In this section, QNL provides its registered users free access to online resources that cover a wide range of subject areas that cater to the information needs and diverse interests of users from all age groups. Through these online resources, you can download e-books, academic papers, audiobooks, newspaper articles, magazines, or stream music and videos.
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ABI/INFORM Collection is a comprehensive business database that delivers more than 6,800 journals. It covers key disciplines such as accounting, economics, finance, information technology, management, marketing, risk management and supply chain.
AccessEngineering is a reference tool that provides access to handbooks, curriculum maps and instructional materials such as videos, spreadsheet calculator tools, and interactive tables and graphs covering various engineering fields. This authoritative and updated engineering reference is helpful for professionals, academics and students.
The ProQuest Accounting, Tax & Banking Collection covers more than 2,300 publications, journals, reference reports, proceedings and dissertations, including hundreds in full-text related to accounting and tax. It not only covers recent news and topics, but also the history of important accounting and tax issues.
ProQuest Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database is a bibliographic database that covers basic and applied research in aeronautics, astronautics and space sciences. It also provides access to reports issued by NASA and other US government agencies, international institutions, private firms and other related institutions.
This collection provides access to AGRICOLA, ESPM and EIS databases. It also gives users access to full-text periodical titles and government publications on agricultural and environmental science published around the world. Coverage is from 1960 to present.
Al Manhal is a leading database that provides access to Arabic ebooks, full-text articles from peer-reviewed journals, and thousands of full-text dissertations and theses from the Arab world's leading universities, research centers and scientific societies. Al Manhal also provides you with the Middle East Strategic Studies Online (MESSO), which is the most comprehensive source for research, intelligence and analysis in Middle East affairs.
The Qatar Legal Portal (Al Meezan) is a comprehensive website that encompasses all enforced, amended and abrogated legislations since 1961; the judicial judgments issued by the Court of Cassation that the Technical Office of the Ministry of Justice has classified, indexed and concluded legal principles from; legal fatwa principles issued by the Department of Fatwa and Contracts (a previous department of the Ministry of Justice); and legal scholarly references. The portal hosts around 7,000 legislations and decrees, more than 50,000 articles, and more than 2,000 treaties, rulings and advisory opinions, as well as all issues of the Official Gazette of the State of Qatar since 1954.
The American Film Institute (AFI) Catalog is a premier resource for studying American motion pictures. The database includes all films produced in the United States from 1892 to 1973. It also includes records for the Institute’s Top Ten Films for the years 2000 to 2007.
Anghami is a music streaming service that provides access to a vast catalog of music labels, from traditional music to the latest hits by Arab and Western artists. The platform is accessible in the Innovation Station Music Studio.
Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA) covers health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics and education. Updated monthly, ASSIA currently contains records from more than 500 journals published in 16 different countries.
The Arab Information Network portal is an information and knowledge network established to facilitate communication and interaction between the League of Arab States and the Arab joint labor institutions through the effective participation and exchange of sources of information available in specialized Arab organizations and national and regional networks.
Arab World Research Source is a full-text database for researchers of Arabic studies, Middle Eastern studies and Islamic studies. It contains academic journals, magazines and trade publications that are published in or about the Arab World.
AraBase is a rich resource for most of the periodicals and yearbooks published in Arabic worldwide since 1934. In addition, it provides users with specialized academic journals on language and literature.
ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM) is a specialized bibliography on the study of modern and contemporary art with full abstracts and indexing from the late 1960s onwards. It covers painting, sculpture, photography, video and more.
The ProQuest Arts & Humanities Database includes peer-reviewed articles relevant to the fields of applied arts and cultural studies. Subject strengths are art, design, photography, archaeology, architecture, interior design, modern languages and literatures, and cultural studies.
The Artstor Digital Library features a massive range of images selected from some of the world's leading museums, photo archives, scholars and artists. The image database contains more than 2.4 million high-quality images in 280 collections for education and research across disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art history, fashion and costumes, literature, religion, theater, world history, and more. All images are accompanied by comprehensive metadata and are rights-cleared for educational use.
This scholarly source for students and faculty in business and financial news focuses on Asia and Europe. A great deal of information on international trade is available as well.
AudioBookCloud is an online audiobook library collection streaming adult and children's audiobooks for schools and public libraries. Books are in English and Spanish, and in many different categories including fiction, non-fiction and classics.
The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals is a citation database that indexes more than 2,500 periodicals published worldwide on architecture and design, city and urban planning, archaeology, interior design, and historic preservation.
BASE is one of the world's biggest search engines for academic web resources, providing more than 100 million documents from more than 5,000 sources. While a portion of the content in this database is subject to license, full texts of about 60% of the indexed documents are accessible for free (Open Access).
Bentham Open provides free full-text access to over 60 peer-reviewed online journals in the fields of biotechnology, biomedical, pharmaceuticals, technology, engineering, computer science and social sciences.
This online bibliography covers all publication in Arabic published before 1960. The bibliography has 60,000 records of sources in Arabic and Latin from the British Library, the National Library of Egypt, and the Library of Congress.
The Biological Science Database provides access to full-text scholarly literature in all biological science fields covering conference proceedings, technical reports, monographs, and selected books and patents.
The ProQuest Biology Database includes 410 titles, with more than 360 available in full text. It covers a wide range of biology-related topics, such as biological chemistry, biophysics, botany, cytology and histology, environmental studies, microbiology, microscopy, and zoology.
BioMed Central provides around 300 peer-reviewed journals through Open Access for researchers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine.
BN-OPALE PLUS catalog contains records for print, audiovisual and multimedia materials collected by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BnF) from its beginnings to date. The catalog also presents Open Access materials from all BnF library branches.
Read along with online video storybooks for preschoolers through grade 3, then try games and activities to show what you’ve learned.
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This award-winning app offers a new experience for reading digital books such as comics, magazines and bedtime stories in English and Arabic, selected from the world’s best publishers. Stories are presented with interactive and entertaining read-along audio and music. Parents and teachers can add their narration and sound effects to create a truly personal library that you can take with you wherever you go.
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Books In Print contains records for millions of in-print, out-of-print and forthcoming books. It also includes ebook, audiobook and video titles. Reviews from well-known resources are included when available. The Global Edition contains an expanded global view, including records of titles from the US, Canada, Europe, the UK and Australia.
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Bookshare is an online database library that makes reading accessible for people who cannot read standard print. With Bookshare books, members can listen to a book, follow along with highlighted text, read in braille, and customize their experience in ways that make reading easier.
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The Encyclopedia Britannica Academic Edition contains the online version of the standard encyclopedia, an Arabic translation tool, plus full-text journal and magazine articles and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.
Britannica School is an online learning resource for students from elementary to high school. Supporting curriculum objectives and student research, this interactive tool provides articles from encyclopedias, images and videos, lessons and activities, as well as many other valuable information sources.
This resource offers extensive coverage of popular British periodicals published from the 17th century to the 20th century. Nearly 500 searchable full-text British periodicals are featured.
Business Market Research Collection provides company and industry information with a comprehensive overview of more than 50,000 companies.
This platform contains more than 25,000 academic ebooks and more than 300 journals from Cambridge University Press in the humanities, social sciences and sciences.
Canadian Business & Current Affairs Complete provides current events, business, science, and academic information produced in Canada. It has four database subsets: business, current events, education and reference.
This online database provides access to current Canadian news content from more than 360 news sources going back to the 1970s. Newspapers including The Globe and Mail and Toronto Star, along with newswires and broadcast transcripts, are available in full-text format.
This is a good source for vocational and technical information, with more than 500 titles in full text.
This literature resource features works from prominent and emerging authors of the past and present. It invites researchers, scholars and students to use its resources to engage in scholarly debates that are relevant to literature, linguistics and the humanities in general.
CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch and the Mass Media Articles Index, along with numerous other journals in communication and media studies. The resource provides full text for more than 440 journals, 5,500 author profiles, a sophisticated communication thesaurus, and abstracts and references for more than 670 journals from their first issues to the present (dating as far back as 1900).
The ProQuest Computing Database includes 510 titles, with more than400 available in full text. It delivers information on product reviews, database design and management, software, hardware, e-commerce, website development, intranets and extranets, and technology management from scholarly journals, trade publications and consumer titles.
The Confidential Print series, issued by the British government between c. 1820 and 1970, is a fundamental source for political, social and economic research. The series originated out of a need to preserve the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices. These range from single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports and texts of treaties.
Documents in this part of the series, ‘Confidential Print: Africa,’ cover various topics, including coastal trading in the early nineteenth century and the Conference of Berlin of 1884 and the subsequent Scramble for Africa. They then follow the abuses of the Congo Free State, fights against tropical disease, Italy’s defeat by the Abyssinians, World War II, apartheid in South Africa and colonial movement toward independence. Together, they cover the whole of the modern period of European colonization of the continent from the British government’s perspective.
The Confidential Print series, issued by the British Government between c. 1820 and 1970, is a fundamental component for political, social and economic research. The series originated out of a need to preserve the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices. These range from single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports and texts of treaties.
Confidential documents in this collection focus on the countries of the Levant and the Arabian Peninsula, Iran, Turkey, Egypt and Sudan, and they discuss topics such as the Egyptian reforms of Muhammad Ali Pasha in the 1830s, and the events of the following 150 years including the Middle East Conference of 1921, the British mandates for Palestine and Mesopotamia, the partition of Palestine, the 1956 Suez Crisis and post-Suez Western foreign policy, and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Copernicus eJounrals is a publishing hub of around 30 highly reputable peer-reviewed Open Access journals in geoscience, engineering, natural and physical sciences, and the humanities.
CORE is the largest global aggregator of full-text Open Access scientific content from repositories and journals, with a dataset of full text papers reaching 49 terrabytes. As of May 2018, CORE has aggregated over 131 million article metadata records, 93 million abstracts, 11 million hosted and validated full texts, and over 78 million direct links to research papers hosted on other websites. CORE is a jointly run service between the Open University and Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).
This online database has approximately 600 titles from 80+ publishers, covering the arts, medicine, psychology, history, technology and literature. It offers a mixed collection of reference resources such as general and subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, bibliographies, chronologies, handbooks, atlases, and more. Its platform aggregates content to provide researchers with a cross-searchable learning experience via its signature concept map.
This online database supports research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends.
De Gruyter's ebook collection offers full-text access to a collection of more than 2,000 ebooks covering a wide variety of content in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, medicine and more.
DeGruyter Journals offers access to the full texts of over 640 journals and yearbooks, covering a wide variety of content in humanities, medicine, the sciences, and law. Some journals have German-language titles and include contributions in English and other languages.
DAAI is a leading source of abstracts and bibliographic records for articles, news, and reviews published in design and applied arts periodicals. It covers disciplines including ceramics, graphic design, fashion, interior design, architecture, web design, animation and more.
The Digital National Security Archive contains declassified United States government documents, including 38 collections consisting of meticulously indexed documents. It is compiled by top scholars and experts, and covers the most critical world events.
DOAB is a growing multidisciplinary collection of around 11,000 academic and peer-reviewed Open Access ebooks.
DOAJ is an international scientific and scholarly journals directory that provides free access to around 3 million articles from over 11,000 academic journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and the humanities.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses is the official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research. It includes over 1 million full-text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format, and nearly 3 million searchable citations from around the world from 1743 to the present.
This database provides access to Arabic language dissertations and theses in all academic disciplines from various Arab universities. The platform covers more than 70,000 titles, with more than 30,000 full texts.
The Doha Historical Dictionary of Arabic (DHDA) is a project aimed at publishing more than 100,000 entries of Arabic words used in inscriptions and texts dating from the year 200 AH (Muslim calendar). The project has three basic outputs: the historical lexicon, lexical sources and corpus linguistics, in addition to monitoring lexical statistics over time.
The DHDA is one of a class of linguistic dictionaries which record the history of each word in the Arabic lexicon, as well as its structural and semantic changes and the authors of these transformations. The changes are also documented with texts that testify to the authenticity of the information.
The DHDA’s lexical sources are the basis on which its corpus is based. It takes into account several criteria to identify, collect, document, date and arrange all the sources and documents from the period of the first stage of the DHDA project, in which the oldest Arabic text is dated to the year 200 AH.
The lexicon derives its material from Arabic-language sources included in the first stage and contains a sufficient number of texts that reflect the growth and development of Arabic words and their meanings in various environments and cultural, scientific and cultural centers.
The DHDA website allows you to register, create an account and search for free the contents of its historical lexicon, lexical sources and the corpus linguistics. There is also a user guide (in Arabic) that shows how to register, browse and search the site.
This e-Marefa database contains more than 25,000 theses and dissertations published in the Arab world, as well as 6,500 Arabic reviews of international theses.
This database offers a broad range of full-text content and bibliographic metadata designed for research in Islamic economics and finance. It contains thousands of annual and quarterly reports of institutions working in 40 countries, around 3,000 journals and journal articles, a directory of +7,500 glossaries and terms used in the field, around 600 theses and dissertations, more than 4,000 fatwa and Shariah resolutions, around 1,200 ebooks and book reviews, and 8 other directories featuring institutions, persons, laws and legislation, policies and regulations, concepts and terminologies, conference proceedings and papers, academic programs, and institutional financial statements. The databank also provides a geography discovery tool through which researchers can retrieve available resources by region, country or city.
This database features more than 3,000 journals and journal articles, 6,000 books and book chapters, and around 120 theses-turned-books, all published by the Center for Arab Unity Studies.
The e-Marefa Polls Databank hosts full-text reports for results of Arab public polls, as well as tens of thousands of Arabic public opinion questions on various topics and trends.
Early English Books Online (EEBO) covers the first books published in English through the 17th century. It contains titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), and the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection.
Early European Books provides a comprehensive digitized collection of rare books and incunabula, covering over 30,000 works published across Europe from 1450-1700.
This is a collection of full-text articles that provides access to figures and tables within articles in Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) and Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts. Coverage is from 1950 to current.
eBook Central (formerly ebrary) offers ebooks from trusted publishers in all academic subject areas, including business, computers, engineering, fine arts, history, literature, medicine and religion.
EBSCOhost Research Databases provides combined access to a number of relevant resources for elementary and middle school students, including Primary Search, Middle Search Plus and Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia.
EcoLink is the first Arabic database in the field of business administration and economics in the region. It provides comprehensive coverage of all the management disciplines through access to Arabic periodicals published worldwide.
EconLit with Full Text is the full-text counterpart to EconLit, the American Economic Association's index for economic literature. It contains many full-text journals that are unique to the database, as well as many non-English full-text journals.
Economist Intelligence Unit Country Reports Archive provides access to a comprehensive archive that covers global political, economic and commercial developments analysis for all countries from 1952 to 1995. The complete archive includes quarterly economic reviews, in-depth reports and statistics, and downloadable figures and tables.
This resource provides access to the peer-reviewed publications of the Max Planck Research Library for the History and Development of Knowledge, covering a wide range of disciplines and available online as print-on-demand books and Open Access publications.
Education Database provides access to over 1,090 educational publications, including more than 800 of the titles in full text.
ERIC provides access to more than 1.2 million bibliographic records indexed since 1996. The education database contains records of journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, and books.
EduSearch is a huge educational informatics gateway that covers a wide range of topics in the field of education.
Royal Society of Chemistry journals are full-text scientific journals covering research articles in multidisciplinary areas of general chemistry, chemical biology, medicine and other chemical sciences.
This online database offers full-text access to journals articles and over 2,000 ebook titles covering law, economics, Islamic finance, business studies, public and social policy, energy policy, and the environment. It includes reference books, scholarly monographs, research handbooks and companions.
For primary through secondary school age children, eLibrary contains images, videos, ebooks and full-text articles from a variety of magazines and journals.
Emerald eCase Collection is a digital collection of international business and management case studies of companies from the world’s emerging and mature markets. It covers over 1,500 international case studies on different subject areas suitable for the MBA curriculum and includes licensed case studies from leading business schools.
Emerald Insight includes journals and books relevant to a range of subject areas, including accounting and finance, economics, management, marketing, education, information studies, engineering, sociology, and tourism and hospitality.
Empire Online brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of 'Empire' and its theories, practices and consequences. The materials span across the last five centuries and are accompanied by a host of secondary learning resources, including scholarly essays, maps and an interactive chronology.
The Encyclopedia of Arabic Languages and Linguistics covers all relevant fields in Arabic linguistics, both general and language-specific. It deals with all levels of the language, from pre-Classical Arabic, Classical Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, Arabic vernacular and to mixed varieties of Arabic.
The Encyclopedia of Islam is a comprehensive reference tool on Islamic studies, with and emphasis on economic and social topics. It also gives access to the Historical Atlas of Islam.
The Encyclopedia of the Qur'an is an online dictionary covering Qur’anic terms, concepts, personalities, place names and cultural history, with detailed explanations for each entry. It also gives entries for verses from the Qur’an, and allows you to search by terms in each verse.
This is an interdisciplinary reference tool that covers research on gender studies and the Islamic world. It also provides primary and secondary sources under each entry.
EndNote Online is a web-based reference management software and is free to anyone who registers for an account through this link: http://myendnoteweb.com. This tool allows users to create a personalized online library with 21 free citation styles, a maximum of 50,000 references, and up to 2 gigabytes of attachments.
Entrepreneurship Database delivers vital resources on entrepreneurial information, such as video clips, business plans, market research, start-up plans and templates, journal and magazine contents, business cases, working papers, conference proceedings, full-text dissertations, blogs, and company profiles.
Environmental Impact Statements provides full-text documents and digests. Most of the collection includes descriptions of major habitats and a list of the plant and animal species present. The database pays particular attention to threatened species in a supplementary document, the Species Impact Statement (SIS).
The ProQuest Family Health Database includes general medical journals that cover an enormous range of subjects of value in the public library context—from sports injuries to women’s health, from food to nutrition to midwifery, and from eye care to dentistry.
The FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database offers in-depth coverage of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals. It contains article citations from more than 345 periodicals, with links from the FIAF index records to the full text of the article within the database where available.
The Film Index International is a resource for information on films and entertainment personalities, produced in collaboration with the British Film Institute.
This collection is an essential resource for understanding the events in the Middle East during the 1970s. The documents in the collection address the policies, economies, political relationships and significant events of every major Middle East power. Conflicts such as the Arab-Israeli War, the Lebanese Civil War and the Iranian Revolution are examined in detail, as are the military interventions and peace negotiations carried out by regional and foreign powers, including the United States and Russia. Commercial interests are also scrutinized, with in-depth analyses of Middle East nations’ economic stability and reviews of international arm sales policies. The activities of oil-producing nations such as Saudi Arabia are closely monitored, with particular reference to the Gulf States and members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Utilizing the significant collection of diplomatic correspondence, minutes, reports, political summaries and personality profiles, students and researchers can explore a decade characterized by conflict.
Frontiers for Young Minds provides a collection of freely available scientific articles by distinguished scientists that are shaped for younger audiences by the input of their own young peers. In 2014, this website was named a Great Website for Kids by the American Library Association.
Frontiers is an open science platform providing access to more than 40 scientific peer-reviewed journals. Compared to open access journals of other platforms, Frontiers journals are the 1st most cited in 6 categories: Neurosciences, Psychology, Multidisciplinary Psychology, Plant Sciences, Pharmacology & Pharmacy, and Immunology, and are 2nd most cited in 3 categories: Clinical Neurology, Endocrinology, and Microbiology.
For students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records covering an array of topics.
Gerlach Press Books offer a collection of ebooks on international affairs, economics, and social and philosophical issues related to the Middle East and the Gulf states in particular. The collection studies the geopolitical importance of the region from the point of view of energy, sustainability, security, socio-religious tensions and the risks of armed conflict, all of which have the potential for global impact.
Global Commodities brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history. The commodities featured in this resource have been transported, exchanged and consumed around the world for hundreds of years. They helped transform societies, global trading operations, habits of consumption and social practices.
The ProQuest Health & Medical Collection combines the clinical research titles available in ProQuest Medical Library with hundreds of additional consumer and health administration titles. It provides in-depth coverage from over 1,950 publications, with more than 1,660 available in full text.
ProQuest Health & Medicine has over 1,250 titles, with more than 1,120 medical titles in full text, with abstracts and indexing from the well-known MEDLINE database. It also includes charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos and other graphic elements essential to medical research.
The ProQuest Health Management Database is designed to meet the needs of researchers studying the field of health administration. The content provides relevant information on a wide range of topics, including hospitals, insurance, law, statistics, business management, personnel management, ethics, health economics and public health administration.
HeinOnline is one of the premier sources for specialist legal, political and historical information. Mainly covering international and American content, it provides full-text access to legal journals, books, case law, treaties and other federal government documents.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune provides the full text of the newspaper from 1849 to 1992 with images of pages and articles.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Times includes full-text and full-image articles of the newspaper from 1881 to 1991.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Guardian and The Observer provides searchable, full-text access to the newspapers from 1821-2003 and 1791-2003, respectively.
This online database provides the full image of articles published in The New York Times from its first issue in 1851 up to 2012. It is searchable by keyword, author, article title and abstract.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Wall Street Journal provides PDF images of all the content published by the newspaper from its first issue in 1889 through 1998.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Times of India provides the full text of the newspaper from 1838 to 2006 with images of pages and articles.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Washington Post includes full-text and full-image articles of the newspaper from 1877 to 1999.
History Study Center has historical reference materials that span from ancient times to current events. It has over 40,000 documents that showcase historical events and provide quick and valuable facts for a variety of users, from high school students to history scholars.
HumanIndex is a pioneering source in diverse areas of humanities like history, geography, archeology, library and information science. It allows specialists and researchers to access research and studies published in Arabic since 1940.
‘I Read Arabic’ is a leading digital leveled reading program that aims to advance the quality of Arabic language fluency and literacy. It offers 16 simplified levels based on the Arabi 21 rubrics for leveling children’s books, to suit the needs of both native and non-native Arabic language students from KG to Grade 6. The platform includes a library of hundreds of Arabic digital books as well as games, videos, worksheets and benchmark assessments. It also provides teachers with teaching and reporting tools as well as content to enrich the Arabic classroom.
Access to ‘I Read Arabic’ collections is available to all QNL’s younger users; however, access to the teacher/student account method of the platform is only intended for school teachers in Qatar upon prior request. If you are a teacher and would like to use this resource for your class, please contact our Children and Young Adults Library team at: cy_e[email protected]
IEEE Xplore provides access to 3.1 million full-text documents from some of the world's most highly cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics.
Index Islamicus is an abstract and index database that covers literature on Islam. It includes more than 415,000 records, including books, journals, conference proceedings, monographs and book reviews.
India Database is a specialized set of full-text, subscription-based scholarly journals published in India in the business, medical, science, technology, social sciences and humanities disciplines.
The International Bibliography of Art (IBA) is the successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art. The IBA provides authoritative coverage of European art from late antiquity to the present, American art from the colonial era to the present, and global art since 1945.
IslamicInfo is an electronic database designed to meet the needs of researchers in the field of Islamic, judicial, and legal sciences. It covers items published on these subjects since 1924.
J.P. Morgan Research contains reports for 3,400 companies by expert research analysts, covering all industries and regions.
Jana is a children’s online learning platform that helps primary school students improve their reading skills in a fun and interactive way. The resource provides a collection of educational games according to the established standards of Arabic 21.
Access to this resource is a login-based and not IP-based. The Library has 2,000 Jana accounts, which can be distributed to educators and parents in Qatar on a first come, first served basis. To request one of these accounts or if you need any further details, please contact the Children’s Library team at [email protected].
The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a peer-reviewed scientific video journal focusing on publishing visual experiments in life sciences research in video format. It covers research methods and experimental techniques from the physical and life sciences, including biology, bioengineering, medicine, science education, immunology and neuroscience.
The JSTOR archive includes more than 1,500 leading academic journals in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. The entire runs of journals (from volume 1, issue 1) are provided, with an embargo for the most recent three years.
This collection of ebook series and non-serial publications covers all disciplines of human medicine. It provides full-text access to volumes of current and back titles published by Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers since 1997.
Karger Journals provides access to more than 100 full-text medical and scientific e-journals.
Lexis Middle East Law offers access to laws and cases from the Middle East in Arabic and English. This subscription only covers cases, legislation and other legal information related to the United Arab Emirates.
The ProQuest Library Science Database gives users full-text access to over 150 publications in library and information science. It provides full-text support for the core titles included in ProQuest’s authoritative Library & Information Science Abstracts database (LISA).
This is a leading online resource for the study and teaching of literature in English. It is a fully integrated service that combines the texts of over 355,000 literary works with a vast library of key criticism and reference resources. It includes an ever-growing library of full-text journals and author biographies.
Mango Languages is an online language learning resource with an interactive database that provides step-by-step lesson plans for 71 different languages. This database features ESL (English as a Second Language) lessons for Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese speakers.
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This collection provides access to METADEX and Polymer Library databases. It also gives users access to full-text periodical titles and government publications on materials science and technology published around the world. Coverage is 1965 to current.
This is a reference tool that provides students, academics and researchers with more than 180 titles and other practical skill-building tools such as videos, animations, case studies, and questions and answers. It covers a wide range of medical fields, including surgery, emergency medicine, pharmacotherapy, anesthesiology, pediatrics and physiotherapy.
Medline provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences and much more. It is a comprehensive source of full-text articles from 1,470 journal titles indexed in MEDLINE.
Middle East and Islamic Studies eBooks from Brill is a collection of over 150 English ebooks in the areas of Middle East and Islamic Studies.
EBSCO Middle Search Plus provides full-text access to popular middle school magazines, biographies, historical essays, primary source documents, and image collections of photos, maps and flags. All full-text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator.
The ProQuest Military Database covers topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering, and more. It includes over 600 titles, with more than 410 available in full text.
The ProQuest Music Periodicals Database provides indexing and abstracts for several hundred international music periodicals from over 20 countries, plus full text for more than 140 of the indexed journals. The database currently includes over 1.3 million records, the majority from the most recent 10 years of publication. Some complete journal runs are included, with indexing back to 1874.
Nahla wa Nahil is a children’s online learning platform that provides access to thousands of Arabic books, videos and educational games.
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In accordance with the Qatar National Vision 2030 and the National Health Strategy 1 and 2, the development of National Clinical Guidelines represents a significant opportunity to enhance the quality and value of local healthcare. Through this Ministry of Public Health initiative, evidence-based healthcare guidelines have been localized to reflect the culture, customs and practices of Qatar in an attempt to improve the quality of care at the national level.
The ProQuest Natural Science Collection includes discipline-oriented bibliographic abstracts databases and full-text scholarly and trade journals, magazines, reports, books, conference proceedings and news materials relevant to the field of natural sciences.
Nature is an online scientific journal that publishes peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology.
Naxos Music Library is a comprehensive collection of classical music with more than 170,000 tracks, including classical, jazz and world music. It also includes information on the different works, with biographical information on composers or artists in Naxos's database.
Naxos Music Library Jazz offers a selection of music from jazz legends and contemporary jazz artists. Newly selected titles from leading independent labels are added every month.
Naxos Music Library World presents a collection of more than 106,000 tracks from nearly 10,000 albums of world music.
Naxos Spoken Word Library contains audio recordings of the world's greatest literature, including classic novels, plays and poetry.
Naxos Video Library is a streaming video library of classical music performances, operas, ballets, live concerts and documentaries.
This database allows you to search English titles for children up to 18 years old based on their preferences across different topics. You can find information about titles, read reviews and see lists of recommended books. A great place to find your next title to read.
Novelist Plus is a reading guide and advisory tool suitable for all age groups. It contains recommendations for fiction and nonfiction, author read-a-likes, book discussion guides, award lists, book cover images and nearly 40,000 first-chapter excerpts.
The ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Database provides users with reliable healthcare information in nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and much more. It is designed to meet the needs of researchers at healthcare facilities, as well as nursing and allied health programs at academic institutions.
OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and contains its ebooks, chapters, articles, papers and statistics from more than 80 countries going back to the 1960s.
The Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL) demonstrates high-quality content in religious studies and related disciplines from publisher websites, institutional repositories, scholarly societies, archives, and public domain collections. The OADTL currently provides access to over 100,000 ebooks and thousands of journals using the advanced OCLC’s WorldShare integrated library system to make its content easily discoverable and retrievable.
OverDrive provides popular ebooks for most devices, including PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android and Nook.
Ovid is a pioneering health research platform that provides access to a large collection of full-text peer–reviewed journals and multimedia on behavioral and social sciences, clinical medicine, nursing, public health, physical science and engineering, and other related fields in medical sciences.
Oxford Bibliographies: Islamic Studies is an authoritative research guide with an annotated bibliography and high-end encyclopedia that covers a wide variety of subjects in Islamic Studies.
The Oxford Reference provides access to the Oxford Research Library Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East, the Biographical Encyclopedia of Islamic Philosophy, and the Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt. This database is a comprehensive reference tool that covers a large number of full-text records.
The Oxford University Press Archive holds the records of the University's printing and publishing activities from the 17th century to date. The records of the Oxford English Dictionary form a major part of the collection.
This provides easy access to more than 230 academic and research journals in the humanities, social sciences and science. It allows users to search by title of journal or article. The database also offers perpetual access for all previous issues. Library members have full-text access to Journals Archive (1791-1995) and content from 2012 to December 2016.
The PAIS Index database contains references to more than 625,800 journal articles, books, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies and internet material.
The Performing Arts Periodicals Database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 395 international performing arts periodicals, plus full text for more than 160 of the indexed journals. The database currently includes almost one million records, the majority from the most recent 10 years of each journal.
An online database that provides access to international, scholarly literature in the areas of humanities and social sciences from 1802 to 2000.
Periodicals Index Online is a leading multidisciplinary index to the arts, humanities and social sciences. The scope is international, including journals in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and most other European languages. Over 30% of the content indexed is from non-English scholarly titles.
The ProQuest Pharma Collection offers access to over 2,650 scholarly full-text journals. It is a comprehensive database that covers not only medical, clinical and scientific titles, but also other topics valuable to all pharmaceutical company employees, from human resources to research and development, from marketing to finance.
The Philosopher's Index is a bibliographic database on all subject areas of philosophy and related disciplines, with more than 500,000 records from publications that date back to 1902.
PILOTS provides access to citations and abstracts of published literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events. Coverage is from 1871 to current.
Pivot is an indispensable source of information on funding opportunities. The database provides access to a directory of sponsors, scholarships, fellowships, research assistantships and grants proposals. As this is a tool designed for use by users affiliated with academic institutions, it quickly and easily matches people with specific interests to funding opportunities in those areas.
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Political Science Database provides full-text access and abstracts to more than 500 political science journals.
EBSCO Primary Search is designed specifically for elementary school students. It contains the full text of more than 70 popular elementary school magazines. In addition to the full-text collection, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 100 magazines.
Primary Sources: Middle Eastern Manuscripts Online 1: Pioneer Orientalists provides rare, digitized Arabic manuscripts from the Leiden University Library. Pioneer Orientalists has rich Arabic content, with over 300 digitized volumes in full color, resulting in over 500 Arabic texts. It can be searched in English or with Arabic transliteration.
Primary Sources: Middle Eastern Manuscripts Online 2: The Ottoman Legacy of Levinus Warner is an online publication that contains 45,809 pages of Ottoman Turkish, Arabic and Persian texts. These manuscripts were collected by the great scholar himself during his stay in Istanbul from 1644 until his death in 1665.
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ProQuest Central is a vast aggregated full-text database, with thousands of periodical titles and millions of full-text articles available. It serves as a central resource for researchers at all levels.
Psychology Database provides abstracts and indexing for more than 650 titles, with over 540 titles in full text.
Public Health Database delivers core public health literature with access to over 750 publications, including over 520 in full text. It contains journals, newspaper articles, reports, trade publications and more published from1972 to present.
PubMed, developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, provides free access to more than 27 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher websites.
Qscience.com is a peer-reviewed online publishing platform that provides a growing range of peer-reviewed Open Access journals in medicine and bioscience, healthcare, social science, Islamic studies, and engineering.
RBDigital Comics provides access to a range of Marvel and IDW titles with thousands of digital graphic novels and comics.
RBdigital Magazines provides access to popular full-color digital magazines, including both new and backlist titles, with no holds or checkout period limitations. Check out titles instantly using your desktop or mobile using the RBdigital App.
To be able to download any titles, you need to create an account or register. Once registered, you need to log in once before checking out or downloading any titles. Find titles by selecting the cover or clicking the search icon. In addition to permanent checkout of titles, you can build a digital backlist for browsing and reading anytime. For more help, here is a simple user guide.
This is one of the leading citation tools. It allows users to create an account, save, and organize their search and research materials in a specific citation style such as the Modern Language Association (MLA) and American Psychological Association (APA). The “Write-N-Cite” plug in for Microsoft Office (available for Windows and Mac) enables users to cite their sources directly from their paper without switching to any other application. By using the “RefGrab-it” tool, users can cite any online source by importing it to their RefWorks account. It is as simple as importing the source easily, with one click right from their internet browser. Kindly contact us via "Ask Librarian" for "Group Code".
Religion Database covers formal theological studies and commentary on topics of general interest from the perspectives of many worldwide religions. It contains more than 260 journals, most of which are full-text. Many titles are from religious publishing bodies and non-denominational organizations.
ProQuest Research Companion helps students with scholarly research. It contains more than 80 short videos that are organized into nine learning modules which answer questions like "How do I choose a topic?", "Where do I find information?" and "How do I evaluate sources?"
Research Library is a general database with a mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines and newspapers. The database includes more than 5,000 titles starting from 1971.
Safari Books Online provides access to more than 21,000 digital books and videos on topics, including programming, IT networking, project management, graphic design and business strategy, published by over 100 publishers.
This is an interdisciplinary database that provides full-text articles from more than 645 journals in humanities, social sciences and science. It allows users to search by title of journals or by subject. The database also offers perpetual access to all previous issues.
SAGE Research Methods (SRM) is an essential online methods library for researchers that provides more than 1,000 books, reference works, journal articles, 1,100+ peer-reviewed case studies, and over 125 hours of instructional videos by world-leading academics from across several subject areas, including the largest collection of qualitative methods books available online from any scholarly publisher.
In addition, researchers and university students conducting projects in subjects of social sciences can use the SRM LibGuide, a complementary tool specifically designed to help them find resources on the SAGE Research Methods platform. The LibGuide can be accessed at http://sagepub.libguides.com.eres.qnl.qa/research-methods/researchmethods
Grolier Online is a collection of online resources such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, interactive maps, world newspapers, informational video clips and more for students in elementary, middle and high schools, along with librarians and educators.
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The ProQuest Science Database is a definitive resource for researchers studying both the applied and general sciences. It contains publications dating back to 1986, with more than 1,200 documents available in full text.
Science Direct eBooks is a full-text database of scientific books covering physical sciences, engineering, life sciences, health, social sciences and the humanities. The Library's current subscription provides full-text access to about 20,000 book chapters.
Science Direct eJournals is a full-text database of scientific journals covering physical sciences, engineering, life sciences, health, social sciences, and the humanities. The Library's current subscription provides full-text access to articles in more than 2,500 journals.
Scopus is a large abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources. It includes 21,000 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and the humanities.
SIRS Discoverer is a general reference resource for beginning learners and researchers. It is aimed at helping students in the primary and preparatory grades with research, writing and language skills.
SIRS Issues Researcher is a general reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues. Articles and graphics are selected from more than 1,600 international publications.
The ProQuest Social Science database includes over 930 titles, with more than 640 available in full text. Social Science Journals provides information on hundreds of topics, including addiction studies, urban studies, family studies and international relations.
The ProQuest Sociology Collection provides access to more than 300 full-text journals in sociology and social work. It includes core titles such as Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts.
SpringerLink is a large database of full-text journals, books, protocols, e-references and book series. It covers a wide range of scientific, technical and medical subjects.
Springer consists of over 172,000 ebooks of reference works, monographs, briefs, proceedings, textbooks and series of scientific, technical and medical publications.
This collection consists of over 45, 000 full-text book titles covering the humanities, social sciences, behavioral sciences, medicine, built environment, science and technology, and Law.
The Taylor & Francis Online Journal Library consists of two databases: the Science & Technology Library (ST Library) and the Social Science and Humanities Library (SSH Library). It has a broad multidisciplinary collection with access to over 1,500 titles covering 19 broad subjects.
The ProQuest Technology Collection includes five discipline-oriented bibliographic abstracts databases and full-text scholarly and trade journals, magazines, reports, books, conference proceedings, and news materials relevant to the fields of technology and engineering. It contains contents published from 1962 to present.
The ProQuest Telecommunications Database includes over 290 titles, with more than 220 available in full text. The database includes topics such as computer applications, data communications, data transmission systems, electronic data processing, information science and information theory.
The Company of Biologists provides some of the world’s leading journals in all branches of biology. Two of its Open Access journals are Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open (BiO).
The Economist Intelligence Unit provides access to country-focused financial conditions, techniques and regulations, and economic and business forecasts. The subscription includes Global Country Forecast, Global Country Reports, Global Viewswire and Global Country Data.
The Merck Index Online is a multiple database that offers online access to over 11,500 monographs and historic records covering chemical substances, including human and veterinary drugs, and biological and natural products.
The Vogue Archive provides access to every issue of Vogue from 1892 to date. It contains covers, advertisements, features, photographs and illustrations in their original context.
Tido provides access to large selection of piano sheet music on the iPad, with an emphasis on classical music. The app has several innovative functions, including automatic page-turning technology, real audio recordings synchronized to the notation, annotation tools to mark up scores and video tutorials from top pianists. Tido is accessible in the Innovation Station Music Studio.
View online science and social studies books and videos for grades 3–6, then try games and activities to show what you’ve learned.
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TumbleBook Library provides access to a great source of animated talking picture books, puzzles, games, quizzes, videos, and language learning sources for children and teens. It can also be used as a teaching tool by instructors.
TumbleBookCloud is an online database of ebooks and educator resources perfect for middle schools, high schools and public libraries. The database offers a robust selection of graphic novels, enhanced novels, ebooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources and audiobooks.
TumbleMath provides a collection of math stories in animation, narration, and sound to create a compelling and enticing story book for students of all ages.
This collection offers full-text access to British government records in the form of the House of Commons Parliamentary sessional papers from 1715 to the present, with supplementary material back to 1688. The collection covers the UK House of Commons Parliamentary Papers for the following periods: 18th Century (1688-1834), 19th Century (1801-1900), 20th Century (1901-2003), 21st Century Module 2 (2010-2013).
This online database provides access to the full text of over 10,000 academic ebooks in 20 subject areas, covering the humanities, social sciences, medicine and law. It includes titles from Oxford University Press and partner presses.
Urban Studies Abstracts covers subjects of relevance to the discipline, including urban affairs, community development and urban history.
US Newsstream includes international, national and regional papers such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, The Guardian, El Norte, Jerusalem Post and South China Morning Post.
Web of Science is an interdisciplinary abstract and citation online database providing references to peer- reviewed research literature from journals, books, book chapters and conference proceedings in the sciences, engineering, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities. Access is available from 2008 to present.
Wiley Online Library Books provides full-text access to more than 18,000 scholarly and professional books, handbooks and dictionaries covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.
This online database hosts a multidisciplinary collection of full-text journal articles covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.