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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 Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies:
Brill E-Books Collection of electronic books from Brill focusing on Middle Eastern art, history, culture, language, Islamic studies, philosophy, theology, mysticism, sociology and political studies.
Date Coverage: Complete collection
Cambridge Histories online An e-book collection bringing together over 260 volumes from the Cambridge Histories series. Volumes are grouped into topics and cover over 15 different subject areas, including: American history, British history, economic history, general history, history of science, language and linguistics, literary studies, music, philosophy, religious studies, theatre studies and performing arts.
Coverage: Complete collection till end of 2020
Oxford Islamic Studies Online (3 simultaneous users ) A comprehensive online resource covering the history and culture of Islam.
The main content features major Oxford reference works such as Oxford Dictionary of Islam, Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, and Oxford History of Islam. The database covers global Islamic history, people, politics, faith, concepts, practice, culture, customs, and much more. In addition to reference entries, the database contains biographies, primary documents, book chapters, interpretation and concordance of the Qur'an, images, maps, and timelines. It includes a "Learning Resources" area featuring study and teaching aids for the exploration of the field of Islamic studies in general. It has powerful search capabilities and can be searched by Era, topics, country, region, branch of Islam, name, birth, death, profession, movements, schools, and document type.
Features: Link to Full-Text options via OpenURL
Limitation: 3 users at a time
Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library Also known as أمهات الكتب العربية المطبوعة من المكتبة البريطانية :a digital library of pre-20th century Arabic printed books.
This historical collection includes a wide range of works that were published over a period of 400 years, from the 15th to 19th centuries. In addition to books printed in Arabic script, the collection includes European translations of Arabic works and Arabic translations of European works. Topics covered include: Islamic literature, law, science, mathematics, astrology, alchemy, religion, medicine, geography, travel, history, chronicles, and literature. Download the brochure to learn more about this collection.
For sources on the modern issues you can use the general E-book packages such as:
ProQuest Ebook Central A multidisciplinary collection of reference and scholarly e-books from hundreds of university presses, trade publishers, and popular presses. The content covers 16 key subject areas including: business and economics, computers and IT, education, fine arts, history, literature and linguistics, life science, medicine, political science etc...
Date Coverage: 1999 to present
De Gruyter eBooks A multidisciplinary and multilingual collection of electronic books and textbooks from many reputable publishers. The collection covers 28 subject areas.
Coverage: Complete collection
Format: PDF and ePub
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HathiTrust Digital Library HathiTrust is a digital preservation repository and highly functional access platform for reference works, journals, maps, books, etc.
It brings together materials digitized by Google Book Library Project, the internet Archives, Microsoft, and in-house partner initiatives including top-ranked university libraries such as Cornell University, Stanford University, and the University of Michigan. The library includes reference books such as biographies, dictionaries, directories, and encyclopedias, as well as books, government documents, manuscripts, journals, maps, newspapers, music scores, photos, pictorial works, and other published and unpublished materials.
Availability: Full-text and bibliographic citations
Coverage: 1200 to present
Features: Indirect link to RefWorks (Citation Management Software)
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
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