Amman, Al Manhal technologies, the world’s only full-text searchable electronic Arabic database provider, signed agreements with World Islamic & Sciences University and Qatar University. Under the agreements, World Islamic & Sciences University and Qatar University students, faculty and researchers will have access to Al Manhal’s full-text searchable database of peer-reviewed eJournals from across the Arab World.
The comprehensive database, the only full text search database in Arabic, includes the most influential journals from leading universities, research institutes and scientific societies in the Middle East, most of which are exclusive to Al Manhal. The eJournal collections cover various subjects from the humanities and social sciences, with a focus on business and economics, education, history, geography, Islamic studies, language and literature, law, political science and international relations, psychology, sociology and social studies.
In addition to being the only full-text searchable provider of Arabic journals, Al Manhal also provides an array of advanced search and utility tools in order to make searching and using the content easy and effective. Al Manhal utilizes the world’s latest e-publishing and Digital Rights Management technologies in order to ensure that all content is protected, all usage is tracked, and all usage based royalties are paid to copyright holders accordingly. Mohamad Al-Baghdadi, CEO of Al Manhal, stated “We are honoured that WISE and Qatar University, as two of the most respected institutions in the region and the world, have adopted our eJournal collections. Due to the advanced levels of research being conducted at these esteemed institutions, we expect high levels of usage of our journals, which will benefit the users and content providers alike.”
Regarding their agreement with Al Manhal, Abdullah Kreishan, head of the World Islamic & Sciences University library stated, “Al Manhal database for Arabic peer-reviewed Journals adds a distinct quality to our Arabic eLibrary, which clearly suffers in this area and is a key tributary to the educational development in the Arab world. Al Manhal peer-reviewed Arabic Journals is a necessary tool to any Arab and foreign researcher, and it particularly serves graduate students and faculty members. We hope to see Al Manhal databases for Arabic Journals receive coverage in the Arab World. “