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Arabic and Middle Eastern Electronic Library

AMEEL is a Web-based portal and a digital collection of information for the study of the Middle East, including its history, culture, development, and contemporary face. Within this portal, Yale University Library offers the OACIS serials database and integrates existing scholarly digital content with newly digitized resources to make such materialS easier to find and use efficiently and freely.


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Currently, AMEEL holds approximately 250,000 pages of full text, indexed and searchable in the language of publication including Arabic and Western scripts. The full text in AMEEL has been extracted using Optical Character Recognition software (OCR) rather than re-keying all works. Our digitization team aimed for accuracy rates of higher than 90% when converting modern Arabic text.

What's in AMEEL?

  • Journals: a regional selection of academic journals from Tunisia to Saudi Arabia
  • Abstracts from Brill's Encyclopedia of Islam, THRREE
  • Databases: OACIS, MENALib, among other useful data
  • Dictionaries: Lane's Lexicon, among others
  • Manuscripts: selections from Yale's Beinecke Rare Book Library and the Medical Historical collection at Yale's School of Medicine
  • Manuscript Catalogs

You may search all materials listed. Please Note: "Y" next to a journal title indicates Yale campus only viewing.

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  • The digitization of two important gazettes is complete. Browse AMEEL for the Syrian Gazette (الجريدة الرسمية (سورية)) and The Palestine Gazette. The digital copies for both gazettes span 1919 to 1948.
  • Manuscripts from University of London - School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) now available in AMEEL

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