Periodicals

This list includes resources that are primarily digitized periodicals (e.g. newspapers, journals). More archives that include periodicals may be found on our archives page, which encompasses a wide range of archival material.

Access to Mideast and Islamic Resources (AMIR)
List of open-access historical newspapers and other periodicals in Middle Eastern Studies.

Al-Sharekh Archive is perhaps one of the only digitization initiatives to focus on literary journals in the Arabic language. The collection hosts over 200 literary journals dating from the early Arab renaissance (al Nahda) in the mid-nineteenth century to the end of the twenty-first century.
 
The Directory of Free Arab Journals (DFAJ) is an initiative of Middle Eastern Open Access activists aiming to produce a directory of all open access (OA) scientific journals produced in Arab countries. DFAJ currently includes 250 journals from 172 publishers in 17 countries.
 
The Egyptian Press Archive is an initiative of the Centre d'Etudes et de Documentation Economiques, Juridiques Sociales (CEDEJ) based in Cairo and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA). The archive consists of more than 500,000 press articles and reports spanning the mid-1970s until 2010 and covering over 30 different subjects including Egyptian economic, social, and political life. 
 

Hazine (Listicle of online archives, including periodicals)

Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies
Arab American newspapers published in North and South America from the late 1880s to the mid 1900s.

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.

The Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers collection is part of East View's Global Press Archive (GPA) program. This collection includes periodicals ranging from the 1870s to the present and covering major events in the region's history such as the 2 World Wars, the Suez Crisis, the rise of the petroleum industry, and the Arab-Israeli conflict, among many others.
 
The site (in Persian) has recently made available digitized journals from the Qajar period to post-revolution.
 

NC State University Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies Arab American Newspapers Project
The Khayrallah Center has been digitizing Arabic language newspapers (rendering print and microfilm into image and PDF files) published in the US between 1894 and 1960. At this point our collection spans 17 newspapers, with nearly 300,000 pages. We continue to add to our collection daily from newspapers around the world, including Arabic language newspapers from the US, Argentina and Brazil. Fully searchable beta version.

Osmanlıca Mahalli Gazeteler
An online platform that is digitizing Ottoman-language periodicals AND translating them into the Latin script. There are newspapers from as far away as London. There is a way to search for key words, an Ottoman dictionary, and a date converter.

Syrian Prints Archive is an independent documentary initiative "without any political, partisan or religious affiliations", that provides archiving and storing services for Syrian print media issued since the outbreak of the March 2011 Revolution, regardless of content or orientations. Between March 2011 and the end of 2014, Syrian media witnessed a significant rise in the number of print publications.
 

Tel Aviv University and National Library of Israel's Historical Jewish Press
This site contains a collection of Jewish newspapers published in various countries, languages, and time periods.

University of Arizona Library Digital Collections
Afghanistan newspapers dating between the 1940s and 1980s.

University of Bonn - Chronology of Periodicals
A comprehensive chronology of Arabic, Persian and Ottoman-Turkish periodicals, which were published during the period from 1840 to 1950 and where to find them.

University of Bonn - Digitization Project "Translatio"
Includes Arabic, Ottoman/Turkish, and Persian periodicals dating between the 1860s and 1940s.

University of Manchester Library - Nashriyah: Digital Iranian history
These newspapers and periodicals, many of which have been only partially accessible inside Iran, cover the defining moments from the following three eras: The premiership of Mohammad Mossadegh and the August 1953 coup d'état against his government (1950-53); the 1979 Revolution; and the late 1990s/early 2000s ‘reform era’ of former President Mohammad Khatami.

 

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