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Library and Documentation Centre

LIBRARY AND DOCUMENTATION CENTRE

“Salim Ali Information Resource Centre” (SIRC) is a modern library of SACON situated in a separate block amidst a serene ambience which houses a large collection of books/ Journals/ Periodicals/ monographs/ Newsletters/ Thesis/ dissertations in the fields of ornithology, wildlife, ecology, zoology, botany, environmental conservation and natural history.

Library Collection

SACON Library has a rich collection of

  • 3593 books
  • 183 Technical Reports,
  • 65 Theses and Dissertations (Ph.D.-51, M.Phil-14)
  • 54 Current periodicals (National-34 and International -20)
  • 3188 bound journals (back volumes)
  • 2706 maps, 117 CD/DVDs

 

 
Library Automation  

All the documentary and non-documentary resources of the Library are computerized with bar code facility. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) and Digital Library are initiated with the help of Smart Library Software for reference and circulation control. Local Area Network (LAN) – Intranet connectivity of SACON has been linked with the Library server to facilitate the online reference.

 Computers & Wi-Fi Connectivity:

  • Individual Computers are placed in Library along with Internet connectivity for online reference access. Wi-Fi network facility is also available in Library premises.

Library Working Hours (Monday to Friday)

  • 9:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

SACON Library has the following sections categorized according to the type of reading materials

Reference Section :

  • Encyclopedia: Encyclopedia Britannica, McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, International Encyclopedia of Ornithology Encyclopedia of Natural History, Encyclopedia of Mammals, Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Encyclopedia of Entomology, The Pesticide Encyclopedia’, Encyclopedia of Evolution, Animal life Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia of World Environmental History’, ‘Encyclopedia of Global Change, and Britannica : Ready Reference Encyclopedia.
  • Dictionary: Language dictionaries and dictionaries of birds, scientific bird names, environment, ecology, botany, botanical terms, flowering plants, butterflies, moths and biology, The Wealth of India.
  • Handbook: Apart from the 10 Volumes of ‘Handbook of the Birds of India & Pakistan’ and 16 Volumes of ‘Handbook of the Birds of the World’ there are individual handbooks on different groups of birds, mammals, reptiles, fishes, insects and flora of different countries.
  • Checklist: Checklists of birds, reptiles, amphibians and fishes of different regions in India.
  • Flora & Fauna volume: ‘Fauna of British India’ and the ‘Flora of India’.
  • Wealth of India: The series deal with the raw material resources of plant, animal and mineral origin found in India.

Institution Ph.D. M. Phil. M.Sc.
SACON 50 14
JNU 1
Calicut University 1
Others 75

The following current periodicals/online journals (a) National, b) International and c) Online journals) are available.

  1. International
  • Acta Ornithologia
  • AUK
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Biological Conservation
  • Biotropica
  • Bird conservation International
  • Bird Study
  • Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
  • Condor
  • Conservation biology
  • Ecotoxicology Environmental Safety
  • Forktail
  • IBIS
  • Journal of Animal Ecology
  • Journal of Applied Ecology
  • Journal of Field Ornithology
  • Journal of Raptor Research
  • Journal of Tropical Ecology
  • Living Bird
  • National Geographic
  • Oriental Bird club: Bulletin
  • Water Birds
  • Wetlands
  • Wild Bird
  • Wilson journal of Ornithology

       b)  National

  • Amruth
  • Cobra News letter
  • Current Science
  • Digit
  • Down to Earth
  • Economic and Political Weekly
  • Ethnobotany
  • India Today –English
  • Indian Birds
  • Indian Forester
  • Indian Journal of Animal Science
  • Indian Journal of Ecology
  • Indian Journal of Experimental Biology
  • Indian Journal of Forestry
  • Journal of Bio Sciences
  • Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany
  • Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany ADDL Series
  • Kurukshetra –English
  • Journal of Environmental Biology
  • Journal of Genetics
  • Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing
  • News Letter for Bird Watchers
  • Phytotaxonomy
  • Pollution Research
  • Proceedings of Indian National Science Academy = Part –B
  • Resonance
  • Rheedea
  • Sanctuary magazine
  • Science Culture
  • Science Reporter
  • University News
  • Yojana –English

    Online E-Back issues

 Online journal Subscription to JSTOR Archives is available in library to access the Biological Sciences Journals and BioOne complete package.

 177 Technical Reports published by SACON are uploaded for open access at http://www.sacon.in/publications/reports/

The back volume of periodicals subscribed by the Library were classified and bounded for reference. Some of few back volumes of journals were donated by various person/institutions.

 List of Back Volumes

  • Acta Ornithologica (1999- Current)
  • African Journal of Ecology (1993- 2015)
  • American Naturalist (1986- 2007)
  • Amruth (2004- Current)
  • Ancient Science of Life (1991- 2007)
  • ANH (1994-1996)
  • Animal Behaviour (1993-1999)
  • Aquatic Botany (1992- 1999)
  • Aquatic Conservation (1994- 1996)
  • AUK (1972- Current )
  • Behaviour (1992- 1993)
  • Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology (1992)
  • Biodiversity and Conservation (1992- Current)
  • Biodiversity Letters (1993- 1996)
  • Biological Conservation (1992- Current)
  • Biometrics (1992- 1997)
  • Biotropica (1993- Current)
  • Bird Conservation international (1999- Current)
  • Bird Study (1993- Current
  • Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (1992- Current)
  • Byte (1993- 1994)
  • Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin (1989- 1991)
  • Cobra (1991- Current)
  • Colonial Water Birds (1981-1997)
  • Computers Today (1994- 1995)
  • Condor (1992- Current)
  • Conservation Biology (1994- Current)
  • Copeia (1992- 2016)
  • Current Science (1992- Current)
  • Current Contents: Agriculture, Biology, Environ. Sc.-Abstract (1998-2009)
  • Data Quest (1992- 1993)
  • Development Dial (1994)
  • Down to Earth (1992- Current)
  • Ecological Modeling (1992- 1995)
  • Ecological Monographs (1992)
  • Ecologist (1993-1994)
  • Ecology (1992- 1999)
  • Economic and Political Weekly (1994- 1998)
  • Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (1999- Current)
  • EMU (1993- 1999)
  • Endeavour (1992- 1993)
  • Environment (1994- 1997)
  • Environmental Conservation (1992- 2016)
  • Environmental Management (1993- 1996)
  • Ethnobotany (1992- Current)
  • Ethnology (1992)
  • Evolution (1993- Current)
  • Fisheries Review (1993- 1995)
  • Forest Ecology & Management (1992- 1993)
  • Forestry Abstract (1992- 1994)
  • Forktail (1991- Current)
  • Freshwater and Aquaculture Contents Tables (1992-1994)
  • Gajah (1996-1997)
  • Geobios (1993-2016)
  • Geobios New Reports (1999)
  • GIS World (1993-1996)
  • Global Change Newsletter (1992-1998)
  • Global Ecology and Biogeography Letters (1996-1997)
  • Global Environmental Change (1993-1994)
  • Green File : India (1992-2016)
  • Green File : South Asia (2004 -2016)
  • Hamadryad (1976-2015)
  • Herpetologica (1993-1997)
  • Herpetological Monographs (1993-1997)
  • Himal (1997-1998)
  • Hornbill (1991-Current)
  • IBIS (1993-Current)
  • Indian Forester (1992-Current)
  • Indian Journal of Animal Sciences (1992-Current)
  • Indian Journal of Ecology (1998 – Current)
  • Indian Journal of Experimental Biology (1992-Current)
  • Indian Journal of Forestry (1992-Current)
  • Indian Journal of Marine Science (1993-2014)
  • Indian Review of Life Sciences (1981-1993)
  • Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics (1992-1999)
  • International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Science (1993-2016)
  • Journal of Andaman Science Association (1985-1998)
  • Journal of Animal Ecology (1992-Current)
  • Journal of Applied Ecology (1993-Current)
  • Journal of Biogeography (1993-2000)
  • Journal of Biosciences (1992-Current)
  • Journal of Bombay Natural History Society (1950-Current)
  • Journal of Ecology (1992-2015)
  • Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1992-Current)
  • Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany Additional Series (No.10-Current)
  • Journal of Environmental Biology (1992-Current)
  • Journal of Environmental Education (1995)
  • Journal of Environmental Pollution (1992-2000)
  • Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering (1994-2013)
  • Journal of Field Ornithology (1992-Current)
  • Journal of Genetics (1997-Current)
  • Journal of Indian Botanical Society (1993-1995)
  • Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing (1992-Current)
  • Journal of Mammalogy (1993-1996)
  • Journal of Marine Biological Association of India (1959-1991)
  • Journal of Raptor Research (1992-Current)
  • Journal of South Asian Natural History (1995)
  • Journal of Tropical Ecology (1993-Current)
  • Journal of Wildlife Management (1950-2002)
  • Journal of Zoology (1992-1996)
  • Mahasagar (1993-1994)
  • Mammal Review (1992-1999)
  • Mammalia (1993-1999)
  • Marine Fisheries Information Service (1990-1999)
  • National Geographic (1992-Current)
  • Nature (1992-2016)
  • New Scientist (1993-Current)
  • Newsletter for Bird Watchers (1992-Current)
  • OIKOS (1993-2016)
  • Open Computing (1994)
  • Oriental Bird Club- Bulletin (1992-2001)
  • Paryavaran Abstract (1991-1993)
  • PAVO (1994-2000)
  • PC Magazine (1993-1995)
  • PC Quest (1992-1995)
  • PC World (1992-1996)
  • People and the Planet(1992-1996)
  • Pollution Research (1994-Current)
  • Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy –Part – B (1992-Current)
  • Proceedings of the Zoological Society (1956-1992)
  • Proceedings of the Zoological Society of Bengal (1948-1963)
  • Records of the Zoological Survey of India (1985-2000)
  • Renewable Resources Journal (1993-1997)
  • Resonance (1998-Current)
  • Rheedea (1994-Current)
  • Sanctuary Asia (1992-Current)
  • Science (1993-1994)
  • Science and Culture (1993-Current)
  • Science Reporter (1992-Current)
  • Scientific American (1993-1994)
  • Smithsonian Contribution to Zoology (1992-1998)
  • Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology (1993-1998)
  • Species :Newsletter (1990-1997)
  • Stray Feathers (1876-1887)
  • Tiger Pager : Bulletin (1998-1997)
  • TREE -Trends in Ecology and Evolution (1993-1999)
  • Transactions of the 3-52 North American Wildlife Conference (1938-1987)
  • Tropical Ecology (1996-2016)
  • University News (1992-Current)
  • Unix World (1992-1999)
  • Water Birds (1998-Current)
  • Wetlands (1983-Current)
  • Wild Bird (1993-2012)
  • Wilderness (1992-1993)
  • Wildlife Monographs (1958-2001)
  • Wildlife Society Bulletin (1973-2002)
  • Wildlife Review (1992-1995)
  • Wilson Journal of Ornithology (1997-2007)
  • Zoo’s Print Journal (1990-2007)

Electronic versions

  • Auk (1884- 2001)
  • Condor (1899-2000)
  • Indian Forester (1875-1999)
  • Journal of Field Ornithology (1930-1999)
  • Journal of Raptor Research (1967-2005)
  • Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society (1886-2003)
  • State Forest Report (1987-2005)
  • Studies in Avian Biology (1978-1999)
  • Wilson journal of Ornithology (1889-1999)

M. Manoharan, Librarian (incharge)

Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON),

(A Centre of Excellence under the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India)

Anaikatty, Coimbatore- 641 108, Tamil Nadu, India

Tele : 0422 – 2203121,220138, 2203100,2203109,

Fax No. 91-0422-2657088

e-mail :saconlib@gmail.com