FID Licences

Electronic Products for the Academic Community

DFG LogoThe Specialized Information Service Middle East, North Africa and Islamic Studies provides access to electronic products such as databases, e-books and e-journals that are subject to licensing.

Depending on the demand and the licence agreement, these products are available to a subject-specific circle of users or to all German research institutions.

User Circle Types

The licenses are funded by the German Research Foundation.

Trial Access

These products are provided for a limited period of time to be evaluated by the academic community. We need your feedback as a mandate, for or against the acquisition of a permanent license.

  • Middle East Newspapers

    5 Arabic Newspapers from the MENA Region The digital archives of 5 newspapers from the Middle East are ready for testing. These are mainly issues from the second half of the 20th century. ...
  • Cumhuriyet

    Digital Archive of the Influential Turkish Daily Newspaper The archive contains all available issues from 1980 - 2019. Digitisation of all available newspapers from 1924 onwards is planned. ...
  • Al-Ahram (الأهرام)

    Digital Archive of the Egyptian Newspaper The archive contains all available issues of the important and influential newspaper from Egypt from 1875 - 2018. ...

Licenced Products

These products are made permanently available by the Specialized Information Service Middle East, North Africa and Islamic Studies.

  • Miras Maktoob

    Miras Maktoob Covers" width="800" height="461" /> Die E-Book-Sammlung mit 248 Bänden (189 Werke) bietet Editionen von literarischen Werken und Abhandlungen zur iranischen Kulturgeschichte die bis in das 10. Jahrhundert zurückreichen. Die persischen und arabischen Texte behandeln insbesondere historische, geografische und philosophische Themen. ...
  • Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969

    Sources from The National Archives, UK The collection contains documents from the British National Archive on the history of the Middle East and North Africa. These range from single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive ...
  • 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. ...
  • Social Movements, Elections, Ephemera

    Election related material from the countries of the former Soviet Union The collection "Social Movements, Elections, Ephemera" provides an extensive pool of primary sources on elections and political movements in the countries of the former Soviet Union ...
  • Afghan Serials Collection

    Rare Newspapers and Journals from Afghanistan The Afghan Serials Collection is anessential collection of partisan serials from the Wahdat Library, the most comprehensive ...
  • Russian Islamic Studies

    Topical Russian newpspapers and academic journals on Islam ...
  • Al Manhal Islamic Studies E-Book Collection

    We have licensed the "Islamic Studies E-Book Collection" of the Arabic provider Al Manhal for German research. The collection includes 2,035 e-books about Islamic law, Islamic studies and Islamic theology mainly written in Arabic. ...

Licence Services

  • User Circle Types of the FID Licences

    (Deutsch) Der Fachinformationsdienst Nahost-, Nordafrika- und Islamstudien erwirbt Zugriffsrechte auf kostenpflichtige Online-Angebote für verschiedene wissenschaftliche Nutzergruppen. Dabei wird das Ziel verfolgt, diesen ...
  • Acquisition Request

    Is there a book, a journal or access to a database not yet available in Germany? Please make a acquisition request. ...
  • Feedback on FID Licenses

    The feedback from the academic community helps us to decide for or against the acquisition of digital licences. Please let us know what you think about the trials or the products we have already purchased. ...