The Abdul Hameed Shoman Library subscribes to many databases that include thousands of articles, periodicals, books, and university theses in various area of knowledge, most of which are full text, to give its researchers access to them.
Members can access these databases through the public library’s computers, or by requesting a username and password from the library helpdesk either in person or by sending a request to the library’s public e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
A list of the most prominent databases the library subscribes to
EBSCO is one of the largest and most extensive databases for periodicals and electronic books in academic libraries and research centers in the world, published since 1975 to date in PDF format. A compilation of research from different periodicals issued by many institutions.
EBSCO offers a variety of search tools, including advanced search, by Boolean search or by language, exposed topics, and journal names, which helps users and researchers to find the required topics directly and effortlessly and access the full texts of the topic, the issue of the journal or the author. The EBSCO database includes:
● Communication and media in full text.
The database provides the best research solutions in the fields of communication and media. It provides full content indexing and "importance-selected summaries" of more than 770 titles, as well as full-text content from over 450 journals.
● Local Business News (USA)
The database provides full-text coverage of local business publications within the United States, and consolidated coverage of local business news for over 80 business publications, covering all urban and rural areas within the United States.
● Legal Group
This database contains the full text of more than 250 international legal scientific journals. This legal group is a reliable source of information on current global legal issues, studies, ideas, and trends.
● Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Group
It is a comprehensive database covering topics dealing with psychological and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, methods of observation and experiment. This database also provides full-text coverage of nearly 400 journals.
● Professional Development Group
A database designed for teachers and professional educators, it provides around 520 high-quality, specialized educational journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed papers. It also contains more than 200 educational reports.
● Libraries, Science, and IT Summaries
This database contains indexing of more than 560 journals: In addition to books, reports and research procedures. Topics covered include library, classification, cataloging, statistical analysis, online information retrieval and management, and much more. Coverage in this database dates back to the mid-1960s.
● Comprehensive Academic Research
This database contains more than 8,500 full-text journals, including more than 7,300 refereed journals. In addition to providing the full text, this database provides indexing and summaries for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications.
● Comprehensive Business Resources
Provides a leading collection of bibliographic and full-text informational content. As part of its comprehensive coverage, this database also contains indexes and summaries of the most important scholarly journals dating back to 1886. Cited references for more than 1,300 journals are also searchable.
● Computers and applied sciences in full text
This base covers the broad spectrum of research and development in the fields of applied and computational sciences. It also provides indexing and summaries for nearly 2,200 academic journals, professional publications, and various other reference sources, as well as the full text of more than 1,000 journals.
● Medline full-text database
Medline full-text database is the most comprehensive source for full-text medical journals in the world, providing the full text of more than 1,470 indexed journals, including more than 1,450 journals fully indexed, of which 558 cannot be found in full text in any of the following publications: Academic Research, Health Source or Biomedical Reference Collection
● Job and Occupation Group
This database is designed for professional and technical libraries serving secondary schools, community colleges, commercial institutions, and general users. This database provides full-text coverage of nearly 340 trade and industry journals.
● Full text environment database
This database contains more than 2.4 million records for more than 2,200 national and international titles dating back to 1888, including more than 1,350 headline titles, as well as more than 190 specialized scholarly papers, in addition to containing full texts from more than 920 journals.
● Educational research database in full text
It is the largest online database of educational research. It includes topics covered at all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and provides indexing and summaries for more than 2,100 journals, as well as full-text for more than 1,200 journals, and full-text for nearly 500 textbooks and research papers.
● Literary Reference Center
The Literary Reference Center contains the full texts of more than 35,000 summaries, reviews, and ratings, nearly 100,000 articles of literary criticism, over 460 literary journals, more than 693,000 book reviews and ratings, nearly 78,000 classic and contemporary poems, and more than 19,600 classic and contemporary short stories, over 6,500 author interviews, over 8,200 classic texts, and more.
● SocIndex (Sociology) full-text database
Contains the full text of more than 860 journals dating back to 1908, in addition to the full text of more than 830 specialized books and papers, and the full text of more than 16,800 conference papers.
● ERIC (Educational Information Resource Center) database
This database provides access to educational science resources, containing more than 1.3 million records, in addition to providing access to various data from journals included in the educational index.
● CINAHL full-text database
It is a complete collection of nursing and allied health journals, providing more than 610 indexed journals. It is a secure, complete collection of many of the most frequently used journals in the CINAHL Index, dating back to 1981.
● E-Book Database (EBSCOhost)
Search and view full text of e-books.
● Academic E-Book Collection (EBSCOhost)
This collection contains a large selection of multidisciplinary e-books, representing a wide range of academic subjects, and is complementing and supplementary to any academic collection.
● Source for Arab World Research
It is a specialized resource group of scientific journals, refereed journals, trade publications, industrial information, international reports, market research reports, and conference papers related to the Arab world. This database contains the full texts of more than 140 peer-reviewed scientific publications, and most journals contain full texts in Arabic.
● A group of electronic books in Arabic
● Search and view full-text e-books.
● Consumer Health Information Database in Arabic
This database provides articles about common medical conditions and procedures in a way that is easy to understand.
● English language teaching resource
It is an online English language learning center that serves as a multi-purpose information resource for young English language learners and secondary school students in schools and public libraries.
● Point of Views
The Point of Views Center is a dedicated interface for public, academic, and high school libraries. The point of views database was designed to help researchers understand a full range of controversial topics.
A medical reference tool created by medical professionals for physicians and other health care professionals to be used and employed in health care centers, featuring summaries arranged by medical information and conditions on more than 3,200 topics.
Members of the Abdul Hameed Shoman Public Library can take advantage of the electronic database service "EBSCO" from outside the library by sending an email with their subscription number and name to email@example.com to receive a username and password.
To visit the EBSCO database, click here
Arab E-Marifa Knowledge Database
This database provides scientific and statistical periodicals. The full-text database includes full-text scientific and statistical journals issued in the Arab world in Arabic, English and French. The Knowledge Base for scientific and statistical journals has nearly 400,000 full-text scientific and statistical articles and 1,900 scientific and statistical journals from 19 Arab countries.
The database contains the following: Human Sciences Base: 427 scientific and statistical periodicals. Social sciences base: 365 scientific and statistical periodicals.
Medical and health sciences base: 319 scientific and statistical periodicals. Economic Sciences and Business Administration Base: 583 scientific and statistical periodicals. Engineering sciences and information technology base: 205 scientific and statistical periodicals. The Natural and Life Sciences Base: 426 scientific and statistical periodicals. The base of statistical periodic reports: 691 scientific and statistical periodicals.
To visit the Knowledge Base website, click here
Al-Manhal database for theses and dissertations
It is a database specialized in theses and dissertations in both Arabic and English and includes more than 9300 theses, divided as follows:
● 7273 messages in Arabic
● 2035 messages in English
Collected from the most prominent Arab and Jordanian universities
Members of the Abdul Hameed Shoman Public Library can take advantage of the electronic database service "Al-Manhal" from outside the library by sending an email with their subscription number and name to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a username and password.
To visit Al Manhal database, click here
This free service provides full texts of quality scientific and academic journals, aiming to cover all subjects and languages. The directory contains journals, of which 11,000 are searchable at an article level.
To visit the Dawaj database website, click here
Arab Group Online Database ACO
The Arabic Online Collection is a public library containing digital books composed in Arabic that has become available in the public domain. It is funded by New York University in Abu Dhabi. The collections will display approximately 15,000 books by New York University and other participating universities during a five-year period of operation.
To visit the Arab Groups Database, click here
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