Middle Eastern Studies

Subscribed Resources

Encyclopedia of Islam (Brill)
Presents information on the "state of our knowledge of the Islamic World from religion and history to politics and culture." Includes articles on Muslims of every age and land, on tribes and dynasties, on the crafts and sciences, on political and religious institutions, on the geography, ethnography of the various countries and on the history, topography and monuments of the major towns and cities. Its scope encompasses the old Arabo-Islamic empire, the Islamic countries of Iran, Central Asia, the Indian sub-continent and Indonesia, the Ottoman Empire and all other Islamic countries.

Kanopy Video Streaming: Middle Eastern Studies
Watch around 140 videos on Exploring Israel and Palestine, Afghanistan, Egypt, Lebanon, American relations with the Middle East and watch popular videos like Reel Bad Arabs, ...

Kotobarabia Modern Arab Renaissance ebook Collection
The Kotobarabia Modern Arab Renaissance Collection is an electronic archive of books published 1820-1914 from Egypt, Syria, and other regions of the Islamic World. The collection is comprised of over 2,500 titles in the humanities and the sciences, including writings from Mahmoud Abdo, Gamal El Din El Afgahany and Rashid Reda. Consisting mostly of historic texts, the books in this collection are full-image, with searchable metadata only.

Oxford Islamic Studies Online
Encompassing over 5,000 A–Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines, Oxford Islamic Studies Online offers a multi-layered reference experience designed to provide a first stop for anyone needing information and context on Islam

Web Resources

Arabic Romanization Table
Use this table to transliterate from Arabic to Roman letters. Remember that you have to consider all variations of a transliterated from Arabic to make sure you cover all. For instance, for the name Najib Mahfuz, consider Naji¯b Mahfu¯z, Naguib Mahfouz, Nagib Makhfuz, Najib Mahfouz, Nagui^b Mah?fu^z and Nagib Machfus.

CUNEIFORM Digital Library Initiative
Since their discovery some 150 years ago cuneiform tablets have been discovered in both controlled and un-controlled excavations, and have been dispersed across the globe. Prior to the 1930's cuneiform tablets excavated in the Ancient Near East could be easily removed from the countries of origin as objects for study, collection, or sale, adding to the huge numbers of tablets in public and private collections in many countries. In an attempt to virtually reassemble the scattered textual heritage of the Ancient Near East, we list here the collections of cuneiform tablets know to us.

Harvard University Library - Suggested Links:
The selection of web sites listed on this page is intended for use by researchers, teachers, students, or anyone interested in exploring other digitized collections of Islamic materials.

Hathi Trust Digital Library
HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository and highly functional access platform. It provides long-term preservation and access services for public domain and in copyright content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house partner institution initiatives. The partners ensure the reliability and efficiency of the digital library by relying on community standards and best practices, developing policies and procedures to manage content and services at scale, and maintaining a modular, open infrastructure.