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Despite Corona Virus: Specialized Information Service

Due to the current health situation, our library has discontinued local and interlibrary loans.

But we will continue to support you in your research. Our digital services are available without restrictions. Please use the following services.


Search in the Middle East Collections Halle

This search uses Ha:Lit – the new Discovery-System of the University and State Library Saxony-Anhalt.
Notes on Transliterations

  • Digital Learning

    Sorry, this entry is only available in German. ...
  • Classification Scheme of the FID

    Classification Scheme of the FID catalogued by topics and regions ...


  • Kavkaz

    The newspaper Kavkaz (Caucasus) was published during 1846-1918. It was the first Russian-language newspaper in the Caucasus, published in Tiflis (Tbilisi), Georgia. ...
  • “Bjulag-dagi” – Publikation in Judeo-Tatischer Schrift

    This reading primer in the spoken language of the so-called “Mountain Jews” was published in Baku in 1926 as part of a Soviet campaign to alphabetize the nationalities of the USSR ...
  • Free Software for Free Books

    Our Open Access repository MENAdoc will get a new technical infrastructure over the next months. Perspectively, the entire collection will be moved to Share_it – our instance of the free document server DSpace. ...
  • Yeni İstiklal – Turkish Newspaper from the 60s

    Yeni İstiklal: Haftalık Tarafsız Siyasi Gazete About 80 issues of the Turkish weekly newspaper Yeni İstiklal (New Independence) from the years 1960 to 1967 are now in our holdings and listed in the catalogue. ...

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About us

  • The Specialized Information Service (FID)

    The Specialized Information Service (FID) Middle East-, North Africa- and Islamic Studies provides highly specialized research materials from the countries of the MENA region for German researchers. It is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) ...
  • Contact

    How to find our Branch Library in Halle and how to reach the right contact person of the Specialized Information Service (FID) Middle East-, North Africa- and Islamic Studies ...

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