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.

  • Noormags

    Database of Iranian Journals Noor Specialized Magazines Website provides access to a wide variety of Iranian specialized journals in the fields of Islamic sciences and the humanities. ...
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  • The Shangoda Collections from Dagestan

    Middle Eastern Manuscripts 150 manuscripts that form the collection of Rafi’ Shamghudi (1863-1932), a famous scholar and bibliophile from Shangoda, a town in central Dagestan. ...
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  • World Religion Database

    Statistics on Religions in all Countries of the World Source materials from censuses, surveys, and best estimates provide a comprehensive picture of international religious demographics. ...
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  • Afghan Central Press

    Newspapers from Afghanisten The digital archives of 4 newspapers originating from Kabul are available for testing. Among them, three were published in Pershian/Pushto and one in English. The issues are mainly from the second half of the 20th century. ...
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Licenced Products

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

  • Miras Maktoob

    Works on Islamic History and Culture The e-book collection comprises 248 volumes (189 works) of editions of literary works and essays on Iranian cultural history dating back to as early as the 10th century. ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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. ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • Russian Islamic Studies

    Topical Russian newpspapers and academic journals on Islam ...
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  • 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. ...
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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 ...
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  • Acquisition Request

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