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Middle East & Islamic Studies

Culture & Society

A journal about the media and society of the Arab world.
The Middle East Virtual Library (MENALIB) is an information portal for Middle East and Islamic Studies.
Mega-site gathering together a plethora of Middle East-related web resources in the areas of news, society and culture, business and the economy, education, embassies and missions, human rights, history, language, literature, web broadcasts, flags and maps, and more.


A large collection of online resources on every aspect of Islam.
Produced by the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought in Jordan. Provides online access to over 100 Islamic texts in the original Arabic, focussing on works of Qur'anic exegesis (tafsir) from all the major schools of Islamic jurisprudence as well as other theological and mystical streams. Also includes three English language tafsir collections, full text translations of the Qur'an in eighteen languages (including English) plus Arabic, and audio files of Qur'anic recitations.
Includes information on all aspects of Islam. Nominated for the 6th annual Webby Award.
Full length books and articles on Islamic philosophy, ranging from the classical texts on Islamic philosophy to modern works of Muslim philosophy.
A gateway to over 100 sites on every aspect of Islam; maintained by Dr. Gary R. Bunt.
A website on Muslim contributions to civilization.


One of the best sites for Arabic literature. It includes thousands of pages of original works.
A gateway to some of the best sites of all genres of Arabic literature at Cornell University Library.

Politics & History

This site promotes a critical analysis of issues regarding the muslim world.
Database of primary documents, most of which are texts of United States Government documents and releases. These include documents on US foreign policy in the Middle East.
Provides country reports, maps and an introduction to the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and international relations of each country. It includes statistics.
A source for theory and research in international affairs. Publishes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs. Includes maps, country data, case studies, and course packs of background readings.
Provides information about human rights issues and abuses by region, subject or country.
Analytical and well researched reports on conflicts in the Middle East containing practical recommendations targeted at international decision makers.
Ancient history sourcebook, Medieval sourcebook,, Modern history sourcebook, African, East Asian, Indian, Jewish, Women's, Global, Science..
Provides links to the most important sites for information on government and politics in the Middle East..
Online journal in Middle Eastern Studies which also indexes the current contents of over 65 journals publishing articles related to the Middle East.


 Middle East Virtual Library
A fully searchable database of selected websites relating to Islam and the Middle East. For best results, browse the subject catalogue instead of using the search function.
A subject directory of links to web resources about the Middle East, provided by Columbia University.
Middle East and Islamic Studies 
Check subject guides at McGill University Library.