The CWDS Library was one of the few research libraries which took the initiative, way back in April 1994 to computerize its bibliographic databases. The Library has designed and developed in-house the following bibliographical and directory databases for easy and speedy storage and retrieval of information using WINISIS and GenISISWeb software:

Mahila Database (Catalogue)

database The Mahila database consists of records of books, monographs, institutional publications, research reports, government documents/ policy papers and conference proceedings/ papers and reports. Currently the database has over 38,000 records. Search online..

Articles Index Database


This database comprises records of indexed news items and selected articles from newspapers and periodicals since 1994. Currently this database has approximately 28,000 records.

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Chitra: Audio-visual Database

videos The audio-visual material database has detailed information about various secondary sources on films, videos and other audio-visual relating to Indian and South Asian women.  Presently, it has about 1,000 records and is being updated on a regular basis.

 Periodicals Database

periodicals A database of newsletters/bulletins/ journals containing the  basic information about the title along with its holdings is maintained. Currently, the database contains more than 500 records.

Institutional Database

institution A new data base is being developed regarding the Institutions, containing the name, address and activities.  At present it has about 250 records.