Arabic Sources

Guide to Arabic Resources available for University of Florida Libraries users

Call Numbers

To access books, please use the catalog

Call number ranges include:

  • Arabic Language PJ6001-8517
  • Arabic Literature PJ7501-8517
  • History of Arabic Speaking Countries: Asia: DS36 - DS248
  • History of Arabic Speaking Countries: Africa: DT43 - DT346

Indexes and Abstracts

  • The Middle East, abstracts and index.
    Call Number: DS41.M44
  • Middle East contemporary survey. 
    Call Number: DS62.8.M53
  • Index Islamicus. 
    Call Number: Z7835.M6 L612
  • MLA international bibliography of books and articles on the modern languages and literatures
    Call Number: P1.A1 M62
  • Historical abstracts
    Call Number: D299.H5 Pt.A
  • Linguistics and language behavior abstracts : LLBA. 


Periodicals are located on the 3rd Floor.

Major Reference Works

All Reference books are located in Library West on the west side of the 3rd floor.

Highlighted books are also available electronically

  • al-Mawrid : a modern English-Arabic dictionary
    Call Number: PJ6640.B341
  • Arabic literary culture, 500-925
    Call Number: PS21.D521 v.311
  • Dictionary of Moroccan Arabic : Moroccan-English, English-Moroccan
    Call Number: PJ6766.H3771 1983 
  • Dictionary of Syrian Arabic : English-Arabic 
    Call Number: PJ6816 .D53 2004
  • Elias' modern dictionary, English-Arabic 
    Call Number: PJ6640.E421 1977
  • Encyclopedia of Arabic language and linguistics 
    Call Number: PJ6031.E53 2006
  • Encyclopedia of Arabic literature 
    Call Number: PJ7510.E53 1998
  • Encyclopedia of Islam 
    Call Number: DS35.53.C36 2009 
  • Encyclopedia of the modern Middle East & North Africa 
    Call Number: DS43.E53 2004
  • Encyclopedia of the Palestinians 
    Call Number: DS113.6.E53 2000
  • Index Islamicus 
    Call Number: Z7835.M6 L612
  • Islamic desk reference 
    Call Number: DS35.53.I83 1994 
  • NTC's Gulf Arabic-English dictionary 
    Call Number: PJ6856 .Q24 1997
  • Reference grammar of modern standard Arabic
    Call Number: PJ6303 .R93 2005



  • Al-Ahram Weekly
    An English, online newspaper sharing current events in Cairo, Egypt founded in 1991.  
  • NewsBank
    An information provider database for collected newspaper titles. Contains newspaper articles for several Arabic and Egyptian newspapers. 

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