- Nashriyat-iIrani (Iranian magazines) online
- Arab world Documentation Unit
- Documents on British Policy Overseas
- Foreign Broadcast Information Service
- Islamic Studies Theses
- Project Jara'id
- National Archives (The)
AMIR: digitised historical Newspapers & periodicals:
Access to Mideast and Islamic Resources (AMIR ) publishes a list of Open Access historical newspapers and other periodicals in Middle Eastern Studies. AMIR is a collaborative project aimed at collecting and disseminating information about Open Access resources and other kinds of networked information in the Middle East and Islamic Studies.
Arab world Documentation Unit : ( AWDU)
is part of the Exeter University and " provides reference services on the Arab region, including official publications on various aspects of the region (economics, politics, development, social and cultural aspects and history). The holdings cover many different subject areas of interest to those who study the Middle East. Besides the Gulf Region it has strengths in general Middle East economics, politics, and history: particularly the history of the Gulf wars and the Arab-Israeli conflict, and of British and international involvement in the region, 18th century onwards."
- British Documents on the Origins of the War 1898-1914;
- Documents on British Foreign Policy 1918-1939; and
- Documents on British Policy Overseas.
Foreign Broadcast Information Service : (FBIS) Daily Reports,
“ 1974–1996 consist of translated broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals, and government statements from nations around the globe. These media sources were monitored in their languages of origin, translated into English, and issued by an agency of the US government. Access is to the following collections:
- Middle East and North Africa, 1974–1987
- Near East and South Asia, 1987–1996
- South Asia, 1980–1987
- Sub-Saharan Africa, 1974–1980 and Africa, 1987–1996
- Eastern Europe, 1974–1996
Islamic Studies theses :
A large number of of theses related to Islamic Studies is made available, digitally, by the British Library via Ethos.
A full list can be obtained by using the search phrase 'JISC Digital Islam' on the Ethos service.
"Project Jara'id : A Chronology of Nineteenth-Century Periodicals in Arabic (1800-1900)" is an online research tool, hosted by the Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO, Berlin). The list contains bibliographical data for 847 titles, including availabilities of extant copies, and a number of indexes. This research tool may be of interest to students and researchers of Arabic printing in particular and of the modern history of the Middle East in general.
National Archives (The): ( at KEW)
"is the official archive of the UK Government, … help[ing] government departments manage their information more effectively and promote the re-use of public sector information. This work helps inform today's decisions and ensures that they become tomorrow's permanent record."
The NA holds 11 million records - from Domesday Book to the most recent government papers.