Screen Reader Access

Knowledge Resource Centre

Knowledge Resource Centre, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute

Welcome to KRC Website!
The well-equipped Knowledge Resource Centre (KRC/Library) provides information support to the scientific staff, students of the laboratory, visitors using both archival print resources and contemporary digital resources.
General Information:
The primary objective of Knowledge Resource Centre (KRC) is to support the educational and research programs of the institute by providing physical and online access to information, consistent with the present and the anticipated educational and research functions of the institute. In accordance with the objectives of the institute, over the years, KRC has been developing a comprehensive collection of peer-reviewed scholarly literature useful for the research community of the institute. The secondary objective is to serve as a resource center for the scholars and scientific community of the country. Besides this to promote Hindi, KRC procures Hindi books literature of common interest.


                 Resource Type             Collection Size
Books  23000
Bound Volumes of Journals 73969
Gratis/Donations 275
eJournals 4700 approx
Hindi Books  927 +
Reference/ Serials 2863 +
CDRI Theses & Dissertations 1527


9.00 am to 5.30 pm on all working days.

Physical Ambience

KRC is situated in a beautiful building measuring 8000 sq. feet (approx). It’s a full air conditioning building located in the main campus of CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute.


Knowledge Resource Centre is serving the mission and purpose of the institute by providing the literary services with a collection of more than 23000 books, 73969 bound volumes of journals, 1527 theses, annual reports of various scientific Institutions & many more e-version of resources. This facility is available to the entire scientists, technical staff, students and guests. Resources received on gratis and donations are also housed in the KRC.


Online Catalogue (OPAC: (Intranet) Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) available for document search.

KRC Management (through KOHA packages)

The KRC/Library is fully computerized using Koha software for day to day operations. Web Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) is available on the Internet. KRC/Library is part of KNOWGATE project initiated by CSIR where KRC moved its data from proprietary software (Libsys) to open source software Koha.

Language Editing and Plagiarism Check

Language improvement tools such as Grammarly and Anti-plagiarism tools i.e. iThenticate (Turnitin).

S & T Reference Service Using Online Digital Resources

Many Online databases are subscribed by the KRC such as SciFinder, Sciencedirect, Clarivate Analytics/ Web of Science and detailed Patent information database Orbit etc. for imparting knowledge and training to the entire scientific, technical and academic researchers of the Institute.

Document Delivery Service

We provide the document delivery service from our print & archival and subscribed resources as and when requested by the user via email, fax etc.

Scientometric Analysis

Carried out citation analysis of publications of individual scientists and organization using scientometric tools such as Web of Science of Clarivate Analytics.

Reprographic Services

The CDRI KRC offers photocopying service to all its members, and this service is for all the faculty members and students on nominal charges.

Archiving/ Institutional Repositories

To provide better access to the recently published literature as pre-prints of publications and theses are archived using D-Space Software.

CDRI Publication Repository


Reference Service

Reference service helps users to make full use of the resources available in the KRC. It guides the use of KRC resources and services, assists in accessing e-journals, e-books, databases, multimedia sources etc.
It also maintains a collection of reference books consisting of encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, technical reports, scientific reports, pharmacopoeia (s), current protocols, methods, and globes, etc.

Awareness Programme

The KRC takes an active part in the orientation programme to familiarize users with various resources and services available for them and also whenever a new product or service is introduced.

News Clipping

News and reports appearing in the media, especially in newspapers, relevant to S& T in general use to be uploaded on Intranet.
Electronic access to the databases & journals hosted on the CDRI Intranet
KRC provides access to several electronic journals through the web for students and faculty members of CSIR-CDRI.


The membership of the KRC is available to all the scientists, technical staff, research students and the other CDRI staff. Only print resources are available for circulation against KRC membership. However, consultation of all resources is open to all, including reference material.
Research scholars, faculty, students of other universities/organizations are also permitted to use the KRC on written request; or on a letter of recommendation from the concerned organization without membership

e-resources: Usage Policy:

Electronic resources such as e-journals, e-databases, e-books etc. made available by the CSIR-CDRI KRC are for academic use.

These resources can be searched, browsed and material may be downloaded and printed as a single copy of articles as is done in the case of printed KRC material. Downloading or printing of a complete book or an entire issue or a volume of one or more journals (called systematic downloading) is strictly prohibited.

Any violation of this policy will result in penal action as per the rules and regulations of the institute.

Please be aware that systematic downloading will cause the publisher to block to the entire community of users CSIR-CDRI KRC from accessing these resources.