EDS Subject Research EDS Middle Eastern Studies

EDS is by Far the Most Comprehensive Discovery Service for Middle Eastern Studies


While some discovery services provide broad coverage across a variety of subject areas, EDS is designed to provide a broad and deep approach to discovery. This means that we go to great lengths to not only provide comprehensive coverage of each subject area (e.g., Middle Eastern Studies), but the highly refined and robust indexing needed to offer an appropriate resource for academic subject-specific research.

Save your patrons time with our advanced Arabic-language search technology. EBSCO's search technology accounts for variations in the way Arabic letters are written, such as handling the alternate seats for hamza on alif, or the use of alif maksura for yeh (or vice versa), as well as removes other characters (tatweel) and diacritics (such as fatha, kasra, etc.). It also accounts for different ways Arabic text can be represented, not only for different character encodings but also text encoded with explicit presentation forms for each character in a word.

Important Middle Eastern Studies Resources Available through EDS

  • Index Islamicus
  • Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies (MECAS)
  • Hiperkitap (eBook Collection)


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  • Metadata can be included in EDS via EBSCO's Inclusion of Subject Indexes (not available in other discovery services—requires subscription via EBSCOhost)

In addition to the depth & breadth of Middle Eastern Studies coverage in EDS, Inclusion of Subject Indexes leverages the controlled vocabularies associated with important indexes to which an institution subscribes via EBSCOhost.

Inclusion of Subject Indexes

Middle Eastern Studies