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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.

WorldCat Discovery

SEARCH MCGILL UNIVERSITY LIBRARY AND BEYOND

 

Sofia Discovery Tool Guide

Romanization & transliteration

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

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

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.

Toolbox

Digital Toolbox for Iranian Studies "aims at collecting all available digital resources that are relevant to Iranian Studies & related fields of study. It may help you to find:

  • primary sources & academic literature
  • manuscripts & objects in digital archives & collections
  • historic maps, coinage, linguistic corpora
  • academic publications & institutions
  • podcasts, blogs & academic communities
  • and useful apps for your research."

Librarian

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Anaïs Salamon
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Contact:
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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.

Podcast

The Global History Podcast explores cross-cultural encounters in the early modern World.

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