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Middle East & Central Asia

See also


SOAS Databases

Mideastwire.com
The site offers a daily newsletter of concise, translated briefs into English from the Arabic and Persian media. [On-campus use] / [Off-campus use]

Index Islamicus
A bibliography of books, articles and reviews on Islam and the Muslim world published in Western languages since the beginning of the 20th century. [On-campus use] / [Off-campus use]

Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies (MECAS)
MECAS is a bibliographic database, which provides access to a wide range of material relating to the study of the countries and peoples of the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa. [On-campus use] / [Off-campus use]

General resources

Le Maghreb dans les sciences sociales
A website developed by the King Abdul-Aziz al-Saud Foundation for Islamic and Social Sciences Studies in Casablanca. This website is devoted to Maghreb studies and offers free access to five databases in Arabic and in Western languages (mainly French), and links to journals, universities and research centres, libraries, North African publishers. It also gives a good overview of the researches and debates about various social and cultural topics in the Arab world. One of the bibliographic databases, called Ibn Rushd, is dedicated to Islamic Western world (Maghreb and al-Andalus) and has both Arabic and French interfaces. It allows search on names, titles and the type of publication.

ABSTRACTA IRANICA
ABSTRACTA IRANICA is a selective and critical bibliographical journal of Iranian studies, covering Iran, Afghanistan, and all the areas relevant to Iranian culture at any point of time. Essays are selected among publications of the previous year and analysed by scholars.

Arab Media & Society
Formerly known as TBS Journal, Arab Media & Society is online journal including audio, video, pod cast alongside peer-reviewed articles. Good coverage relating to Arab journalism.  It is published by American University of Cairo.

MEMRI (the Middle East Media Research Institute)
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) was founded in 1998 in Washington to bridge the language gap between the Middle East and the West by monitoring, translating, and studying Arab, Iranian and Turkish media, schoolbooks, and religious sermons.

Ettelaat International
Persian Daily Newspaper published outside Iran.

Film International: Iranian Film Quarterly
English source on the Iranian cinema. You will find an access to past issue of the magazines.