Library and Documentation Bulletin

This is a first e-bulletin of CEHAT Library & Documentation Unit. This e-bulletin keeps you updated with different information related to Health services & Financing, Health Legislation & Patients’ Rights, Women’s Health & related issues.
1. Provide current status of CEHAT Library & Documentation Unit
2. Different online news on Health & related issues
3. Gives updated information of different Libraries
4. Provide links of Open Access journals & e-books
5. Provide list of new books from different publishers & online book vendors.



CEHAT (Centre for Enquiry into Health and Allied Themes) is the research centre of Anusandhan Trust. We are involved in research, training, service and advocacy on health and allied themes.


Information generation and dissemination is an essential feature of the Library and Documentation unit. The Centre provides information to those who are engaged in research, advocacy and training on various health issues. Students, journalists, medical professionals, social workers, lawyers, trainers, activists, development workers, counselors, are welcome to use the library for reference... More

Library Services

i) Reprographic Services:

The Library offers photocopying and xeroxing facility to the staff and the visitors. Charges for visitors will be 1/- per page.

ii) Newspaper Clippings

This is an unique service provided by library based on the newspapers subscribed wherein the selected topic of interest to the users like Public Health, Healthcare, Aids awareness, Health legislation, Patients rights, Women’s health, etc. are clipped and maintained in files News paper title wise & date wise for reference to the users.

iii) Access to Statistical Health Database

CEHAT has a computerized statistical health database on over 500 variables on various health indicators. The database gives State and All India level information.

iv) Information & Reference Services
We offer Information and Reference services in order to meet the information needs of a variety of different patrons, whether they are a staff member, or the general public. We can help them to locate materials in our collections or at other libraries, use a variety of reference books, indexes, and databases, and assist them in formulating effective search strategies to streamline their research.

All libraries operate on a basic principle - to make their resources available to their clientele.Basically CEHAT is a Research Centre & the Library and Documentation Unit is filled with books, reprints, videos, documentary films, magazines, journals, newspapers, and other resources available for your use. The library is also a virtual, electronic library that provides access to organizational repositories like Books, Articles Papers and many other resources through its Website.

After completing this module you should have a general idea of the great variety of resources available through CEHAT Library, how these resources are organized as well as many of the services available to you from CEHAT Library.

Library Resources
The library has a rich collection of books, journals, articles, Newspaper's clippings, relating to health and related themes.There are around 12,000 books and reports, 6000 reprints. The library subscribes 12 periodicals and gets 30 periodicals on gratis. The collection is one of its unique kind on Social Science Research in Health.The collection is rich and contains a specialized selection of literature on health and related subjects.In addition to that there are Publications of CEHAT which are outcomes of the research projects which are undertaken by CEHAT which are in the form of books, research reports, manuals, papers/articles and posters.


Tata Institute of Social Science

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Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research

The library of the Institute aims to be a leading research library in the fields of development studies, development economics, energy and environmental studies, general economics and Indian economy. It also aims to build a comprehensive collection of back volumes of journals in the field of Economics and related areas. IGIDR library caters to the institutes research and teaching activities. However, it is open to other academic users for reference. Visitors are requested to bring an official letter from their librarian. For further information, please contact the Chief Librarian ...More

International Institute of Population Sciences

The library has documents in book form as well as electronic form on different disciplines such as Demography, Family Welfare, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Public Health, Sociology, Geography, etc. The collection is in English and Hindi languages and published by Union Government, State Governments, Corporate Bodies, International Agencies and Commercial Publishers of India and abroad...More

British Council Library

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Modelled on the pattern of British public libraries, our libraries have a modern ambience, backed by efficient service and facilities, and supplemented by courteous and competent staff. Apart from providing the best of reading materials published in the UK, we also provide access to information products online and a wide range of services set to the highest professional standards.

If you want a particular book, magazine or e-resource, search the All India Library Catalogue that encompasses the entire resource collection of all our 9 libraries of over 3,00,000 books, Journals, magazines, DVDs and CDs. More ...More

Jawaharlal Nehru University

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Arrow (Asia Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women) Arrow is committed to promoting and protecting women's health rights and needs, particularly in the area of women's sexuality and reproductive health. We believe that good health and well-being and access to comprehensive and affordable gender-sensitive health services are fundamental human rights...More


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Planet e-book All our literature is entirely free for you to download. To get notified automatically each time we publish new eBooks, subscribe to out eBooks newsletter or eBooks blog

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Ess Ess Publications Reference Press came into existence in 2003 when it was thought that Ess Ess would only and exclusively be publishing books on library and information science and all other manuscripts on any discipline falling under Social Sciences and Humanities would be published under a new imprint, called Reference Press...More

Sage Publications SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine...More

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Orient Longman ORIENT LONGMAN is India's best known and most respected publishing house. Publish, Well-researched academic books by distinguished authors; Interesting and informative general and trade books like:

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Cutting edge professional books in biotechnology, computer science, engineering,home science, management and medicine; and Distinctive school textbooks reputed for their high quality, relevance and affordability. In addition, we selectively reprint outstanding titles published abroad, to make them accessible and inexpensive to readers in India and the subcontinent...More

They also distribute books published by Sangam Books, Universities Press, Ravi Dayal Publisher, Permanent Black, D C Publishers and Spark India

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Medline Plus

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