Online Resources for Parents and Educators

In this section, QNL provides its registered users free access to online resources that cover a wide range of subject areas that cater to the information needs and diverse interests of users from all age groups. Through these online resources, you can download e-books, academic papers, audiobooks, newspaper articles, magazines, or stream music and videos.

If you did not find the article/material you are looking for through these online resources, please use the QNL’s Document Delivery Service.

All Qatari citizens and residents of Qatar are eligible to register at Qatar National Library. If you are not a member yet, please register now. You will be required to provide a copy of your Qatar National ID or Residency Permit.

To access an A-Z list of journal and ebook titles, please click here.

 

BookFlix – Video Storybooks

Provider
Scholastic Learning Zone
Supported Languages
English
Subject Area
Audiobooks, Comics, Fiction, Films, Music, Magazines - Databases for Children - Education - Social Science

Read along with online video storybooks for preschoolers through grade 3, then try games and activities to show what you’ve learned.

Note: This resource is compatible with the following browsers only (Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox)

BOOKI

Provider
Made in Me
Supported Languages
English
Arabic
Subject Area
Audiobooks, Comics, Fiction, Films, Music, Magazines - Databases for Children - Education

This award-winning app offers a new experience for reading digital books such as comics, magazines and bedtime stories in English and Arabic, selected from the world’s best publishers. Stories are presented with interactive and entertaining read-along audio and music. Parents and teachers can add their narration and sound effects to create a truly personal library that you can take with you wherever you go.

Follow these steps to be able to use or download Booki:

  1. Go to https://www.booki.life/qnl. Enter your email and password, then click ‘Create Account.’
  2. Click ‘Launch the Booki Web App’ button and log in with your account credentials (created in step 1) to use the web browser application, OR, download the “Booki” app on your device from Google Play or App Store, and then open the app and click ‘Login’ and use your account credentials (created in step 1).
  3. Agree to the license agreement (required for the first time login only).
  4. Go to ‘My Books’ on the left menu and download any book you want by clicking ‘Download’ under each book.
  5. Once the download is complete, click on the ‘Read’ button to load it.

Bookshare

Provider
Beneficent Technology Inc.
Supported Languages
English
Subject Area
Databases for Children - Databases for Young Adults - Multidisciplinary

Bookshare is an online database library that makes reading accessible for people who cannot read standard print. With Bookshare books, members can listen to a book, follow along with highlighted text, read in braille, and customize their experience in ways that make reading easier.

Accounts can be obtain at the Library’s Assistive Technology Area with proof of disability card or Physician certification from Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).

Britannica School

Provider
Britannica
Supported Languages
English
Subject Area
Arts and Humanities - Engineering and Computer Science - History - Multidisciplinary - Natural and Physical Sciences - Religion and Philosophy - Social Science

Britannica School is an online learning resource for students from elementary to high school. Supporting curriculum objectives and student research, this interactive tool provides articles from encyclopedias, images and videos, lessons and activities, as well as many other valuable information sources.

eLibrary

Provider
ProQuest
Supported Languages
English
Subject Area
Arts and Humanities - Business and Economics - Databases for Young Adults - Education - Engineering and Computer Science - Health Sciences - Language and Literature - Law and Political Science - Multidisciplinary - Natural and Physical Sciences - Reference and Bibliography - Religion and Philosophy - Social Science

For primary through secondary school age children, eLibrary contains images, videos, ebooks and full-text articles from a variety of magazines and journals.

I Read Arabic (in Arabic language)

Provider
Little Thinking Minds
Supported Languages
English
Arabic
Subject Area
Audiobooks, Comics, Fiction, Films, Music, Magazines - Arabic Language and Studies - Arts and Humanities - Databases for Children - Education

‘I Read Arabic’ is a leading digital leveled reading program that aims to advance the quality of Arabic language fluency and literacy. It offers 16 simplified levels based on the Arabi 21 rubrics for leveling children’s books, to suit the needs of both native and non-native Arabic language students from KG to Grade 6. The platform includes a library of hundreds of Arabic digital books as well as games, videos, worksheets and benchmark assessments. It also provides teachers with teaching and reporting tools as well as content to enrich the Arabic classroom.
Access to ‘I Read Arabic’ collections is available to all QNL’s younger users; however, access to the teacher/student account method of the platform is only intended for school teachers in Qatar upon prior request. If you are a teacher and would like to use this resource for your class, please contact
our Children and Young Adults Library team at: [email protected] 

Middle Search Plus

Provider
EBSCO
Supported Languages
English
Subject Area
Arts and Humanities - Databases for Young Adults - Education - Multidisciplinary - Social Science

EBSCO Middle Search Plus provides full-text access to popular middle school magazines, biographies, historical essays, primary source documents, and image collections of photos, maps and flags. All full-text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator.

Novelist K-8

Provider
EBSCO
Supported Languages
English
Subject Area
Arts and Humanities - Databases for Children - Databases for Young Adults - Education - Language and Literature - Multidisciplinary - Social Science

This database allows you to search English titles for children up to 18 years old based on their preferences across different topics. You can find information about titles, read reviews and see lists of recommended books. A great place to find your next title to read.

OverDrive

Provider
OverDrive
Supported Languages
English
Subject Area
Audiobooks, Comics, Fiction, Films, Music, Magazines - Arts and Humanities - Language and Literature - Multidisciplinary

OverDrive provides popular ebooks for most devices, including PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android and Nook.

 

RBDigital Comics

Provider
RBDigital
Supported Languages
English
Subject Area
Audiobooks, Comics, Fiction, Films, Music, Magazines - Language and Literature - Multidisciplinary

RBDigital Comics provides access to a range of Marvel and IDW titles with thousands of digital graphic novels and comics.

** First-time users of RBDigital phone app must first create an account in a PC (computer) before using the app from phone.

RBdigital Magazines

Provider
RBDigital
Supported Languages
English
Subject Area
Audiobooks, Comics, Fiction, Films, Music, Magazines - Databases for Children - Databases for Young Adults - Multidisciplinary - Reference and Bibliography

RBdigital Magazines provides access to popular full-color digital magazines, including both new and backlist titles, with no holds or checkout period limitations. Check out titles instantly using your desktop or mobile using the RBdigital App.

To be able to download any titles, you need to create an account or register. Once registered, you need to log in once before checking out or downloading any titles. Find titles by selecting the cover or clicking the search icon. In addition to permanent checkout of titles, you can build a digital backlist for browsing and reading anytime. For more help, here is a simple user guide.

** First-time users of RBDigital phone app must first create an account in a PC (computer) before using the app from phone.

SIRS Discoverer

Provider
ProQuest
Supported Languages
English
Subject Area
Arts and Humanities - Databases for Young Adults - Engineering and Computer Science - History - Language and Literature - Multidisciplinary - Natural and Physical Sciences - Social Science

SIRS Discoverer is a general reference resource for beginning learners and researchers. It is aimed at helping students in the primary and preparatory grades with research, writing and language skills.

SIRS Issues Researcher

Provider
ProQuest
Supported Languages
English
Subject Area
Databases for Young Adults - Social Science

SIRS Issues Researcher is a general reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues. Articles and graphics are selected from more than 1,600 international publications.

TrueFlix – Books & Videos

Provider
Scholastic Learning Zone
Supported Languages
English
Subject Area
Audiobooks, Comics, Fiction, Films, Music, Magazines - Arts and Humanities - Databases for Children - Language and Literature - Multidisciplinary - Reference and Bibliography

View online science and social studies books and videos for grades 3–6, then try games and activities to show what you’ve learned.

Note: This resource is compatible with the following browsers only (Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox)