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Library Research Guides

Near Eastern Studies Library Resources

A guide to print and digital resources for the study of the Near East from all time periods in native and western languages, including indexes, full text journal articles, electronic books, and other internet resources

Romanization / Transliteration

Romanization / transliteration is essential for searching in online catalogues, databases, indexes, full text collections, etc. Systems vary considerably by publication / electronic resource. Most North American library catalogues (including our local catalogue, Mirlyn) use the Library of Congress (ALA / LC) Romanization system. For comparison of various transliteration systems, see the samples linked below along with Thomas T. Pedersen’s comparison tables