Electronic Texts and multimedia

The list below is a selection that does not include all the titles the library has. Check the online catalog for more.

Name of E-Text / multimedia & Description of Contents

Call Number


Current Location


Ajmal al-Qasa'id = Beautiful Qasidahs / Sa'dullah Khan and Rabia Syed.

Quran recitation & Islamic chanting: 1. Qiraah (Duet) - Surah Al-Ghashiyah 2. Qiraah (Duet) - Surah Al-Ikhlas 3. La laha Illa Allah 4. Tala'al Badru (Duet) 5. As Salatu Was Salamu 'Alayk (Duet) 6. Qasidah Burdah (Duet) 7. Tala'al Badru 8. Balaghal 'Ulaa (Duet) 9. Khayrul Wara (Duet) 10. Ka'batul Ka'bah 11. As Salatu Was Salaam (Duet) 12. Ashraqal (Duet) The CD is tracked for easy access.

Audio CD

olin Disk BP131.6 .A36 2001

Ask for Disk at Circulation Desk.

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Alim (Ver. 4.5) [interactive multimedia]

The world's most useful Islamic software / [software designed and developed by Shahid N. Shah ; databases were produced and developed by Amir Jafri ; user's guide written by Rashid N. Shah and Shahid N. Shah].

[Silver Spring, MD] : ISL Software, 1996.

For students and researchers in the field of Islamic studies. Islamic software in English - study of the Quran, Hadith, Fiqh and Islamic history all in one searchable CD-Rom! QURAN: Arabic text with complete recitation of Muhammad Ayoub, AND renowned translations of A. Yusuf Ali and M. Pickthall, AND Surah introductions of Maududi. HADITH: Fully Searchable English translation of Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Al-Muwata of Imam Malik, Al-Tirmidhi Hadith, and Sunan of Abu Dawood. FIQH: 5 Volumes of 'Fiqh-us-Sunnah' books of Islamic rules of prayer, fasting, hajj and zakat. HISTORY: Biographies of 60 Companions of the Prophet(S). All books and articles are fully searchable - simultaneously - for any word or topic!. (Min.Req: PC, 486-66mHZ, Win 3.1/95/98, 6M/RAM, 2.5MB/HD, 2xCD-Rom & SoundCard)

Disk BP20.A45 1996. Ask for Disk at Circulation Desk.

Disk BP20 .A45 1996

1 CD-ROM + 1 user's guide

Ask for Disk at Circulation Desk.

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Arab Cinema = Sinima al-Arab

An Arabic-language guide to the modern Arab film. Includes sound and video clips.

Disk PN 1993.5 .A65 S56;1996


ETC 5 (Arabic)

[Arabic Language Now] Learn Arabic now!

[interactive multimedia] : revolutionary language learning software. Hollis, NH : Transparent Language, [1998]. 2 computer laser optical discs : sd. ; 4 3/4 in.

A program for learning the Arabic-language. Includes sound clip pronoucing Arabic words and phrases.

System requirements: Windows 95, 98, or NT 4.0; 486 (or better); 16 MB RAM; 25 MB Disk Space; sound card; speakers; VGA 256 color monitor; 2X CD-ROM drive.

Disk PJ 6307 .L43 1998




First geographic guide for places and streets of Cairo.

12 000 rues, 33 quartiers, et une population qui a sauté de 3 à 16 millions en 50 ans. C'est aussi cela la puissance du Caire. Omar Nassef s'en est rendu compte en créant un Cédérom et un site Internet. Aymakan.com est le premier guide en son genre qui regroupe rues, ruelles, endroits publics, banques, hôtels, clubs et sorties de la capitale. La raison pour laquelle ce site à été créé : « c'est une ville infernale, et un tel guide est indispensable », explique Nassef. En effet, il a passé un an et demi à tracer les cartes et y inclure les plus petits détails de la capitale, ce qui n'est pas une tâche facile. Les cartes du Caire qui existaient avant ne comprenaient que 35 % des rues de la ville. « En travaillant, nous avions l'impression qu'il s'agissait d'une ville sans limites. Des zones sauvages dans lesquelles il n'y pas de noms de rues, des planifications différentes d'un quartier à l'autre et des noms de rues qui changent tous les jours ». Un véritable labyrinthe.

Disk DT .L43 1998



Al Bayan

Includes text of Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim [Hadith commentaries] in Arabic, English, French, German, Indonesian, Malay, and Turkish.

Disk BP 135 .A128 B39;1999


ETC 5 (Arabic)

British journal of Middle Eastern studies

A refereed academic journal published for the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (popularly known as BRISMES). Founded in 1974 as the BRISMES Bulletin, the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies assumed its present title in 1991 reflecting its growth into a fully-fledged scholarly journal.

Olin Library: DS41 .B86 Library Gateway: ONLINE DS41 .B86a

Remote access (use Web browser)


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The Encyclopaedia of Islam

Contains the entire text of volumes 1 through 9 of the printed edition. FEATURES: - Index of Proper Names, Index of Subjects, Glossary and Index of Technical Terms -over 10 million words and thousands of articles -figures, line drawings, genealogical tables and maps - all articles accompanied by a Table of Contents - extensive, fully searchable, bibliographies (with the option of creating your own bibliographies) - powerful search engine allowing for wildcard, boolean and proximity searches - searches possible in both Arabic transcription and in English - export and printing options - ability to annotate: bookmarks, notes and cross referencing hyperlinks - user guide in English, in booklet and on-screen form - designed for optimal performance under Windows 95 & NT 4.Recommended configuration: Pentium 133, 32MB RAM, SVGA 640X480, 256 colours, 8XCD-ROM player. Minimum: Pentium 60, 16MB RAM, SVGA, 640X480, 256 colours, 4XCD-ROM player - to be able to run the CD-ROM on Macintosh, the use if Windows emulation software such as SoftWindows or Virtual PC is required (a native Mac version is not planned)

Disk DS37 .E525x 1999

installed on C\: drive


Encyclopedia of Islamic Jurisprudence

Encyclopedia of Islamic Jurisprudence

An integrated juristic library of 500 volumes representing 100 juristic references. Incorporates all juristic references and Islamic Juristic Schools, in addition to the juristic encyclopedia prepared and supervised by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Awqaf.

Disk BP150 .J36;1998


On ETC 5 (Arabic)

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Egyptian Arabic Gestures I and II

Multimedia clips of body gestures taken from a popular Egyptian soap opera; runs directly from the CD-ROM.

Disk P 117.5 .E3 E39; 1996


Any ETC Mac; runs from the CD

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Ferdousi's Shahnameh

A beautifully-arranged collection of poems and narration from the world-famous Ferdousi's Shahnameh (Book of Kings), fully searchable, with stories, music and various poems; biography of Ferdousi and a history of Shahnameh itself. (In Farsi Only).


On ETC 5 (Arabic)


Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) See also World News Connection, below

English translations of international newspaper, radio, television, and newswire reports. Coverage: July 1996 - March 1998.

Disk D 856 .F28

Quarterly. 7 CD-ROMs to date

On ETC 4

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Index Islamicus on CD-ROM: A Bibliography of Publications on Islam and the Muslim World since 1906 [3rd ed.]

Authoritative research guide & bibliography to the literature on Islam and the Middle East from periodicals, Festschriften and other collections in European languages. Search Criteria:It is searchable with 10 key indexes: Author , Database , Free Text, Keyword, Publication Date, Source, Subject, Title, Title Keyword , Record Type. You can also conduct searches using Truncation and Boolean logic, plus free text proximity searching. Hypertext searching across the database allows you to refine or extend your search results. Records may be downloaded to ASCII files. Includes a context-sensitive help function as well as a full user guide provided with the CD-ROM. Display and Output Formats: Retrieved records are presented for you in a variety of formats, including Standard, Detailed, Bowker.-Saur MARC and Custom

Disk DS 44 .I53 Ed. 3 1906/1999



International Medieval Bibliography (Online)

Indexes articles, notes, and similar literature on medieval subjects in journals, Festschriften, conference proceedings, and collected essays. Covers all aspects of medieval studies within the date range of 400 to 1500 for the entire continent of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa for the period before the Muslim conquest and parts of those areas subsequently controlled by Christian powers. Includes more than 300,000 articles published 1967- , all of which are fully classified by date, subject and location.

Mode of access: World Wide Web. BREPOLiS homepage in English, French, German and Dutch; user interface in English; citations in multiple languages.

*Networked Resource, 1967- ONLINE Z6203 .I61a

*Computer laser optical discs ; 4 3/4 in. 1 (covering 1984-1993)- Disk Z6203 .I611 7 (1967/1999) Available in Electronic Text Center. Latest ed. only.

Irania, glory of the past : 3rd millennuim BC-7th century AD.

The world of arts and crafts have enriched by the Persian contribution. Numerous painter, potters, weavers,metalworkers, stone masons and others, who created objects of beauty and utility in the time of peace and periods of destruction, are remembered and presented in this fascinating CD collection. They established the traditions and bequeathed to later generations. Some achieved fame and many are anonymous. Their legacy is celbrated in the Irania "Glory of the Past" in its various artistic forms, from 3rd millennuim BC to 7th century AD.

Disk DS275.I73 1998

Journal of Muslim minority affairs / Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs.

A biannual research journal produced by the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs as part of its publication programme. Published since 1979, it is the only scholarly journal studying Muslim communities in non-Muslim societies ... Also includes non-Muslim minorities living in Muslim societies, interfaith dialogue to promote understanding and the study of Muslim minority women.

Olin Library BP52 J86

Library Gateway ONLINE BP52 J86a


Remote access (use Web browser)

Languages of the world. Arabic

Listen, Understand, and Think Fast. Advanced Analysis Features with advanced pronunciation analysis. Participate in real, native Dialogs. Interactive conversation practice lets you participate in real dialogs to build valuable Speaking & Thinking skills.

Disk PJ 6307 .L36;1999


Any ETC Station; runs from the CD

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Learn Arabic now!

Learn by immersing yourself in Arabic. You'll participate in real conversations, read interesting articles and watch intriguing videos from the Middle East.. Engaged in this rich multimedia experience, you may never feel like you're studying, and the fact that you are actually using Arabic becomes transparent.

Disk PJ 6307 .L43;1998


Any ETC Station; runs from the CD

Let's Learn Arabic, A Comprehensive Integrated Interactive Series for Beginners

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Alphabet If you want to learn the Arabic sound system and script, then this is the program for you. Hear every word pronounced and watch animation as it gets written in context.

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Learn Arabic words in a meaningful and useful fashion with this program. Not only are words presented in thematic groups, they are also linked to everyday life situations.

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Conversation Here is your chance to learn to communicate in Arabic in a very short period of time. The program introduces you to multiple situations that are woven into an intriguing story. It is now possible to learn Arabic fast, and have fun while doing so.

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Grammar What better way to learn Arabic Grammar than by following this unique animated interactive approach? This program is full of multiple presentations, followed by intriguing exercises and games. Intelligent feedback on your performance is provided.


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The life and Poems of Hafiz

Comprehensive collection of Hafez poems, fully searchable, in both typeset and calligraphy handwritten styles, with recitation, music and songs by famous Persian singers; biography of Hafez; includes a nice set of pictures from Iran's natural scenery, and of course, interactive "Faal-e Hafez".

Disk PJ 63


On ETC 5 (Arabic)

Manuscritos de la Junta : Colección de manuscritos árabes y aljamiados de la Biblioteca del Instituto de Filología del CSIC.

Collection of 90 manuscripts. Originally published by the Junta in 1912 as "Manuscritos árabes y aljamiados de la Biblioteca de la Junta" under the direction of J. Ribera and M. Asín.

Disk Z6621.M246 A8a

4 computer laser optical discs + booklet ([8] p. ; 12 cm.)


Mawsuat al-Hadith al-Sharif: Sayings of the Prophet

Texts of the nine books of the sayings of Mohammed; Searchable in Arabic.

Disk BP 36.4 .M39; 1991


On ETC 5 (Arabic)

Middle East (London, U.K. : IC Publications Ltd., 1985-

Provides editorial commentary on the region, reporting of current affairs, well-researched articles on business and finance, country reports, industry surveys...plus book reviews and a mosaic of topical news items.

Library Gateway ONLINE HC415.15.A1; M62


Remote access (use Web browser)

al-Milaffat al-sirriyah li-ahdath al-Sharq al-Awsat : 1900-1956.

Historical "Secret files" covering events for the years 1900 to 1956 in 11 Mideastern countries: Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Libya, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey, Kuwait and Iran. Includes biographical index, 60 minutes of rare movie footage, recording of national anthems, 440 photos, etc.

Disk DS 63 .1 .M55 ;1998


On ETC 5 (Arabic)

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The Muallim : the easiest way to learn Arabic.

Sterling, VA : Astrolabe, 2000. 1 sound disc.

Simple and user-friendly interface lets the user work at a comfortable pace. Its rich features include these: 80 simplified grammar lessons and a total of 121 lessons Extensive use of Quranic vocabulary Samples from the Holy Quran with recitation Vocabulary of 1500 words Interactive quiz with each lesson Word search facility for every word taught Print screen facility for each lesson

Req.: PC, 486-66, Win 3.1 or higher, 8M/Ram, 2.5MB and sound-card

Disk PJ6307 .M83 2000


On ETC 5 (Arabic)

al Mumtaaz: Introduction to Arabic

A multimedia self-instruction course in the Arabic language for English speakers.

Disk PJ 6308 .M86; 1997


On ETCMac 3

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Persia, Bridge of Light

The First Encyclopedic Multimedia on Iran. Includes: Geographical sensitive map of Iran with details on cities provinces, etc., Information on Iran's geographical situation, land and climate; Statistics and information on population, education, and health in Iran; Statistics and information on GNP, industries, mines, agriculture, and energy; A glance at Persian language, literature, and arts; A glance at Iran's form of government; Information on Iran's historical events in different eras, maps, etc.; A poetic passage through Persian culture; Traveling, accommodations and tourist resorts in Iran; Search through text, maps, titles and subjects.

On ETCMac 3


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Political Islam : essays from Middle East report

edited by Joel Beinin and Joe Stork. Berkeley : University of California Press, c1997. Published in cooperation with Middle East Research and Information Project.

Electronic reproduction. Boulder, Colo. : NetLibrary, 2000. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to NetLibrary affiliated libraries.


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Qari al-Dawli = SAIS readers in international affairs. Advanced Arabic / Gerald E. Lampe, Samia S. Montasser. --Dubuque, Iowa : Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co., 1998/1999.

Offers a new approach to learning the language of international relations. The authors are faculty members of the Advanced International Studies Johns Hopkins University's Language Studies Program.

PJ6311 .L36x;1998 (Book: x, 202 p. ; 28 cm. + 1 computer optical disc (3 3/4 in.))

1 CD-ROM & accomp. manual

On ETCMac 3

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AL Sarf al Arabi

Based on Sakhr's award-winining morphological analyzer, Arabic Morphology teaches the morphology of the language and analyzes Arabic words.

Features :- Language interface: Arabic

- A comprehensive reference for all aspects of Arabic morphology.

- Links morphology to lexical data.

- Presents morphological concepts in a simple interesting way.

-Introduces many Arabic morphological concepts according to modern language theories.

- Tool for analyzing and assembling words morphologically.


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Talking Dictionary: Farsi / English and English to Farsi talking dictionary. Lughat'nåamah-'i gavyåa

Contains over 200,000 Farsi and English words. Translates English to Farsi and Farsi to English.

Disk PK6379 .L84 2000


On ETC 5 (Arabic)

Thesaurus d'épigraphie islamique

Up till recently, the arabic inscriptions from the whole Islamic world, from the beginning of islam until 800 h., were collected in the famous Répertoire Chronologique d'Épigraphie Arabe (RCEA), edited by the Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale in Cairo. Eighteen volumes have been published collecting more than 7000 inscriptions, all in arabic. The development of new technologies gives new possibilities for describing inscriptions, and especially for a rapid recovery of words, dates etc. between thousands and thousands of inscriptions. That is the reason why the concept of the old project was updated and a new project, called Thesaurus d'Épigraphie Islamique, was developed and is described in this article. The goal is now to collect not only inscriptions in arabic but also in persian and turkish, up till the year 1000 h. By looking at this new system adapted to the possibilities given by computer, one can appreciate the rich and varied aspects of Islamic epigraphy in the Middle Ages.

1 CD-ROM (1st Install.; more planned)

On ETCMac 3

Treasures of Islam: Art and Design in Islamic Manuscripts

Presents some of the world's most beautiful and rare works of art and design that appear in Islamic manuscripts, some of them hundreds of years old, displaying them in a multimedia CD-ROM format. The collection contains works that are one-of-a-kind originals. It will appeal to scholars, students, art collectors, and anyone with an interest in Islamic culture and tradition.

Disk ND882 .T74 1999


Any ETC Station

Treasures of Islamic civilization / [a joint project of Princeton University Libraries and Regional Information Technology & SoftwareEngineering Center (RITSEC)]. -- Cairo, Egypt : RITSEC, c1995. 1 computer laser optical disc : col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (6 p. : col. ill. ;28 cm.)

Disk Z115.1 .T77 1995


U.S. Foreign Affairs

Dept. of State publications, including: US Dept. of State and supplements; current Background Notes for all countries; daily press briefings (1991 only); reports submitted to Congress; and regional maps from the Office of the Geographer. Coverage: January 1990 - April 1997. PDF format.

Disk JX 232 .U58


On ETC 4

World News Connection

Radio and television transcripts and newspaper articles from around the world translated into English. Last two years plus current year. Requires password available at Olin Reference or in the ETC.

Internet ResourceOnline Z699.5.G6 F29

Check ebooks [Electronic reproduction / NetLibrary. Available via World Wide Web]. newcatalog.library.cornell.edu

PAVONe: Platform of the Arabic Versions of the New Testament Since 2012 our Digital Humanities Centre at the University of Balamand has been developing an online database for the Arabic text of the Gospels. The database is accessible online and it's open for scholars.The database contains the following sections/services:

  • The "About" section: It includes a presentation of the project and the methodology used.
  • The "Manuscripts" section: It allows the user to browse the Gospels manuscripts transcribed in the database. Two browsing modalities are offered: the first one allows the scholar to visualize the manuscripts in their geographical location using a geotagging feature; the second one allows the filtration of the manuscripts by a variety of parameters (date, language...). Both modalities lead to the same resources and give the researcher the possibility of displaying some codicological and paleographical properties of the manuscripts and their content as well.
  • The "Lectionary" section: It gives the liturgical structure of the lectionary as used by the Rum Orthodox Church and allows the researcher to browse the corresponding pericopes in the lectionary manuscripts. All the transcribed texts are published with a copy of the manuscript containing the reading. This allows the scholar to examine the original digital photo of the text and to compare it with our reading.
  • The "Citations" section: In this section, we identified all the citations and allusions of the Gospels verses in the literature produced by Christians and Muslims in the first millennium. We limited our sources to the works mentioned in  the monumental work: "Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History". This section enables the researchers to browse all these citations and allusions and to compare them with their parallels in the lectionaries and/or continuous texts of the Gospels.
  • The "Search" section: this module allows the researcher to look for a specific verse in all the contents of the database regardless of the type of the source. The user can search, for example, for a verse in the "Muslim-Christian citations" and lectionaries at the same time...