The Mycorrhiza Information Centre (MIC) at TERI, with support from the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, serves primarily to meet information needs of researchers engaged in the field of Mycorrhiza by providing value-added information services. The center produces a range of on-line databases on mycorrhiza literature and other related information resources. It facilitates open access to current mycorrhiza research findings and development thereby catering to the needs of mycorrhiza researchers and promoting research and communication among mycorrhizologists, scientists, educators, agriculturists, and students, besides, exposing the researchers to the frontline research, innovation, new methodologies and bioprospecting.
The MIC has set up a Special Reference Section at TERI which offers a rich collection of journals, newsletters, books, reports, conference proceedings; and specialized online and print journals, databases, CD-ROMs.
The MIC has developed two important databases, viz. (1) Mycorrhiza Literature Abstracts and (2) Directory of Mycorrhizologists. Other Information Services provided to its members include:
- Forthcoming events
- Interlibrary loan
- Journals and books content alerts
- Literature search
- News bulletin
- Reference and referral services
- Reprographic and scanning facilities
- Web alerts
The MIC organizes workshops, training programmes, and conferences with the objectives of creating a forum for interaction among mycorrhiza research professionals and to keep abreast of the latest developments in the field.