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New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Brainy Buddies This link opens in a new window

Brainy Buddies is an educational digital content platform, where users can borrow and enjoy digital content of all types (eBooks, eAudiobooks, eVideos, etc) anywhere, anytime, from on their computer, tablet, eReader, or smartphone. The subscription includes over 3,500 STEAM titles of educational ebooks and multimedia content available for 500 unique concurrent QNL users. Active QNL membership is required to register for and access this resource. 
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CreativeBug This link opens in a new window
Creativebug inspires you to create and then teaches you how! Enjoy unlimited access to over 1,000 online art and craft classes, plus patterns, templates, and recipes. Topics include art & design, sewing, quilting, paper, knitting, crochet, food & home, jewelry, holiday & party, and classes for kids. Watch videos anytime, anywhere. Since classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. New classes from top artists are added daily.
East View Archive Editions Online This link opens in a new window
East View Archive Editions (formerly known as Cambridge Archive Editions) are curated online collections of key British archival documents from the 18th – 20th centuries. Titles are organized into the following collections: Near and Middle East; East and Southeast Asia; Slavic, Balkan, and Caucasus; and North America.
GlobalData This link opens in a new window
GlobalData (GD) is a trusted intelligence source for market research reports and economic data analytics profiling countries, industries, and major companies across all geographies including the GCC and Middle East. Qatar National Library patrons have access to four main GD intelligence centers: Construction, Oil & Gas, Power, and Mining. There is a limited number of GD user accounts for use. To request access to this resource, please contact our librarians at Ask Our Librarians.
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center This link opens in a new window
This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines. The database covers Arts & Crafts, Collecting, Home & Garden, Indoor Recreation, Kids’ Crafts, Model Building, Needlecrafts & Textiles, and more.
Kutubee This link opens in a new window
Kutubee is an Interactive Reading Platform which contains more than 1,500 carefully selected Arabic and English books, authored by leading children’s story writers and sourced from well-known publishers. The stories have many features that encourage the youngsters to read and enjoy reading.
Oxford Business Group This link opens in a new window
Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publisher of economic intelligence on the markets of the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Through its acclaimed economic and business reports, OBG offers comprehensive and accurate analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, insurance, energy, transport, industry and telecoms.
Public Library Video Online (PAVON) This link opens in a new window
Public Library Video Online is a platform that offers unlimited access to almost 50,000 curated streaming videos from 500 providers. The video collection includes documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, and life-long learning content across different subject areas and topics spanning science, history, engineering, health, performing arts, religion, feature film, and many others.
Transparent Language Online (TLO) This link opens in a new window
Transparent Language Online provides an effective and engaging experience for language learners looking to build their vocabulary, practice their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and retain what they learn. With courses and supplemental resources in 110+ languages, Transparent Language Online can be accessed anytime, anywhere, on almost any device.
Web of Science This link opens in a new window
Web of Science is a large interdisciplinary abstract and citation online database providing references to peer- reviewed research literature from journals, books, book chapters and conference proceedings in the sciences, engineering, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities. Access is available from 2008 to present.