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Modern Languages Department

This guide is intended for students of Modern Languages as well as other members of the Carnegie Mellon community who wish to develop and maintain their language skills or simply have fun with languages and cultures

History & Modern Languages Librarian

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Charlotte Kiger Price
109E Hunt Library
4909 Frew St., Pittsburgh, PA


The following are links to various resources that provide elementary introduction to Arabic from writing to speaking:

Below are some online resources related to cartoons, comics, and graphic novels in the Arabic world:


Comic books & magazines (various ages):


Comic Collections:

Graphic Novels:

Readings on Arab Comics:

Following are select videos introducing you to Arabic Calligraphy history and tutorials for writing in various styles:

Core Journals


Anaquel de Estudios Árabes (Journal of the Complutense University, Madrid) [es]
Al-`Arabiyya (Journal of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic)
Arab Studies Journal
Arabica (essex users), Leiden : Brill Academic Publisher [en]
Arabic Sciences and Philosophy Cambridge Journals Online
Arab Journal of Humanities
Arabian Gulf & Peninsula Studies

Bibliotheca Orientalis
British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies (BSOAS)

COLLATIO (Journal of the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies of the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid)

Electronic Journal of Oriental Studies

International Journal of Middle East Studies (IJMES)
International Journal of Arabic-English Studies (IJAES) (IJMES)
ILSIENNA (Maltese, Applied Linguistics)