Free Resources Online

HEC E-Databases Remote Access (Out of Campus) Due to Covid-19

Sr. No Database Name URL User Name Password
1. ASTM 1798985 ASTM
2. Elsevier ScienceDirect cac.pvc@pu

3. IEEE re/home.jsp yLwI1i e78MCm
4. Institute of Physics (IOP) punjabuniv iopaccess
5. Proquest Business Premium Collection Not Required Not Required
6. Proquest EBook Central (Ebrary) Not Required Not Required
7. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Not Required Not Required
8. Wiley Online Library action/showLogin?uri=%2F HIGHEDUP AKIS Wiley123 45

Free Websites for Research


Libraries & Library Service/ Organizations Related Websites:


Library of Congress

( – Official Website of Library of Congress


The British Library

( – Official Website of British Library


Punjab University Library

( – Official Website of Punjab University Library


American Library Association

( – American Library Association (ALA)



( – Pakistan Librarians Welfare Organization (PLWO)

PLWO is a campaign for education reform in Pakistan



( – International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information Science.



CILIP is the leading voice for the information, knowledge management and library profession.



( – LISA: Library and Information Science Abstracts

LISA: Library and Information Science Abstracts is an international abstracting and indexing tool designed for library professionals and other information specialists.



Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)



PubMed Resources Guide

( – National Library of Medicine

MEDLINE contains journal citations and abstracts for biomedical literature from around the world. PubMed provides free access to MEDLINE and links



( – OCLC: Worldwide, member-driven library cooperative



( – National Library of Pakistan


HEC Digital Library

( – HEC National Digital Library

HEC National Digital Library (DL) is a program to provide researchers within public and private universities in Pakistan and non-profit research and development organizations with access to international scholarly literature based on electronic (online) delivery, providing access to high quality, peer-reviewed journals, databases, articles and e-Books across a wide range of disciplines


NLS at the Library of Congress

( – National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped


JBI International

( – The Jewish Braille Institute

The JBI Library provides books to individuals who are blind, visually impaired, physically handicapped or disabled.


Open Library

( – Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published


Pak Lag

( – Pakistan Library Automation Group



Pakistan Library Bulletin

( – Pakistan Library Bulletin

50 Year Index

( – Online Research Paper

Online research library with access to books, journals, articles, and encyclopedias plus helpful citation tools. Faster, better research with Questia



( – UNBISnet – UN Bibliographic Information System

United Nations Library online catalog or catalogue of documents and publications.


Question Point

( – Question Point is the dedicated resource for our community providing news, product update information, training materials, documentation and support.


Santa Barbara Library

( – UC Santa Barbara Library


Pak LIS Research

( – Leading the way in LIS research in Pakistan




Sada-e-Librarian is first ever online magazine in Urdu for librarians of Pakistan. It is voice of Pakistani librarians.



( – Copac National, Academic and Specialist Library Catalogue

90 UK and Irish academic, national & specialist library catalogues.



( – The World’s Largest Library Catalog

Find what you want in a library near you with World Cat, a global catalog of library collections.



( – Digital Library;view=1up;seq=3


HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

Publishers / Book Vendors (Pakistan):


Allied Book Company

( – Allied Book Company Lahore


Pak Book Corporation

( – Pak Book Corporation Lahore


Progressive International Agencies

( – Progressive International Agencies (Pvt) Limited Islamabad


Sang-e-Meel Publications

( – Sang-e-Meel Publications & Online Bookstore


Oxford University Press

( – Oxford University Press Pakistan



( – SAGE Publications Inc

Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community.



                                                  Dictionaries & Thesaurus:



( – | Meanings and Definitions of Words

English definitions, synonyms, word origins, audio pronunciations, example sentences, slang


OneLook Dictionary

( – OneLook Dictionary Search

OneLook Thesaurus and Reverse Dictionary 18,955,870 words in 1061 dictionaries indexed


Oxford Dictionary



Merriam-Webster Biographical Dictionary

( – Merriam-Webster since 1828






Books, Journals & Theses, Free online books & Articles Related Websites:




( – Directory of Open Access Journals

DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.


Library Genesis

( – Library Genesis

Library Genesis or LibGen is a search engine for articles and books on various topics etc.

For free books and free articles

( – Buy Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Textbooks Online

The world’s leading online source of ebooks, with a vast range of ebooks from academic, popular and professional publishers.



( – Bookwire

Bookwire offers the most complete list of books with comparison prices of the books you want from all the major online retailers.



( – Scribd

Scribd is a reading subscription that is available anytime and on any device. Enjoy access to 3 books and 1 audiobook each month.



( – ipl2: Information You Can Trust

Information You Can Trust features a searchable, subject-categorized directory of authoritative websites; links to online texts, newspapers, and magazines.



( – BookChums

BookChums is India’s largest collection of eBooks, Book reviews, free eBooks and Book-lovers community for Books Online.


The Online Books

( – Online Books, Journals & More



( – Databases, EBooks and Technology for Research



( – Download Books Free

Electronic library. Download books free.



( – Download free eBooks provides 1000+ free eBooks.




( – Free eBooks Download Free eBooks Download is the best free ebooks download library.



( – Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations

This event and others in the first decade of activities related to the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertation



Open Access Theses and Dissertations: OATD


Theses and Dissertations. Advanced research and scholarship. Theses and dissertations, free to find, free to use. Advanced search options.

Open Access Theses and … · ‎About OATD (our FAQ) · ‎OATD Visual · ‎3.5 million



OpenThesis: Upload and Search Theses and Dissertations


OpenThesis is a free repository of thesesdissertations, and other academic documents, coupled with powerful search, organization, and collaboration tools.



e-Thesis | e-Library › e_thesis


Full text of open access dissertations and theses are available here. Australia, Trove, Find and get over 551,517,766 National Library of Australia online resources: …

Free online BRITISH theses



( – To remove all the barriers in the way of Science

For Free Articles download

Free books and Scientific articles store. 50,000,000+ articles for free.




( – EBSCO Information Services

Official site of EBSCO – leading provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, ebooks and discovery service for the academic, medical, etc.



( – Pak Novels



( – Free Books in PDF

Download over 80 million free science papers, patents, theses and posters.



( – The Largest e-Book Library

Download books free. More than 2 million books and magazines | BookSee – Download

books for free. Find books.


Dart Europe


( – The DART-Europe E-theses Portal

Portal for open access research theses. DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia



Scholarly Search Engines & Related Websites:.



Google Scholar

( – Google Scholar Search Engine

Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature.

 ERIC – Education Resources Information Center


ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.




( – InfoMine – Mining Intelligence and Technology

InfoMine provides comprehensive information on mining, the mining industry, mining technology and mineral exploration.


Web Of Knowledge

( – Web of Science




Encyclopedias / Reference Sources Related Websites:.




( – – What’s Your Question is the 1 question answering service that delivers the best answers from the web and real people – all in one place.




( – Reference, Facts, News – Free and Family-friendly

Refdesk is a free and family friendly web site indexing and reviewing quality, credible, and current Internet reference resources.

( – Free Online Encyclopedia

Reference Information You Can Trust!

( – Online Encyclopedia, Almanac, Atlas, Biographies.

Infoplease is a free, authoritative, and respected reference for Internet users that provides a comprehensive encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, dictionary, and biographies.

( – Britannica

Explore the fact-checked online encyclopedia from Encyclopedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of objective articles, biographies, videos, and images

( – Encyclopedias, maps, online libraries, quotations

Find the best library and reference resources at, including top dictionaries, encyclopedias, newspapers, maps, quotations and much more.



Online Storage / Sharing Websites:




( – – free file sharing and storage

Online file sharing and storage – 15 GB free web space. Easy registration. File upload progressor. Multiple file transfer. Fast download.


Send This File

( – Send This File

Free Accounts. Send large files too big for email. Secure and easy to use. No file size limits. Embeddable on your website.



( – DropBox Online Storage & Sharing



( – Share and Discover Knowledge on LinkedIn SlideShare

Discover, Share, and Present presentations and infographics with the world’s largest professional content sharing community.



Government / Official Data Websites:



Ministry of Finance

( – Ministry of Finance | Government of Pakistan

The Finance Division deals with the subjects pertaining to finance of the Federal Government and financial matters affecting the country as a whole.


Pakistan bureau of Statistics

Provisional QIM has been computed in PBS on the basis of latest production data of 112 items. Read more. Monthly Summary on Foreign Trade Statistics



United Nations

( – United Nations


United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.


United Nations in Pakistan

( – United Nations Pakistan

Pakistan, Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy & UN Women Pakistan.

Different UN resources

UN DL library promotions

UN Library


Statistics Division

( – Statistics of Pakistan

Statistics Division’s aim is to provide solid data base to the planners, policy & decision makers in the government.


Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority, Punjab On the directions of C.M Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, TEVTA has regularized all of its employees. More than 4000 TEVTA employees across the province will take benefit from the regularization.



(–en/index.htm) – International Labour Organization

In Bolivia, the ILO and its partners are working to advance the rights of indigenous women, empower them economically and help them attain social justice.


World Health Organization

( – WHO

WHO’s primary role is to direct international health within the United Nations’ system and to lead partners in global health responses.



( – Unesco Organization

UNESCO encourages international peace and universal respect for human rights by promoting collaboration among nations.


Pakistan Bureau of Statistics

( – Pakistan Bureau of Statistics



( – The Punjab Educational Endowment Fund

The Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) is an initiative of the Government of Punjab



( ) – Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN

Papers, data, statistics, and multimedia material, you get it with AGRIS all on one page.




Jobs / News Related Websites:

Punjab jobs online



Online Newspapers

( – Thousands of Online Newspapers on the Web.





( – Jobs in Pakistan Newspaper ads & careers classifieds

Paperpk jobs in Pakistan today from all newspaper ads on with careers classified ads.


Rightjobs com › Government Jobs

( – Latest Jobs in Pakistan



( – Rozee.Pk

Find best Jobs in Pakistan, jobs listings and job opportunities on ROZEE.PK


News Week

( – NewsWeek

News, Analysis, Business, Technology etc. Newsweek provides in-depth analysis, news and opinion about international issues, technology, business, culture and politics.

( – TIME, Current and Breaking News

Breaking news and analysis from Politics, world news, photos, video, tech reviews, health, science and entertainment news.



( – Technology News – CNET News

CNET news editors and reporters provide top technology news, with investigative reporting and in-depth coverage of tech issues and events.



Other Useful Websites:




( – Free Engineering Technology Simulations

Over 150 FREE simulation videos for education. Embeddable into your courses. Made possible by a grant by the Department of Labor.



( – Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music

Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 302 billion archived web pages.




( – LEJ4Learning – LEJ4 Learning

A hub of information dissemination and propagation of knowledge in frontier sciences in Pakistan.


Urdu Pages

( – Urdu Pages

Wishes & Greetings. Discussions, Messages, different courses in Urdu and videos.



( – Crunchbase

Crunchbase is the leading platform to discover innovative companies and the people behind them.



( – Moving & Storage, Solved.



( – Famous Biographies




( – ilmkidunya: Pakistan Education News

Latest updates about Pakistan colleges universities, study visa, scholarships and study abroad information.


SULTAN     Islami books online


( – Sultan Islamic Links, Discover Islam, Muslim people

Discover Islam, The Islamic Religion, Islam Holy Book, Muhammad, Muslim People and More.


McGraw Hill Education

( – McGraw Hill Education

Learning changes everything. We apply the science of learning to create innovative solutions to improve education outcomes around the world.



( – Presentation Software | Online Presentation Tools

Welcome to Prezi, the presentation software that uses motion, zoom, and spatial relationships to bring your ideas to life and make you a great presenter.


This library contains 1424 holdings of 799 contributors on 188 Subjects in 20 Languages




Scientific community targeting collection of books on natural science disciplines and engineering.



Library Software



( – Koha – Open Source ILS – Integrated Library System serves as a landing page for librarians who are interested in the most advanced and cost effective open source automation solution on the market.

( – Greenstone Digital Library Software

Greenstone is a suite of software for building and distributing digital library collections.


                                                                 Law Resources

Punjab provincial assembly website

Islami nazriyati council


Pakistan law site

Site for Statutes, Rules and Cases relating to Pakistan. This site is one of its …


Pakistan Penal Code (Act XLV of 1860) –

Indian Act

Private updated website

Security & exchange commission of Pakistan

Service Rules and Amendments        Govt 33 Depts



The Punjab Code

The Punjab Law Portal is a freely available public web site indexing all the laws of Punjab since 1860. The site allows … Laws · Rules · Constitution of Pakistan.


Law Vision Ultimate Law Resources: Database for lawyers

Law Vision is one of the Projects Launched by the LAWVISION. This Site has in-fact opened the door for actual Comprehensive Laws and legal services



Provider of legal, government, business and high-tech information sources

For surveys

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