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All users on campus; SOAS students and staff only off-campus
  • Brill Online Reference Works
    Includes Encyclopaedia of Islam, Encyclopaedia of the Qur’an and Brockelmann Online
    On campus use / Off campus use
  • Cambridge Histories Online
    Includes Cambridge History of Egypt, Cambridge History of Iran, Cambridge History of Turkey, Cambridge History of Islam and New Cambridge History of Islam
    On campus use / Off campus use
Web resources
  • Afghanistan Digital Library
    Part of a project from New York University Libraries to digitise Afghan publications published between 1871 and 1930. There are currently 300+ books to view, print or download.
  • E-corpus
    Collection of digitized texts from a consortium of French universities and academic institutions including material on French imperial interests and colonies
  • Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World
    Articles, bibliographies, a directory of related weblinks and an historical interactive atlas with audio-visual material on Hellenic culture in Asia Minor, the Black Sea area and Constantinople / Byzantium (Istanbul)
  • Islamic History Sourcebook
    A wide range of freely available online resources available through the Internet History Sourcebooks Project (Fordham University, New York)
  • Medieval History of the Middle East
    Comprehensive topic listings from Cornell University (draws substantially on the Internet History Sourcebooks)
  • Memories of the Suez Canal
    French / English digital library of the history of the Suez Canal, with free access to maps, films, documents and photographs and other digitized texts, as well as official bulletins relating to commissions and international security.
  • Middle East Medievalists
    Select "Mem Resources" for a useful gateway to selected online resources and discussion lists for Middle Eastern history.
  • Orient (Journal of Near and Middle East Studies)
    Open-access, student-authored, journal from the University of Toronto showcasing undergraduate academic papers on all aspects of the region’s history from ancient times until the present day.
  • Photorientalist
    Showcases 19th and early 20th century photography from across the Middle East and North Africa in a selection of themed "exhibitions" - includes glass lantern slides, stereo-views, postcards and other photographic formats, and the RetroFocus blog on related themes
  • Sasanika
    Hosted by the University of California at Irvine, this site explores the geography, history and culture of the Sasanian Persian Empire. Select e-Sasanika to view open-access reports, articles and working papers etc.