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SEARCH THE CATALOG
Search 20,000 books and periodicals of the Oman Library in our library catalog.
EXPLORE THE COLLECTION
The collection at the Oman Library is a unique resource for scholarly information about the Middle East, defined by the Institute as those countries spanning from Morocco to Pakistan, including Turkey and the countries of Central Asia. Our biweekly Collection Spotlights feature specific works within our collections and describe potential applications for scholarly research. Perhaps the most unique and special aspect of our collection is that we offer materials that are not easily found elsewhere, including primary documents, hard-to-find periodicals, valuable travelogues and other geographical works, and a large number of rare books. Numerous items in our collection are one-of-a-kind pieces, with the Oman Library being the sole carrier of certain items. Learn more.
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The Oman Library at the Middle East Institute is located in a pleasant converted nineteenth century coach house overlooking the garden of the Middle East Institute at 1761 N Street, NW, Washington, DC. For directions and transportation information click here.
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LET THE NEWS COME TO YOU
Using a RSS reader is an excellent way to stay on top of the news in specific subject areas. It is easy to create and use an account with feed readers such as The Old Reader, Digg Reader and Feedly, among others. Below is a file that you can download and import into your reader. It has a general Middle East news folder along with country-specific folders for Egypt, Turkey, and Afghanistan/Pakistan. It is intended to be a foundation from which to build on and modify as you discover more feeds that are pertinent to your work or interests.
(Update: The file now also includes a folder for news sources on Syria)
Download the RSS file here!
Instructions: Right-click on the link above and select 'Save Link As' to save the file to your computer, and name it "OmanLibraryRSS.xml". Then within the RSS reader of your choice, look for an option to Import an OPML or XML file, and choose the file from your computer.