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United States Military Academy Library

Foreign Languages & Literature: Persian

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


Welcome to the general Persian page! To the right, there's a list of (and links to) standard Persian reference books available through the USMA Library. 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

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

Persian Books in the USMA Library

Are you curious about the Persian 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 "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

Persian Reference Books

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