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* Arabic: Guide to Research

This subject guide provides reliable resources pertaining to the study of the Arabic language, prose and poetry.

First step: Dictionaries, Grammar and Writing

Need help with the language? Begin by consulting dictionaries and books on grammar below.  If you're getting started on your topic, begin by checking out these encyclopedia and bibliography databases in the next column. They'll provide you with a basic background for your topic, and a list of important papers published on your topic.  This is a great time-saver.

In the third column, you'll find links to databases that have material on Arabic language and cultures, in addition to resources for Islam.

When you have a list of books or articles to search for, you can search from our Articles & Books tab on our homepage:

Second step: Encyclopedia and Bibliographies

Articles about Arabic or Islam

Sources on Arabic Literature

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