This study includes a list of approximately 3,700 works in the form of books or Ph.D. dissertations. It does not claim to include all the publications that have been written about Istanbul. The catalogues given below were checked, with an emphasis on sources directly related to the history of Istanbul being given. Works with a known author or editor are listed by last name, in alphabetical order. Sources for which the author or editor is not known are listed at the end of the list, according to the title, in alphabetical order. In order to avoid repetition, works that have been published in more than one language are given in their original language, and works that have been published in more than one edition are given as the first edition.
The catalogues and data bases that were checked in order to prepare this bibliography are as follows: TDV İSAM Kütüphanesi (TDV İSAM Library), Milli Kütüphane (National Library), Kültür Bakanlığı Kütüphaneler Ortak Veritabanı (Common Database of Ministry of Culture Libraries), Atatürk Kitaplığı (Atatürk Library), İstanbul Kitaplığı (Istanbul Library), European Library, Library of Congress, Bibliothèque National, British Library, National Library of Greece, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Kütüphanesi (Bosphorus University Library), İstanbul Üniversitesi Kütüphanesi (Istanbul University Library), Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi Kütüphanesi (Yıldız Technical University Library), İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi Kütüphanesi (Istanbul Technical University Library), Marmara Üniversitesi Kütüphanesi (Marmara University Library), Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar Üniversitesi Kütüphanesi (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Library), YÖK Ulusal Tez Merkezi (Higher Education Council, National Dissertation Center), Citation Index, ProQuest Dissertations, Archive.org, DART-Europe E-theses Portal, and http://www.envanter.gov.tr.