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United States Military Academy Library

Foreign Languages & Literature: Arabic

This is a guide to resources useful for the study of Foreign Languages and Literature

What You Will Find Here

This page presents general resources for research on Arabic topics. Use the information on this page to get started with your research, or follow the links below to more specific resources for your Arabic courses.


Welcome to the general Arabic page! To the right, there's a list of (and links to) standard Arabic reference books available through the USMA Library. Below you'll find links to Arabic databases where you can find journal articles on Arabic topics and a brief guide to browsing books on various Arabic topics on our shelves. You are also able to search Scout or the Library Catalog; all our books, ebooks, and journals can be found that way.

Arabic Databases at the USMA Library

Looking for journal articles on Arabic topics? The USMA Library offers a variety of Arabic databases that provide access to journal articles to help with your research. Find them here!

Arabic Books in the USMA Library

Are you curious about the Arabic books we have here in the USMA Library? You can always use Scout or the Library Catalog to search for a book on a specific topic, but if you enjoy browsing the shelves, go up to the south east side of the 4th floor and find the call numbers that start with "PJ." Here's a general listing of subject areas:

  • PJ6001-8517                                 Arabic
  • PJ6073-7144                                       Language
  • PJ6690-6697                                             Ancient Arabic
  • PJ6701-6901                                             Modern Arabic dialects
  • PJ6950-7144                                             South Arabian
  • PJ6950-6981                                                   Ancient
  • PJ7051-7144                                                   Modern
  • PJ7501-8517                                       Arabic literature
  • PJ7695.8-7976                                          Individual authors or works

Arabic Reference Books

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