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Johns Hopkins Corona-virus Resource Centre of Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine offers a comprehensive e-Resource on COVID-19. Professor Lauren Gardner and her PhD student Ensheng Dong have created a Corona-virus Dashboard Information and Data – COVID-19 Global Tracking Map. 


COVID-19 Global Tracking Map offers the most comprehensive information and data. It is accessible at:



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University Libraries of University of Toledo, Ohio offers extensive information and data on Diet and Nutrition. This e-Resource hub includes Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx), books, journals, CDC, statistics in nutrition and dietetics (overweight, obesity and health related health conditions, adult’s diet, physical activity and weight status, healthy eating index) and links to information accessible from professional bodies.










Best Practices in Change Management – 2018 Edition is an exhaustive reference brought out by Prosci. According to Prosci, the book offers two decades of research and insights from 6,298 participants in 84 countries.

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Why Journal Impact Factor (IF) shouldn’t be used for evaluating the quality of any meaningful scientific research study? 

The following article authored by Professor Per O Seglen offers deep insights on IF.


This article was published in 1997, and its relevance is still unquestionable. However, it is pathetic and regretful to observe that Indian higher education regulatory bodies, universities and colleges are showing a herd mentality by blindly following IF metric for evaluating the quality of research output during recruitment and promotion of academics, research funding and other activities!!! It is altogether a different story that the substantial research output produced in Indian academic and research establishments is mostly plagiarised, lacks scientific rigour, useless (that is, research for the sake of publishing), and practically irrelevant. 

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