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virtual library - online resourecs and services

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Want to know the readings for your modules? See the e-Reading list

Do you want to access an eBook? Find out how

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ProQuest eBook Central New database

Proquest eBook Central access

ProQuest eBook Central more than 1.2 million ebooks* from 930+ leading publishers covering all academic disciplines, researchers have access to everything they need in one place.


Scopus New database

Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. It features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.
Scopus delivers the most comprehensive overview of the world’s research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and arts and humanities. 


ASTM Compass New database

ASTM standards are used extensively in many areas of UAE industry including petroleum, civil engineering, testing, manufacturing, vendor assessment, procurement and of course academia etc.ASTM is classified as a public charity, private foundation or private operating foundation. One of the things the new ASTM UAE Chapter has already identified is the need for our standards in UAE academia as students with a knowledge and understanding of standards have a real advantage over those who do not. ASTM Compass includes online access to all ASTM standards, eBooks, journals & research data & comes with unlimited simultaneous users, downloads & prints.  Register to access


Free access to eBooks - British Council Digital Library, UAE

Free access to academic eBooks, magazines, movies, documentaries etc. from the British Council until march 2021. All you will need to do is register.

Sign up for the free membership


Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation

Digital Knowledge Hub which contains 2,606,604 digital items and 245,906 titles. This is an open access content for all registered users.

Visit this link https://ddl.mbrf.ae/ in order to subscribe and please follow these steps:

1- Fill in the form on the DDL website by choosing the Login option on the upper left corner of the main page.

2- Choose: Access from the UAE.

3- Click register now and follow the four steps indicated on the form. Complete all data accurately.

4- DDL terms and conditions stipulate full respect for knowledge ethical values, the most important of which is to respect copyright, not to infringe on the rights of others, and to use authentic references to transmit knowledge.

5- Once you are done with the registration, please check the terms and conditions agreement.

6- A message will be sent to the email you provided on the form.

7- The email you receive will have a membership confirmation number and your own username and password.


Open Educational Resources (OER)

Internet Archive (temporary National Emergency Library with unlimited access to around 1.4 million books from 1925-2014)

Signing up for an Internet Archive account is free and open to the world. Sign up to access https://archive.org/account/signup Please see details to learn more.