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The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has made available more than 4,000 journals and more than one million full text theses to researchers within public and private universities in Pakistan under the Digital Library Programme. If you are at IST Islamabad Campus, you can access the resources provided to IST by following the links appended below.   

  • ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)

The ASTM Standards & Engineering Digital Library is a vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information. It covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science and solar engineering.


    Provides access to almost 1 third of the world's current Electrical Engineering and Computer Science literature. IEEEXplore ® provides full-text access to 174 IEEE and 46 IET journals, magazines, transactions and conference proceedings as well as active IEEE standards.


    The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) is the largest professional society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research (O.R.).

    INFORMS publishes 12 scholarly journals that describe the latest O.R. methods and applications and a membership magazine with news from across the profession.

  • ProQuest Dissertation & Theses

    ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997. It contains a significant amount of new international dissertations and theses both in citations and in full text.


    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 Journals

    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.