The Digital Library

Ahlia University Library has always believed in providing the best available resources to its students and faculty members. Contrary to traditional physical libraries, our University Library reaches out to all its patrons on their desktop in the University campus. Ahlia University has implemented a Digital Library to cater for the needs of its students and faculties.

The Library provides access to 2,500,000 e-journals and 11,000 e-books through subscription to tens of on-line databases from various publishers such as EBSCO, Proquest, Lexis Nexis, McGraw HILL, IEEE Computer Society Digital Library, Brunel University, SPARC EUROPE Award, High wire Press , OCLC ,VIRTUS INTERPRESS , ARAB INFORMATION NETWORK and Al Manhal across disciplines taught at the University, which strives to keep both students and faculty in touch with current academic literature.

In addition, postgraduate students enrolled in the Brunel PhD without Residence programme, administered by Ahlia University enjoy access to the entire electronic holdings of Brunel University’s library encapsulated in a further 139 databases. The virtual library’s mission is to provide 24 hours/day 7 days/week access to patrons and strives to be the best virtual library in the Kingdom of Bahrain that uses this cutting edge technology to drive its knowledge acquisition process.

Electronic Resources

Click here to view the list of available online resources.

Instructions To Access Ahlia Library ( List Of Online Databases):

  1. List of online databases contains 46 online databases covered all the disciplines taught at the University.
  2. The list itself explained the subject coverage, patron directly can select the file required.
  3. Patron can click on the related link, which will allow downloading of the list of online databases and then will require a username and password to process.
  4. Usernames & Passwords are available upon request from the Librarian and next to the computer workstations at the Library.

Instructions to access Ahlia Library Catalog:

Click the link, it will direct you to the Ahlia Library Online Catalog-OPAC.

A-  E-Books & E.Journals – (Online Databases):

  1. At the right hand side you can see the list of online databases. Once you click on these databases it will ask for a (Username and Password).
  2. Username & Password will be available upon request with the librarian and next to the computer workstations at the library department.
  3. Access can be reached in and off campus.

B- Physical Volume -Books (General, Reference & Dissertation):

  1. At the left hand side of the page you can see the Quick search & Browse areas.
  2. There you can search which are the titles of books and dissertations available in the library.

Details Of Online Database

Communication & Mass Media Complete

Communication & Mass Media Complete provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media.  Includes 1990 titles of Journal Publications.

Computers & Applied Sciences Complete

Computers & Applied Sciences Complete covers the research and development spectrum of the computing and applied sciences disciplines. Includes 3200 titles of Journal Publications.

Library & Information Science Abstracts

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 560 core journals, more than 50 priority journals, and 125 selective journals, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete is superior to the competition in full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, accounting, finance and economics. Includes 1300 titles of Journal Publications.

Education Research Complete

Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Includes 3300 titles of Journal Publications and 500 titles of e-books.

MEDLINE with Full Text

MEDLINE with Full Text is the world’s most comprehensive source of full text for medical journals. Includes 1470 titles of Journal Publications.

Humanities International Complete

Humanities International Complete provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources includes all data from Humanities International Index. Includes 3500 titles of Journal Publications.

AMED – The Allied and Complementary Medicine Database

AMED provides an alternative medicine database for physicians, Therapists, medical researchers and clinicians looking to learn more about alternative treatments. AMED contains basic bibliographic records for relevant articles from over 500 journals, with the scope of coverage being mainly European.

Green File

Offers information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Includes 388, 700 titles of Journal Publications.

Regional Business News

This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Includes 80 titles of Journal Publications.

ERIC

ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.Includes 1990 titles of Journal Publications. Includes 13, 000 titles of Journal Publications.

American Doctoral Dissertations

American Doctoral Dissertations is an open-access database built to assist researchers in locating both historic and contemporary dissertations and theses. Created with the generous support of the H. W. Wilson Foundation and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston, it incorporates EBSCO’s previously released American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955, and features additional dissertation metadata contributed by select American colleges and universities. Providing researchers with citations to graduate research across a broad span of time, from the early 20th century to the present, this database will continue to grow through regular updates and new partnerships with graduate degree-granting institutions. The subset of this database, American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955, provides electronic access to the only comprehensive record of dissertations completed during that time period, the print index Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities. Containing twenty-two years of dissertation research and amounting to nearly 100,000 citations, this index was compiled annually for the National Research Council and The American Council of Learned Societies by the Association of Research Libraries. It was published by the H. W. Wilson Company. Includes 100,000 titles of Journal Publications.

LEXIS NEXIS

LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. LexisNexis provides customers with access to five billion searchable documents from more than 40,000 legal, news and business sources. Includes 2186 titles of Journal Publications.

Proquest 5000

ProQuest 5000 is one of the most comprehensive online serials databases which  provides access to over 10,200 journals with more than 6,020 available in full text. Together, these titles constitute a complete core collection of journals and periodicals in all key academic areas to provide departments in your institution with the information they need. Includes 26,100 titles of Journal Publications and 332 e-books.

Al Manhal Business & Economics Collection (Books)
The continuously growing Business & Economics eBook list currently includes 1087 titles

Al Manhal Educational Science Collection (Books)
The continuously growing Educational Science eBook list currently includes 849 titles

Al Manhal Islamic Studies Collection (Books)
The continuously growing eBook list currently includes 2203 titles

Al Manhal Law Collection (Books)
The continuously growing Law eBook list currently includes 923 titles

Al Manhal Political Science & International Relations Collection (Books)
The continuously growing Political Science & International eBook list currently includes 1225 titles

Al Manhal Language & Literature Collection (Books)
The continuously growing Language & Literature eBook list currently includes 1656 titles

Al Manhal History, Geography & Biography Collection (Books)
The continuously growing History, Geography & Biography eBook list currently includes 819 titles

Al Manhal Social Sciences Collection (Books)
The continuously growing Social Sciences eBook list currently includes 1236 titles

Al Manhal Contemporary References (Books)
The continuously growing eBook list currently includes 200 titles

Al Manhal Media & Communication Collection (Books)
The continuously growing eBook list currently includes 177 titles

Al Manhal Arts & Sciences Collection (Books)
The continuously growing Arts & Sciences eBook list currently includes 106 titles

Al Manhal Islamic Banking & Finance Collection (Journals)
The continuously growing Journal list currently includes 2065 journals with back issues.

Al Manhal Business & Economics Collection (Journals)
The continuously growing Journal list currently includes 9836 journals with back issues.

Al Manhal Islamic Studies Collection (Journals)
The continuously growing Journal list currently includes 6853 journals with back issues

Al Manhal Law Collection (Journals)
The continuously growing Journal list currently includes 7017 journals with back issues

Al Manhal Political Science & International Relations Collection (Journals)
The continuously growing Journal list currently includes 6602 journals with back issues

Al Manhal Language & Literature Collection (journals)
The continuously growing Journal list currently includes 7304 journals with back issues

Al Manhal History, Geography & Biography Collection (Journals)
The continuously growing Journal list currently includes 4068 journals with back issues

Al Manhal Social Sciences Collection (Journals)
The continuously growing Journal list currently includes 16284 journals with back issues

Al Manhal Educational Collection (Journals)
The continuously growing Journal list currently includes 10873 journals with back issues

Al Manhal Media & Communication Collection (Journals)
The continuously growing Journal list currently includes 515 journals with back issues

Al Manhal Psychology & Philosophy Collection (Journals)
The continuously growing Psychology & Philosophy Journal list currently includes 8788 journals with back issues

Al Manhal Medical Collection (Journals)
The newly released collection covers a wide array of medical subjects, such as surgery, prevention of diseases, nursing, pediatrics, pharmacology and much more. Includes 11306 journals with back issues

Al Manhal Science & Technical Collection (Journals)
Science & Technical Journals collection provides broad material related to chemistry, biology, hydrology and mathematics as well as other specialized subjects such as agriculture, technology, engineering and more, include 5612 journals with back issues

Al Manhal eDissertation Complete Database
The Al Manhal Dissertations & Theses (AMDT) database provides thousands of full-text searchable dissertations from the most prominent academic foundations across the Middle East. This collection is comprised of scholarly work from Master’s and Doctoral graduates from all departments of academia, it includes more than 8663 Theses.

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