Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS)

Welcome to HSS Subject Guide !

This subject guide serves as a starting point to your search of scholarly resources in the area of HSS. Resources listed here include those that are accessible through our library and also on the web. It enables you to access from one point, various resources such as books, e-journals, e-databases, theses and dissertations and other web-based resources. (Please remember that this is not an exhaustive list. You will find many additional resources in the library such as Reference Books).

We welcome your suggestions to make the guide better suited to your requirements. Please write to us at library@iiti.ac.in

Resources Available at Central Library

E-Journals

E-Databases

E-Books

Books

The Central Library uses Dewey Decimal Classification system to classify books. 

A call number is a number used to identify & locate books in the library. It includes the Classification number, the Author Code (first three letters of the Author’s name) and the Accession number (serial number) of the book.

For example:  Understanding psychology by Feldman, Robert S.

In this book label,

150  is the Class Number of Psychology
FEL is the Author Code 
20572 is the Accession Number.

The library has a sizable collection of books and reading material on HSS. These books are classified under the following Class Numbers:

  • 100 : Philosophy
  • 150 : Psychology
  • 160 : Logic
  • 170 : Ethics
  • 180 : Ancient, medieval & eastern philosophy
  • 200 : Religion
  • 210 : Philosophy & theory of religion
  • 300 : Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
  • 310 : Statistics
  • 320 : Political science
  • 330 : Economics
  • 350 : Public administration & military science
  • 360 : Social problems & social services
  • 370 : Education
  • 390 : Customs, etiquette & folklore
  • 400 : Language
  • 410 : Linguistics
  • 420 : English & Old English languages
  • 700 : Arts
  • 780 : Music
  • 790 : Sports, games & entertainment
  • 800 : Literature, rhetoric & criticism
  • 810 : American literature in English
  • 823 : English Literature
  • 890 : Other literatures
  • 900 :History
  • 910 : Geography & travel
  • 920 : Biography & genealogy
  • 950 : History of Asia
  • 954 : History of India
  • 990 : History of other areas

Institutional Digital Repository

OER – (Open Educational Resources) (Freely Available)

e-Journals:

e-Books:

ETD Resources (e-Thesis):

Open Access Directories:

Videos

Online Courses

Study Materials

Others