Four new important databases for Middle Eastern Studies
Leiden University Library aquired four important online sources for Middle Eastern Studies:
BABO The bibliography of Arabic Books Online (Brill) is a dynamic online bibliographic database containing information about books published in Arabic before 1960.
Brockelmann Online (Brill) consists of both original volumes Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur (GAL) by Carl Brockelmann (1868-1956), as well as the three supplement volumes, including the indexes. Brockelmann’s Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur offers bio-bibliographic information about works written in Arabic and their authors, with an emphasis on the classical period.
The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics (Brill) represents a unique collaboration of a few hundred scholars from around the world and covers all relevant aspects of the study of Arabic and deals with all levels of the language (pre-Classical Arabic, Classical Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, Arabic vernaculars, mixed varieties of Arabic.
MEMO1: Pioneer Orientalists: Brill and Leiden University Library have joined forces to digitize the Arabic manuscripts from three of the library's core collections, now published online under the title Pioneer Orientalists: The Manuscript Collections of Scaliger, Raphelengius and Golius from the Leiden University Library.
The databases can be consulted via the hyperlinks in this article, but also via the new Catalogue, tab Find Databases. Students and staff of Leiden University can also access the databases from outside the library with use of their ULCN-account.
For more information about these databases please contact the subject librarian Middle East and Islamic world: Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Birte Kristiansen. For all information about the use of databases and the library in general, please use our Ask a librarian form.