Library & Information

ICMR-Regional Medical Research Centre
( Laxmi Narayan Memorial Library )


Library & Information Centre of ICMR-Regional Medical Research Centre has been the life-line for the research activity of the institute. At present, it stands as a modern library & Information Centre with a lot of modern facilities with Wi-Fi enabled E-library. It is regarded as one of the best Bio-Medical & Health Science Research libraries in Odisha.The library has been using the Koha an Integrated Library Management software package with all the modules for the library housekeeping operations. Using Koha OPAC, users can search the Library Online Catalogue by Author, Title, Subject, and keywords.The Library has been using the Digital Repository software DSPACE is a repository of Scholarly Publications of ICMR-Regional Medical Research Centre, Bhubaneswar. The main objective of this repository is to collect, preserve, and distributes digital material i.e. scholarly publications of RMRC, Bhubaneswar.

Library Timing:

9.00 AM to 5.30 PM (Monday to Friday)

Library Apprentice Trainees

Regional Medical Research Centre, Bhubaneswar is one of the Biomedical Research Centers of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India. The Centre's library is recruiting Apprentice library trainees with fixed stipend amount for the period of one year which is approved by ICMR, New Delhi, and Board of Practical Training (BOPT), Kolkata since 2009. The fixed stipend amount Rs. 5000.00 per month has been enhanced to Rs. 11,500.00 per month since 2011. Only current year MLISc pass-out students are eligible for Library apprentice trainee for the period of one year. During training, the trainees are exposed to the following activities.

i. Total Housekeeping operation of RMRC Library (Acquisition, technical processing, Classification in UDC & Serial Control, etc.)

ii. Working on Library Automation Software- Koha

iii. Institutional Repository (IR) of RMRC Scientific Publications

iv. Online literature search through ERMED consortia, EBSCO Database, EMBASE, ProQuest.

v. Scanning, Digitizing, Resource Sharing and News Clippings on local health news

vi. Bibliometric analysis/activities.

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Presently 13th batch trainees are continuing. The details of the apprentice trainees since 2009-2022 are as follows:

1st batch trainees: ( 2009-2010) Snigdharani Sahu , MLISc. (SU), Ruchismita Prusty, MLISc. ( NOU)
2nd batch trainees: (2010-2011) Rameswar Meher, MLISc. (SU), Rajendra Mohan Kissan, MLISc. (SU)
3rd batch Trainees: (2011-2012) Puspita Mishra, MLISc. (UU), Nibedita Senapati, MLISc. (SU)
4th batch trainees: (2012-2013) Nikita Bisi, MLISc. (SU), Ratnapriya Bhoi, MLISc. (SU)
5th batch trainees: (2013-2014) Dhara Sharma, MLISc. (UU), Nasima Begum MLISc. (UU), Mukesh Kumar Bhoi, MLISc. (SU)
6th batch trainees: (2014-2015) Miss Priyanka jee, MLISc. (UU), Miss Lipika Sharma, MLISc. (SU)
7th batch trainees: (2015-2016) Mr. Prabhat Ku Swain, MLISc. (UU), Miss. Lipika Rani Nayak, MLISc. (SU)
8th batch trainees: (2016-2017) Mr. Satyajit Nayak, MLISc. (UU), Miss Twinkle Rout, MLISc. (UU)
9th batch trainees: (2017-2018) Mrs. Hemanti Mahali MLISc.(IGNOU), Miss. Poonam Sing Deo, MLISc. (PU)
10th batch trainees: (2018-2019) Mr. Shakti Ranjan Barik, MLISc. (NOU), Miss. Sonali Srivastav, MLISc. (SU)
11th batch trainees: (2019-2020) Mr. Suryajit Samal, MLISc. (UU), Miss Adyasa Bhoi, MLISc. (SU)
12th batch trainees: (2020-2021) Mr. Nilakantha Dash, MLISc. (UU), Miss Payal Jena, MLISc. (FMU)
13th batch trainees: (2021-2022) Mr. Ajay Kumar Saw, MLISc. (UU), Shibashakti Digal, MLISc. (UU)


Publishing House:

Library works as publication cell of the institute. It regularly publishes Annual Report, IEC materials on specific diseases and special publications. During Centenary year of ICMR (2011), the several publications are published by the publication cell. Recently 3 Books published by the publication cell: 

  1. Gandhi & Health @150(Odia)
  2. Odi-Sci: The ODYSSEY of the Women Scientists of Odisha (English)
  3. Bigyana Bidusi: Odishara Nari Gabesika (Odia)

Coordinating HRD Activities:

Library works as coordinator for short-term Dissertation program and summer internship program of M.Sc./MPH students from various universities as 6 monthly project works at RMRC Bhubaneswar.

RMRC LAN System:

RMRC Local Area Network (LAN) is connected to all scientists, divisions and section for Internet & Intranet connectivity. At present, the library is equipped with LAN Server connected with more than 250 computers in the RMRC building, Annex Building, OPD Building. Besided LAN server, Mail-server, Antivirus- server and Koha Server are also installed in Library for Networking. Two leased likes i.e NKN and NIC for Web OPAC with BSNL leased line and National Knowledge Network (NKN) for Internet connectivity.

E-resources, Databases, and software to cater needs of the Scientists, Students, and researchers.
The following E-Resources are available in the Library.

1. ERMED Consortia:

National Medical Library’s Electronic Resources in Medicine (NML-ERMED) Consortium is an initiative taken by Dte.GHS & MOHFW to develop nationwide electronic information resources in the field of medicine for delivering effective health care. 70 state and centrally funded Government Institutions are selected as its members. The Consortium is being coordinated through its headquarter set up at the National Medical Library (NML). The ERMED resource can be searched and browsed through a versatile search platform i.e.

2. EBSCO Database(CINHL)

EBSCO Information Services is a prominent provider of research databases, e-books, and library services to academic, corporate, and medical institutions. They offer extensive access to scholarly articles, journals, and magazines across various disciplines. Their Discovery Service simplifies research by enabling users to search multiple databases through a single interface. Additionally provides library management solutions and specializes in medical and healthcare resources, serving diverse information needs. For up-to-date details, refer to EBSCO's official website i.e.


EMBASE is a comprehensive biomedical and pharmacological database, widely used by researchers and healthcare professionals. It focuses on drug research, pharmacology, and clinical medicine, covering a range of topics including drug development, medical devices, and more. The database includes a vast collection of indexed journals, conference abstracts, and other literature sources. EMBASE is valuable for evidence-based medicine, systematic reviews, and staying updated with medical advancements. The EMBASE resource can be searched and browsed through a versatile search platform i.e.

4. ProQuest

ProQuest is a prominent digital library and research platform that offers access to an extensive range of scholarly content, including journals, theses, dissertations, newspapers, and more. It serves students, researchers, and libraries by providing a vast collection of resources across various disciplines. ProQuest's user-friendly interface simplifies information discovery and supports academic research. It's a valuable tool for accessing credible and diverse sources for scholarly pursuits. For current details, refer to ProQuest's official website i.e.


1. iThenticate

iThenticate, from Turnitin, LLC, serves the corporate sphere with plagiarism detection tools. Founded in 2004, it's based in Oakland, CA, catering to publishers, corporations, law firms, and more. Clients span organizations like WHO, UN, and World Bank. Beyond plagiarism checks, iThenticate aids intellectual property safeguarding and document analysis. It seamlessly integrates with content and manuscript systems. CrossCheck, a collaborative version with CrossRef, gained acclaim for innovation. Noteworthy cases include Hartford Courant and Ann Coulter's book controversy, highlighting iThenticate's impact beyond detection.


MAXQDA is a software program designed for computer-assisted qualitative and mixed methods data, text and multimedia analysis in academic, scientific, and business institutions. It is being developed and distributed by VERBI Software based in Berlin, Germany.

MAXQDA is designed for the use in qualitative, quantitative a mixed methods research. The emphasis on going beyond qualitative research can be observed in the extensive attributes function (called variables in the programme itself) and the ability of the programme to deal relatively quickly with larger numbers of interviews.

3. EndNote X8

EndNote is a reference management software package which is used to manage bibliographies and references when writing assignments, dissertations, theses and articles. The software is available for both PC and Mac, and there is a web version which you can use anywhere.

EndNote allows you to:

      - Store all the references that you find during your research. They can be exported automatically          from most databases, or entered manually.

     - Store PDF files, pictures, graphs, tables, etc.

     - Add citations to your work and create bibliographies in any output style (e.g. APA, Chicago, MLA and Vancouver). There are over 6,000 styles to choose from.

4. STATA- SE16

StataSE-16 is an advanced statistical software edition, building upon Stata's capabilities. It offers enhanced features for managing larger datasets, conducting intricate analyses, and advanced data manipulation. Researchers, professionals, and analysts benefit from its expanded toolkit for statistical modeling, data visualization, and research exploration. StataSE-16 empowers users to delve deeper into data insights, making it a valuable tool for complex research projects and data-driven decision-making.

5. Graph Pad

GraphPad is a leading software suite designed for streamlined data analysis and visualization. At the core of its offerings is GraphPad Prism, a powerful tool favored by researchers and scientists. With an intuitive interface, Prism enables effortless graph creation, precise statistical analyses, and curve fitting. Researchers across diverse domains, from life sciences to social studies, rely on GraphPad to simplify data interpretation and presentation. By transforming raw data into insightful visuals and meaningful results, GraphPad enhances research communication and decision-making processes.

6. Infograpia is a platform known for offering a wide range of infographic templates that cater to various subjects and themes. It provides users with the tools to easily create visually engaging and informative graphics, enhancing the communication of complex ideas. With its user-friendly interface, simplifies the process of crafting compelling visual content.



Name: Dr. B. Sahoo, M.Lib & Inf. Sc, Ph.D
Professional Expertise: Library, Information & Publication, Scientometic Analysis, LAN System administration, Networking, E- resource & E- Publishing
Contact Address:Library & Information Officer, Regional Medical Research Centre (ICMR), Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar- 751023, Odisha
Tel: 0674-2305616
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