Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?


Al Manhal is the leading Arabic electronic information provider. We are the world’s only provider of full-text searchable databases of scholarly and scientific publications from the Middle East, Africa & Asia’s.

Al Manhal combines deep publishing and library expertise with best-in-class technology to enable university, government, corporate, school and public library users to efficiently discover and access thousands of eBooks, eJournals, eTheses, intelligence reports, and conference proceedings from the Middle East, Africa & Asia’s leading publishers and research institutes.

Mohamad founded Al Manhal in 2010 to provide the Arab world with a reliable, transparent and efficient platform that would enable the publishing community to maximize the regional and global exposure of their Intellectual Assets and in turn generate income streams to fund research activities, and empower the academic and research communities with cost effectively access the region’s high quality academic and professional research content.
Based on the scope and scale of his vision, Mohamad appreciated the need to finding the right kind of strategic partnerships to ensure the successful establishment and management of an infinitely growing network of information.
Now, researchers and professionals can access the Arab world’s highest quality content utilizing the world’s top intelligent information research platform. For the first time, Arabic speakers will have access to the most advanced research tools to search and interact with Arabic documents.

Al Manhal’s unique research platform maximizes research productivity and quality. Our powerful search and discovery tools include:

  •  Full-text search
  • Contextual linking, highlighting & annotating
  •  Unlimited simultaneous access
  •  “MARC21” records for eBooks (RDA compliant)
  •  Automatic citations with Endnote, RefWorks and Citavi
  •  COUNTER compliant usage reports
  •  IP range, remote access, proxy, Athens and Shibboleth authentication methods


• Al Manhal, the world’s first Arabic full-text database provider, is the result of 20 years electronic publishing experience of Mohamad Al-Baghdadi


• Mohamad founded Al Manhal in 2010 to provide the Arab world with a Arabized, reliable, transparent and efficient reseach platform


Growing subject and publisher eBook databases available via subscription and perpetual access.

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Databases of Masters and Ph.D. dissertations from the Arab world’s leading universities.

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An extensive selection of peer-reviewed academic and scientific journals.

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Children’s Books

Nahla & Nahil, the #1 Arabic language reading and comprehension resource for grades K-5, includes a thousand levelled Arabic books from M.E. leading publishers.

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