Guide to the Research Collections
Printed collections of materials are principally of two sorts--printings or reprintings of Oriental classics, and monographs (frequently magnificently illustrated quartos or folios) by scholars on various subjects. Of the former are the Yale Oriental Series, the E.J.W. Gibb Memorial Series, the Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal's Bibliotheca Indica,
the publications of the Musée Guimet and the École des Langues Orientales Vivantes, the Bibliothèque Elzévirienne, Sacred Books of the East, Kashmir Series of Texts and Studies,
the publications of the Oriental Translation Fund, Corpus Inscriptionum Semiticarum
of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, and others. Collections of scholarly monographs include the publications of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, the Egypt Exploration Society, the British School of Archeology in Egypt, etc. These series are fully analyzed in the division's catalog.