Welcome to the NCAS Information Resource Department

One of the main objectives of the NCAS Information Resource Department (IRD) is to efficiently provide access to quality information resources, irrespective of format and location, and facilitate information transfer using innovative technologies. Currently, IRD provides information services via its Intranet as follows.

Access to on-line full-text databases
The IRD facilitates access to information resources mainly through its electronic databases subscibed under the aegis of International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) and SAREC project of the University of Colombo. You may access the database through the link of "Databases".

Document Delivery Services
Document delivery facility is available from British Library through the Country Coordinator of the INASP Programme. If you need to obtain scholarly articles from the British Library, please consult your Consultant Librarian for more information.

Information Literacy Services
In order to enhance users' information literacy skills, introductory tutorials and help guides have been developed. You can access these turotials through the link of "Literacy" for basic knowledge on searching, and analysing information for your learning/research endeavor.

Search engine service
You may access variety of search engines such as Scholarly Search Engines (SSE), Meta Search Engines (MSE) and News Search Engines (NSE) based on your purpose of information searching through the sub-link available in the "Literacy" link.

Information Gateways
Currently IRD provides only one information gateway termed Eldis Gateway to Development Information. You may access this by the link of "Gateways".

e-Books and Newspaper information service
You may get access to leading newspapers and e-Books collections at "Other Links".

More information

Consult your library personnel for more help and information.