MENAdoc Open Access Collection

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We offer worldwide free access to a large number of digital sources and publications relating to the MENA region and Islam via the MENAdoc portal.


Here you will find classics of Oriental Studies as well as current scientific publications that you can read in Open Access or save as PDF files.

All titles are provided with a permanent link and can therefore be referenced on a long-term basis. They are also listed in interregional catalogues.

Over the next few months, the repository will gradually be given a new technical infrastructure. In the future, the entire inventory will be switched to Share_it – our instance of the free document server DSpace.

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  • 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. ...
  • “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 ...


In cooperation with the Orient-Institut Beirut and the Orient-Institut Istanbul the following series are offered digitally:

MENAdoc Services

Other major activities include the digitisation of out-of-print but still research-relevant German secondary literature up until 1966 and the secondary publication of recent specialist articles from journals and collective works.

  • Digitalisation of Out-of-commerce Works

    Sorry, this entry is only available in German. ...
  • Publish on MENAdoc

    Since 2016, the FID offers researchers within the field of MENA studies the possibility to publish their texts as digital primary or secondary publications on MENAdoc ...