Associated Press: Middle Eastern Bureaus Collection

25 Jan
We have a new trial database that is now available via the Qatar library website:
Associated Press: Middle Eastern Bureaus Collection
The Middle East Bureaus Collection offers access to the records from some of the AP’s most active international bureaus, delivering the exclusive stories behind the headlines from 1967 to 2005. With stories stemming from Jerusalem, Ankara, Beirut and their surrounding areas, these records include news stories in the form of typescript carbons or wire copy, the version that AP sent on to its member newspapers, which members were free to alter. Among the most covered topics are military operations, civil and global wars, diplomacy, refugees, cultural clashes, and terrorism, providing dynamic, real-time insights into the second half of the twentieth century regarding issues of global importance that still impact the world today.
Trial runs through February 19, 2015.
The database is available immediate on the library website and LibGuides (see images below):

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New Trial Database – Cambridge Histories

13 Jan

Cambridge Histories Online

This unique historical reference compendium allows instant access to the renowned texts of the Cambridge Histories series. With access to the most up to date and authoritative scholarly content, Cambridge Histories Online is an invaluable resource, for undergraduates, graduates, lecturers and researchers alike. Trial runs from Jan 12-Feb 13, 2015

New Human Rights and History e-resources available

7 Jan
A research and learning database sharing documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide. The collection is growing to include 75,000 pages of text and 150 hours of video that give voice to the countless victims of human rights crimes in the 20th and early 21st centuries.
An online collection of streaming video that gives users access to critically acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide. Upon completion the collection will include more than 1750 documentaries that offer a survey of human history from the earliest civilizations to the fall of the Berlin Wall. World history in video covers Africa and the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania.

Launch of the Qatar Digital Library

26 Oct

News from the Qatar National Library:

On Wednesday, 22nd of October 2014, the ‘Qatar Digital Library’ Portal was officially launched. The portal launch fulfills an important part of the British Library-Qatar Foundation partnership, a collaboration project between Qatar Foundation, Qatar National Library and the British Library signed in July 2012 to digitize over half a million pages of archival materials relating to the modern history of Qatar, the Gulf region, and Arab and Islamic Sciences.

The materials resulting from this project have been placed on a state-of-the-art online portal, offering a wealth of information on the politics, people, places, trade, culture and customs of the Gulf region and a glimpse of some contributions by Arab and Muslim scholars to human thought and sciences.

These resources are made available online for the first time and are accessible to everyone around the world free of cost. The portal is bilingual with the items descriptions available in both Arabic and English.

To access the ‘Qatar Digital Library’ portal, please visit the following link:

Think Pink in the GU-Q Library is back!

14 Oct

By popular demand the library’s ‘pink’ collection of titles are back on display in the central area of the library to help promote breast cancer awareness during the month of October.

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The Georgetown University in Qatar’s Women’s Society & Development Club will be holding their 4th Annual  Breast Cancer Awareness event from 4-8pm on Wednesday 22nd October, so please mark this worthwhile event in your diaries.

Dinaw Mengestu Book Event

31 Aug
The Library at Georgetown University in Qatar
invites you to an evening with Dinaw Mengestu, the author of
All Our Names
Georgetown University in Qatar Auditorium
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
The event will be in English with simultaneous Arabic translation.
A reception and book signing will follow the discussion.
Copies of the book are available for sale
at the Georgetown University Bookstore.

Beat the heat – curl up with a good book!

28 May

Beat the heat – curl up with a good book!

When it’s 42°C outside and the mercury’s still rising, there’s nothing better to do than curl up with a good book and a cool drink.

Come and see the ‘summer reads’ display in the library lobby where just some of the hundreds of fiction titles we carry are on display, and yes, you can check any of these books out – just see a member of the library team.

Happy summer reading!