Library | Resource Guides | Archaeological Science
Library Contact
Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
Gandhinagar - 382355 | Gujarat | India
Tel: + 91-79-2395 2431
Email: &
Archaeological Sites (Selected)
Major Archaeological Sites Archaeological Sites in India
Key to Icons

Restricted Resource = Restricted resource
Some full text available = Some full text
openURL = OpenURL enabled

Resource contains images = Images
Resource contains video = Video files
Resource contains audio = Audio files

Citation Management Software's
Archaeological Science

Welcome to Subject Resource Guide on Archaeological Science!


This resource guide serves as gateway to scholarly resources in the area of Archaeological Science. Resources listed here include those that are accessible through our library and alsoon the web. It enable you to access from one point, the resources such as books, print and e-journals, popular magazines, databases, theses and dissertations  and other web based resources. This guide by no means is a comprehensive list, but serves as a useful starting point.  We strive to add newer resources and keep the entire range of resource lists updated from time to time.

We request your active participation in making this resource guide as most useful starting point for scholarly resources in the discipline and request for your comments and suggestions. 

IIT Gandhinagar Library WebOPAC
All Items by Source


Print Location: Library Stack Area Restricted Resource
Library at IIT Gandhinagar has sizable collection of books and reading material on Archaeology and Archaeological Science. These books are classified following under Class Numbers:


  • 294.50     : Archaeology of Hindu religions
  • 543          : Analytical chemistry in archaeology
  • 690.09     : Archaeology of measurement
  • 778.9934 : Archaeological photography
  • 934          : Archaeology
  • 954          : Historical archaeology

  • To locate the books on Archaeology, please search in Library WebOPAC 
  • To browse the bibliography ( list) of books on Archaeology Click here 

Course Readings
Print Location: Library Circulation Desk Restricted Resource
Library compiles & provides a list of books recommended by the faculty members for courses being taught during a semester. These books are usually placed under Course Reserve- CR  and Short Loan-SL. Such a list of books for the current semester is given here.
DVDs and CDs
Print Location: Library Circulation Desk Restricted Resource
Library has a fast growing collection of CDs and DVDs. This collection is organized separately and are available for viewing inside the library and may also be borrowed (restricted) as per your borrowing privileges. (Link). To browse the list, you may visit here.
Magazines and Newspapers
Print Location: Periodical Section Restricted Resource Some full text available
Library subscribes to good number of periodicals (Journals and Magazines) in print. These periodicals are separately displayed in alphabetical order in the periodical section of the Library. Older issues are available for borrowing as per the circulation privileges. 
The list of these periodicals is available here



Encyclopedias on Archaeology


Ancient World Digital Library
It provides access to great collection of downloadable rare books and scholarly materials relevant to the study of the ancient world.
Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) Some full text availableopenURL
Provides an access to over 3000 e-books from more than 100 well-known publishers covering almost all disciplines.
E-Books Directory Some full text availableopenURL
Provides over 9327 academic peer-reviewed e-books, and other documents with links to the full text of the publication at the publisher website.
HathiTrust Digital Library Some full text available
A collaborative electronic book repository supported by 60 academic and research libraries. It provides free access to books, serials, standards, theses, etc.
Internet Archive Some full text availableopenURL
Internet Archive is nonprofit digital library providing the free public access to collection of digitized materials, including websites, music moving images and public domain books.
Project Gutenberg Some full text availableopenURL
Project Gutenberg offers over 46,000 free ebooks, user can choose among free e-pub format books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.
Million Book Project Some full text availableopenURL
A digitization project of books initiated by Carnegie Mellon University. It provides access to over 1.5 million e-books to the readers.


AATA Online openURL
AATA Online is a comprehensive database of over 133,000 abstracts literature related to the preservation and conservation of material on cultural heritage created & updated by Getty Conservation Institute.
J-Gate Custom Content for Consortium (JCCC)
This (bibliographic only) database provides access to literature from over 45,000 journals published all over the world.
Archaeology Data Service openURL

ADS holdings are split between monument inventories and archives and these divisions are now more explicit on the ADS website with separate search mechanisms for each, which should make finding a particular archive collection.

British and Irish Archaeological Bibliography openURL
A comprehensive database for archaeologists, students and researchers, containing published references and abstracts from AD 1695 to the present day.
Southeast Asian Archaeology Bibliographic Database openURL
A bibliographic and research database devoted to scholarly research pertaining to Southeast Asian archaeology.



ArchAtlas aims to provide a visual summary of spatial processes in prehistoric and early historic times using emerging technologies of satellite imaging and electronic mapping.

Digital Archaeological Atlas of the Holy Land
Digital Archaeological Atlas of the Holy Land (DAAHL) is an international project that brings together experts in information technology including Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the archaeology.


CORE: Connecting Repositories openURL
Connecting Repositories aggregate all open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide and make them available to the public.
Google Scholar openURL
Google Scholar indexes journal articles, dissertation and theses, books, conference papers and other research materials from around the world.
Jurn is a free-to-use online search tool for finding and downloading free full-text scholarly works in various fields.
Microsoft Academic Search openURL
A public search engine for research papers and literature.


Print Location: Periodical Section
Library subscribes to a small collection of journals & magazines in print in the area of archaeology and these are displayed in periodical section of the Library. Older issues of these journals may be borrowed as per the circulation policies.
List of print journals on Archaeology


JSTOR Archives Restricted Resource Some full text available
JSTOR collection archives and provides access to archival of more than 3000 scholarly journals across more than 40 academic disciplines from 800+ publishers.Click here for accessing JSTOR Daily.
ProjectMUSE Restricted Resource Some full text availableopenURL
This is a collection of journals published by major University Presses in the area of humanities and social science. This collection covers quite a good number of titles dealing with the subject.Read more...
Sage Journals Restricted Resource Some full text available
SAGE is one of the major publishers of journals in the humanities and social sciences areas.  Library subscribes to selected titles and the list is given here
Emerald Insight Restricted Resource
Provided access to over 300 scholarly journals in business and management, library and information sciences, engineering and materials science


SciVerse ScienceDirect Restricted Resource Some full text available
This is a platform which hosts publications of Elsevier & associates and is a leading full-text database offering journal articles, e-books etc.  Library subscribes to selected list of core titles falling under five major subject collections i.e.: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics and Astronomy.
Springer Journals Restricted Resource Some full text available
Library has access to over 1750 peer reviewed full-text journals published Springer, which includes good number of journals in the area of Physics
E-Journals on Archaeology Restricted Resource Some full text available

This is a comprehensive list of e-journals on Archaeology& related subjects subscribed by the Library.

  • To download the list of E-Journals on Archaeology click here
  • To browse the complete A to Z  E-Journals List click here


Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Some full text availableopenURL
An online directory that indexes and provides access to 10,000 + high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals covering all disciplines.

E-PRINT ARCHIVES openURL is an alternative e-print archive to the It contains over 6000 plus e-prints in Arts and Humanities includes Archaeology.
Social Science Research Network openURL
Provides access to wide variety of literature in social science covering from a number of specialized networks including cognitive science, leadership, management, and social insurance. Also covers some amount of literature in the area of archaeology.


JournalTOCs openURL
JournalTOCs provides table of contents (TOCs) from over 26,000 journals in all subjects. User can search for journals, set the email based alerts, and view the latest TOC for each journal and link to the full text.


College Open Textbooks Some full text availableopenURL
A collaborative collection of twenty-nine educational non-profit and for-profit organizations which are affiliated with more than 200 colleges.
Open Access Textbooks Some full text availableopenURL
Open Access Textbooks is  a FIPSE Grant Project to creating a model of open textbook and establish a state wide open textbook initiative.
Open SUNY Textbooks Some full text availableopenURL
This is an open access textbook publishing initiative established by State University of New York libraries and supported by SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grants.


Australian University Theses & Dissertations openURL
Australian University Theses & Dissertations are available under platform of Trove which serves as one point access to over 9,91,000 theses and dissertations.
Ethos: Electronic Theses Online Service (British Library. UK) Some full text availableopenURL
A platform to access theses submitted by most of the UK higher education institutions. Ethos serves as an index to 300,000+ theses for free and order full text quickly and easily. Electronic Theses Online Service (Ethos) offers free access to the limited number of full text of theses.
IndCat : Online Catalogue of Theses openURL
It is an Online Library Catalogues of books, theses and journals available in major university libraries in India.
NDLTD: Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations Some full text availableopenURL
Contains metadata & full text of more than one million electronic theses and dissertations contributed by 125+ member universities & consortia. To visit the Global ETD Search -
Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD) Some full text availableopenURL
Indexes  theses and dissertations from well-known sources and provide direct link to the full text ETD.
PQDT OPEN: ProQuest Digital Theses Some full text availableopenURL
Provides access to full text of theses submitted by the researcher himself under open access initiative with PQDT open.
ShodhGanga, India Some full text availableopenURL
A source for theses submitted to Indian universities, which includes biological sciences & engineering.
Theses Canada openURL
Theses Canada is a central access point for theses submitted to Canadian universities. It holds over 3 lakh theses from 70 universities in both electronic and print formats.





Learning Archaeology openURL
Learning Archaeology provides study of Archaeology through online. Using this website user will be able to access online lessons, submit essays, enter into quizzes and get feedback on their work.


Academic Earth openURL Resource contains video
Academic Earth offers free online video lectures from major universities and colleges. It has comprehensive collection of free online college courses and provides video lectures on humanities and science & technology.
TeacherTube openURL Resource contains video
TeacherTube is a free instructional and educational resources such as video, audio, documents, photos, groups and blogs shared by the teachers.
Archaeology Channel Resource contains videoopenURL
Archaeology Channel presents a range of media about archaeology (films, news, commentary, interactive programs) and related subjects presented through streaming media by the Oregon-based Archaeological Legacy Institute.
TEDx openURL Resource contains video
TEDx encourages discovering and sharing ideas with others. It has covered 30,000+ videos.
YouTube Lectures Resource contains videoopenURL

YouTube provides best lecture series videos on Archaeology and cultural heritage in around world.