Library
 
ABOUT
The Central Library at Chettinad Dental College & Research Institute has an imposing infrastructure covering an area of 8,000 sq. ft and is well-stocked with the recommended text books, reference books (both Indian and International), journals, theses, magazines and audiovisual resources. The Library is equipped with an all-inclusive collection of books related medicine, allied health sciences, and research. As per the contemporary requirements, a digital library with internet access, Medlar search facilities, media resource services, computerized database access and E-access are also available to access more than 155 e books, 376 e journals , 8382 e thesis and dissertations and 3285 rare books and manuscripts which are available. We proudly state that the central library is automated with a Library Management Software developed in-house. An Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) has been created to effortlessly search for books. The research work of our doctoral and postgraduate students is on display in a separate section earmarked for the same. In addition to the Central Library all the health science departments are equipped with individual department libraries stocked with essential text books and reference books.
POLICY & GUIDELINES
OBJECTIVES
1. Supporting and enhancing educational goals as outlined in CDCRI's mission and curriculum
2. Be the knowledge hub of the school and disseminate knowledge as widely as possible.
3. Provide a curriculum-based, flexibly scheduled, open access learning environment that accommodates all learners.
4. Facilitate optimal use of knowledge by all staff and students.
5. Encourage and foster reading habit among staff and students.
6. Effectively participate in the teaching-learning programmes of the school.
7. To provide intellectual access to information through learning activities that are integrated into the curriculum and that help all students achieve information literacy by developing effective cognitive strategies for selecting, retrieving, analyzing, evaluating, synthesizing, creating, and communicating information in all formats and in all content areas of the curriculum.
LIBRARY HOURS
1. For the effective implementation of the above objectives the following guideline have been introduced.
2. The time table reflects the mandatory weekly hour dedicated to the library by every department.
3. The Student attendance will be monitored for the library hours by biometric punching and the faculty accompanying them.

This Policy can be revised from time to time to strengthen it with adequate changes to accommodate new resources and services and to cope with the ever expanding needs and expectations of the users.

WORKING HOURS
Description Timings
All working days 8.00 am to 10.00 pm
Sunday 9.00 am to 4.00 pm
Public and Institution declared holidays Closed
 
    All the faculty & students shall access library only through the first floor library entrance available inside the college between 8.30am to 4.00pm on all working days.
    The currently available library entrance in the ground floor can be accessed
Description Timings
All working days 4.00 pm to 10.00 pm
Sunday 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

FLOOR PLAN

  • Circulation Help Desk.
  • Journals & Periodicals Reading Section.
  • Reference Section.
  • Separate Reading hall for Students & faculties.
  • Newspaper and Magazines reading hall.
  • Stack Area.
  • Binding Section.
  • Xerox Room.
  • Library Staff Room, Librarian Room.
  • Back Volume Section and OPAC.
  • Virtual Library.
  • Video & Cassette Room.

GENERAL RULES

  • All the Faculty members and students should wear ID Card without fail. All Library transaction require ID card and it is non-transferable.
  • All the faculty members and students are requested to mark biometric attendance as well as to enter name and sign in the register placed at the entrance both during entry and exit.
  • All the faculty members and students should follow University prescribed dress code while visiting the library.
  • Bags, handbags and other personal belongings including mobile phones/ audio instruments with or without speaker or headphone will not be allowed inside the library and should be kept in the racks at the library entrance. Library is not responsible for any loss or damage.
  • Laptop alone can be used in the specific area provided in the library. Users have to register their name, accessories, time-in and time-out in the register kept in the counter. They have to take care of their lap-top and accessories. Library staffs are not responsible for any loss or damage.
  • All the faculty members & students should maintain silence and no discussion will be permitted inside the library.
  • All the faculty members & students are requested to handle all the library books/materials with care. Damaging the books, writing, scribbling, marking, cutting the pages etc., are strictly prohibited.
  • All the faculty & students are requested to take the initiative of notifying the librarian regarding defects found in books and bound volumes.
  • All the faculty members and students are requested to leave the books on the reading table while leaving the library.
  • All the faculty members & students are requested to show the books or other materials taken out of the library to the staff at the entrance counter without fail.
  • New arrival journals/books shall be intimated to all students and faculty members through group mail/SMS.
  • All the faculty members & students are requested to avoid taking several books and journal at once.

FOOD & CLEAN POLICY

  • No Refreshments shall be allowed inside the library premises.
  • Keep the library neat and clean. Through the waste in the dustbins placed in the library.

DIGITAL LIBRAY USAGE

  • Virtual Library should be used for LMS and educational purpose only.
  • Online journals/ e-books/ CDs/DVDs etc., can be accessed in the virtual library. However, No member is permitted to download /transmit the whole document.

PRINT AND XEROX

  • Photocopying section: Only selected pages from the books and articles from Journals are allowed for photocopying.
  • Photocopying of full books or Journals is not permitted.
  • Photocopying services are available between: 09.00 am and 06.00 pm.
  • Photocopying charges: Rs.1/- per page

BORROWING RULES

  • Circulation: The card holders should come personally to borrow the books, and authorization is not allowed. The borrower should verify the book condition before leaving the counter. The borrower is responsible for the book borrowed. Books will be issued subject to availability only. Reference books, magazines, newspapers will not be allowed for borrowing.
  • Borrowing Limit: Five Books are issued for fifteen days and may be renewed for further period of two weeks. Books should be physically presented at the counter for renewal. Absence from university shall not be accepted for delay in returning the books. No reminders will be issued to members, but the list of defaulters will be displayed in the university notice board.
  • Transaction Hours: Book issue transaction on cards will be made between 8.30 am and 10 pm on all working days of the library. No transaction will be made on Sundays and other declared holidays.
  • Damages to Books: For damage to the books Including scribbling, spots, tea stain on books, etc., fine will be collected at the time of return of the books. Serious damage affecting reading – requires replacement of the concerned books or compensation as per library rules. Besides the above compensation, the perpetrator should pay the processing fees of Rs. 100/- per book.
  • Loss of Books: Loss of borrowed books should be reported to the librarian immediately. The concerned student should replace the same, besides paying the fine.
  • Indian Books: The original price at the time of loss including processing fee of Rs. 100/-
  • Foreign Books: The original price at the time of loss including processing fee of Rs. 100/-
  • Books in whole set: once one of the volumes of a set is lost, borrower should replace the whole set including processing fee of Rs. 200/-
  • Overdue Charges: Rs. 5 per day / per book.
  • Librarian has the right to call back any book issued to anyone at any time and the same has to be returned without fail. The librarian shall have the power to refuse to issue any book to anyone infringing the rules.
  • Please note that violation of the library rules may lead to the withdrawal of the privilege of using the library facilities.

DONATION AND GIFTS

  • The Library accepts donation of books and manuscripts from alumni, donors, parents and guests. Donations once accepted will become the library property.

COLLECTIONS - PRINT RESOURCE DETAILS

The collection in the library encompasses a vast collection of books, international and national journals. In addition, the library has a collection of back volume of journals, dissertations and theses.

S.No. RESOURCES (PRINT) QUANTITY
1
Total Number of Books
2551
2
Total Number of Titles
1244
3
Total Number of Reference books
145
4
Total Number of Print Journals
60
5
Total Number of Printed Journals back volumes
1868
6
Total Number of Project Reports/Dissertation/ Theses
27

ELECTRONIC RESOURCE DETAILS

Electronic Resources from various consortium such as TN Dr. MGR University E-consortium, ProQuest, DELNET and Dental Council of India E-consortium My LOFT which can accessed anywhere in the campus using WIFI. We have total collection of         228 electronic books, 487 e-journals, 258 CDs/DVDs, AV resources and 8382 theses and dissertations. Apart from these we have general collection of electronic books, journals and magazines from various institutional memberships such as British council library, American library, National Digital Library (NDL) and Shodhganga – a reservoir of Indian theses.

S.No. RESOURCES (ELECTRONIC) QUANTITY
1
Total Number of E-journals in TN Dr. MGR University E-consortium
30
2
Total Number of E- books in DELNET
101
3
Total Number of E- journals in DELNET
194
4
Total Number of Theses & Dissertations in DELNET
8267
5
Total Number of Manuscripts & Rare books in DELNET
3285
6
Total Number of E- journals in ProQuest
53
7
Total Number of Dissertations & Theses in ProQuest
115
8
Total Number of E- books in DCI My LOFT
55
9
Total Number of E- journals in DCI My LOFT
99
10
Total Number of CDs/DVDs
258
11
Total Number of Online Databases
1.TN Dr. MGR University E-consortium
2. DELNET
3. PROQUEST
4. Dental Council of India E-consortium My LOFT
4

SERVICES

Circulation service
Circulation services include assistance in borrowing/ returning/ renewal of borrowed books and other reading material. Library staffs are available to help you with your queries and to locate books and study aids.
Reference Service
Central Library has an impressive collection of text books and reference books (Encyclopedia, Handbooks, Manuals, Databanks for Competitive exams, expensive books), Project reports, Theses, Proceedings, Journals and Periodicals.
Electronic resources like CD/DVDs/ Audio cassettes and e-book/e-journals /theses/project reports also available in virtual library for reference.
Resource Sharing (Inter library Loan)
CARE has an institutional membership with DELNET, British Council library and American library, to provide printed books and electronic resources on an inter library loan, to provide an expanded access to both print and online literature search.
Virtual library
All online databases like ProQuest, DELNET, SCC online, Pharma Intelligence can be accessed through virtual library. Students can utilize this for project report preparation, paper preparation for conferences/seminars/assignments, OPAC search and all academic activities.
E-Learning facility & Online Database
The Virtual library is stocked with 182262 electronic books subscribed from ProQuest online databases specially for medical, allied health sciences, and nursing students and 505 electronic books from DELNET. SCC online and Pharma intelligence databases are available for Law and Pharmaceutical sciences All the computers have a Wi-Fi connection, for unhindered access to online resources.
Multimedia Resource Service
To enable students to attend/ access lectures delivered by distinguished faculty, video lectures / NPTEL online course videos /MOOCs (Massive online open access courses) head set, mike and web camera are provided.
NPTEL e-Learning Facility
Virtual library enables the students to access the video lectures of NPTEL, assignment submission and faculty interaction. Students can also attend these lectures using their own laptops.
Online Public Access Catalogue – OPAC
OPAC is useful to search and locate books and other resources availability in our library.
 
SMS alert service
SMS alerts directed to library users notify them about the new arrivals. Reminder messages are also sent to the users’ registered mobile numbers.
Library Management System(LMS)
Central Library operation a Library Management System developed in house by our own IT Team, and this is software is used for acquisition, circulation, report generation and stock verification.
Reprographics facility
Reprographic services like print, scanning and copying are available in the library at nominal charge.
Separate Reading rooms for Students and faculty members
Reading rooms with the perfect ambience have been separately earmarked for undergraduate and postgraduate students, research scholars and faculty.
RESOURCES - PROQUEST : – journals : https://search.proquest.com/ (Info)
This resource is built on abstracts and indexing from the well-known MEDLINE® database, plus over 1,400 publications in full text. The collection’s international coverage with content dating back to 1980 provides a strong, stable foundation for any library wishing to build and expand its clinical and biomedical journal collection with content that covers all major clinical and healthcare disciplines, including cardiovascular diseases, pediatrics, neurology, respiratory diseases, dentistry, anesthesiology, and others. The books, magazines, references/reports, scholarly journals, top journals, and trade publications that comprise the collection are provided by over 240 publishers including Massachusetts Medical Society, Elsevier, Springer, Nature Publishing, and Cambridge University Press. Key titles include The Lancet, The New England Journal of Medicine, and Nature, among others. PROQUEST E – Books:https://search.proquest.com/ebookcentral/fromDatabasesLayer(Info) This resource is built on abstracts and indexing from the well-known MEDLINE® database, plus over 1,400 publications in full text. The collection’s international coverage with content dating back to 1980 provides a strong, stable foundation for any library wishing to build and expand its clinical and biomedical journal collection with content that covers all major clinical and healthcare disciplines, including cardiovascular diseases, pediatrics, neurology, respiratory diseases, dentistry, anesthesiology, and others. The books, magazines, references/reports, scholarly journals, top journals, and trade publications that comprise the collection are provided by over 240 publishers including Massachusetts Medical Society, Elsevier, Springer, Nature Publishing, and Cambridge University Press. Key titles include The Lancet, The New England Journal of Medicine, and Nature, among others. DELNET Collections : http://164.100.247.26/ (Info) DELNET has been established with the prime objective of promoting resource sharing among the libraries through the development of a network of libraries. It aims to collect, store, and disseminate information besides offering computerized services to users, to coordinate efforts for suitable collection development and also to reduce unnecessary duplication wherever possible. Access Millions of Networked Library Resources through DELNET
2,90,00,000+ Books available for loan
40,000+ list of Journals
5,000+ Full-text E-journals
1,00,000+ Thesis/Dissertation TAMILNADU DR. MGR UNIVERSITY ONLINE JOURNALS: https://www.tnmgrmu.ac.in/index.php/e-consortium.html (Info) The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai has started a Library e-Consortium connecting the Government and Private Medical, Dental, Pharmacy and Nursing institutions. The major goal of the Library consortia is to provide interactive information services to the faculties and students. Accessing information resources and services through one unified portal would help the affiliated institutions libraries to eliminate the overlap and duplication of resources and efforts, which would facilitate optimum methods for effectively and efficiently using the allocated resources. The e-Consortium provides access to a greater number of electronic resources at substantially lower cost; thus, sharing the e-resources, enabling to improved quality of services by enhancing their collection and increasing access to their faculties and students. The students of our affiliated institutions need to rely on the journal articles, research reports, conference proceedings etc. for their thesis work and also for other projects. The students can access the e-resources through e-Consortium of the University anywhere 24x7x365 days by using their Username and Password through the software “EzProxy”. By starting a Library e-consortium, the aim and objectives of Health Education may be well achieved and it will serve as a great boon to the faculties, students and research scholars as well. AMERICAN LIBRARY: https://in.usembassy.gov/education-culture/american-spaces/american-space-chennai/ (Info) Collection and Resources Union Online Catalog of American Libraries
Center Resources and Products Video Catalog (PDF 183 KB- Updated with new additions)
Feature Films, Television Series and Plays (PDF 1.09MB – Updated with new additions)
Audio Books
Online Databases
Print Resources Our collections consist of multidisciplinary American books, journals, reference materials, U.S. government publications, and think tank reports. Over 15,000 books
36 journals
U.S. Government Publications
Special collections on American Studies, Business Management, Computers, and English as a Second Language
Other Services Interactive programs on a variety of topics
Internet access – free for members
Individual and group orientations
Photocopying
Document and Research Services
Individual/group viewing of documentaries and films BRITISH COUNCIL LIBRARY: https://www.britishcouncil.in/library/collection (Info) Our institution library plans can help your employees or students improve their performance and encourage them to meet their professional and academic goals. In the Institution plan you can: Borrow any 30 documents – Books for children and adults, magazines, film DVDs and training videos
Events – Invitation to workshops and seminars, arts and cultural programmes
Expert-curated management and self-development resources including training DVDs. Priority registration for our exclusive series of skill based workshops.
Special resources to enhance Business English skills.
Access to up to 10 members of your staff at any given time.

LIBRARY OPEN ACCESS RESOURCES

Library – Open Access Resources
  • NDL Access: https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in/
  • NPTEL Videos : https://swayam.gov.in/NPTEL
  • E- Books: https://www.pdfdrive.com/
  • E- Books – Free Medical books: http://www.freebooks4doctors.com/
  • E- Books: http://www.doabooks.org/
  • E- Journals: https://doaj.org/
  • Oxford Open access Journals
  • Swayam online course: http://storage.googleapis.com/uniquecourses/online.html
  • UG/PG moocs: http://ugcmoocs.inflibnet.ac.in/ugcmoocs/moocs_courses.php
  • The Consortium for Educational Communication: HTTPs://www.youtube.com/user/cecedusat
  • National Digital Library of India (NDL India):https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in/
  • e-shodh Sindhu: https://ess.inflibnet.ac.in/
  • VIDWAN: https://vidwan.inflibnet.ac.in/
  • National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning(NPTEL)https://nptel.ac.in/
  • Open Knowledge Repository-world Bank: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/
  • PubMed Central(PMC): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?cmd=search&term
  • HighWire: https://www.highwirepress.com/
  • Southern Connecticut State University: https://libguides.southernct.edu/openaccess
  • AGRIS: http://agris.fao.org/agris-search/index.do
  • ScienceDirect Open Access Content: https://www.sciencedirect.com/#open-access
  • AidData: https://www.aiddata.org/
  • Directory of Open Access Journals : https://www.doaj.org/
  • Directory of Open Access Books : https://www.doabooks.org/
  • Shodhganga – a reservoir of Indian Theses: https://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/
  • E- PG pathshala: https://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/
  • Open access Theses & Dissertations: https://oatd.org
  • Legal Information Institute of India: http://www.commonlii.org/resources/221.html
  • Springer Open Journals: https://www.springeropen.com/journals
  • MEMBERSHIP

    Library – Institutional Membership Details In order to provide printed books in inter library loan & electronic resources like e- journals, e-books, Videos, Databases, dissertations and Thesis apart from our library collections. We have institutional membership in the following libraries. Tamilnadu Dr. MGR E- consortium Member
    DELNET ( Developing Library Network)
    ProQuest
    DCI MyLOFT E-consortium
    British council library
    American Library
    NDL (National Digital Library)
    NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning)

    LIBRARY REPOSITORY

    My library: OPAC ( Online Public Access Catalogue)
    Question Bank
    https://www.tnmgrmu.ac.in/index.php/library/e-questions/dental-e-questions.html  
     
     
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