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Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal online coverage of breaking news and current headlines from the US and around the world. Top stories, photos, videos, detailed analysis and in-depth reporting.

WARC (World Advertising Research Center)

The database covers global marketing strategy insight, leading advertising trends, case studies, research reports, company profiles, news, etc. It has in depth information on marketing, advertising and media research drawn from 30 international sources.

  • Campus wide Access

Web of Science

Web of Science is a multidisciplinary research citation indexing database, provides complete bibliographical data, citations, and abstracts to the journal articles, book chapters, and proceeding papers across a wide range of disciplines, i.e., sciences, social sciences, and arts & humanities. It covers peer-reviewed, high-quality scholarly journals/books, including open access published worldwide. The collection includes the following citation indices:

(1) Science Citation Index Expanded (1990–present)
(2) Social Sciences Citation Index (1990–present)
(3) Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1990–present)
(4) Conference Proceedings Citation Index (1990–present)
(5) Emerging Sources Citation Index (2005-present)
(6) Book Citation Index (2005-present)

  • Campus wide Access


The database provides legal information with trusted legal sources, news and business sources from around the world including case law, legislation, law reviews, treatises, and directories organized by topical and jurisdictional libraries, business information and news, including business public records.

  • Campus wide Access

Wiley online (Including HSS collection)

Library has access to more than 551 journals with perpetual access of Wiley. It covers subjects, humanity, social science, economics, mathematics, business and management, law, etc.

  • Campus wide Access

World Bank Data

World bank data contains data on social, economic, financia,l natural resources, and environmental time series data from 1960 onwards on over 200 countries. This also covers database on education statistics, gender statistics, etc.

  • Campus wide Access

World Bank eLibrary

The eLibrary offers full-text access to the complete backlist of all books, working papers, and journal articles published by the World Bank since the 1990s. Covers more than 20 disciplines related to poverty, development, and social science including economic and human development, agriculture, infrastructure, health, education, climate change, natural resources, and regional integration.

  • Campus wide Access

World eBook Library

The World Public Library Association is the world's largest aggregator of eBooks. Founded in 1996, the World Public Library Association is a globally coordinated effort to preserve and disseminate historical books, classic works of literature, serials, bibliographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other heritage works in a number of languages and countries around the world. World Public Library is an IRC 501(c)(4) organization, organized not for profit, but operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare. Our mission is to serve and aid the public, students, and educators, by providing the world's most complete collection of electronic books, documents, and articles online, as well as offer a variety of services and resources that support and strengthen the instructional programs of education, elementary through post-baccalaureate studies. Collections Include: It contains more than 3 million e-book titles like 21st Century, Action Adventure, Biography, Classics, Drama, Education, Elizabethans, Esoteric, Fiction, Folklore, Children's, Gothic Tales, History, Liberal Arts, Mystery, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Political Science, Pulp Fiction, Religion, Renaissance Thinkers, Science, Science Fiction, Western, Europa, Eastern, Professional.

  • Campus wide Access


WRDS is the Wharton Research Data Service that is mainly a very convenient research platform to manage the large data sets and its subscription includes about 14 free databases. WRDS provides the user with one location to access over 200 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including Finance, Marketing, and Economics.

Using the same credentials, the following tools are also accessible.

WRDS - Python (JupyterHub)

Python is a widely used high-level programming language and plays a major role in large-scale data analytics applications. WRDS provides a direct interface for Python access and allowing native querying of WRDS data right within the Python program.

WRDS - R Studio

R is a programming language and a software environment for statistical computing and research, and offers robust data analytics and information processing capabilities. It includes powerful tools to analyze and interpret data, particularly via its graphing and plotting capabilities, and it is popular among data scientists and programmers. WRDS provides a direct interface for R access and allowing native querying of WRDS data right within the R program.

WRDS - SAS Studio

SAS is a powerful research software for advanced analytics, multivariate analyses, business intelligence, data management, and predictive analytics. SAS offers robust and mature feature data analytics. WRDS provides all data in SAS format and allowing native querying of WRDS data right within the SAS programs.


The Vikram Sarabhai Library has 170+ databases in its e-resources collection. The databases have been divided into different categories content wise like company & country database, scholarly resources, research support resources and legal databases. These databases fulfill the specific requirements sought by the users.

  • Most of the databases are accessible through IP, while some databases require log-in ID & password.
  • The faculty and existing students can access the databases off-campus through Remote Access.
  • The Databases should be used solely for academic and research needs and not for any commercial purpose.
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The Vikram Sarabhai Library (VSL) is named after Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, world renowned physicist and founding Director of IIMA. It was set up in 1962 and is one of the best management libraries in Asia. The library is open 24x7. Our mission is to facilitate convenient and user friendly access to current, global and relevant information by identifying, acquiring, organizing and retrieving information in various formats (print & non print) to serve the information needs of the academic fraternity of IIMA to meet their teaching, research, consulting, training and learning requirements.

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