Yale-SOAS Islamic Manuscript Gallery (YS-IMG)

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Scope and Content

Drawing on the extensive collections of the two institutions, the Yale SOAS Islamic Manuscript Gallery offers an integrated manuscript research toolbox of digitised versions of dictionaries and manuscript catalogues, previously only available in printed form.

Augmented by the selective digitisation and indexing of key manuscripts from the two universities' collections, the project has enhanced the fragmented resources available to the Islamic manuscript researcher and built a scalable set of tools for cross-referencing disparate digital resources.


This is a description of an Online Resource. Online Resources are websites that describe, interpret and provide access to archives. They often provide access to digital content but they may also describe physical materials. They usually cover a theme or topic, such as an individual, a movement, or an important historical event.

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Access this resource online: https://digital.soas.ac.uk/ysimg


A Jisc funded digitisation initiative. Publisher: School of Oriental and African Studies

Additional Information

For the researcher, this project makes available in electronic form all the materials (dictionaries, catalogues, manuscripts) needed for research. It emphasises the rich contribution made to knowledge by Arab thinkers.