Research Tools

  • URKUND is a completely automated system against plagiarism (Anti-plagiarism software) and is being successfully used at universities and colleges all around the world. URKUND's system checks all documents against three central source areas:

    1. The Internet
    2. Published material such as Journals, Books etc.
    3. Previously submitted student material (e.g. memoranda, case studies and examination works)
  • Grammarly’s AI-powered products help people communicate more effectively. Millions of users rely on Grammarly every day to make their messages, documents, and social media posts clear, mistake-free, and effective.

  • "Shodhganga" is the name coined to denote the digital repository of Indian Electronic Theses and Dissertations set up by the INFLIBNET Centre. The word "Shodh" originates from Sanskrit and stands for research and discovery. The "Ganga" is the holiest, largest and longest of all rivers in Indian subcontinent.

  • The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination and preservation of electronic analogues to the traditional paper-based theses and dissertations. This website contains information about the initiative, how to set up Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) programmes, how to create and locate ETDs, and current research in digital libraries related to NDLTD and ETDs.


    An ORCID iD (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier) is a persistent, unique digital identifier used to disambiguate researchers from one another. Your ORCID ID helps ensure that work is properly attributed and that you receive credit for everything you do as a researcher. Through integrations with other databases and services like Researcher ID, Scopus, LinkedIn, Crossref, and others, your ORCID profile automatically centralizes all of your scholarly contributions.

  • Publons helps you to record, verify, and showcase your peer review contributions for use in promotion applications etc. You get credit even if your reviews are anonymous and the manuscript is never published.

  • To match global standards of high-quality research in all academic disciplines under its purview, the University Grants Commission (UGC) aspires to stimulate and empower the Indian academia through its “Quality Mandate.”

    The UGC-CARE List now has only TWO groups instead of the original FOUR groups top simplify the search process. These are NOT hierarchic or ranked groups.

    UGC-CARE List Group I: Journals found qualified through UGC-CARE protocols

    UGC-CARE List Group II: Journals indexed in globally recognised databases

  • Predatory journals are online free journals that promise to provide quick peer review for submitted articles but which instead send authors large bills for publishing articles without providing the promised peer review. Predatory journals hurt the readers of their articles by claiming that the articles have been reviewed by experts when they have not.

  • Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic, social network that can help you to organise your research, collaborate with others online and discover the latest research: Automatically generate bibliographies. Collaborate easily with other researchers online. Easily import papers from other research software.

  • Zotero is a tool that can help you build a personal library of source information from articles, books, documents, web pages, and more. This personal library of sources can work with your word processing tool to format a paper in your choice of style. Save citations from databases, websites, and library catalogues.