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Middle Eastern Studies: Introduction

Library and Research Guide


The Middle East collections at the Stanford University Libraries consist of nearly one million library items that come in the form of monographs, serials, manuscripts, lithographs, maps, films, photographs, video and audio tapes, DVDs, CD-ROMs, electronic resources, and streaming services. The collections support Stanford users’ learning, research, and teaching in history, literature, language, religion, philosophy, art history, international relations, anthropology, archaeology, music, and film. The collection covers print and non-print materials in the principal languages of the Middle East—Arabic, Persian, and Turkish–and those produced in other languages in North America, Europe, and elsewhere.

This research guide includes titles and links mostly available online only to Stanford users. Users connecting to the internet through the Stanford network can access all the resources in this guide. Access from off-campus requires authentication through a proxy server. For more information about access to our e-resources, click here.