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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

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


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