Since we focus on political and socio-economic affairs in the Middle East, data are collected from around 250 Arab newspapers
and specialized periodicals.
They are then processed into different forms of information, and stored in the computer. Data can be retrieved in the following criteria: Full texts or bibliographical lists.
This service has the following characteristics: It aims at creating an electronic, documented, research tool, specialized in the political,
economic, strategic, and social issues in the Arab world. It is based on daily scanning of periodicals and observation of the most important
events and facts. It collects the most important published events, studies and analyses from 250 Arabic newspapers and magazines.
Our data bank consists of the following databases:
General News Data Base
A database covering 40 dailies and weeklies from the year 1994 until today, and comprising 250000 records with full texts.
This project is aimed at indexing and documenting book reviews published in newspapers and periodicals that appeared in the Arab
countries (250 dailies and weeklies), keeping the text as published. The project also aims to produce a database, relating to
bibliographies of books. The database, consisting of 20000 records from the year 1998 until today.
Contents of specialized Arabic periodicals
To set up a bibliographical and electronic database for more than 225 specialized Arabic periodicals,
the project is designed to preserve the intellectual and cultural memory of the Arab World, and to provide
a new research material in the Arabic language. This database furnishes us with bibliographical citations
only. The database, consisting of 220000 records from the year 1920 until today.