Arabic Language and Culture Resources

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Digital Libraries



Reading & Writing

Listening & Speaking

Online Course Materials

 News & Media

Social Media

Arts, Films & Music

Search Engines

  • Lebmania
    Lebanese portal and search engine.
  • Maroc
    Moroccan search engine and gateway to online resources in Morocco.
  • Sudanese Online
    Sudanese search engine and directory by Sudanese Online in English.
  • Winoo
    Tunisian portal and search engine in french language offers a wide range of services.
  • Fares
    Bilingual Search engine and directory in Arabic and English in United Arab Emirates.

Arabic Courses at The University of Iowa

The UI Main Library Film Collection

The UI Main Library offers extensive media collections in various languages. To find films, please visit the UI Main Library website and follow these steps:

1. Select "advanced search"
2. Scroll down to "Limit Search to:"
3. Choose your specific language and
4. Choose "Video-all" for "format."

Language Media Center (LMC)

Current ALLNet Holdings in the Language Media Center by Language

Iowa City Public Library Catalog

The Iowa City Public Library holds materials for several less commonly taught languages. Please check the catalog by typing the name of your language.

International Writing Program (IWP) Writers

To view a biography and/or writing sample of each participant, please visit the IWP's website and find the participant via the search function.



For more information on how to become a consultant for ALLNet or if you are a UI faculty/staff member or student who wishes to study critical or less commonly taught languages (LCTLs), please contact