Collections

The Library of Congress holds an extensive collection of research materials from and about Africa, the Middle East, Israel, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. Among these materials is a corps of digital resources that are valuable to researchers. Curated by the African and Middle Eastern Division (AMED), this website presents selected online and digital resources pertinent to Africana, Hebraica/Judaica, and the Middle East. These resources include digitized primary source materials, select reference works, freely available and subscription-based databases, as well as useful external resources.

  • Digital Collections The African & Middle Eastern Division has an on-going effort, in cooperation with the Library’s digitization initiative and external partners, to digitize select items from its collections of high research value. Many items in the digital collections are rare materials, some of which are the most valuable titles and editions dating back to the 11th or 12th century and are the only extant copies...
  • Web Archives Web archives produced by the Library’s web archiving team and Asian Division subject specialists are presented as a separate category. These archives include websites by political parties, pro-democracy groups, human rights organizations, foreign NGOs, news agencies, and minority groups, and cover a wide range of political, economic, and social topics in contemporary Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia.