Electronic Resources

Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Manuscript Collection
Made known to a larger public by the Memories of Humankind: Stories from the Ottoman Manuscripts exhibition, and had previously been accessed by researchers via a special permission process, Suna and İnan Kıraç Manuscript Collection is now open to everyone! You can now access to the collection, consisting of 626 volumes and 1311 works, through our digital library catalogue. In these days of epidemic, when researchers are locked in their homes, we believe that this collection that presents fascinating sources—some of them sole copies—on various aspects of Ottoman intellectual, social, and cultural life, will be of great benefit to Ottoman historians and a larger interested public.
Click to take look at the collection!


BiblioPera – Beyoğlu Research Centers Network

BiblioPera: Beyoğlu Research Centers Network is a partnership project of 9 international research centers located in Beyoğlu, İstanbul. Rising over the shoulders of a union catalogue, BiblioPera brings the multilingual collections of the libraries of research centers together and creates a platform for further cooperation for research and activities in Social Sciences, Art & Humanities.

Supported by Istanbul Development Agency (ISTKA), and developed by Koç University Suna Kiraç Library with the partnership of İstanbul Research Institute, Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, SALT Research, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut-Istanbul, Netherlands Institute in Turkey, Institut Français d'Études Anatoliennes, Orient-Institut Istanbul, Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, and Sismanoglio Megaro, click here to take a look at BiblioPera.


JSTOR (Journal Storage)

JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization with a dual mission to create and maintain a trusted archive of important scholarly journals, and to provide access to these journals as widely as possible. JSTOR offers researchers the ability to retrieve high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated.
Click here to access JSTOR.


Oxford Reference Library

Oxford Reference Library is a vast online database comprises of Oxford University Press dictionaries, encyclopedias and companions under 25 disciplines ranging from history, archaeology, and art to literature, music, and law. The database instantly updates the new publications and editions throughout the year.
The database is accessible in the Istanbul Research Institute, please follow the link.


The Index of Medieval Art

The unique art collection of The Index of Medieval Art, which was conceived in 1917 with the initiative of Charles Rufus Morey from Princeton University, can now be accessed by researchers at the Istanbul Research Institute and Pera Museum. The core collection extending from Western Europe to Byzantine works of art has recently started to grow towards the productions of Armenian, Coptic, and Syriac cultures. You can browse the database by production medium, place of production, and iconography. It allows researchers to scan over one hundred thousand images produced from the first century to the sixteenth century. Check it out.