Middle Eastern, Near Eastern and North African Studies

Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online

Alternative Titles
IEDO
Description

The Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online (IEDO) reconstructs the lexicon for the most important languages and language branches of Indo-European. It is a rich and voluminous online reference source for historical and general linguists. Dictionaries can be cross-searched, with an advance search for each individual dictionary enabling the user to perform more complex research queries. Each entry is accompanied by grammatical info, meaning(s), etymological commentary, reconstructions, cognates and often extensive bibliographical information. New content will be added on an annual basis.

The online edition includes the following dictionaries:

  • Etymological Dictionary of Latin
  • Etymological Dictionary of Greek
  • Etymological Dictionary of Slavic
  • Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic
  • Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic
  • Etymological Dictionary of Old-Frisian
  • Etymological Dictionary of Armenian
  • Etymological Dictionary of Hittite
  • Etymological Dictionary of Luvian
  • Etymological Dictionary of Persian — forthcoming
  • Etymological Dictionary of the Iranian Verb
  • Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Nostratic

Features:

  • Includes 11 dictionaries
  • Contains over 20.000 entries
  • Covers over 150 languages
  • Rich bibliographical references for further research
  • Export, print and save records
  • Cross-searchable database, supporting simple and complex queries
  • Integrated wordwheel to facilitate searching
  • Unicode compliant, displaying and searching complex characters and diacritics
Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29408
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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ISAJ (Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals) database

Alternative Titles
ISAJ
Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals
Description

Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals

Press release 
Baghdad, Jun 20, 2012 

The Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research of Iraq is pleased to announce the launch of the new service "Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals" (IASJ).

IASJ is one platform where all scholarly journals published by the Iraqi universities and research institutions are indexed and discovered. All journals in IASJ are peer-reviewed and open access.

The main aim of IASJ is to improve the online discoverability and visibility of and access to the published scholarly research of iraqi academics. IASJ will help Iraqi authors to disseminate their research globally.

At the moment IASJ is launched in a Beta version with only 71 journals published by 18 institutions. The service will be further developed and will cover all journals, more than 200 journals publisher by 40 academic institutions in Iraq.

IASJ is developed and hosted by SemperTool, a company specialized in building digital library products. All content of IASJ will be included in the Iraqi Virtual Library System IVSL and it's discovery systemLibHub provided by SemperTool.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
214 Academic peer-reviewed journals 37 institutions 56128 articles
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29276
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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Egyptian Amulets, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

Alternative Titles
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Egyptian Amulets
Description

The Egyptian Amulet catalog is a collaborative project between the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, and UM's Digital Library Production Service. It was created between January and May of 1998. It was initially developed on a fairly small scale (roughly 360 items) and the catalog's purpose was to demonstrate the feasibility and value of transfering the Kelsey catalog of artifacts from a proprietary database system to an SGML-based system providing ubiquitous web access. Images of the Egyptian Amulets exist for each record in the database (and are also listed in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Artifacts Database).

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11875
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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Confidential Print: Africa, 1834-1966

Description

The Confidential Print series was issued by the British Government between c. 1820 and 1970. The series originated out of a need to preserve the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices. These range from single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports and texts of treaties. All items marked ‘Confidential Print’ were printed and circulated immediately to leading officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet, and to heads of British missions abroad.

From coastal trading in the early nineteenth century, through the Conference of Berlin of 1884 and the subsequent Scramble for Africa, to the abuses of the Congo Free State, fights against tropical disease, Italy’s defeat by the Abyssinians, World War II, apartheid in South Africa and colonial moves towards independence, the documents in Confidential Print: Africa cover the whole of the modern period of European colonization of the continent.

The resource includes the following file classes from the UK National Archives, Kew, in their entirety:

  • CO 879/1-190 (Africa, 1848-1961)
  • CO 886/1-11 (Dominions, 1907-1925)
  • DO 116/1-8 (Dominions (South African), 1913-1944)
  • FO 341/1-3 (Africa 1884-1900)
  • FO 401/1-48 (Abyssinia, 1846-1956)
  • FO 403/1-482 (Africa, 1834-1957)
  • FO 413/1-99 (Morocco and North-West Africa, 1839-1957)
  • FO 458/1-157 (West Africa, 1882-1950)
  • FO 468/1-4 (British Commonwealth, 1945-1949)
  • FO 485/1-3 (Liberia, 1947-1949)
  • FO 540/1-6 (Libya, 1951-1956)

The resource includes selected files from:

CO 885/1-140 (War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office Confidential Print, 1839-1966)

DO 114/1-120 (Dominions Office Confidential Print, 1924-1951)

DO 201/1-53 (Commonwealth Relations Office Confidential Print, 1946-1966)

WO 287/1-287 (War Office Confidential Print, 1904-1949)

All these documents are full-text searchable.

In addition, this resource includes more than 300 full-colour maps.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1834-1966
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11811
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Database of Arabic Literature in Western Research (DAL)

Alternative Titles
DAL
Description

 The Database of Arabic Literature in Western Research (DAL) is an easy-to-use, searchable, internet-based bibliographic database of Arabic literature in western research. Search Keyword and other Browse links on the left hand bar, as well as Simple Search and Advanced Search, provide easy access to detailed, annotated and content-enriched bibliographic records of books, articles, chapters of books and reviews written in English since the movement of translation and commentary of Arabic literary texts first began in the West.

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11805
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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Mideastwire.com

Alternative Titles
Mideastwire
Description

Mideastwire.com is an Internet-based news service that employs a team of translators around the region to gather important stories from and about the Middle East. Many news items include links to the original articles in electronic format.

Established in Beirut, Lebanon in June 2005, we began offering our services only to paying clients in September 2005.

As it currently stands we cover news from all 22 Arab countries, Iran, and the Arab media Diaspora generally. Thus our reach extends across the North Africa region as well as to the UK and other countries that host Pan-Arab media.

 

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
2005-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11767
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Turkish Life in Pictures

Description

This is the University of Michigan Turkish Life in Pictures (TULIP) image database, brought to you by the Language Resource Center and the Digital Library Production Service.

This collection is designed to supplement the teaching and learning of the Turkish language by providing a variety of images through which learners may acquire a better understanding of life in Turkey. These images are primarily intended for learners and instructors of the Turkish language. Therefore certain linguistic aspects have been deliberately emphasized in the selection of images and the captions. Hopefully, however, those interested in other Near Eastern languages and related disciplines, or those who are just curious about Turkey, may find them useful as well. We have no intention to duplicate all the pictures of monuments and tourist sites already available on the web. Some images selected here are mundane, others perhaps surprising, but all should have a story to tell.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11715
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Jerusalem Post, 1932-2008

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
PQHN
Palestine Post
Description

Digitized version of the English-language daily Jerusalem Post, 1932-2008. Covers Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish World. Previous title: Palestine Post (1932-1950).

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1932 - 2008 (One year of additional content from 5 years ago is added annually.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11603
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Coptic Gnostic Library Online

Description

Online version of the fourteen-volume printed work, edited by James M. Robinson.

The Coptic Gnostic Library continues where the Dead Sea Scrolls left off. Our main sources of information for the Gnostic religion are the so-called Nag Hammadi codices, written in Coptic. These were unearthed in 1945 near the town of Nag Hammadi in Upper Egypt. The texts literally begin where the Dead Sea Scrolls end. Their discovery is considered equally significant as the Dead Sea Scrolls themselves, bringing to light a long-hidden wealth of information and insights into early Judaism and the roots of Christianity. Furthermore, these writings clearly show that the Gnostic religion was not only a force that interacted with early Christianity and Judaism in their formative periods, but also a significant religious movement in its own right. 

The Coptic Gnostic Library contains all the texts of the Nag Hammadi codices, both in the original Coptic and in translation. Each text has its own introduction, and full indexes are provided. The Coptic Gnostic Library is the starting point for all research into ancient Gnosticism. It is the result of decades of dedicated research by the most distinguished international scholars in this field.

The Coptic Gnostic Library is the only authoritative edition of many of the Coptic writings of the Gnostics from the first centuries AD. It was originally published by Brill in fourteen hardback volumes as part of the Nag Hammadi (and Manichaean) Studies series between 1975 and 1995.

Type
Database
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11581
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Public Affairs Index

Alternative Titles
PAI
Description

Public Affairs Index is a bibliographic database covering all aspects of national and global contemporary public policy issues ranging from public health, the environment, housing, human and civil rights, to international commerce and conflict. This database draws from a diverse array of scholarly journals, conference papers, trade publications and government documents to provide up-to-date information on a broad range of topics of concern to the world today.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1934- (More complete coverage starts in 1970)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11577
More Information
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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