Periodicals

Periodicals

The Library holds a comprehensive collection of periodicals, details as follows:

1. Periodicals in non-European languages. 163 titles in Arabic, 56 titles in Persian and 54 titles in Turkish- some are still current and some have ceased publication.   
The strength of the collection lies in publications from late 19th and early 20th century.  Examples are

i. Servet-i Fünün, published in 1896, by the Turkish literary pioneer, Tevfik Fikret (1867-1915), under his pseudonym of Mehmed Tevfik

ii. al-Manār, published in 1899 by Muhammad Abduh, the Egyptian religious scholar, and his Syrian disciple Rashid Rida

iii. The Ottoman state publication of Takvim-i Vakay, published in 1831

iv. and Kaveh, published by Malkum Khan, Persian intellectual activist during the Persian constitutional revolution in early 20th century.

In addition, the collection includes mid-20th century publications on popular culture such as Roūz al-Yūsuf, al-Kawākib, and al-Ithnayn, to name but a few.  

The entire holding has been listed on a spreadsheet, according to the language of the publication, with a separate tab for each language.
Please clickfileneulanguages2016.xlsx  to see the complete list.
The collection is stored outhouse, so 24 hrs notice is required for library staff to transfer the periodical/s to the reading room.  Your request should include : title; shelfmark; year; volume and/or issue number.  Requests can be emailed to the MEC Library : meclibrary@sant.ox.ac.uk
Please note that the Library reserves the right to decline a request if an item is either in a fragile condition or is too large to handle. 

2. The Library holds a large collection of 195 titles of closed journals, plus 14 current subscriptions, in European languages.  The University of Oxford subscribes to electronic versions of some of the MEC library periodical holdings.  Such titles are highlighted on the list. 
The entire holding is in alphabetical order, including separate tab for the characters.  There is also a tab for the Library's current subscriptions.  
Please click on fileeulanguages2016.xlsx, to see the complete list.  
The collection is stored outhouse, therefore, 24 hrs notice order is required for library staff to transfer the periodical/s to the reading room.  Your request should include: title; shelfmark; year; volume and/or issue number.  Requests can be emailed to the MEC Library : meclibrary@sant.ox.ac.uk  Again, the Library reserves the right to decline a request if an item is either in a fragile condition or is too large to handle.