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Key organisations and web directories

Use these to locate links to highly recommended materials.

Maintained by universities who are members of the Nordic NIAS Council. It provides free access to topical news, articles and research reports about Asian nations from Nordic Universities (based in Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden).

The Digital Library of India
|A major portal to online collections of books hosted by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in co-operation with over 21 Indian universities and the Indian government. It provides free access to a growing number of ebooks scanned from Indian library collections.

Digital South Asia Library
|A project of the Center for Research Libraries| and the University of Chicago|. It provides free access to a wealth of online materials including manuscript and historic book titles, some with full text, and official statistics.

eSocial Sciences |
Social sciences portal produced by south Asian scholars to promote research from India and the South Asian continent. Free registration required to access some aspects. Includes links to events, working papers, and is a good starting point for finding a range of materials.

SANEI: South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes|
A regional initiative with a primary interest in funding and promoting economic research in South Asia. It contains information from over 25 economic research institutes based in India. A good starting point for tracing event listings, recent research and projects news.

SARAI: South Asia Resources on the Internet|
Excellent directory of links to websites covering India and other nations of the South Asian continent. Includes links to the leading organisations, ejournals and government websites.

SAVIFA: Virtual Library South Asia|
Searchable catalogue of Internet sites maintained by the University of Heidelberg. Includes journals, organisations and primary sources. The site contains annotated notes on content. Strong coverage of German and other European language resources.

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CASSIR: Cross-archive search for Indian repositories.

This project| is being carried out at National Centre for Science Information (NCSI), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and Bangalore with the support of the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, and Government of India.

It is aiming to develop a large cross searchable portal of Indian open access repositories. It currently harvests from 33 repositories containing reports, theses and other bibliographic references.