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Arabic Language: Getting Started

Using This Guide

This guide should help you start to discover the library resources available for your topic. Use the:

Reference Materials tab for an overview of your topic.

Books/E-books tab for more in-depth information on your topic.

Articles & Databases tab for current information on your topic.

Videos tab for library multimedia resources on your topic.

Web & Social Media tab for Internet resources on your topic.

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What is Arabic Language?

Arabic Language script

The Languages program at San Diego City College includes the study of Arabic.

"The benefits of learning Arabic can hardly be overstated in a world where it is spoken by nearly 300 million people. Arabic is a primary language of Islam, a faith with over one billion adherents. In addition to Muslims, Arabic is also spoken by Christians, Jews, and others....Proficiency in Arabic is a path to a wide range of professional opportunities. Arabic speakers are in great demand among international organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank, international companies, foreign aid agencies, intelligence agencies, and many other sectors. Lawyers, doctors, journalists, and other professionals who speak Arabic also enjoy a wide range of exciting career choices." --Website

This guide will help you get started finding information about Arabic language, including books, articles, web sites, and media materials.

Image "Arabic Language" in the Arabic Al-Bayan Script from Wikimedia Commons

The Research Process

See the Research Step-by-Step guide for information on how to do library research.

News from

Arabic broadcast news and current affairs.

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