The KRC (Knowledge Resource Centre) provides IP-based access to e-journals and databases through NKRC, CSIR-NISCAIR. The database of Indian Standards is also available on intranet. The Online catalogue can be accessed for the collection of KRC in the CSIR LAN.
The Online Catalogue of KRC incorporates bibliographic database of Books; CD-ROMs; Brochures of CSIR; Annual reports; and Journals. Users can find the information online by searching either specific database or selecting combined data. There is an option to conduct searches on specific bibliographic field i.e. Author, Title, Subject or on any field. Users can also use the other features of the catalogue.
Reference queries are answered personally, telephonically; and through e-mails. Users are assisted in locating and disseminating required information in paper/digital mode.
The KRC offers inter-library-loan service to the staff as well as to other institutions. It shares its print resources with member institutes of DELNET for lending and borrowing purposes.
The National Knowledge Resource Consortium (NKRC) has improved the services of KRC. The KRC delivers pdf copies of the demanded research articles from its resources to member institutes of the Consortium. Similarly, requested research articles are obtained and delivered on the desktop of the staff.
Union catalogues of ICAST/NAL and NISCAIR also assist in locating and exchanging research articles amongst CSIR-DST institutions and various academic and research institutions.