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Middle East Studies   Tags: arabic, islam, koran, middle_east, muslim, persian  

Resources on the Middle East though the library
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Middle East Databases

  • ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials
    Lists articles on all aspects of religious studies from journals in many disciplines. Includes citations to book chapters and to book reviews. ATLASerials adds the full text of many journals.
  • Dissertations & Theses: Full Text 1861-present  
      
    Full text (PDF) of most dissertations accepted from 1997 on, some earlier works and some master's theses. Also lists dissertations and theses accepted from 1861 on in the US and at some Canadian, British, and other European universities.
  • Encyclopaedia of Islam
    Comprehensive encyclopedia of Islamic religion and of the culture and history of the Islamic regions. Click on "Login" to enter. Requires special fonts that can be downloaded from the site.
  • Historical Abstracts 1954-present  
      
    Indexes articles written on the history of the world from 1450 to the present, covering articles published in over 2,000 journals published throughout the world. Includes book reviews.
  • Index Islamicus
    Search for books and articles in periodicals about Islam and the Muslim world. Also includes reviews.
  • JSTOR Journal Storage Project  
      
    Full-text backfiles of many important scholarly journals. Coverage is usually from the first issue to 3-5 years before the present.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    News and business information from sources around the world; book reviews, biographical, and other reference sources; U.S. Code, constitution, and court cases. Includes many newspapers. Most entries are full-text, some updated daily.
  • Periodicals Archive Online: PAO  
      
    Search the full text of nearly 400 international humanities and social sciences journals published from 1770 to the 1990s. These journals with links to JSTOR and through Find@UVa to other collections are also indexed in Periodicals Index Online.
  • Periodicals Index Online: PIO 1665-present
    Search for articles and book reviews in over 4000 international humanities and social sciences journals published 1770-1990s. Includes links to full text of articles in Periodicals Archive Online and in humanities and social science titles at JSTOR.
  • RAMBI - The Index of Articles on Jewish Studies 1966-present
    A selective bibliography covering scholarly articles in all fields of Jewish studies. Full use requires a Unicode font and IE5 or higher.
  • Web of Knowledege / Web of Science 1981-present  
      
    Includes Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index which can be searched together or separately
  • WorldCat
    Online catalog of books and other materials in thousands of libraries worldwide as catalogued by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC).

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