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Middle East and Islamic Studies Guide: Middle East News Sources
Jadaliyya is an independent ezine produced by ASI (Arab Studies Institute), the umbrella organization that produces Arab Studies Journal, Tadween Publishing, FAMA, and Quilting Point.
Jadaliyya provides a unique source of insight and critical analysis that combines local knowledge, scholarship, and advocacy with an eye to audiences in the United States, the Middle East and beyond. The site currently publishes posts both in Arabic, French, English, and Turkish.
Newspaper Article Databases
Search these databases for non-English news. Note that most content will be 1990ish forward.
Factiva is a resource for U.S. and international newspapers (html full text only, no images or print layout versions), news transcripts, trade journals, newsletters, industry snapshots, and market data charts for recent stock prices. Coverage dates vary from title to title, but primarily span the late 20th century to present.
Foreign Broadcast Information Service provides online access to the daily reports, compiled by the Central Intelligence Agency, of translations of news stories and broadcasts from around the world. Includes coverage of the Foreign Broadcasting Information Service Daily Reports and Annexes from 1974-1996. For post-1996 coverage, see the database World News Connection.
Newsbank searches a collection of databases from the information vendor Newsbank, including the Archive of Americana, World News Archive, Foreign Broadcast Information Service Reports, and Access World News. These collections include: Early American Newspapers, Series XV, 1822-1879: Immigrant Communities; American Underworld: The Flash Press; African American Newspapers, Series 1, African American Newspapers, Series 2, Ethnic American Newspapers (Balch), 1799-1971; Joint Publications Research Service Reports (JPRS), 1957-1995; Sowetan Collection; Financial Mail Collection, Sunday Times Collection; Business Day Collection
It includes several Middle Eastern titles, such as al-Khalij, al-Misri al-Yawm, Hürriyet, al-Bayan, al-Jazirah, al-Riyadiyah, Arab News and the International. For most titles, the last several months are accessible, but in some cases, the several years are covered.
Founded in 1875, *Al-Ahram * is one of the most prominent Arabic newspapers in the Middle East, including its legacy as Egypt’s most authoritative and influential national daily. This is the newspaper's digitized and OCRed run.*
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Arabic and Middle Eastern Electronic Library (Yale)
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 integrates existing scholarly digital content with newly digitized resources to make such materials easier to find and use efficiently and freely.
Currently, AMEEL 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 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.