Middle East and North African Studies (MENA): About

About MENA Collection

Middle Eastern Studies is an interdisciplinary field with the majority of courses offered in the Department of Near Eastern Studies (NES) and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES). NES offers courses in languages and civilizations of the modern Middle East and North Africa. Courses related to the Middle East and North Africa are also offered in many other departments on Campus.

To be able to locate materials in Arabic, Kurdish, Persian, and Ottoman Turkish, please follow the guideline set by the Library of Congress and the American Library Association, ALA-LC Romanization Tables

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Electronic Resources Trials

NOW ON TRIAL: Oxford Dictionaries | Arabic

Trial Extended through Nov. 12th, 2014

Our 30-day trial to this resource will end on October 29, 2014.  Send feedback and comments to Shayee Khanaka. * * * Oxford Dictionaries | Arabic is a new groundbreaking resource for those with an interest in the Arabic language. Structured by Oxford’… more »



NOW ON TRIAL: Classic Arabic Texts Online (Brill Editions)

Classic Arabic Texts Online 1 (CATO-1) offers approx. 19,000 pages of classic Brill editions of Arabic texts in a full-text searchable format and accessible from one single point of entry.
Free trial ends November 21, 2014. Send feedback and comments to Shayee Khanaka.

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Bahia Palace Marrakech (Morocco)


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