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Texas ScholarWorks and the Texas Data Repository

The UT Libraries support the open sharing and preservation of your scholarly process and output through the Texas ScholarWorks digital repository and the Texas Data Repository.  To learn more about those services, please feel free to ask or to explore existing resources there, such as the archive of the Hemispheres consortium.

Access to Mideast and Islamic Resources (AMIR)

A blog maintained by librarians, updated regularly with links to Open Access resources related to the Middle East and Islam.

Yazma Kitaplar

Website of the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry's digitized manuscript collection.

Open Access Reference Sources

Arabic Almanac and Mawrid Reader

Website hosting a number of dictionary and Arabic language projects:

  • Arabic Almanac: allows searching in Hans Wehr, Lane's Lexicon and J. G. Hava all on a single page, 20 root based arabic dictionaries in 6 different languages.
  • Mawrid Reader: allows searching in al-Mawrid and Lughat al Quran.
  • Mabhath ulTalib: allows searching in text based dictionaries. Still in beta development at present.

​الباحث العربي


يقدم الموقع خدمة البحث في أهم القواميس والمراجع اللغوية العربية. يحتوي الموقع على أكثر من ٣١.٠٠٠ مادة وأكثر من ٤.٠٠٠.٠٠٠ كلمة مجموعة من أهم المعاجم اللغوية المتوفرة في العالم العربي.

Farsi Lookup

Persian-Persian and Persian-English dictionary


LexiQamus is a website that aims to help researchers in deciphering illegible words in Ottoman manuscripts. 

İslam Ansiklopedisi

Representing nearly 40 years of scholarly effort, the Turkish Religious Affairs Foundation's İslam Ansiklopedisi is a reference work on par with Brill's Encyclopaedia of Islam, 2nd and 3rd editions. In Turkish.



Encyclopaedia Iranica

"The Encyclopædia Iranica is a comprehensive research tool dedicated to the study of Iranian civilization in the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Indian subcontinent."

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