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Middle Eastern, North African, Caucasian and Central Asian Studies: Home

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers studying aspects of Middle Eastern, North African, Caucasian or Central Asian* Studies at the University of Oxford, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful. *I'll refer to this region mostly as South West Asia and North Africa (SWANA) throughout this guide. 

Use this guide to find out about books and online resources for these areas, including printed collections, ebooks, ejournals and bibliographic databases.

Finding books for South West Asian and North African Studies

Oxford has a wide range of ebooks and printed books for South West Asian and North African Studies and related subjects. For more detailed info about our book collections visit our books page of this guide.

Key journals

A lot of journals, as well as being available in print, are available online and can be searched via SOLO or eJournals A-Z. Below are a few of the top journals for South West Asian and North African Studies but you can find a longer list on the journals page of this guide.

Key databases

Oxford subscribes to many bibliographic databases. They can be used to locate journal articles, conference proceedings, books, patents, images, data and more. You can find some of the key databases for South West Asian and North African Studies below, but take a look at the databases page of this guide for more titles.

Useful online resources

listing of free online resources encompassing digitized books and manuscripts, statistics, oral history and more.

Nizami Ganjavi Subject Librarian (Middle Eastern, North African, Caucasian and Central Asian Collections)

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Lydia Wright
Contact:
Bodleian Nizami Ganjavi Library,
Oriental Institute, Oxford
+44 (0)1865 278204

Key libraries

Oriental Institute