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Near Eastern Studies

Librarian:
James W. Weinberger
Office: Firestone B-15-P
Phone: 609-258-3279

Core Resources

Index Islamicus  (1906+)
Indexes literature in European languages on Islam, the Middle East and Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, plus Muslim minorities elsewhere. Includes over 2,000 journals, conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works and book reviews.
Comprehensive information on the world of Islam in disciplines ranging from religion and history to politics and culture with a geographic and chronological scope encompassing the early Arab-Islamic Empire, Iran, Central Asia, the Indian subcontinent and Indonesia, the Ottoman Empire and all modern Islamic states.
Freely accessible, continuously updated listing of Middle East journals and serials, including those available in print, microform, and online.
Index to journal and newspaper articles, books, and web sites on the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa. Coverage is from 1900 to the present and includes the following fields: politics, law, international relations, economics, literature, religion, arts, anthropology, history and archaeology. The database includes the catalogue of the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), a major collection in London
Index to articles, pamphlets and occasional publications on the Middle East published in English, French, and Arabic, based on the holdings of the Moshe Dayan Center in Tel Aviv.

Important Resources

allAfrica.com  (1997+)  
Access to the full text of over 130 African newspapers and magazines, including articles in French. Covers the entire African continent.
Comprehensive bibliography of all primary sources relating to the Mamluk sultanate of Egypt and Syria and all research and discussion germane to this subject. An on-going project of the Middle East Documentation Center (MEDOC) at the University of Chicago.
Information portal for Middle East and Islamic Studies which provides access to online information and to digital records of printed and other offline media. Created by the State- and University Library of Saxony-Anhalt in Halle, Germany and integrates the efforts of many institutions and individuals.
Collection of English-language reference resources on the Islamic world, including the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, The Oxford History of Islam, The Oxford Dictionary of Islam, and two translations of the Qur'an. Also includes a timeline of Islamic events and a date converter for the Christian and Islamic calendars.

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