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UNC is developing its Middle East collections in collaboration with Duke University with UNC having the major responsibility for developing the collection of Persian studies materials. The Center is thankful to have significant local support for enhancing the Persian collection, including the Pars Endowment for Persian Studythe Jarrahi Family Library Fund for Persian Studies, and the Ferdowsi Tusi Millennium Endowment.

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Middle East & Islamic Studies Librarian
Rustin Zarkar
Email: rzarkar@ad.unc.edu
Phone: 919 843-3859
Campus Box: 3918
Location: First Floor Davis Library

Part of the UNC University Libraries site, the Middle East Studies Guide provides links to collections of films, music, art, books and journals, and maps and data for Middle East studies. It also includes information about library support for scholarly communication and digital repository services, as well as funding opportunities.The Library encourages all faculty to use the guide for research, and to link it to Sakai course pages for instruction.

To access the Guide from the Library home page, look for “Research Tools” along the top and click “E Research by Discipline.” Find and click on “Middle Eastern/Muslim Civilizations” and then click the “Guides” tab. Links to each of the Guide’s separate pages will appear. Choose a particular topic, or access the home page of the Guide.

Kitab Talk Series

A collaboration between the UNC Libraries and Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies, ‘Kitab Talk’ is a series of events connecting students, faculty, and staff with library resources and updates.

Kitab Talk Materials:


The Arab World Research Source is a great resource on the UNC Libraries E-Research Tools website: Arab World Research Source provides access to hundreds of academic journals, magazines, trade publications, conference papers and industry profiles that are published in or pertain specifically to the Arab World. Click here for information and instructions.