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Arabic literature: Home

A selection of resources focusing on Arabic literature

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Welcome! This subject guide details some of the most used sources for the study of classical and contemporary Arabic literature. The guide is tailored to the courses offered by the Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University.

Feel free to contact the Islamic Studies Library with questions or suggestions.


Library Catalogues

Search the catalogues for materials for your research:


To search the Library catalogues you will to use the Library of Congress Romanization tables for Arabic.


  • Yamli is a Smart Arabic keyboard with transliteration adaptability
  • Fuzzy Arabic Combines Yamli's transliteration adaptability with Buckwalter Morphological Analyzer

For transliteration style, check: International Journal of Middle East Studies (IJMES) transliteration guide

Two suggested fonts for the transliteration:

  1. Unicode fonts for Arabic transliteration
  2. New Times Arabic transliteration font


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