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Iranian studies

Welcome سلام. خوش آمدید! This guide focuses on useful sources for the study of classical and contemporary Iranian studies. It is tailored to the courses offered by the McGill Institute of Islamic Studies.

Special Library closure: online resources access

Check out our Special COVID-19 subject guide that provides alternatives to unavailable print resources due to the Library closure.

Also, you can watch our three video tutorials to learn how to better navigate the remote connection and access to resources:

WorldCat Discovery

SEARCH MCGILL UNIVERSITY LIBRARY AND BEYOND

 

Search with the Sofia Discovery Tool

Romanization & transliteration

To search the Library catalogue, use the Library of Congress Romanization tables for Persian.

Another common romanization styles are that of the International Journal of Middle East Studies (IJMES) and the Iranian Studies scheme.

Suggested fonts for the romanization:

  1. Unicode fonts
  2. New Times Arabic

A tool for Mac users: The Arabic Macintosh: an informal resource centre

Virtual keyboards

  • Lexilogos is a multilingual keyboard. 
  • Omniglot is the online encyclopedic writing systems
  • Persian Phonetic Keyboard Layout for Windows is for Microsoft Windows users interested to profit from their skill in typing with Latin QWERTY keyboards to type Persian characters much faster.

Library closure and services until Jan. 23

In response to new measures announced by McGill University and the Government of Quebec, the Library is temporarily closing most physical spaces and all stack areas until January 23, 2022 inclusive. Study Hubs, HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS), a temporary Pickup Service, and the ROAAr Digitization on Demand Service are reinstated. Library staff will continue to provide virtual reference during service hours. More information available here.

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About

This guide was created and populated in collaboration with Dr. Eliza Tasbihi, Specialized Cataloging Editor, Islamic Manuscripts, and Ghazaleh Ghanavizchian, Senior Library Clerk, Islamic Studies Library.

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