CSIR-NAL Serial Holdings:

The union catalog aims to bring in several homogeneous/heterogeneous libraries’ holdings into a single platform to facilitate better discoverability and resource sharing among partnering members. CSIR-NAL has taken initiative to create a union catalog of Journal holdings information of CSIR & DST organizations. The titles subscribed by CSIR-NAL through NKRC (National Knowledge Resource Consortium) are also included.

Efforts are also made to create a union catalogue of Aerospace libraries of various organizations like DRDO, IISc, IITs, ISRO, and CSIR-NAL.


National Union Catalogue of Scientific Serials in India (NUCSSI) is the first indigenous database that serves as an ideal tool to access Journal holdings information. NUCSSI is a data repository of a large number of unique journal titles and library holdings belonging to major universities, S&T institutions, R&D units of industries, higher institutes like IISc, IITs, and professional institutes spread all over the country.

NUCSSI provides information regarding the availability of journal titles in the libraries, Moreover, integration of database with E-mail service enables routing of library/user request information. The NUCCSI service is provided by the National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR) now reconstituted as CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research.


IndCat is an ‘Online Union Catalogue of Indian Universities’ that contains bibliographic records of Books, Theses and Serials contributed by participating universities in all disciplines, i.e. Computer Science, Philosophy, Religion, Social Sciences, Technology, Arts, Literature, History, and Science. The IndCAT service is provided by the INFLIBNET Center, Gandhinagar.


WorldCat is the world’s most comprehensive database of information about library collections. WorldCat service is provided by OCLC.