Digital Library



COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Library is subscribing 23,000 on-line journals (through HEC) giving access to Abstracts, TOCs, full text and Document Delivery Services. These journals are available through nine world's renowned Publishers having different databases on Sciences, Technology, Social science and humanities.

As most of the full text material on the web is in PDF (Portable Document format) so you must have any PDF reader installed in your computer like Adobe acrobat reader to view the PDF files.


American Association of Physics Teachers

With the fundamental goal of ensuring the dissemination of knowledge of physics, particularly by way of teaching, the two AAPT publications provide up to date physics knowledge, at a level comprehensible for many readers. AAPT publications assist in the learning of new and traditional teaching methodologies and the use of modern technology to entice students with the wonders of science.


American Institute of Physics

AIP Journals comprehensively cover developments in physics, industrial applications, and advances in scientific computing, from 1975 to the present from a collection of 11 Journals and conference proceedings dating back to 2000.


American Mathematical Society

The AMS provide full-text online access its four journals as well as the MathSciNet database, covering international mathematical literature since 1940. MathSciNet provides web access to the bibliographic data and reviews of mathematical research literature contained in the Mathematical Reviews Database.


American Physical Society

The APS provide access to 9 prestigious research publications, including the five specialist physical Review Publications, and the PROLA archive. The full-text of all APS journal articles all the way back to 1893 has been indexed and made available.


American Society of Microbiology

The 11 journals of the ASM cover the spectrum of microbiology, from molecular and cellular biology to biomedical research and technology.


Association of Computing Machinery

The ACM Digital Library contains over 1,385,000 full0-text articles, including the full-text from 28 ACM Journals and Transactions, 10 ACM Magazines, over 40 ACM Special Interest Newsletters, over 100 annual conference proceedings (the proceedings archive currently has over 1800 volumes), and 15 non-ACM journals and publications.


Bentham Science -

Users can access 42 scholarly journals' full text of all Bentham Science's titles available, going back to 2000, having very clean interface and excellent navigation where free table of contents alerting service is also available for all users and all titles. It has subject strengths in Pharmaceutical sciences, Drug design and discovery, Molecular medicine, Pharmacology, Biotechnology, Genomic and Pharmacogenomics, protein and peptide science, Proteomics, HIV research and Neuroscience.


Blackwell Synergy -

Full text Access to over 750 leading learned journals, many going back to 1990, in life sciences, medicine/health, ecology, accountancy and economics, cultural studies (especially Asian studies, African studies, Australian studies, international studies), development issues, history, management studies, social policy and veterinary science.Having in-depth title information for each journal, free Table of Contents alerting service available for all users, for all titles, comprehensive search facility.


Cambridge University Press (CUP) -

Cambridge University Press publishes nearly 200 peer-reviewed academic journals across a wide spread of subject areas. Many of these journals are the leading academic publications in their fields and together they form one of the most valuable and comprehensive bodies of research available today. Cambridge Journals Online is the online content delivery service for Cambridge University Press’s collection of nearly 200 leading journals. Subject Strengths includes: Politics, Linguistics, Social Science, ,Humanities, Law, Mathematics, Science and Medicine.



EBSCO provides access to 9 databases of information which can be searched individually, in selected groups or altogether, (i) Academic Search Premier, (ii) Business Source Premier, (iii) ERIC, (iv) Master file Premier, (v) Newspaper Source,  (vi) Health Source Nursing Academic, (vii) Health Source Consumer Edition.

The databases provide access to just over 16,500 abstracted and indexed journals from all branches of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and humanities. Over 12,300 of these are available as full text with over 4,700 of these being fully peer-reviewed.


Emerald  -

This is a highly valuable resource containing full text access to the world's widest range of management and library & information services journals. The entire collection contains over 150 titles, with leading titles in marketing, business disciplines, engineering and materials
science. Service Strengths, Full text of all 150+ Emerald online journals available, with full text back files, many going back to 1990’s abstracts going back in some cases to 1980’s


Institute for Operations Research and The Management Science (INFORMS) -

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) is the largest professional society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research (O.R.). INFORMS publishes 12 scholarly journals that describe the latest O.R. methods and applications and a membership magazine with news from across the profession.


Institute of Physics -

CIIT has electronic access to the journals of Institute of Physics . We do have access to issues published since 1996 where available. The Institute of Physics is a leading international professional body and learned society, established to promote the advancement and dissemination of physics. The Institute has a world-wide membership.

Subject Strength: Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics, Applied Physics, Computer Science, Condensed Matter and Materials Science, High Energy and Nuclear Physics, Measurement Science and Sensors, Medical and Biological Physics, Optical, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Plasma Physics, Physics Education



An integrated Web-based platform, The ISI Web of Knowledge provides high-quality content and the tools to access, analyze, and manage research information.

Provides simultaneous access to a variety of leading research databases, including the Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports (JCR) and Essential Science Indicators (ESI) and the bibliographic management software, EndNote.


Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

The IEEE/IEE Electronic Library (IEL) provides access to almost a third of the world's current electrical engineering and computer science literature, featuring high-quality content from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE). IEL provides full-text access to many top-cited journals in the field, including 132 IEEE and 45 IEE journals, magazines, transactions and conference proceedings as well as active IEEE standards over one million documents in all.


Mary Ann Liebert -

Access to 55 authoritative pee-reviewed journals in the most promising areas of biotechnology, Biomedical research/life sciences, clinical medicine and surgery and law.


Journal of The Acoustical Society of America (JASA) - 

The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America is the leading source of theoretical and experimental research results in the broad interdisciplinary subject of sound. The Journal serves physical scientists, life scientists, engineers, psychologists, physiologists, architects, musicians, and speech communication specialists



JSTOR offers researchers the ability to retrieve high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. Content in JSTOR spans many disciplines, with over 500 high-quality publications available in the archive.


Nature Publication – 

Access to nature Online provides access to the renowned International weekly journal of science Nature.



OSA peer-reviewed journals set the publications standard for advanced optics research within each major sector of the field. With world-wide readership, OSA journals reach the full spectrum of the optics community, including scientists in the fields of physics, materials research, atmospheric studies, visual psychology, biomedical optics, physiology, and ophthalmology, as well as mechanical, computer, electrical and optical engineers. Access to 8 peer-reviewed journals that set the publications standard for advanced optics research within each major sector of the field.

OSA journals cover the full spectrum of optics research, including the fields of Physics, Materials Research, Atmospheric Studies, Visual Psychology, Biomedical Optics, Physiology, and Ophthalmology, as well as Mechanical, Computer, Electrical and Optical Engineering.


Oxford English Dictionary -

The OED covers words from across the English-speaking world, from North America to South Africa, from Australia and New Zealand to the Caribbean. It also offers the best in etymological analysis and in listing of variant spellings, and it shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet.


Oxford University Press -

It includes full text abstracts and TOCs alert service over 190 leading titles in medicine, neurology and neuroscience, oncology, life sciences, especially. biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, area studies, law, history, political sciences, philosophy, business and economics. All these sources are having very clear layout and organisation for good navigation, links to supplementary data – e.g. video and sound clips, many articles available in full text HTML as well as PDF format.


Palgrave Macmillan

A dynamic publisher within the social sciences and humanities, with 31 authoritative publications in areas of business management, economics, education, information systems, information technology, political science, international studies, social and cultural studies, urban design and architecture.


Royal Society of Chemistry -

RSC is providing includes online journals database (chemistry) giving access to the full text of 50 online journals spanning all branches of chemistry; plus a range of key databases in analytical chemistry, catalysts and catalysed reactions, organic synthesis and natural products plus a series of specialist online periodical reports. Full text of all 36 RSC journals available, many with full text going back to 1997.


Science Direct

An essential information resource for millions of scientists around the world, Science Direct is the world's largest electronic collection of science, technology and medicine full-text and bibliographic information. Renowned for the high-quality of its content, Science Direct subject collections have been provided to selected public-sector universities in Pakistan on the basis of identified research requirements .


Science Online - 

Complete research environment providing full-text access to the prestigious Science publication.


Springer -

One of the world's leading information services for science, technical and medical journals, SpringerLink contains premier electronic date for 503 full-text Springer Journals and 738 full-text journals formerly published by Kluwer Academic Publishing. Access is available to full text journals on computer science, mathematics, physics and astronomy, life sciences, chemical sciences, medicine, engineering, geosciences, environmental sciences, law and economics. Having full text of Springer journal available, with back files, many going back to 1990's, in-depth title information for each journal, state-of-the-art linking capabilities ensure users to Springer Link are connected to the wider literature wherever possible.


Scopus -

The world’s largest abstract and indexing database. Scopus is a multidisciplinary navigational tool that contains records going back to the mid 1960’s, offering newly-linked citations across the widest body of scientific abstracts available in one place. Designed and developed with researchers and librarians, Scopus is the easy way to get expert results. Integrated web search and seamless links to full-text articles and other library resources make SCOPUS quick, easy and comprehensive.


Taylor & Francis Journals -

Taylor & Francis has grown rapidly over the last two decades to become a leading international academic publisher. You can get multidisciplinary knowledge.


Open Access E-Books -

E-Books are the ideal way to gain quick knowledge on any subject areas. There is such a huge range of free e-books now available through HEC, that there is almost certainly something here that will suit for your quick reading purposes.


Walter De Gruyter -

Walter de Gruyter publish in the field of humanities and natural sciences. The scope of its publishing program includes theology and philosophy, biology and chemistry, linguistics and literature, mathematics and physics, history and archaeology, as well as law and medicine.



47 leading International Medical Journals available through "Highwire Press", without any registration


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