Middle East and Islamic Studies: Online Resources

Most of the resources listed below are available only to current faculty, staff and students of Columbia University.
They require authentication from off-campus. For troubleshooting off-campus access see: Library Services for Off-Campus Users

Catalogs and other resources

Recommended Journals

Selected Interdisciplinary/General Journals

Al-Abhath : Journal of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Arab Studies Journal
Arabic Sciences and Philosophy
ArabLit Quarterly
Al-Bayān : journal of Qur'ān and Ḥadīth studies
British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies
Contemporary Arab affairs
Critique: Journal of Critical Studies of Iran and the Middle East
Domes: digest of Middle East studies
Hawwa : journal of women of the Middle East and the Islamic world
Holy Land studies
International Journal of Middle East Studies
Islamic law and society
Journal of Islamic studies
Journal of Middle East women’s studies : JMEWS
Journal of Palestine Studies
Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient
MERIP-Middle East Report
Middle East economic digest - MEED
Middle East Journal
Middle East Policy
Middle East Quarterly
Middle East Report
Middle Eastern Studies

Palestine-Israel journal of politics, economics, and culture
Studia Islamica
The journal of Islamic law & culture
The Muslim world
Washington report on Middle East affairs

Literature and Linguistics

Journal of Arabic Linguistics
Journal of Arabic Literature
Middle Eastern Literatures (Edebiyat)

Medieval Islamic Studies

Anaquel de estudios árabes
Arabian archaeology and epigraphy
Journal of Abbasid Studies
Journal of Islamic Manuscripts
Mamluk Studies Review
Studia graeco-arabica

Turkish and Ottoman Studies

European Journal of Turkish Studies 
International journal of Turkish studies
Journal of Turkish studies
The Turkish historical review
Turkish studies

Iranian and Persian Studies
Iran  : journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies
Iranian Studies
Iranica antiqua
Journal of Persianate studies
Studia Iranica

Islamic Law
Arab law quarterly
Berkeley journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic law
Electronic journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern law
Journal of Islamic law
Journal of Islamic law and culture
Journal of Islamic law studies
Journal of Islamic state practices in international law
Islamic law and society
UCLA journal of Islamic and Near Eastern law
Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern law

Islamic Art
Ars Orientalis
Journal of Islamic Manuscripts
Journal of Turkish Art Research (JTAR) / Türk Sanatlari Arastirmalari Dergisi (TSAD)

New Resources

Egypt and the Rise of Nationalism: 1840–1927
Sezgin online : a bio-bibliography for the Arabic literary tradition
Theology and society online : the second and third centuries of the Hijra

Annotated legal documents on Islam in Europe online
Cumhuriyet archive 1924-2022
Global Press Archive

Iran (Persia) : records of the U.S. Department of State, 1883-1959
Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Trans-Jordan : records of the U.S. Department of State, 1836-1944
The mapping of Israel : bibliography, finding aid and index
Philosophy in the Islamic World Online : 8th-10th Centuries
South Asia commons

Dar al-Mandumah = al-Manẓūmah = المنظومة -  Search full-text content of Arabic scientific conferences, dissertations and academic journals from 1921 to present day.
al-Ahram Digital Archive
Cambridge Archive Editions - collections primary sources for the Study of the Middle East
Global Press Archive - digitized historical newspapers from the Middle East
Kotobarabia - Arab Leaders, Historian and Philosophers
MagIran - Index to Persian language newspapers and periodicals

Recommended Online Databases

Index Islamicus 
Anthropology Plus
Art & Architecture source
ATLA Religion Database
Bibliography of Asian Studies
Central Asian Survey
Historical abstracts with full text
International Bibliography of Periodical Literature
Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies
MLA international bibliography
Project MUSE
Periodicals Archive Online
Worldwide political science abstracts

Find Primary Sources in : 

Afghanistan and the U.S., 1945-1963 : records of the U.S. State Department Central classified files
Afghanistan in 1919 : the Third Anglo-Afghan War
Cambridge Archive Editions
Chatham House Online Archive
CIA covert operations : from Carter to Obama, 1977-2010
Confidential Print : Middle East 
Digital National Security Archive
East India Company​
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports 1941-1996
Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1947-1980
Foreign Relations of the United States (US State Dept. Office of the Historian)
Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS), 1861-1960 (U Wisconsin)
U.K. Parliamentary Papers
Middle East Online. Series 1: Arab-Israeli Relations 1917-1970
Middle East Online. Series 2: Iraq, 1914-1974
Middle Eastern Manuscripts Online
Muslim World Manuscripts (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library)
Records of the Persian Gulf War
​United Nations Official Documents System (ODS)
World News Connection
Yearbook of the United Nations, 1946-2005

Find Images in : 

A Guide to Online Visual Sources in Middle East, North Africa and Islamic Studies
Visual Resources of the Middle East from Yale University
AP Images
Oxford Art Online