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Oxford Essential Arabic Dictionary
Oxford-Duden pictorial English dictionary with English-Arabic index
Other pictorial dictionaries

Online dictionaries

Cambridge Arabic-English dictionary
Ectaco online Arabic-english dictionary
Baheth: classical Arabic dictionaries
Arabic-English dictionary by A. Salmone (via the Perseus Digital Library)
Arabterm: specialized dictionaries in engineering and various industries
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Library OneSearch
Use the catalog to find books, videos, recordings, and goverment documents we have at the library.

A statewide catalog of many of Michigan's libraries. It allows you to request books at another library be sent to Kresge Library for you.

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Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff JSTOR
Full text of core scholarly journals from their beginning to approximately one year ago. Disciplines include botany, business, ecology, general science, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and statistics. Browsable by discipline and full-text searchable across all disciplines. Especially good for historic or classic articles in most fields. Coverage: 1665 to present. How to export to RefWorks Contains many titles in Middle East studies.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Project MUSE has some interesting journals in Middle East studies.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Historical Abstracts
Covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, the history of education, and more. Provides indexing of more than 1700 academic historical journals in over 40 languages since 1955. How to export to RefWorks

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff MLA International Bibliography
A subject index for books, articles and websites published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. It is produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), an organization dedicated to the study and teaching of language and literature. The electronic version of the Bibliography dates back to 1925 and contains over 2 million citations from more than 4,400 periodicals (including peer-reviewed e-journals) and 1,000 book publishers. Indexes publications about Arabic language literature and the Arabic language.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff LLBA - Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts
LLBA contains abstracts and indexes to the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences. The database covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Coverage: 1973 - current. 

Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies
A refereed journal covering all aspects of Islamic and Arabic studies, published by Edinburgh University Press.
Websites of interest
Aswaat Arabiyya
Great resource for listening exercises for students of Arabic, from beginners to advanced. Through the website users can download the Aswaat Arabiyya player, which then gives access to over 100 short video passages arranged into six levels of proficiency. Most of the videos are excerpts from television programmes from across the Arab world.

Arabic Collections Online (NYU)
Digital library of public domain Arabic language content

Perseus - Arabic materials
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Dominique Daniel
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