It has been often mentioned how Qatar National Library (QNL) has been supporting Qatar on its journey from a carbon-based economy to a knowledge-based economy. QNL’s vast collection is a sheer delight to access online, and provides invaluable resources to students, educators, researchers, and the community in Qatar.
From the more than 200 exhaustive online databases offered by QNL that pack in everything from engineering to technology to the finest bestsellers, Community picks 22 fascinating resources and makes a compelling case for you to register with QNL — it is free for all the residents of Qatar:
Al Manhal-Al Manhal
A leading database that provides a unique opportunity to QNL users to access Arabic e-books, full text of peer-reviewed e-Journals, and thousands of full-text dissertations and theses from the Arab world’s leading universities, research centres and scientific societies. Al Manhal also provides you with the Middle East Strategic Studies Online, which is the most comprehensive source for research, intelligence and analysis in Middle East affairs.
American Film Institute Catalog — Pro-Quest
The AFI Catalogue is a premier resource for studying American motion pictures. The database includes all films produced in the United States from 1892 to 1973, and also records for the Institute’s Top Ten Films for the years 2000 to 2007.
ABI/INFORM Complete — Pro-Quest
This is a comprehensive business database that delivers over 6,800 journals. It covers key disciplines like accounting, economics, finance, information technology, management, marketing, risk management, and supply chain.
Arab World Research Source — EBSCOhost
The 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.
Arts and Humanities Full Text — Pro-Quest
Arts and Humanities Full Text 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.
BookFlix — Scholastic Learning Zone
Read along with online video storybooks for pre-schoolers — Grade 3. Then try games and activities to show what you have learned.
Books and Authors — Gale Cengage
This is an online database that enhances the experience of reading a book. It allows the reader to dig deeper into the book’s themes and origins and learn how the author’s life and times contributed to the work.
Cambridge Books Online — Cambridge
This database contains over 25,000 full-text eBooks from Cambridge University Press and covers subjects in humanities, social sciences, science, engineering, medicine and English Language Teaching. The collection comprises new and older monographs and course books.
E-Marefa is an Arabic language database containing over 1,000 scholarly journals from the Mena region. Subjects covered include human sciences (literature, history, education, arts, and languages), social sciences (politics, sociology, and law), medical and health, business and economics, engineering, IT, and the natural and life sciences.
Encyclopedia of Islam — BRILL
Encyclopedia of Islam is a comprehensive reference tool on Islamic studies with emphasis on economic and social topics. It also gives access to Historical Atlas of Islam.
Health and Wellness Resource Center — Gale Cengage
Health and Wellness Resource Center provides access to up-to-date reference materials as well as full-text magazines, journals, and pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources.
History Online and History Study Center — Pro-Quest
History Study Center has historical reference materials that spans 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.
Literature Online (LION) — Pro-Quest
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.
Naxos Music Library — Naxos
Naxos Music Library is a comprehensive collection of classical music with over 170,000 tracks, including classical, jazz, and world music. Separately, there’s also Naxos Spoken Word Library, which contains audio recordings of the world’s greatest literature including classic novels, plays, and poetry, and the Naxos Video Library, a streaming video library.
OneClickDigital — OneClickDigital
OneClickdigital is an English only digital audio-book database that allows users to download audio-books to their devices. The collection of approximately 6,100 items includes genres such as popular general fiction, literary fiction, science fiction, classic fiction, mystery, biography, and creative non-fiction.
Oxford Legal Research Library — Oxford
Oxford Legal Research Library provides integrated access to authoritative content and key titles in the area of international commercial arbitration, international commercial law, financial and banking law, and private international law.
Philosophers Index — Pro-Quest
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.
ProQuest Engineering Collection
ProQuest Engineering Collection provides access to full-text and discipline-oriented bibliographic abstracts that cover new technologies, civil, mechanical, environmental, earthquake, mechanical, and transportation engineering.
Safari Books Online — Pro-Quest
This database provides access to more than 21,000 digital books and videos on topics ranging from programming to IT networking to project management to graphic design to business strategy published by over 100 publishers.
Snapshots — Pro-Quest
Snapshots Series is a source of market research data, offering worldwide market data for a broad range of industries and regions. It includes over 8,800 market reports across 43 industries in 40 countries.
Springer e-Books — Springer
Springer e-Books consists of over 172,000 e-Books of reference works, monographs, briefs, proceedings, textbooks, and e-Book Series of scientific, technical and medical publications.
Vogue Archives — Pro-Quest
This provides access to every issue of Vogue from 1892 to date. It contains covers, advertisements, features, photographs, and illustrations in their original context.
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