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Arabic language materials

Posted by Megan on February 4, 2011

The library received the message below from the publisher East View regarding free temporary access to some of their databases. Please let me know if you have feedback on the materials, as the library could consider future subscriptions if these are helpful to your work.


In light of the dramatic events unfolding in Egypt, East View, along with its partners in Cairo, Arabia Inform and Kotobarabia, wish to extend free access to the AskZad and Kotobarabia information platforms.

Feel free to access news and information from Egypt with the following username and password from now until Feb 28, 2011:

Follow the links to search and find the latest information available from the following databases:

AskZad Pan-Arab Newspapers Database is the product of Arabia Inform’s open source intelligence efforts to serve the Middle East’s leading national policymakers. Created by over 1,100 Cairo-based media specialists working 24/7 to monitor, index and capture virtually every significant news outlet in the Arab world, PANI is growing by 10,000+ article units per day. Each unit is analyzed and indexed according to a robust methodology, and then aggregated in real time with an archive dating back to 1998.
Click here for access

Username: India
Password: elephant

The Kotobarabia E-Library holds over 4,500 e-book titles reflecting modern thought and philosophy of all types of publications: fiction, non-fiction, scholarly and popular, written by Arab authors. The collection is not censored. In light of this, there is a book category on the interface called “Banned Books”. Click here for access.

Username: India
Password: chutney


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