23 January 2009 News Releases

ProQuest Introduces Digital Collection of Middle Eastern Newspapers Available on a Single Interface: Middle East Newsstand

News release detailing ProQuest's launch of access to a collection of current Middle Eastern newspapers, available through a single interface designed to meet the needs of both increasingly diverse library communities and students and faculty studying the Middle East region. From January 23, 2009.

ProQuest has launched access to a collection of current Middle Eastern newspapers, available through a single interface designed to meet the needs of both increasingly diverse library communities and students and faculty studying the Middle East region. ProQuest's Middle East Newsstand will aggregate content from more than 30 newspapers cover the Middle East region.  This new resource expands ProQuest's offering of international newspapers, providing a more global view of major events and access to local news in the Middle East region.

“ProQuest is focused on expanding our news program in order to meet the needs of researchers throughout the world,” said Rod Gauvin, senior vice president of publishing for ProQuest.  “ProQuest’s Middle East Newsstand further improves our international news offering, helping researches connect with the diverse world around them.” 

Middle East Newsstand contains the coverage of more than 30 newspapers from the region, featuring The Jerusalem Post from 1988-present, Gulf Daily News (Bahrain), Sudan Tribune, and Yemen Times, among many others.  Each issue of every newspaper is indexed thoroughly, so researchers have access to not only top news stories but also detailed information on politics, business, and the arts around the world.  Citations and abstracts are available for all articles saving researchers time. 

This database is available on the ProQuest® platform, a premier information access and retrieval system.  Subscribers can cross-search Middle East Newsstand with their other ProQuest Newsstand subscriptions.  Users can research the latest news in English, and the ProQuest platform provides the flexibility to search in English or utilize the Arabic or French interface.  With basic and advanced searching, it is suitable for everyone, from novice researchers to experienced information professionals.  Natural language searching, SmartSearch, RSS feeds, and the Topic Guide are just a few of the features that help users get to the exact information they need, quickly and easily.

Middle East Newsstand is one of a variety of resources aimed at offering a total news solution for libraries.  ProQuest's significantly expanding news program includes extensive current news offerings containing more than 700 current newspapers from around the world, including over 550 full-text titles, and ProQuest Historical Newspapers™, the world's largest digital newspaper archive, encompassing 20 million pages dating from 1764.  It also includes unique delivery systems such as Library PressDisplay®, which provides libraries with same-day direct access to more than 700 current international and domestic dailies in full-image, full-page format, and Critical Mention®, a comprehensive web-based television and radio search and monitoring service that allows users to search, track and view critical information from over 150 U.S. and international broadcast news networks.  For more information on, visit www.proquest.com


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More than a content provider or aggregator, ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. Through innovative, user-centered discovery technology, ProQuest offers billions of pages of global content that includes historical newspapers, dissertations, and uniquely relevant resources for researchers of any age and sophistication—including content not likely to be digitized by others. Inspired by its customers and their end users, ProQuest is working toward a future that blends information accessibility with community to further enhance learning and encourage lifelong enrichment.

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