The Field Guide to Digital Islamic Law, in the form of a Google document, is a collection of resource links and annotations to SHARIAsource and other Harvard resources, global online digital resources, and a robust “Digital Islamic Law Collection.” We recently added three exciting resources to this list:
- The Arabic and Middle Eastern Electronic Library (AMEEL) is a searchable web-based portal and a digital collection of information for the study of the Middle East. Within this portal, Yale University Library integrates existing scholarly digital content with newly digitized resources to make such materials easier to find. It currently holds approximately 350,000 pages of full text, indexed and searchable in the language of publication including Arabic and Western scripts. The full text in this collection is extracted using Optical Character Recognition software (OCR). It contains journals, dictionaries, manuscripts, catalogs, and gazettes.
- The Center for Research Libraries has a searchable open-access digital collection of Middle Eastern and North African newspapers. The collection’s content is predominantly in Arabic, but also includes materials in English and French. The database contains over 76,000 text and currently covers the years 1876-2014.
- The Caro Minasian Collection of Persian and Arabic Manuscripts consists of over one thousand works related to the studies of theologians and scholars in centers of learning in Iran from the 16th through the 19th centuries. The manuscripts, which include both bound collections and single works, chiefly cover the social, religious, and political history of Iran.