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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
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
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.