending to mailing lists or electronic bulletin boards) is not permitted.

  • Posting the publisher's version or PDF of an article to an open class website is not permitted (instead, post the URL to the article which will allow only authorized users access).