The Knowledge Resource Centre provides its membership by default to the staff members of CSIR-CRRI, New Delhi. The membership is valid as long as the user becomes the employee of the Institute. The library membership will be suspended or terminated and disciplinary action will be taken, if the member has done any of the following:

  • Found misusing/mutilating/stealing/cutting pages from a book
  • Improper use of Library facilities


Only Registered staff Members can borrow books from the Knowledge Resource Centre on the production of their individual Identity Cards issued by the institute at the circulation counter. Ten numbers of Books are issued to a user in a single period of time for duration of 30 Days. For further he/she can renew upto 30 days.

Electronic Current Awareness in Road Transport (E-CART):

Electronic Current Awareness in Road Transport (E-CART) is a monthly Electronic Current Awareness service of the Knowledge Resource Centre, CSIR-CRRI. E-CART sent via E-mail to CRRI staff in first week of every month. It mainly covers the Content page and direct link to access the resources of all subscribed electronic resources.

Institutional Repository of CRRI

DSpace software is used to showcase the Scholarly Publications of CSIR-Central Road Research institute.

Research Support

The Knowledge Resource Centre currently provides the following research support tools and services: 

Online Document Delivery Service (ODDS)
Documents are requested via email, WhatsApp, or by visiting KRC. Document requests are searched in KRC and sent to the user if they are available. If the document is not available in KRC, KRC staff request the document from other libraries, once the document is received, it is sent to the desired user.

Plagiarism Detection Tools:
iThenticate:  is a tool, used to check the originality of documents.
Plagiarism check request is sent by staff via E-mail or by filling proforma

Some tips to Avoid Plagiarism:

  • Be sure to properly acknowledge the original source for all facts, phrases, charts, diagrams, tables, maps, illustrations, photographs, theories, methods, steps, or lists taken from someone else's work.
  • Even if you have expressed someone else's ideas in your own words, you still need to give them due credit.
  • When copying and pasting text from electronic books, journal articles, theses, dissertations, or legal reports, you must accurately cite the source in the database you utilised and provide its URL (Uniform Resource Locator, or web address).
  • Every source you read and use should be documented and recorded carefully. When it comes to this aspect of your research, don't cut corners. Make use of a reference management tool to keep track of your sources.

Reference Management Tools

KnightCite: KnightCite is a free website that generates citations for 28 different types of sources in Modern Language Association (MLA), American Psychological Association (APA), or Chicago style automatically. It is made available via Calvin College's Hekman Library. 
Mendeley: is a free reference management tool and academic social network that allows you to manage your references. Additionally, it enables you to interact with other researchers and work together while learning about fresh facts and trends in your field of study.
Zotero: is a free open source tool that you can use to collect, organise, manage, cite and share research sources.
ZoteroBib:is a free service that helps you build a bibliography instantly from any computer or device, without creating an account or installing any software.


Referencing Styles

APA Referencing Style: The American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style, a formatting and citation guide is commonly employed within the fiels of Psychology, Education and other related social sciences.
Chicago Referencing Style: The Chicago referencing style is used for all subjects and media, including books, newspapers, and other non-scholarly publications and non-publication items.
Harvard Referencing Style: The Harvard referencing style is typically used in many subject areas.
MLA Referencing Style: The MLA style is mostly used by researchers in Arts and Humanities. However it is especially used in English Language, Literature, Folklore and Lingustic courses.
Vancouver Referencing Style: The Vancouver system, also known as the "author-number" system, is a way of writing references in academic papers. It is well-liked in the physical, biological, and health sciences. It is one of the two standard referencing styles used in medicine - the other is Harvard style.