Links of Interest to Orientalists

(updated 13 May 2004)

Resource Guides

University of Chicago Oriental Institute Ancient Near East
     OI ABZU Guide to Resources for the Study of the Ancient Near East Available on the Internet
ETANA Core Text (Electronic Tools and Ancient Near Eastern Archives: Description of the Core Texts component of the ETANA project)
    Listing of Core Texts available through ETANA
Curricula Vitae of Colleagues in Ancient Near East Studies
A Bibliography of Comparative Semitics, 1940-2000 (Gregorio del Olmo Lete, Universidad de Barcelona - Fac. de Filologia)
Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale - International Congress of Assyriology & Near Eastern Archaeology
Argos Limited Area Search of the Ancient and Medieval Internet [DEAD]
Mnemotrix ArchaeoSearch DataBase of Ancient Near East and Classical Studies (Mnemotrix Systems, Inc. and the Institute of Archaeology at Bar Ilan University)
Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI)
    Berlin Mirror
Hethitologie Portal Mainz
Okeanos: Website for Biblical, Classical, and Ancient Near Eastern Studies
West Semitic Research Project (Ancient images and commentary relating to the Bible and the ancient Near East)
ISATEX (Uni-Mainz) - Informations-Stelle fr Alttestamentliche Exegese
Multilingual Support in Internet/IT Applications
Northwest Semitic Links (zusammengestellt von Reinhard G. Lehmann / Mainzer Arbeitskreis fr althebrische Sprache)
Indology Internet Resources for Indological Scholarship
Royaume d'Ougarit
Archive of Indological Resources Online Links to Indological Resources Maintained by Gudrun Bhnemann, University of Wisconsin-Madison
SARAI: South Asia Resource Access on the Internet A long list of Web sites compiled by David Magier; the best place for a comprehensive view of South Asia sites available on the Internet.
Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library Australian National University
ArchNet: Resources for Near Eastern Archaeology World Wide Web Virtual Library for Archaeology
Sumerian Lexical Archive (University of Chicago Oriental Institute)
Chinese Characters Chinese Character Genealogy Web-Based Etymological Dictionary for Learning Chinese Characters
State Archives of Assyria Home Page
The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature
E-mail Directory of the Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project (last updated May 1, 2001
Ancient Economies
Scholarly Societies Project University of Waterloo Electronic Library: Scholarly Societies Project
Association for Asian Studies
Middle East Medievalists (MEM) MEM is a professional non-profit association of scholars interested in the study of the Islamic lands of the Middle East during the medieval period (defined roughly as 500-1500 C.E.)
American Council of Learned Societies (For the latest information, details, up-dates, revisions, new programs, grants, and fellowships)
Royal Asiatic Society
Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature at the Hebrew University's Institute of Jewish Studies
Islamic Studies, Islam, Arabic, and Religion (Website of Professor Alan Godlas of the University of Georgia
Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Stelae, Reliefs and Paintings (Porter-Moss) (Griffith Institute)
Institut français d’archéologie orientale du Caire
Assyriological Journals on the Web (Journal home pages, indexes, and tables of contents)
Associazione Orientalisti

Institutional, Library, and Departmental Sites

University of Michigan Library Near East Division
University of Michigan Library South Asia Division Links to South Asia WWW-Sites
University of Michigan Library Southeast Asia Division
University of Michigan Department of Near Eastern Studies
Kelsey Museum of Archeology University of Michigan
International Institute for Asian Studies (Leiden University)
Netherlands Institute for the Near East
American Schools of Oriental Research
Die Deutsche Morgenändlische Gesellschaft
The Institute of Ismaili Studies
Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale
W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research (AIAR)
Societas Iranologica Europæa

Publishers and Book Vendors

Publishers' Catalogues Homepage
AcqWeb Links to Publishers and Vendors, News, Organizations, etc.
PubList (, The Internet Directory of Serial Publications: Search by title, Publishers, Subject, ISSN, etc. Includes journals and monograph series, print and electronic)
Brill Academic Publishers
Harrassowitz Verlag The Publishing House
Asian Rare Books
Dove Booksellers: Biblical & Ancient Studies
Blackwell's Online Bookshop (Academic Booksellers to the World)
University Museum Publications University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Schoenhofs Foreign Books The Language Catalogue
Bibliofind (Find Antiquarian Books: More than ten million used and rare books, periodicals and ephemera offered for sale by thousands of booksellers around the world make this the most interesting book-selling site on the Web.
Alibris (Alibris is the world's leading supplier of rare, used, and hard-to-find books)

Electronic Text Collection and Journals

NewJour: Electronic Journals and Newsletters This is the archive for NewJour, the Internet list for new journals and newsletters available on the Internet
Directory of Open Access Journals (This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. We aim to cover all subjects and languages.)
Electronic Journals WWW Pages of: Electronic Journal of Vedic Studies, International Journal of Tantric Studies, and Journal of South Asia Women Studies
AEB (Annual Egyptological Bibliography - Leiden University)
Journal of Cuneiform Studies
Electronic Journal of Oriental Studies (EJOS)
Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies
Islamic Philosophy Online
Review of Biblical Literature (The Review of Biblical Literature (RBL) is published by the Society of Biblical Literature, a nonprofit professional association for scholars in the field of biblical studies. A print edition is available annually by subscription.)
  Society of Biblical Literature Online Resources
  Other Sites: Electronic Publications and Resources for Biblical Studies (updated weekly)

Computers and Oriental Studies

Fonts in Cyberspace: Sumer Institute of Linguistics Sources of Language Fonts (and more) on the Internet
Multilingual Software Digest Commercial and other resources
Computer Fonts (For original script languages and for transliterating non-roman script languages of the Near East)

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