The present book is primarily about computer-based retrieval systems and its objective is to teach the basics of retrieval system and its working. Information retrieval is a communication process that links the information user to a librarian. The communication normally involves the processing of text. An in-depth study of the present book will acquaint the readers with this techology. It is a complete treatise on information process that includes indexing, abstracting, citation indexing, bibliometrics, webometrics, and Greenstone software. In addition, it provides a detailed study on application of ISO-9000 in the libraries, essence of TQM, resource sharing through networks, E-books and governance of intranet. Apart from these, it analytically approaches to information technology as a revolution in higher education and its impacts.