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Avoiding Plagiarism (Online Course)

This interesting course will teach you essential skills like correctly citing sources and paraphrasing other people's work and how to avoid intentional and unintentional plagiarism.

Courses include Research as a Transferable Skill in the United States, International Student Student Success in Australia, International Student Success in the United Kingdom, and Learning Online: Essential Skills for Success,  Academic Integrity and Plagiarism for Students.

EBSCO OpenDissertations

The database will provide Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities, 1933-1955.

  • Campus-wide Access

Emerald eCases

Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies (EEMCS) is an online platform for case studies covering a variety of business-related subjects. These case studies offer practical insights into “real world” situations giving students/researchers a chance to discuss the business problems and enhance their critical thinking. The studies are peer-reviewed and focus on business decision-making and management development throughout global emerging markets. Subject covered includes Accounting, Advertising, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Supply Chain Management, etc. Total 2630 cases include Emerald Emerging Market Case studies 1481, Darden School of Business 338, Kelloggs School of Management 412, CSCM (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Cases) 26, University of Cape Town, Graduate School of Business( UTC) 8, Cases for Women 24, Emerald Spanish Cases 27, Fudan Business School 17 and including 297 IIMA cases.
Click here to view case title list.

  • Campus wide Access


Grammarly is a tool designed to evaluate writing and offer suggestions for improving grammar and punctuation. Following are some features of Grammarly product: - Help with subject-verb agreement-pronoun reference comma use and many other grammatical issues - make vocabulary suggestions - make recommendations to avoid wordiness - improve student grammar if tutorials are carefully read and followed - check work for plagiarism against documents on the Internet

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Oxford Bibliographies

Oxford Bibliographies Online is a series of selective, discipline-focused, online guides to the essential literature in subjects in the humanities and social sciences, as identified by editors and editorial boards selected by the Oxford University Press. Individual guides are updated quarterly, with 50-75 entries added per year to each subject area, as well as revisions to existing entries; entries provide synoptic, a bibliographic guide to the key literature and most useful online resources in a given area of research. IIMA users have access to Communications, Education, Environmental Science, International Law, Management Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, and Sociology.

  • Campus wide Access

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses

This is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses. The database contains over 2.3 million master/PhD dissertations and theses included from around the world.

  • Campus wide Access

QuillBot - Academic Writing Platform

QuillBot academic writing platform is an AI-powered paraphrasing tool that includes functionality such as Paraphraser, Grammar Check, Summarizer, Citation Generator, Plagiarism Checker, and many more products that will enhance the writing of emails, essays, sentences, paragraphs, articles, thesis statements, and social media posts.

  • Grammar Checker: Simplify the Writing Workflow, Correct Grammar, Spell Check, Check Punctuation, Correct A Multitude of Grammatical Errors.
  • Paraphraser: The paraphrasing tool helps rewrite and enhance any sentence, paragraph, or article using state-of-the-art technology.
  • Plagiarism Checker: analyzes whether any section of text did not properly attribute authorship to content already published on the web or in books, research papers, academic papers, or news sources.
  • Summarizer: Summarizer can condense articles, papers, or documents down to the key points instantly in two ways: key sentences and Paragraph mode.
  • Citation Generator: Easily create full and in-text citations in a snap.
  • Co-writer: The Co-Writer is an all-in-one writing space that combines online research capabilities, note-taking, and AI-assisted autocomplete to give users a seamless writing and research experience.
  • Integrations: QuillBot integrates directly into Google Docs, Chrome Extension, and Microsoft Word.
  • Help Centre | User Guide consists of short and crisp tutorials on QuillBot?s features, security, demo videos, and tool usage.
Follow the below instructions to register with Quillbot:
  • Sign up using your official email ID ( and set up a password.
  • Click on the verification email received to activate Premium access.

Sage Research Methods Online

The database is a research tool designed to help in create research projects and understand the methods behind them. Users can explore method concept to help them design research project, understand particular method, identify new method for their research.

  • Campus wide Access

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

The online Dictionary is a dynamic resource for economists containing hyperlinked cross-references within articles, and it features carefully selected and maintained links to related sites, as well as incorporating quarterly additions and updates. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online offers search and browse facilities, both full text and advanced. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, contains over 1,850 articles by more than 1,500 of the world's leading economists.

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

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.

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