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Foreign Languages & Literature

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

Welcome to the general Persian page! Below you'll find links to Persian databases where you can find journal articles on Persian topics and a brief guide to browsing books on various Persian 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.

Persian Databases at the USMA Library

Below you will find quick links to some of the most commonly accessed resources, you can always access the entire list of Foreign Language Databases here!

If you are looking for Films in Persian, check out

To read recent news articles or magazines in Persian, check out

If you are doing research in Persian, check out

Persian Web Resources

These resources are outside of USMA, but they still contain valuable information. They can be helpful when researching or practicing in Persian.

Research Resources:

Practice Resources:

Practice Reading Comprehension:

West Point Center for Oral History: Persian Resources:

Please note that the resources listed in this section are hosted by groups separate from the USMA Library. The USMA Library can NOT guarantee access or resolve connection issues to these resources.

Persian Books in the USMA Library 

Browse the shelves, head up to the south east side of the 4th floor and find the call numbers that start with "PK." Here's a general listing of subject areas:

  • PK6121-6129                                      Old Persian
  • PK6135-6199.9                                   Middle Iranian languages
  • PK6141-6199.5                                   Pahlavi
  • PK6201-(6599.7)                                 New Persian
  • PK6201-6399                                      Language
  • PK6400-(6599.7)                                 Literature
  • PK6450.9-6562.35                              Individual authors or works
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