Resources that are primarily digitized periodicals (e.g. newspapers, journals) can be found on our periodicals page.
Afghanistan Digital Collection (Afghanistan Center at Kabul University and University of Arizona University Libraries)
More than 22,130 items, including 2,400 books, more than 3,000 pamphlets and reports in Afghan and Western languages and 7,000 different series of newspapers, serials, magazines, periodicals and journals from recent and not so recent Afghan history. Though focused on Afghanistan, the topics covered are wide-ranging, from art and archeology to agriculture, education to engineering, poetry to politics. The authors include academics, experts, NGOs, government institutions and Ministries.
Afghanistan Digital Library (a project of NYU Libraries)
Works published in Afghanistan between 1870 and 1930.
Aga Khan Library Digital Collections
A diverse collections of rare books in the Aga Khan Library, London. They are digitizing their collections including Ottoman, Ismaili, Muhammad Abduh, and more.
American Center of Oriental Research Photo Archive
The complete collection, estimated to number more than 100,000 images, provides primary visual documentation of Jordan, including the major archaeological and cultural heritage projects that the center has sponsored across the country over the decades.
Arabic Collections Online
Publicly available digital library of public domain Arabic language content. ACO currently provides digital access to 14,183 volumes across 8,675 subjects drawn from rich Arabic collections of distinguished research libraries.
Open access to a very unique set of resources related to the built environment of the Muslim world. These archives, images, drawings, publications, seminar proceedings, articles, serials and project documentation comprise an unparalleled resource and research tool for the study of Islamic art and architecture.
AUC Rare Books and Special Collections Digital Library (American University of Cairo)
Photos, postcards, periodicals, films, oral histories, maps, manuscripts, architectural plans, and more, mostly related to Egypt and the American University of Cairo.
Bibliothèque Numérique de l'Alliance Israélite Universelle
Documents in Hebrew, French, Spanish, German.
British Library Digital Collections
Digitized manuscripts, maps, and more.
Digital Library of the Middle East
Offers free and open access to the rich cultural legacy of the Middle East and North Africa by bringing together collections from a wide range of cultural heritage institutions.
Eckstein Albums at the University of Cambridge Skilliter Centre Research Library and Archives
The Eckstein Albums document a medical survey of maternal and infant health in rural Anatolia from 1935 to 1939, captioned by a German Jewish migrant to Atatürk’s new Republic.
A Joint Venture with the Friedberg Genizah Project. Includes the Cairo and Yemenite Genizah, Judeo-Arabic corpus, and many more manuscripts, books, and documents that relate to Judaism and Jews.
Getty Research Institute Library
Pierre de Gigord collection of photographs of the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey.
Hathi Trust Digital Library
HathiTrust provides long-term preservation and access services to digitized content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house member institution initiatives. Items in the public domain are in full-view for everyone and items held in copyright are searchable.
Founded in order to preserve old American Hebrew books that are out of print and/or circulation.
The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.
The Jewish Theological Seminary Library's Special Collections
Includes digital resources such as Hebrew manuscripts, Genizah fragments, Jewish marriage contracts from the 17th to 20th centuries, broadsides, and more. Additional resources are being digitized daily.
Historical and cultural resources related to the Lebanese diaspora.
Koç University Digital Collections
This site provides access to over 210,000 digitized or born-digital images in the Koç University collections featuring prints, photographs, slides, maps, newspapers, posters, postcards, manuscripts, streaming video, and more.
The Kurdish Digital Library (Kurdish Institute of Paris)
The largest Kurdish library in the West, it contains over 10,000 monographs about the Kurds, in 25 languages, several tens of thousands of published documents, collections of reviews and newspapers, journals, photographs, videos, post cards and posters, as well as audio archives and music recordings. Much of it is digitized.
Leiden University Overview of Digital Sources for the Study of the Ottoman Empire and Republic of Turkey
Nicole van Os has compiled 50+ page PDF list of archives, periodicals, maps and other visual materials, podcasts, secondary literature, laws, calendars, and much more. All are related to the Ottoman Empire or Republic of Turkey and many, if not most, are open access.
Library of Congress Digital Collections
Includes collections such as Persian Language Rare Materials, Abdul Hamid II Collection, Iraq War 2003 Web Archive, and more.
Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg Open Access und Forschungsdaten-Repositorium der Hochschulbibliotheken in Sachsen-Anhalt
Sources in a variety of languages including Azeri, Turkmen, Turkish, and German.
Muslims of the Midwest - A Digital Archive
Interviews and exhibits.
OPenn (Hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries)
Curated collections like Cairo Genizah and Manuscripts of the Muslim World.
Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archive, Inc. collects, documents, preserves, and shares images of all subjects and time periods relating to the Armenian people and the work of Armenian photographers. The digital collection holds 11,000 images mostly photographed by Christian missionaries and workers in the Near East Relief (an American charity) from 1900-1920s.
Qatar Digital Library
Qatar National Library's archive covering modern history and culture of the Gulf and wider region. It includes archives, maps, manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs and much more, complete with contextualized explanatory notes and links, in both English and Arabic.
Collections focus on the period from the late 19th century to the present day with an emphasis on Turkey -primarily Istanbul- and the geographies of the SE Mediterranean and SE Europe. Includes visual and textual sources and documents on the art history of Turkey post-1950, the development of architecture and design in Turkey since the start of the 20th century, and the transformations in society and the region from the last century of the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic up until the 1990s.
Schusterman Center for Israel Studies Research Guide
Resources guide to archives, newspapers, books, and more related to modern Israel Studies.
Sifriya Haleumit (National Library of Israel)
Books, newspapers, and more available through key word search.
Smithsonian Open Access
Collection images, books, more.
SOAS, University of London Digital Collections
As a world leader in the study of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, SOAS, University of London now makes selected collections available for online use. Its digital collections include archives and manuscripts, photographs, maps, books and journals, newspapers, oral histories, films and audio. Nearly all are available freely, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, all year round.
Türkiye Sosyal Tarih Araştırma Vakfı (TÜSTAV) - Social History Research Foundation of Turkey
Books, periodicals, posters, police reports, audio of Nazım Hikmet reading poems, and more. All the materials are about communism in Turkey and most are available as PDFs.
University of Bonn - International Digital Collections and Projects
Curated list of a variety of digital archives around the world.
vHMML - Hill Museum & Manuscript Library
The site houses high-resolution images of manuscripts, many of them digitized as part of HMML’s global mission to preserve and share important, endangered, and inaccessible manuscript collections through digital photography, archiving, and cataloging. It also contains descriptions of manuscripts from HMML's legacy microfilm collection, with scans of some of these films.
World Digital Library (U.S. Library of Congress)
Photos, maps, manuscripts from countries around the world.