Amman, December 30th: Al Manhal, the first aggregator of full-text searchable electronic content in the Arab World, signed its first subscription agreement with the World Islamic Sciences & Education (WISE) University followed by another two subscription agreements; the University of Qatar and Umm Al Qura University in order for authorized university faculty and students to access thousands of eBooks on Al Manhal platform. The University of Qatar and Umm Al Qura both subscribed to Al Manhal’s currently available eight subject collections, and WISE subscribed to the Islamic Studies, Business & Economics, and Educational Sciences collections.

“The interest in Arabic e-content is growing, especially now that the internet revolution is sweeping the region.” commented Mohamad Al Baghdadi, CEO of Al Manhal. “We are at the forefront of expanding the availability of Arabic content on the web, and we are proud and honored to form partnerships with such high caliber institutions as the University of Qatar and WISE University.

“Al Manhal eBook database is an essential resource for any library with a mandate to support the Arabic language learner and researcher of Arabic affairs. Al Manhal fills an important gap for students and faculty doing research in Arabic.”

Amrita McKinney
Head of Collection Development & Acquisition Department
Qatar University

It is noteworthy in this context to announce that Al Manhal currently has 78 active trials from various universities and academic institutions around the world.

Al Manhal is the world's first Arabic-language electronic publishing and research platform which gives libraries, universities, and research institutions around the world the opportunity to access the full text publications from leading research institutions and publishing houses in the Arab world. Al Manhal is developed specifically for academics, researchers and scientists, and offers a robust platform combining a user-friendly interface with the search-ability and utility of the world’s most intelligent electronic research platforms.