The main aim of this course is to make students aware of the utilization of computers and information communication technologies in the field of library and information sciences. It also covers the areas related to the use of computers in their data collection, analysis, and overall thesis writing using computers. It also contains the guidelines related to the American Psychological Associations manual of style for language and writing. The course makes students aware of main online databases and digital libraries as well as with advanced searching techniques being used for searching information in the databases.



  1. Introduction to computer
  2. Endnote reference management software
  3. Statistical Package for Social Sciences
  4. Microsoft Word
  5. Generation of Table of Contents
  6. Assigning 5 Levels of Heading
  7. Database Searching
  9. Scopus
  10. ISI Web of Science
  11. Emeraldinsight
  12. ScienceDirect
  13. Boolean Operators
  14. Search Process
  15. Literature Review Methods (descriptive and inferential)
  16. Reference Styles (American Psychological Association’s Manual)
  17. Cite while you write in Endnote Software

Recommended Books


  1. Suzanne S Bell (2015) Librarian’s Guide to Online Searching Cultivating Database Skills for Research and Instruction-Libraries Unlimited
  2. Doran Jr, B. G., Hyden, B., & Liles, T. W. (2002). U.S. Patent No. 6,385,766. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  3. Paul Connolly (2007) Quantitative Data Analysis in Education A Critical Introduction Using SPSS-Routledge
  4. Melart, Stewart (2015) Microsoft Office 2016: the complete guide. CreateSpace Independent Publishing
  5. Abha Agrawal (2009). EndNote 1 - 2 - 3 Easy: Reference Management for the Professional-Springer US
  6. American Psychological Association (2019). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association: 7th Edition. American Psychological Association

Suggested Books

  1. Susan B. Gerber, Kristin Voelkl Finn (2005) Using SPSS for Windows Data Analysis and Graphics. Springer
  2. Michael Miller (2019). Computer Basics Absolute Beginner’s Guide, Window’s 10th Ed. Que Publishing; 9 edition.

Course Material