About Columbia University Libraries' Middle East Studies Internet Resources

Columbia University's collection of Middle East Studies Internet Resources is an ongoing compilation of electronic bibliographic resources and research materials on the Middle East and North Africa (in the broadest sense), created under the purview of the Middle East Studies Department of Columbia University Libraries. Electronic resources from the Middle East are organized by region, country and subject. All materials are arranged to encourage an awareness of authorship, type of information, and subject. The scope of the collection is research-oriented, but it also provides access to other websites with different or broader missions.

Among the many selected resources on these pages are:

  • Online catalogs of the world's top libraries with large Middle East collections.
  • Bibliographies from Columbia University Libraries and other research institutions around the world.
  • Electronic journals and news archives that specialize in the Middle East.
  • Reports on the region from US, Middle East, and international organizations.
  • Electronic Middle Eastern art exhibits.
  • Other electronic texts, images, and sound files reflecting upon Middle East history and contemporary cultures.
  • Maps, flags, and geographical data.
  • Information on scholarly organizations and activities.
  • Links to directories (such as the International Directory of Middle East Scholars).
  • Links to other Middle East-related web servers.

This collection is always evolving. Please feel free to contact the staff. Suggestions and questions about what is on these pages and what is not would be greatly appreciated.