Child Development Centre has got an extended library in which books relating to child development, disability management , research methodology and has access to e-Journals and printed journals as well.
- The main objective of the library functioning in this unit is to organize a specialized collection and to provide services to support the Centre’s various programmes and to serve as a comprehensive learning resource centre.. CDC library was established in the year 2009 when an Officer- in charge-Library was appointed to organize the library and information centre.
- Since its inception, high priority has been accorded to’books’ than other materials in the collection process. It strives to collect the relevant literature for its specialized collection to cater the information needs of the clinical and paramedical community and researchers and students. The library is equipped with books, monographs, dissertations, project reports, journals, non-book materials, etc.. The books collection covers wide range of subjects like pediatrics and its specialties, developmental disabilities, epidemiology, adolescent medicine, behavioural sciences, special education, hospital administration, management, genetics, rehabilitation, reproductive medicine, psychology, psychiatry, etc. Now the library has a collection of 3300 books and other materials. The Library has 14 current Indian journals also.
Library organization and automation
- The Unit is moving with a mission to organize a modern library and knowledge centre in order to support the potential information and learning requirements. The library has been automated and for this it has adopted ‘KOHA’, an open source integrated library management software which is being used for library catalogue search and other information retrieval. Internet search facility is available in the library.
External users, distance learning students and trainees
Apart from staff of CDC, the library resources are being used heavily by distance learning students and trainees of the Centre, students and researchers from other institutes/ organizations/hospitals ,etc.
Journals available at CDC Library
|Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health||Child Language Teaching and Therapy|
|Autism||American Journal of Medical Quality|
|Behaviour Modification||American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine|
|Clinical child psychology and psychiatry||British Journal of Nutrition|
|Clinical Pediatrics||Journal of Adolescent Research|
|Communication Disorders Quarterly||Indian Pediatrics|
|Focus of Autism and other Developmental Disabilities||Journal of learning disabilities|
|Indian Journal of Pediatrics|
|Journal of Adolescent Health|
|Journal of Child Health Care|
|Journal of Child Neurology|
|Journal of Early Intervention|
|Journal of Emotional Behavioural disorders|
|Journal of Special Education|
|Pediatric Clinics of North America|
|The Journal of Early Adolescence|
|The Journal of Pediatrics|
|Topics in Early Childhood Special Education|
|British Medical Journal|
|The New England Journal of Medicine|