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 Arabic Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Language Learning
Current News
Search Engines and Portals
 Finding Books and Articles
Software and Computing
Funding and Fellowships
Just for Fun



Arabic Dictionaries and Encyclopedias


Arabian Nights Encyclopedia  (Rhees Reference PJ 7737 A73 2004)


Bab La English-Arabic Dictionary


Dictionary of Basic Arabic (Rhees Stacks PJ 6680 .D5)


Dictionary of Qu'ranic Terms and Concepts (Rhees Reference BP 133 M57 1987)


Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics (Rhees Reference PJ 6031 E53 2006)


Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature  (Rhees Reference PJ 7510 E53 1998)


Encyclopedia of the Orient



Language Learning


American Association of Teachers of Arabic

Resources for students and teachers. AATA is an association of professionals, students, institutions, and other individuals interested in the areas of Arabic language teaching, literature, and linguistics.


Animated Language Learning site


Arab Academy

The world's first and only professional site for learning Arabic and Qur'an.


Arabic Language

Provide useful Arabic phrases, expressions, and words as well as resources and information.



Software for interactive learning, self study, distance learning, multimedia tutors, and more.


Babel: Arabic

An online course in Arabic.


Center for Arabic Study Abroad

Information on courses, programs, life in Cairo, and more.


Fajr Center for Arabic Language

Programs and curricula supervised by Egypt's Ministry of Education.


Learn Arabic

Some basic Arabic phrases.


Speak Arabic Web



Current News


Alquds Alarabi


Arabic News  (in English)


Egyptian Radio from SIS Site


Al Jazeera (in Arabic)


BBC World Service: Middle East  (in Arabic or English)





Search Engines and Portals


ABZU: Digitized texts from the Electronic Texts and Near Eastern Archives project (Oriental Institute, University of Chicago)

Arab Search Engines


Yahoo! Directory



Finding Books and Articles

Index Islamicus


Modern Arabic Literature: A Bibliography    Rhees Stacks    Z3014.L56 M35 1998.


Voyager Catalog

  • 6699
    WorldCat Via FirstSearch Updated daily
    Identifies and locates books and other materials owned by libraries in the US and internationally.


Software and Computing


The Arabian Oasis: Arabic on the WWW.

Provides information and software to view Arabic text


Arabic 2000

Provides software to view Arabic text and serves as a business directory and search engine


Fonts in Cyberspace

Maintained by SIL International



A comprehensive catalog of Arabic language-related internet resources


PMosaid: Localized Persian/Arabic Mosaic

Software supporting trilingual Persian, Arabic and English hypertext.



Funding and Fellowships


American Institute for Yemini Studies


Fulbright Program


Near Eastern Studies



Just for Fun


AlMashriq: The Levant


Currency Converter


National Geographic: Maps


Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory


Weather: Middle East


World Time Server


Music Lapoonak: Arabic Song Lyrics and Translations

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