CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre (CSIR-SERC), Chennai, a national laboratory of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, is one of the major centres of structural engineering research in the country and abroad. Nestled amidst the greenery in the campus, is the Knowledge Resource Division (KRD) set up on modern lines.

KRD is automated using modern technologies such as barcoding and RFID.

KRD houses a well maintained longue, reading and reference areas, journal racks displaying current journals, storage compactors archiving back volumes and a separate floor dedicated for books and proceedings.

KRD has excellent collection of resources in the areas of civil and structural engineering and is one of the best structural engineering libraries in the country.

Providing invaluable support to researchers, its collection has grown to cover all aspects of structural engineering and its related sciences.

KRD has recently installed a precision engineered range of storage compactors that provide maximum storage capacity in limited space.

A surveillance system covering all areas of KRD is also installed to enhance security.

A library book...is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, is their only capital.

Thomas Jefferson

Two forces are successfully influencing the education of a cultivated man: art and science. Both are united in the book.

Maksim GORKY

Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.

Edwin P. Whipple

Library Here is where people,
One frequently finds,
Lower their voices,
And raise their minds.

Norman Cousins

  • Predatory Publishers and Journals


    Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open‑access publishers This is a list of questionable, scholarly open-access publishers. It is recommended that scientists read the available reviews, assessments and descriptions provided here, and then decide for themselves whether they want to submit articles, serve as editors or on editorial …

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  • Phishers Journals or Predatory Journals

    Identifying predatory journals – a few simple steps (This is a summary of an article in the commentary section of Current Science, Vol.112 No.12, 25 June 2017) It is possible for cyber criminals to publish numerous fake scientific journals after swindling users by taking “processing …

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  • International journals available for 2017

    Dear All, Knowledge Resource Division, CSIR-SERC is subscribing to the following international journals for the year 2017: International journals available for 2017 S. No. Title Publisher Availability Remarks 1 Applied Mechanics Reviews ASME Print + online New addition in 2017 2 Canadian Journal of Civil …

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