Online Resources

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Children & YA

Proquest CultureGrams

CultureGrams provides country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture, including the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.

ProQuest Research Companion

ProQuest Research Companion is ProQuest’s flagship information literacy product. It was built to help students do more effective scholarly research and to support educators as they teach the core information literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.

E- Books & Audio Books

Neel Wa Furat

Neel Wa Furat provides access to around 5,000 of Arabic E-books.


OverDrive offers borrowing ebooks and audiobooks through public libraries worldwide.

provides a variety of general and popualar books in many languages, Arabic, English, French and others.

Libby, By OverDrive

Overdrive also availble through Libby, OverDrive website

ProQuest Public Library - Ebook Central

Offers digital books in English for researchers, general public and children; in all disciplined. can be searched through the main portal of Maktaba digital library or by through Ebook central only. 

General - Arabic databases

Dar Al Mandhumah

Almandumah is the largest online database for Arabic scholarly output. It provides access to thousands of journals, magazines,

conference papers, statistical reports and provides full text access to about 70,000 dissertations from all the Arab countries.

• Dar Al Mandhumah - Dissertations

• Dar Al Mandhumah - Edusearch

• Dar Al Mandhumah - Human index


e-Marefa is an integrated database of full text and comprehensive metadata of over 700,000 journals, research papers, theses and dissertations, conference papers, statistical reports, and e-books, which has produced 22 specialized databases covering all disciplines.

General - English databases

EBSCOhost Research Platform

EBSCOhost is an intuitive online research platform used by thousands of institutions and millions of users worldwide.

With quality databases and search features, EBSCOhost helps researchers of all kinds find the information they need fast.

• Education Sources

• Academic Source Ultimate

• Teacher Reference Center

• Legal Collection

• Health Business Elite

• Food Science Sources

• Health Source: Consumer Editions

• Sustainability Reference Center

• Patient Education Reference Center

• Life Magazine Archive

• Bloomberg Business Week Archive

• Architectural Digest Archive

• The Education Resource Information Center (ERIC)

• Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

• Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

• Science Reference Center

ProQuest databases 

ProQuest databases provides a single source for scholarly journals, newspapers, reports, working papers, and datasets along with millions of pages of digitized historical primary sources and more than 450,000 ebooks.

• ProQuest Central

• ProQuest Public Library - Ebook Central

• ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global

Taylor & Francis Collections

The site gives online access to all journals published by Taylor & Francis and Routledge, with a powerful search that makes it simple to discover the most relevant research for our readers.


PressReader HotSpot

PressReader connects you to the world’s best newspapers and magazines...

with unlimited access to more than 7,000 of titles from around the world.

And allow you to download your favorite publications onto your own device and keep them for later reading.

Specialized Resources

Al Muhamoon Al Arab

Specialized Online database for all subjects related to laws and regulations in UAE.


Twig Science Videos

Outstanding short films in English and Arabic on Science, Maths and Geography