Shii News and Resources

Manuscript and book sites

(Neither the University of Edinburgh or the site author is responsible for these links’ continuing viability. Please, however, do inform me if the links fail repeatedly and they will be removed.

Suggestions for additional links, and new categories of links, are very much welcome!) :


Majles Library (Tehran)

See also here.


Astan-e Quds Library


Free, on-line translations of the Qur’an


Library of Congress – Persian Language Rare Materials

Encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc. (Encyclopedia Iranica, free access)


Database of UK PhD dissertations:
“EThOS aims to provide: A national aggregated record of all doctoral theses awarded by UK Higher Education institutions. Free access to the full text of as many theses as possible for use by all researchers to further their own research.”
(Note: you can download pdfs, but can’t duplicate or copy & paste from them.)