About AFWG Scholars' Database
Launched in Spring 2011, the AFWG Scholars' Database Project serves as an on-line publication available for free public access on the AFWG website. This important service to the international community of scholars and practitioners is crucial for information dissemination, networking, and knowledge building. Furthermore, while scholars on the database share one thing in common-- research on Arab families and youth-- they also study many other topics, making the Scholars' Database an excellent starting point for those interested in the Arab world more broadly as well as issues related to families and youth more generally.
If your research and expertise addresses issues relevant to Arab families and youth and you would like to be included in the Scholars' Database, please fill out the contributor template. If you are in an area without strong bandwidth and would like to download the template, click here. After completing the downloaded form, please email it as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Those scholars who have already filled out a contributor template, please email us at email@example.com with any updates you would like us to have on record. You can also search the Scholars' Database by scholars' names, institutional affiliations, countries of specialization, or keywords.
Instructions for Searching the AFWG Scholars Database:
Scholars may search the database by four different types of search: by scholars' names, by scholars' institutional affiliations, by scholars' countries of specialization, and by keywords.
To search by name: You may search for a specific scholar by using the person's last name. To search by scholar's last name, click on the link to the search page below, then type scholar's last name into LAST NAME field. To perform a more advanced search you may include the person's first name. To do this, click in the FIRST NAME field and enter the scholar's full first name. Click on SEARCH and the scholars matching your entry will appear in a list form. Click on a scholar's name to view the template.
To search by institutional affiliation: You may search for a specific institution by entering the full name of the institution. To search by institution, click in the INSTITUTION OR COMPANY field and type the name of the institution or university. Please do not use prefatory articles such as "The". Click on SEARCH and the scholars associated with the institution or university matching your entry will appear in a list form. Click on a scholar's name to view their template.
To search by country of specialization: You may search for scholars by using the country or countries of specialization on which their research focuses. To search by country or countries, click on the drop-down arrow to the right of the COUNTRIES OF SPECIALIZATION field. A list of countries will appear. Click to select the country you wish to use as your search criteria. To select more than one country, hold down the control key on your keyboard and click on the countries you wish to search for. Release the control key and click on SEARCH and the scholars matching your entry will appear in a list form. Click on a scholar's name to view the template.
To search by keyword: You may search for specific scholars by using keywords that have been chosen by each scholar to reflect their own research interests. To search by keyword, click on the drop-down arrow to the right of the KEYWORDS field. A list of keywords will appear. Click to select the keyword you wish to use as your search criterion. To select more than one keyword, hold down the control key on your keyboard and click on the keywords you wish to search for. Release the control key and click on SEARCH and the scholars matching your entry will appear in a list form. Click on a scholar's name to view the template.