Digital Library

Central Library provides access to a variety of electronic resources (e-resources) to fulfill teaching and research needs of faculty and students. These resources include books, journals, reference sources, dissertations, images, reports, newspapers and other documents in electronic format in various subscribed databases. Some of these databases contain full text resources while others may contain indexes, abstracts, bibliographies, and citations etc.

The databases are available to PSU users only. All the authorized PSU users may access and use these databases for educational, scholarly, and research purposes. Users need to login using the PSU/University username and password provided by the ITCS. Usage of these databases is strictly governed by local and international copyright laws. Suppliers and publishers of databases have the high-tech ways to monitor and control these databases. Access can be denied in case of inappropriate use. All users are responsible to ensure the fair and non-commercial use of these electronic resources. The licenses agreements vary from publisher to publisher. Please refer to respective publishers and vendors’ websites for licenses, agreements, and terms of use.

General Guidelines for Using Databases


  • It is allowed to send a copy of an article/book chapter to another PSU affiliate.
  • Search results can be saved, copied, viewed, downloaded and printed.
  • Single articles can be saved, copied, viewed, downloaded and printed.
  • Electronic resources can be used for teaching, research and study purposes.

Not Allowed

  • Systematic and automatic downloading using robots or any other technology.
  • Commercial use of licensed electronic resources.
  • Republishing, reselling and redistributing of licensed contents.
  • Sending, disseminating or posting online the licensed contents to unauthorized users.
  • Mass mailing the licensed contents.
  • Instead of posting the URL, uploading the full texts of e-books, articles or research papers on LMS.
  • The Full-Text Collection of all ACM publications, including journals, conference proceedings, technical magazines, newsletters and books.
  • A collection of curated and hosted full-text publications from select publishers.
  • The ACM Guide to Computing Literature, a comprehensive bibliographic database focused exclusively on the field of computing.
  • A richly interlinked set of connections among authors, works, institutions, and specialized communities. (ACM Digital Library)