The IDOL Library is established to develop appropriate collection in various disciplines to satisfy the needs of the different reading communities of the institution. The IDOL Library is one of the important central facilities of the institution, currently having nearly 6500 volumes, including textbooks, reference books and non-book material such as Dissertations, CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs, etc. For house keeping operations IDOL Library uses SOUL (Software for University Libraries) software provided by INFLIBNET Centre, an IUC of University Grants Commission (UGC).
Gauhati University being a member of UGC-Infonet Digital Library Consortium (http://www.inflibnet.ac.in/econ/index.php) which provides current as well as archival access to more than 5000 core and peer-reviewed journals and nine bibliographic databases from 23 publishers and aggregators in different disciplines. Users of IDOL Library can access the e-resources of UGC-Infonet Digital Library Consortium from the IDOL campus. IDOL Library also promotes Open Access e-resources. Our success lies on its use by the academic community of Instituteof Distanceand Open Learning.
Following sections describe the features of the library-
10.00 am to 5.00 pm in all working days
The following persons are eligible to become members of the library-
The administrative staff,
The teaching staff
The students, &
The employees of the institution
The library provides the following services-
Lending service which is restricted to teachers only,
Why cite sources? Whenever you quote or base your ideas on another person's work, you must document the source you used. Even when you do not quote directly from another work, if reading that source contributed to the ideas presented in your paper, you must give the authors proper credit. Citations allow readers to locate and further explore the sources you consulted, show the depth and scope of your research, and give credit to authors for their ideas.
How do you cite sources? The means to identify sources is to provide citations within your text linking appropriate passages to relevant resources consulted or quoted. This can be done through in-text parenthetic notes, footnotes, or endnotes. In addition, a bibliography or list of works cited is almost always placed at the end of your paper. The citation system and format you use will be determined by the citation style you choose.
Below are the three major styles used for most academic papers or research in the humanities, social sciences, and some scientific disciplines:
ChicagoManual of Style
The Chicago Manual of Style (abbreviated in writing as CMS or CMOS, or verbally as Chicago) is a style guide for American English published since 1906 by the University of Chicago Press.
APA Style originated in 1929, when a group of psychologists, anthropologists, and business managers convened and sought to establish a simple set of procedures, or style rules that would codify the many components of scientific writing to increase the ease of reading comprehension.