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The Middle East Studies Center supports research, teaching, and outreach across a range of disciplines. Our goal is to establish and strengthen relations between the Middle East Studies Center and other leading Middle East Studies centers/universities through joint research projects, conferences.

Research Links 

Get access to encyclopedias, International Universities libraries and electronic journals covering all range of topics related to the Middle East.

Arabic Language Resources

A University of Texas at Austin website designed for students and teachers of Arabic. This site provides listening materials and accompanying activities for various levels of proficiency. Read More on Aswaat Arabiyya

A quick PDF reference guide to Arabic verb conjugation. Read More on Arabic Verb Conjugation Chart

A quick PDF reference guide to first ten verb forms as classified by Hans Wehr. Read More on Arabic Verb Forms Chart

Includes recent research in Arabic linguistics from a theoretical point of view, including computational linguistics, syntax, semantics and historical linguistics. Read More on Arabic Language and Linguistics (E-Book)

It’s always a good idea to familiarise yourself with the local language, which in the case of Egypt is Arabic. Read More on Basic Arabic words with English meaning

Lessons developed by the Defense Language Institute for independent learners. Read More on Global Language Online Support System

Database of authentic Arabic TV broadcasts. Read More on SCOLA

Resources on the Quran and Islam

Encyclopedic dictionary of Quranic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history and exegesis extended with essays on important themes and subjects within quranic studies. Read More on the Encyclopedia of the Quran

Listen to Quran recitation and translation in Arabic, English and Urdu. Read More on Quran Explorer

English translation of the Quran by Abdullah Yusuf Ali. Read More on The Quran: Translation

Spans Islamic history from the life of Muhammad and the birth of Islamic ideals, through Islam’s geographical expansion and cultural development, to the creation of modern states and its role in today’s global society. Read More on The Quran: A Brief History


An independent ezine produced by the Arab Studies Institute (ASI). Jadaliyya combines local knowledge, scholarship, and advocacy with an eye to audiences in the United States, the Arab world, and beyond. Posts are published in both Arabic and in English. Read More on Jadaliyya

Provides expert commentary on wide-ranging issues in the Arab world. Combines business coverage and regional analysis with current affairs, cultural and lifestyle features. Read More on The Middle East Magazine

A non-partisan news site produced by It is edited by Marc Lynch of George Washington University and the Project on Middle East Political Science, Daniel Levy, and Leila Hilal. Read More on The Middle East Channel


Documents the events in Northern Africa and the Middle East starting in January 2011. Content includes blogs, social media and news sites. Read More on Archive-It: North Africa and the Middle East 2011-2012

A digital archive that focuses on Western interactions with the Middle East. Includes images, texts, maps, geographical information systems, and research and teaching guides. Read More on Travelers in the Middle East

A chronology of 19th-century periodicals in Arabic. Read More on Jara’id- Zentrum Moderner Orient