The STRC has a good collection of Books, Journals, Bound volumes, Maps, and CD-ROMs on Earth Sciences and related disciplines.
The STRC has over 62000 volumes of books and bound journals. A number of books and other publications are also received on complimentary basis. It has a special collection of publications of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Geological Survey of India, Geological Society of India and inhouse published journals like Exploration and Research for Atomic Minerals (EARFAM), Journal of Atomic Mineral Science (JOAMS) which are most important reference publications for the Scientists of the Directorate.
The Collection comprises of publications primarily on:
⇨Applied Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry, General Geology, Economic Geology
⇨Petrology, Mineral Technology, Mining,
⇨Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Technology
⇨Mineralogy, Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry
⇨Electronics and Instrumentation
⇨Engineering, Computer Sciences and
⇨Special publications of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Geological Survey of India (GSI) and Geological Society of India.
We subscribe most of the Earth Science journals published in India alongwith best earth science journals internationally. The Library also subscribes to ScienceDirect, Elsevier and GeoScienceWorld, GeoRef online earth Sciences database and other open access journal databases and individual institutional publications are also available. The Science Direct provides access to the full text of select journals and contents/abstracts of papers published in thousands of foreign journals of Elsevier Science. Access is also provided to the full text of many of journals related to Earth Sciences, Physical Science and Chemical Science in open access.
The General Library was established in 2003-04 for catering to the information needs on general topics for both the scientific and non-scientific cadre of AMD. It has a very good collection of General Library which houses reference books such as encyclopedias, yearbooks, HRD, general subjects, inspirational as well as books in Hindi and also subscribed leading magazines in English and Hindi.
The STRC fulfilling the requirements of not only personnel in the Headquarters of AMD located in Hyderabad, but also all 7 Regional Centers ( NR, SR, WR, ER, NER, CR, SCR) and 2 sectional offices of AMD located in various parts of the country.
Selective Information Dissemination (SID):A separate section has been established to provide Selective Information Dissemination (SID) from the resources available in the library. The publications received in the library are browsed regularly and information pertaining to the exploration activities of the Directorate are made available to the Scientists of AMD through the Intranet periodically.
A database has been created using the e-Granthalaya (Library Management Software) and provides information regarding resources of the STRC. The database is accessible through internet also OPACS (Online Public Access Catalogue Service) through internet.
URKUND:Urkund helps to create and maintain a high standard amongst research scientists and throughout the entire research. Being able to check text for originality and protect it against potential plagiarism is key for a successful research career. Having a plagiarism detection software at institution ensures that research standards and integrity are taken seriously and that academic creative new ideas are encouraged and enabled. It also ensures research papers fit for being published, further adding credibility to the level of research.
This is a special feature of STRC where knowledge is disseminated through electronic media to all the scientists by selection relevant research articles for various publications in different discipline. On demand research articles are also provided to scientific community.
⇨Reference and Reading Room Services
⇨Inter-Library Loan Services
⇨Services to students on project work in the various Laboratories of AMD.