Resources

  • AL-KHAZINA: Interactive Database for the Study of Islamic Culture

    Resource Page

    Al-Khazina is an interactive database for the study of Islamic Culture, with a concentration in the formative period.

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  • Al-Maktaba al-Shamila

    Al-Maktaba al-Shamila is an easily searchable library containing thousands of Arabic-language books on the various Islamic sciences.

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  • Al-Maktaba al-Shi’iyya

    Digital Library

    The Shi’a Online Library is features a large collection of digitized texts from Shi’a history, all searchable.

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  • AL-MASHRIQ: Levant Cultural Multimedia Servers

    Resource Page

    Al-Mashriq is a non-political, non-secterian, non-commercial webserver. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors and in no way reflect the views of the maintainer of the server. Its purpose is to gather information that reflects the culture and ways of life of Lebanon and the Levant and was started as guide and entry point to the life and history of the region for the benefit of expatriates of the Levant.

    Al-Mashriq is a repository for cultural multimedia information from the Levant (Al-Mashriq) in general and Lebanon in particular. As of October 2010 it contains over 245000 documents and is still growing. It was started as an initiative by Berthe Choueiry (now associate professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and myself in 1993 and was for a while an ftp-server at the Ecole Polytechnic Federal de Lausanne. It was moved in 1994 to become a World-Wide Web server at the Østfold University College, Halden (Norway) where it now resides and is maintained by myself and an occasional team of students.

    Contributions that fall within the scope of the server are received with gratitude. Material must contain correct bibliographic references to source and must not be in violation of copyright. The editors of Al-Mashriq retain the sole right to accept or refuse material.

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  • Al-Ṯurayyā Gazetteer: Gazetteer of the Classical Islamic World

    Interactive Map

    An interactive map of the classical Islamic world, with several thousand locations and routes charted.

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  • American Academy of Religion (AAR)

    Academic Organization

    The American Academy of Religion’s mission is to promote such reflection through excellence in scholarship and teaching in the field of religion. It has about 9,000 members who teach in some 900 colleges, universities, seminaries, and schools in North America and abroad.

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  • American Oriental Society (AOS)

    Academic Organization

    The American Oriental Society, founded in 1842, is the oldest learned society in the United States devoted to a particular field of scholarship. All scholars with an academic interest in Near Eastern and Asian Studies are welcome to become members.

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  • Ancient Near East and Egypt Library Guides

    Guide

    This guide serves as a portal for resources relating to the ancient Near East and Egypt. Intended as a “one-stop shopping” site, this guide contains links to hundreds of e-resources, including reference sources like online dictionaries, encyclopedias, and bibliographies; databases and indexes; e-book and journal collections; and online archives, image repositories, and maps.

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  • Arabic and Islamic Studies Library Guides

    Guide

    This guide serves as a portal for resources for Middle Eastern, Armenian and Central Asian Studies. It contains links to a wide variety of e-resources, including reference sources like online encyclopedias and bibliographies; databases and indexes; e-book and journal collections; and news, cultural, and governmental sites.

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  • Aratools

    Online Dictionary

    Aratools is an electronic English-Arabic dictionary available on the web, as an iPhone application and as a Windows and Mac OS X application.

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  • Armenian Research Center

    Founded on just over 200 beautiful acres of the original Henry Ford Estate, UM-Dearborn was forged in a community of working people with the global economy in mind.

    We offer a transformative education reflective of University of Michigan acclaim and rooted in an ongoing commitment to transform metropolitan Detroit. Since our inception, we have set ourselves apart in higher education through intentional, meaningful engagement with local industry, government and nonprofits.

    UM-Dearborn is rich in opportunities for independent and collaborative research, integrated learning and civic engagement. We are responsive to the changing needs of our diverse student body, the world in which they live and work, ever-advancing technologies, and a knowledge-based, global economy.

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  • Armenian, Assyrian and Turkish Library Guides

    Guide

    This guide serves as a portal for resources for Middle Eastern, Armenian and Central Asian Studies. It contains links to a wide variety of e-resources, including reference sources like online encyclopedias and bibliographies; databases and indexes; e-book and journal collections; and news, cultural, and governmental sites.

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  • Babylonian (Iraqi) Jewry Heritage Center

    Hebrew and Jewish Resource Page Phone: 03-5339278

    The Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center was established in 1973 to preserve the history of the Jewish community in Iraq and to ensure that it remains part of the future narrative of the Jewish nation. To this end, the Center fosters research, preservation and publication of the culture and folklore of Iraqi Jewry.

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  • Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies

    Research Center Phone: 310-206-8552

    The Center, which administers the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in West Adams, supports research related to the seventeenth and long-eighteenth centuries as well as Oscar Wilde and the fin-de-siècle aesthetics movement. Through its robust program of fellowships, conferences, and institutes, the Center serves as a forum for students, professors, and http://nelc.ucla.edu/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=resourcesindependent scholars to collaborate and commune.

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  • Center for Digital Humanities

    Research Center Phone: 310-206-1414

    The UCLA Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) is a research, teaching and technology unit leading innovations that span the humanities, arts, social sciences, information studies, and computational sciences. CDH is a physical space for exploration and experimentation as well as a virtual space for networking and sharing.  It is composed of a community of scholars, students, and practitioners who come together to design, create, experiment, innovate, and disseminate new knowledge in the digital age.

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  • Center for Jewish Studies

    Research Center Phone: 310-825-5387

    The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies is dedicated to advancing scholarship in all areas of Jewish culture and history, educating the next generation about the role of Judaism in world civilization, and serving as an exceptional public resource for Jewish life and learning.

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  • Center for Medieval And Renaissance Studies

    Research Center Phone: 310-825-1880

    The UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) supports interdisciplinary and cross-cultural studies of the period from Late Antiquity to the middle of the seventeenth century through a program of lectures, seminars, conferences, and fellowships for visiting professors, post-doctoral scholars, graduate students, and researchers.  Additionally, we publish the academic journals Viator and Comitatus as well as a book series called Cursor Mundi.

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  • Center for Near Eastern Studies

    Research Center Phone: 310-825-1181

    The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies is one of the country’s oldest organized research centers for study of the Middle East and North Africa. Since 1957 they have furthered interdisciplinary understanding of the region through conferences, symposia, lectures, scholarly research, teacher workshops, partnerships with area schools and colleges, public programs, language training, and supporting graduate and undergraduate instruction.

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  • Center for the Study of Religion

    Research Center Phone: 310-206-8799

    The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion coordinates and promotes the academic study of religion at the University for members of the campus community as well as for a wider public. In addition to housing an undergraduate major, the Center sponsors seminars, lectures, and conferences as well as films and artistic performances that explore the role of religious ideas, practices and institutions within human societies, both historical and contemporary and throughout the regions of the world.

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  • Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI)

    Digital Project

    The Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI) is an international digital library project aimed at putting text and images of an estimated 500,000 recovered cuneiform tablets created from between roughly 3350 BC and the end of the pre-Christian era online.

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  • Ejtaal Arabic Almanac

    Digital Library

    Ejtaal’s Arabic Almanac features digitized versions of over twenty dictionaries of the Arabic language, including the classical Arabic dictionaries of Ibn Manzur’s Lisan al-‘Arab and the dictionaries of Lane, Kazimirski, and Hava. It can be searched by triconsonantal root.

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  • Encyclopaedia of Islam, 2nd. Ed.

    The Encyclopaedia of Islam (Second Edition) Online sets out the present state of our knowledge of the Islamic World. It is a unique and invaluable reference tool, an essential key to understanding the world of Islam, and the authoritative source not only for the religion, but also for the believers and the countries in which they live. Either a subscription or an affiliation with UCLA or another participating university is required.

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  • Encyclopedia of Egyptology

    Digital Project

    Free online Egyptology page which has a map-search functionality, alphabetical and subject browsing, in-text links, explanations of terminology for non-professionals, an image archive, and Virtual Reality reconstructions. In addition, a Data-Access Level is under development, which links articles with the results of original research.

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  • Forum for Central Asian Studies (Harvard)

    Turkish Resource Page Phone: 617-496-2643

    What is Central Eurasian Studies World Wide?

    A Road Map for Central Eurasian Studies throughout the World: Central Eurasian Studies World Wide» gives a broad perspective on what is being done in all disciplines and all countries. A Wealth of Information: Behind the “Front Page” of Central Eurasian Studies World Wide, there are many hundreds of pages of information — now, about 7MB of data and steadily growing accessible to anyone anywhere. A Network of Related Information Resources: Central Eurasian Studies World Wide is not only a website, but an integrated network of information gathering and distributing functions, including list servers such as the Central-Eurasia-L Announcement List for Central Eurasian Studies, and the reference publications such as the Guide to Scholarly Resources for the study of Central Asia.

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  • Jewishnet

    Hebrew and Jewish Resource Page

    Judaica Europeana is a network of archives, libraries and museums working together to integrate access to the most important collections of European Jewish heritage and make them discoverable to more people.

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  • Judaism and Jewish Resources

    Hebrew and Jewish Resources

    The Internet is rich with Jewish resources. This page shows you the gates to these resources, so that you may go in and explore. This web page is twenty years old. Here’s what it looked like on 29 November, 1993. See more about my page for historical info. The latest version of this page may be found at: http://shamash.org/trb/judaism.html.

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  • Middle East Studies Association (MESA)

    Academic Organization

    The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) is a private, non-profit learned society that brings together scholars, educators and those interested in the study of the region from all over the world. MESA is primarily concerned with the area encompassing Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Israel, Pakistan, and the countries of the Arab World from the seventh century to modern times. 

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  • Oxford Bibliographies in Islamic Studies

    Bibliography List

    A collection of over 200 bibliographies spanning a wide variety of categories relevant to the study of Islam.

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  • Pars Time

    A non-profit, non-partisan and totally independent website. It’s mainly targeted for researchers, scholars and investors. The site aims at providing comprehensive information pertaining to Iran and the Middle East.

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  • Program on Central Asia

    Academic Program

    The UCLA Program on Central Asia is led by the Asia Pacific Center and directed by Professor Domenico Ingenito (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures). The program promotes the interdisciplinary and interregional study of Central Asia, serving as an ‘intellectual crossroads’ at which scholars working on India, China, the Middle East and Europe can exchange ideas with visiting specialists on Central Asia itself to advance scholarship and understanding of the region.

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  • Sasanian Epigraphic Collection

    Collection

    The Sasanian Epigraphic Collection represents the only complete holding of Sasanian royal and private inscriptions dating back to the third and fourth century C.E. The Silicone imprints, supplemented by digitized photographs made from the inscriptions in situ, are being currently used towards the preparation of a new comprehensive critical edition of the Sasanian epigraphic corpus. More importantly, they will provide a unique tool for our qualified under- and graduate students to deepen their philological training by gaining first hand knowledge of paleography.

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  • SHARIAsource at Harvard Law School

    Resource Page

    SHARIAsource is a flagship research venture of the Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School. Its continuing mission is to organize the world’s information on Islamic law in a way that is accessible and useful.

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  • The Institute of Turkish Studies. Washington, D.C.

    Turkish Resource Page Phone: (202) 687-0292

    Founded and incorporated in the District of Columbia in 1982, the Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) is the only non-profit, private educational foundation in the United States exclusively dedicated to the support and development of Turkish Studies in American higher education. The Institute is an independent, tax exempt organization and does not seek to influence legislation nor advocate particular policies or agendas. ITS currently benefits from the location of its offices at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service on the campus of Georgetown University, the oldest and largest school of international affairs in the country.

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  • The Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project

    Digital Project

    The JCHP is a multidisciplinary research project addressing the archaeology and history of Jaffa, which is located on the coast of Israel on the south side of Tel Aviv. In addition to an overview of the project, this website provides up-to-date information about the people on our team, research projects, publications, resources, members, and support of the JCHP.

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  • The Minasian Collection

    Guide

    The Minasian Collection of Persian and Arabic manuscripts consists of works related to the studies of theologians and scholars in centers of learning in Iran from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries. The manuscripts, which include both bound collections and single works, chiefly date from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries, and shed light on the social, religious, and political history of Iran and Shī’īsm.

    For additional details, refer to the Minasian Collection at UCLA Library Digital Collection.

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  • Treasures of the UCLA Library: Near Eastern Manuscripts

    Video

    While in graduate school at UCLA and working in the Center for Primary Research and Training, Ali Anooshahr brought paleographic training and language proficiency in Persian, Arabic, and Ottoman Turkish to the task of describing and processing the UCLA Library’s collection of Near Eastern Manuscripts. He is currently Assistant Professor of History at UC Davis.

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  • Turkish Media on the Web

    Turkish Resource Page

    All meeting here; fans with celebrities, community with media, expert with fancier. You can follow their social media shares from one page or you can instantly informed for live broadcast of all celebrities, experts, journalists and authors from your smart phone and website more.

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  • Turkish Tutor

    Turkish Resource Page Phone: 310-825-1181

    Turkish Tutor consists of interactive lessons with one or more scenes in which you watch short video clips from a popular Turkish TV show Bizimkiler and listen to audio clips of dialogue and vocabulary. You can test your listening comprehension with exercises in English and Turkish that are linked to each scene, as well as other types of exercises that cover the lesson as a whole. We recommend that you check the Instructions page, as it provides you with a strategy for getting the most out of the lessons. Before you begin the lessons, find out more about the Turkish TV show and the characters that appear in the clips on About “Bizimkiler” page. To navigate through lessons and more info, use the main menu on the left and click on the lessons or other menu buttons.

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  • UCLA Center for Jewish Studies

    Phone: 310-825-5387

    It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the website of the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, one of the most active centers of its kind in the nation. The Center has 30 affiliated faculty from twelve disciplines, offering nearly 70 undergraduate and graduate courses in Jewish studies annually, enrolling more than 2,000 students. We are very pleased to be able to touch so many lives by bringing the riches and diversity of the Jewish tradition to new generations of students for these twenty two years.

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  • UCLA Library Manuscript Research Guide for Middle Eastern Studies

    Research Guide

    An overview of how to navigate the finding aids for UCLA Library’s Middle Eastern studies-related manuscripts and collections.

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  • Virtual Qumram

    Digital Project

    Virtual reality model on the site of the Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. One of the many projects of UCLA’s Experiential Technologies Center. 

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  • Waqfeya

    Digital Library

    Waqfeya is an immense collection of downloadable Islamic texts.

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