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Arab and Middle Eastern Studies: Books

This guide is intended to help you know more about Library and Internet resources in the area of Arab and Middle Eastern Studies. Use this guide as your starting point, come to the Library or Ask a Librarian for more resources and help.

Find Books and E-Books

Use the Library Catalog to search for books, try keyword and subject searching. 

Find eBooks by title or identifying number:

Arabic Digital Libraries

A big part of the Arabic classicla literature have been digitized. Find and access Arabic books in the public domain.


The Library holds several  e-book packages in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies:

For sources on the modern issues you can use the general E-book packages such as:

  • Ebrary
    An online collection of over 28,000 full-text books from about 180 leading publishers.

 Check Digital Libraries  to access books or books in the public domain.

 List of E-book Packages on the Library webpage.

Search Cambridge Histories Online





Including The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature •The Cambridge History of Egypt •The Cambridge History of Iran •The Cambridge History of Islam •The Cambridge History of Turkey

Oxford Islamic Studies Online



Research Handbooks

Consult  the following sources to learn about recommended books and other useful sources: