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Subject Guide for Arabic Language and Culture

Web Resources


The following librarian-selected web sites are portals to a wealth of information for students of Arabic language and culture.


African and Middle Eastern Reading Room (Library of Congress)


Arab Gateway

Arab Gateway "aims to introduce non-Arabs to the Arabs and their culture." This is a privately-funded site developed by Brian Whitaker, Middle East editor for the Guardian UK, a British newspaper. The site is not affiliated with the Guardian UK.

Arab Literature (University of Cornell Library, Middle East & Islamic Studies Collection)

A gateway to many electronic texts.


Arabic Literature (Columbia University, Middle East & Jewish Studies Section)

A gateway to many electronic texts.

Center for Research Libraries (CRL)

CRL is a consortium of North American universities, of which CU-Boulder is a member. All materials located in the CRL catalog, to which Chinook links directly, are available through interlibrary loan (ILL). In your ILL request please note that item is held by CRL.

League of Arab States

Official site of the League of Arab States (Arab League). Also contains information on Arab culture and history. Site is in Arabic and English.


Literatura de Mudéjares y Moriscos (Literature of the Moriscos and Mudejares in Spain)
Este portal pretende dar a conocer la producción literaria en español de la minoría mudéjar y morisca (siglos XIV-XVII). Nuestro propósito es dar a conocer esta literatura en español de los mudéjares y moriscos, que ha sido publicada en su mayoría en ediciones solo asequibles a los especialistas y que serán citadas puntualmente. In Spanish.


MENIC The Middle East Network Information Center (University of Texas-Austin)

MENIC is an online guide to Middle East-related websites and databased that can be accessed via the World Wide Web. It is created by a staff of editors who visit and evaluate web sites, and then organize them into subject-based categories and sub-categories.


Portals to the World: Africa and Middle East (Library of Congress)

This Internet portal, created and maintained by the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress, provides librarian-selected links to country-specific Internet resources.