Databases & Online Catalogues


OIB Library offers in-house users access to the following electronic resources:

Encyclopaedia of Islam The online versions of Encyclopaedia of Islam are full-text searchable and browsable through alphabetical lists of entries.

Includes: EI 2nd Edition, EI Three, and Historical Atlas of Islam

Al Manhal The collection includes 2,035 titles about Islamic law, Islamic studies and Islamic theology – mainly in Arabic but a few also in English. These books were published in print between 2004 and 2016. Access is provided by the FIS Halle.

Online Contents: SSG Middle East and North Africa The Online Contents service of the Middle East and North Africa is currently not active it seems and therefore this paragraph should get suppressed for online display for the time being.

DigiZeitschriften Access to 700 well-known German, academic journals from 19 subject areas with 8 million pages - Availability of the entire print run.

MENAdoc - Digital Collections Provides Open Access digital documents with regard to the MENA-region and to Islamic studies. Including the digitised series of the OIB (Bibliotheca Islamica and Beiruter Texte und Studien) and OII as well as the Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft.

Online Periodicals OIB Library is subscribing to a growing number of periodicals online. All journal titles are searchable in our OPAC.

Maps at OIB Library List of 170 maps as downloadable Excel file. If you like to consult maps, kindly refer to the library reference desk. 


Online Catalogues

OIB Library is recommending, yet by far not exclusively, the online library and union catalogues listed below:





Arab Countries