NATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE DOCUMENTATION CENTRE-NASSDOC
India's Leading Information Centre for Research and Innovations in Social Sciences

 

Introduction
 
National Social Science Documentation Centre (NASSDOC), was established in 1969 as a Division of  the ICSSR with the objective to provide library and information support services to researchers in social sciences; those working in academic institutions, autonomous research organisations, policy making, planning and research units of government departments, business and industry etc. NASSDOC also provides guidance to libraies of ICSSR Regional Centres and ICSSR supported Research Institutes.
 
Facilities Available at NASSDOC
 
i.
Documentation Library and Reference Service;
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Collection of unpublished doctoral dissertations, research project reports, current and old volumes of  social science journals of Indian and foreign origin;
iii. Literature Search Service from printed and digital databases, i.e CD-ROMS, floppies, Online database etc;
iv.
Compilation of short bibliographies on request;
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Study grant to doctoral students for collection of research material from various libraries located in different parts of India;
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Financial assistance is provided for taking up bibliographical and documentation projects;
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Document Delivery Service is provided by procuring books and journals on Inter-library loan or by photocopying the documents;
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Short-term training courses are organized for the research scholars, social scientists, librarians and IT professionals to acquaint them with the latest information and communication technology;and
ix.
Cyber Cafe, to facilitate access to internet resources on social sciences.