Digital Library

Access to number of these databases is facilitated by Higher Education Commission (HEC)

Summon is discovery service that enables you to search all HEC electronic subscriptions and hundreds of open access repositories through a Google like experience

· Make content more discoverable and increase usage

· Offers the easiest & most compelling Google-like search experience

· Present the most relevant results

· Easy to access primary resources

· Ability to search across open access resources


Higher Education Commission has provided free trial access to ProQuest Database to all Universities of Pakistan till March 31, 2017. ProQuest will provide access to thousands of full text journals, dissertations, working papers and trade publications. Business Premium Collection and Social Science Premium Collection is special edition in the database.



Ebrary offers a wide variety of multidisciplinary content. It acquires large number of titles from leading academic publishers.



Content in JSTOR spans many disciplines, with over 500 high-quality publications available in the archive.
JSTOR provides the ability to retrieve high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated.

Project Muse

Project Muse
Project MUSE provides access to 430 full-text journals from 108 publishers in humanities and social science. MUSE pricing meets library needs around the world.



One of the world’s leading information services for Science, Technical and Medical journals.
SpringerLink provides access to 503 full-text Springer-Verlag Journals and 738 full-text journals formerly published by Kluwer Academic Publishing.


Taylor & Francis Ebooks

Taylor & Francis has grown rapidly over the last two decades to become a leading international academic publisher.
More than 1000 journal titles in a full range of disciplines.

Wiley-Blackwell Journals

Wiley-Blackwell Journals
Since the Blackwell-Synergy merger with Wiley-Interscience, all the journals available to HEC consortium are now available through Wiley-Interscience.
Online database containing over 1,234 journals in science, technology, medicine, humanities and social sciences.


Over 12,000 ASTM standards operate globally. Defined and set by us, they improve the lives of millions every day. Combined with our innovative business services, they enhance performance and help everyone have confidence in the things they buy and use.

Emerald Publishing

Emerald manages a portfolio of over 300 journals, more than 2,500 books and over 1,500 teaching cases.

Informs PubsOnline

INFORMS is proud to count 29 of the past 79 recipients of the Nobel Prize in Economics as authors, collectively producing 86 articles across six different INFORMS journals. Learn more about the authors awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics and the contributions each has made to operations research and management science literature through INFORMS’ journals.

Open Access Resources

Open-access literature is digital literature that is available on the web, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Committing to open access requires dispensing with the financial, technical and legal barriers that are designed to limit access to scientific research articles to paying customers. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.

Other Resources Available

IMF Statistical Database

PIDE provides access to International Monetary Fund (IMF) Data bank from PIDE campus LAN. It can be used to find Exchange Rates, IMF Accounts, Foreign Exchange, Total Reserves minus Gold, Gold (Million Fine Troy Ounces), Total Reserves, Money, Interest Rates, Consumer Prices, Exports, Imports, Industrial Production, Export Unit Values, Import Unit Values, Country Tables, Monthly Notes (RTF), World Tables, Front Matter, Yearbook Notes and other PDF resources you may need.

World Bank E-Library

World Bank E-LibraryWorld Bank E-Library

It is one of the most Comprehensive Collections in the area of Social and Economic Development. It covers all current and recent World Bank Titles, Documents and Papers in PDF and other user friendly formats. This collection consists of over 1,800 World Bank Publications and over 2,700 Policy Research Working Papers.

World Bank Global Development Finance (GDF Online)

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It contains statistical data for the 138 countries that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt to the World Bank Debtor Reporting System. The database covers external debt stocks and flows, major economic aggregates, and key debt ratios as well as average terms of new commitments, currency composition of long-term debt, debt restructuring, and schedule debt service projections. Data selection screens are intuitive and easy to use. Results can be scaled, indexed against a particular year, viewed by percentage change, and charted. Data can also be exported in standard formats.

World Development Indicators (WDI Online)

World Development IndicatorsWorld Development Indicators

It is World Bank’s premier annual compilation of data about development. It is a collection of statistical data and commentary. It focuses on people, economy, environment, states and markets, and global links. The CD-ROM contains a database of more than 550 indicators selected from a time series database of 40 years and 208 countries, where data is available. It also contains full text of WDI book. The data can be exported in several formats. WDI 2003 has new user friendly interface.

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