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Modern Languages and Literatures: Arabic

A guide to resources for research in Modern Languages & Literatures.


a mosque

Want to browse the stacks on the second floor for Arabic language and literature materials?

Try these call number ranges:

  • PJ6001-8517 Arabic Language
  • PJ6690-6697 Ancient Arabic
  • PJ6701-6901 Modern Arabic dialects
  • PJ6950-7144 South Arabian
  • PJ6950-6981 Ancient South Arabian
  • PJ7051-7144 Modern South Arabian
  • PJ7501-8517 Arabic literature
  • PJ7695.8-7796 Individual authors or works

Photo: The Mosque of Mohamed Ali in Cairo is situated on the most visible site in the city. Courtesy of CIA WorldFact Book

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Language Lessons and Grammar Guides

Audio, Images, Videos and more...

Radio, Television, and Newspapers

  • Arabic Newspapers: A collection of online Arabic newspapers and journals (Yale University).
  • Aljazeera: Leading news outlet across the Arab World.
  • An Arabic-language website devoted to numerous Middle Eastern singers, musicians, and bands of varying nationalities.

Video Collections

  • Gumberg Library: The library has a collection of foreign language films. You can search the library catalog using the guided search feature in order to limit by language Arabic and material type DVD.
  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: The Main Library in Oakland as well as some of the branch libraries have an extensive foreign film collections that can be checked out.

Bilingual books?

Looking for bilingual books so that you can practice your reading skills?

Try a search in Google using this search phrase:

Bilingual OR dual language books

You can also throw in a language. For example:

Bilingual OR dual language books Arabic AND English

Arabic Translation Tools