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PASTIC has recently developed a cloud based customized library automation software for the libraries across Pakistan.The software provides a free of cost platform for resource sharing and greater visibility of the wealth available in libraries in the shape of books, thesis, reports and periodicals. Libraries across country can access this software virtually and host their catalogue OPAC on cloud.
For further details please visit at
Elsevier Webinar 
ELSEVIER has organized an open webinar on "Strengthening Research Planning using Elsevier Tools-Scopus, Science Direct & Mendeley" for the research community of Pakistan on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Pakistan Time)
To register for the webinar, please click on the link:​
The objective of this webinar is to help researchers at Pakistan academic institutes in:
  • Understanding Research Issues
  • ​Scanning Research Workflow
  • ​Understanding Publishing Workflow
  • ​Journal Metrics and How to choose Journals​
  • ​Read Quality.. Publish Quality using Science Direct
  • ​How to Use Scopus and Science Direct effectively.
  • ​Managing references using Mendeley
ProQuest Advanced Training
ProQuest is currently working on re-enhancing the research experience for Universities and faculty members in Pakistan under the patronage of HEC and decided to start monthly based training schedule, to be one training per week. Kindly find below the training schedule for the month of October 2020;​
Date & Time (Pakistan) T​raining Title Targeted Audience Description Registration Link

Wednesday 14/10/2020

11:30 am / (1 hour)

Explore the HEC Digital Library Collections for your next scholarly research (ProQuest Resources and Unified Search Engine – Summon).Faculty, researchers and students (all)Explore HEC Digital Library portal, Digital Library Collections and its diverse content types to help you boost your knowledge and research skills Click Here

Monday 19/10/2020

11:30 am / (1 hour)

Advanced Training: How to Utilize ProQuest Journals, Dissertations, and Varied Content Types in Teaching and ResearchFaculty members and researchersWorking away from your lab or campus? This Advanced Training will help you utilize ProQuest journals, dissertations, and varied content types in teaching and research Click Here

Tuesday 20/10/2020

11:30 am / (1 hour)

Advanced Training: How to Utilize ProQuest Ebooks Collection in Teaching and ResearchFaculty members and researchersDuring the Virtual Learning Era, eBooks are playing a key role in Education. This advanced training will focus on how to Utilize ProQuest eBooks  Collection in Teaching and Research Click Here

Monday 26/10/2020

11:30 am /  (1 hour)

How to Manage Your References Using RefWorksFaculty members, post graduate students and researchersJoin us to learn how best to write and manage your citations and references in your theses, dissertations and research papers using RefWorks   Click Here

Tuesday 27/10/2020

11:30 am / (1 hour)

5 Tips for Getting Published: Maximize Your Chances to Get Your Paper Accepted in Academic Journals!Faculty members, post graduate students and researchersThis introductory session will provide tips for getting your article published, understanding open access and predatory publishers and will also talk about publishing ethics and how ProQuest resources can help you in your journey to authoring. Click Here
IEEE Trainings 
This 2-session workshop is to facilitate your exploration of scientific research and technical communication, from basic IEEE Xplore searching to manuscript preparation & publishing with IEEE. This webinar series will be conducted on October 21 & 28, 2020, Wednesday, 11:00 am —12:00 noon, Islamabad Time. System Requirement: A computer with audio; a decent Internet connection. Note: You’re encouraged to test your computer and the and the online system by visiting:​
Previous Announcements
JoVE, the world-leading producer and provider of science videos with the mission to improve scientific research and education has provided trial access to selected Pakistani universities through HEC Digital Library, till 30th September 2020
Date:Thursday, 20th August 2020 Time: 12PM (Pakistan Time)
Access Link:
Remote Access: Please refer to this document​
This offers includes the entire JoVE library:
1. JoVE Research:​
  • JoVE Journal​
  • JoVE Encyclopedia of Experiments 
2. JoVE Education:
  • JoVE Science Education
  • JoVE Core
  • JoVE Lab Manual 
For more information, ​ please visit
Training Topic
Date and Time
Registration Link
ProQuest Ebook Central Advanced TrainingWednesday, September 16, 2020 12:00 pm Pakistan Time
ProQuest Ebook Central Advanced TrainingWednesday, September 23, 2020 12:00 pm Pakistan Time
ProQuest Ebook Central Advanced TrainingWednesday, September 30, 2020 12:00 pm Pakistan Time
ProQuest Online Training Sessions in Pakistan
Higher Education Commission in collaboration with ProQuest, is offering the opportunity to participate in the upcoming online training sessions being offered. Please register to attend these sessions via the links below;
Date & Time (Pakistan time)
Session period

Session Title

Session Details

Targeted Audience
Monday 10/8, 12:00 pm 30 minutesHEC Digital Library IntroductionThe session will cover HEC digital library portal, the single search platform, quick overview of the academic resources provided by ProQuest that include ebooks, journals, reports, case studies, varied content as well as dissertations and theses.This is a general session, so the target is anyone who wants to use HEC Digital Library
Tuesday 11/8, 12:00 pm 60 minutesEbook Central Advanced TrainingThe session will cover eBook central as a multidisciplinary ebooks resource, how to create an account, bookshelf and all advanced features.faculty members, post graduate students and researchers
Thursday 13/8, 12:00 pm 60 minutesProQuest Platform Advanced TrainingThe session will cover PQ Dissertations and Theses and Business Premium Journals Collection in general and focus more on the search platform advanced features such as My Research, sending emails, save documents, citation, etc.faculty members, post graduate students and researchers
Monday 17/8, 12:00 pm 60 minutesHow to manage your bibliographic references using RefWorksFull training on RefWorks and it's functionalities and features.faculty members, post graduate students and researchers
Wednesday 19/8, 12:00 pm 60 minutesIntroduction to publishing in Academic Journals5 Tips for getting your article published.faculty members, post graduate students and researchers
How to Join?
Follow the steps below to join the trainings via WebEx
  1. Register via above links.
  2. ​Once you register you will receive a confirmation email from WebEx. confirming your registration.
  3. ​You will receive two reminders for every session; one before 24 hours and one before 30 minutes.The reminders will include the joining link and password for each session
  4. ​When session time comes, click on the joining link and use your registered information and the password Pakistan1 and click Join
Please join the session 10 minutes before the official time to avoid any issues with your WebEx program.​​​