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Writing in Arabic on Your Computer
Key Resources on the Web
source: Duke University Libraries, Foreign Language Learning Guide
Dictionaries & Other Reference Works
Reference works on Arabic language and literature in the library catalog - including:
- Oxford Dictionaries: Arabic -- an online English-Arabic, Arabic-English dictionary, with 130,000+ words and phrases and 200,000 translations; features 70,000 real-life example phrases, conjugations of Arabic verbs, and full forms of numbers and dates in Arabic. Fully accessible on mobile and tablet, with specially developed search software.
- Dictionaries located at PJ 6640 -- some in Reference on the main floor, others you can check out on the 3rd floor of Clapp Library. Prof. Rachid recommends pictorial dictionaries, which use images to define words; here are two, available in print format:
- Oxford-Duden pictorial English dictionary with English-Arabic index. Clapp Ref. PJ6640 .O88 2003
- The Oxford picture dictionary, English/Arabic. Clapp Ref. PJ6640 .S485 1999
- Encyclopedias, located in the Reference collection on the main floor of Clapp Library
Find books, DVDs, and music in Arabic
Books especially for students of Arabic -- comic books, short stories, poetry, anthologies, and essays in Arabic, also western literature and children's books translated into Arabic, to facilitate learning the language. NEW: Harry Potter in Arabic, books 1-6.
Find News in Arabic
An Egyptian weekly news magazine, in Arabic. Available in print only: current issues in Clapp Reading Room; back issues in stacks, fAP 95 .A6 M83
PressReader This link opens in a new window
Thousands of magazines and newspapers in more than 60 languages, from over 160 countries, in original color print layout, from the past 45+ days.
Nexis Uni news sources This link opens in a new window
Select "Source Directory: Find" at top of screen, then click on "More Options" button at bottom of screen and select Arabic under Languages. Choose your news sources, click the red OK-Continue button, and enter your search terms.