important component of the ISID research infrastructure is the On-line
Index (OLI) to Indian Social Science journals and Press Clippings
files (PCI) of national English dailies.
to 105 Indian Social Science Journals enables users to
search for references on the basis of string (series of characters)
either for author's name, or words in titles for selected journals
-- most of them since their first volume.
Clipping files generated by the Institute, cover India's major 15 English Language Newspapers and the press clippings
are categorised under 58 Subject Heads.
These subjects cover not only economic news, catalogued industry
and issue-wise, but also important news and information on political,
social and other developmental issues. Important news items,
articles, editorials and book reviews are maintained chronologically
since 1980-81 in the form of bound volumes. Beginning from
1990, titles of important clippings in all subjects have been placed
in a database.
National Informatics Centre (NIC) has chosen ISID to host the NIC-ISID
Center for Exchange of Databases. The Web page of the Institute
provides access to two open databases on a round-the-clock basis
to Internet users. This facility is being upgraded with High Speed
NICNET connectivity which would enable faster data transfer and