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Research Support

The Library & Information Center offers a range of support services for the research activities of the faculty, fellows and students of IIMK. We provide services, resources, and expertise to support every phase of the research - from discovery and design to creation, strategic positioning and sharing.

Reference Management Softwares
Academic Writing

Reference Management Softwares

Reference management software, citation management software or personal bibliographic management software is software for scholars and authors to use for recording and utilizing bibliographic citations.


Zotero is a free, easy to use software which helps the researchers to collect, save, manage and cite bibliographic information about the items (books, journal articles etc.) you find on the web.  It also works with word processing programs to help you easily cite your sources as you write.
Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research
  EndNote is a commercial reference management software package, used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles. It is produced by Clarivate Analytics (previously Thomson Reuters).

Citation Databases

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.
Web of Science is an online subscription-based scientific citation indexing service originally produced by the Institute for Scientific Information, now maintained by Clarivate Analytics, that provides a comprehensive citation search
Journal Citation Reports is an annual publication by Clarivate Analytics. It has been integrated with the Web of Science and is accessed from the Web of Science-Core Collections.



Thesis & Dissertations

ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Global (PQDT Global) simplifies searching for dissertations and theses via a single access point to explore an extensive, trusted collection of 4 million graduate works, with 2 million in full text.
The Shodhganga@INFLIBNET Centre provides a platform for research students to deposit their Ph.D. theses and make it available to the entire scholarly community in open access. The repository has the ability to capture, index, store, disseminate and preserve ETDs submitted by the researchers.
The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). We support electronic publishing and open access to scholarship in order to enhance the sharing of knowledge worldwide. Our website includes resources for university administrators, librarians, faculty, students, and the general public. Topics include how to find, create, and preserve ETDs; how to set up an ETD program; legal and technical questions; and the latest news and research in the ETD community.

Scholarly Archives


Research Papers in Economics is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in many countries to enhance the dissemination of research in economics.


Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines.
SSRN is an open-access online repository of pre-prints papers dedicated to Social Sciences such as Accounting, Economics, Finance, Humanities, Law and more. SSRN is devoted to the rapid dissemination of scholarly research in the social sciences and humanities.

Anti Plagiarism Softwares

Turnitin creates tools  for research that improve writing and prevent plagiarism.Turnitin's formative feedback and originality checking services promote critical thinking, ensure academic integrity, and help students become better writers.


Academic Writing

Over 400+ Grammatical and technical language checks;  Encourage research scholars to publish more and improve output;   Grammarly's 'Citation Audit' prevents plagiarism before it happens to check over 2.1 billion pages from over 100,000 international journals and 8.7 billion open web pages; Check Critical and Advanced Errors that will crease out most writing errors; Help authors publish with confidence

Individual registration is required for accessing the service:

Grammarly Registration Process:-

Step 1: Go to www.grammarly.com/edu  (mandatory to sign up for this URL)

Step 2: Click on Join Your Organization button, fill up the self-service form. Ensure that users are registering from their respective official email id (@iimk.ac.in)

 Step 3: After clicking signup, an activation email will be sent to the user's institutional email ID.

Once registered, users will land on the 'Grammarly Editor' which is easy to use and can be explored by the user.

The MS Word Plugin can be downloaded from the support page after registration, from the link https://www.grammarly.com/office-addin/windows, the same user ID and Password credentials will grant access to use the Plugin for users.

 Kindly note that the plugin does not work on MAC/IOS devices.



One Stop Solution for research scholars. Supports research at all levels by providing material to guide users through every step of the research process.

 (Access to 1000+ Books and References, 344 Journal Articles, 1900+ SRM Cases, 395 SRM Datasets, 400 SRM Videos, Research Tools- Methods Maps, Reading List, Project Planner, Which Stats Test)


Personalized Research IDs

1. ORCID ID from Scopus   2. How to create an ORCID record from a Scopus author ID   3. How to Create a ResearcherID from Thomson Reuters/Web of Science

ORCID stands for Open Researcher & Contributor ID, and it provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.

To create an ORCID ID, please do the 3 easy steps at :  https://orcid.org/


Scopus is linked to ORCID, allowing researchers to export their existing author information without the manual effort of adding it into the ORCID site itself. This is done by using their existing Scopus Author ID. To learn how, please follow the steps at:




ResearcherID provides a solution to the author ambiguity problem within the scholarly research community. Each member is assigned a unique identifier to enable researchers to manage their publication lists, track their times cited counts and h-index, identify potential collaborators and avoid author misidentification. In addition, your ResearcherID information integrates with the Web of Science and is ORCID compliant, allowing you to claim and showcase your publications from a single one account.




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