A guide to print and digital resources for the study of the Near East from all time periods in native and western languages, including indexes, full text journal articles, electronic books, and other internet resources
ATLA Religion & Serials Database, a comprehensive index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religious studies, with links to online versions of a core collection of over 50 scholarly journals of religious studies. Time-span: 1949- UM Access only
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials is the full text version of the ATLA Religion Database (ATLA). This database is a collection of major religion and theology journals selected by some of the major religion scholars in the United States. Coverage of this database dates back to 1949.
Founded in 2010, Dissertation Reviews is a new site that features overviews of recently defended, unpublished doctoral dissertations in a wide variety of disciplines across the Humanities and Social Sciences. Our goal is to offer readers a glimpse of each discipline’s immediate present by focusing on the window of time between dissertation defense and first book publication. Areas include East Asia South & Southeast Asia, Islamic Studies, Russian Studies, Inner Asia, Chinese History and Literature, etc.
All of the journals listed here have also been cataloged in the MIRLYN, the UM Library Catalog. Due to licensing restrictions, remote access to many of these journals is limited to students, staff, and faculty of the University of Michigan.
Formerly: Bulletin signaletique Type: Article Index Description: Provides indexing and abstracts of books and articles from over 4,200 European-language journals in the humanities and social sciences--especially religion, history of art, literature, philosophy, and economics. Time-span: 1984 - Publisher: Research Libraries Group (RLG) Creator: Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (INIST-CNRS) UM Access only
Provides indexing and abstracts of books and articles from over 2,300 European-language journals in the humanities and social sciences--especially in religion, history of art, literature, philosophy, and economics. Also covers subjects such as: administrative sciences, archeology, business management, company management, data processing and law, education, employment and training, energy, ethnology, geography, history of science, information science, Latin America, linguistics, prehistory, psychology, public health, and sociology. Includes conference proceedings, dissertations, and reports. Produced by Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (INIST-CNRS), the database provides multidisciplinary and multilingual coverage of humanities and social sciences. Content Includes: More than 2,300 publications Over 2.5 million records Records back to 1972 Also Contains: Books Conference Proceedings Dissertations Journal Articles Reports
IBZ is a multilingual bibliography that indexes over 8,700 periodicals primarily in the arts, humanities and social sciences. To access, select "Go to Databases," then "Bibliographies," then IBZ. Time-span: 1983- (updated monthly) UM Access only
IBZ is a multilingual bibliography that indexes over 8,700 periodicals primarily in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Indexes materials on Islam, the Middle East, and the entire Muslim world from periodicals, monographs, and other collections in European languages. Includes coverage arts & humanities, history and social sciences topics. Time-span: 1906- present UM Access only
Indexes materials on Islam, the Middle East, and the entire Muslim world from periodicals, monographs, and other collections in European languages. Includes coverage arts & humanities, history and social sciences topics. Also provides excellent coverage of the Turkish diaspora in Germany.
Provides full-text access to the archives of core scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences. Dates of coverage vary by journal title (all are from first issue to most recent 3-5 years). UM Library users have access to Arts & Sciences I through IX, among others. UM Access only
Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies, produced by NISC, is a systematic and non-evaluative bibliographic index of research, policy and scholarly discourse on the countries and peoples of the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa . This database contains more than 413,530 records and coverage spans from 1900 and earlier to present. UM Access only
An index of research, policy and scholarly discourse on the countries and peoples of the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa. This database contains more than 332,790 records and coverage spans from 1900 and earlier to present. Over 12,000 records of recently published and grey literature are added annually. Subject coverage includes: political affairs & law, international relations, economic affairs - business & industry, cultural heritage, arts & humanities, society & social welfare, ethnic diversity & anthropology, significant religious events & movements and recent history (1900 - present) & archaeology. MECAS includes the following: Middle East Bibliography (1946 - 2001), Middle East Book Bibliographies, Theses & Dissertations, MECAS Citations Database and School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) Library Catalogue (1900 - present).
An international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). We support electronic publishing and open access to scholarship in order to enhance the sharing of knowledge worldwide. Our website includes resources for university administrators, librarians, faculty, students, and the general public. Topics include how to find, create, and preserve ETDs; how to set up an ETD program; legal and technical questions; and the latest news and research in the ETD community.
A free repository of theses, dissertations, and other academic documents, coupled with powerful search, organization, and collaboration tools. We hope that you will take a moment to upload your theses, dissertations and other publications -- and ask your colleagues to do the same. The more comprehensive our database is, the more useful it is to everyone!
Contains references to nearly 2 million journal articles and other resources on public affairs and public policy worldwide.
Contains references to nearly 2 million journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, research and conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, etc. concerning public affairs and public policy worldwide.
Previously called Periodicals Contents Index Fulltext (PCI, PCIFT). An index to over 20 million articles in more than 7,000 arts, humanities and social science journals, from their first issues through 2000. Includes full text of articles for 633 of the journals covered. Covers many older journals not indexed electronically anywhere else. Dates of coverage: 1665 - 2000.
An index to over 20 million articles in more than 7,000 arts, humanities and social science journals, from their first issues through 2000. Includes full text of articles for 633 of the journals covered. Covers many older journals not indexed electronically anywhere else.
The Philosopher's Index is a bibliographic database with informative, author-written abstracts covering scholarly research in all areas of philosophy. Publisher: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) Creator: Philosopher's Information Center Search Hints: ISBNs must be searched as they appear in the record (with or without hyphens). Subject searches include titles and abstracts in the search. UM Access only
The Philosopher's Index is a bibliographic database with informative, author-written abstracts covering scholarly research in all areas of philosophy. The literature covered goes back to 1940 and includes journal articles, books, book chapters such as contributions to an anthology, and book reviews. The Philosopher's Index monitors over 550 journals from more than 40 countries and is updated quarterly. Extensive indexing includes personal and proper names along with subject terms; there is also the capability to search for the authors of book reviews. Major areas of coverage include: Aesthetics, Axiology, Metaphilosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophical Anthropology, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of Epistemology, Philosophy of Ethics, Philosophy of History, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science, Political Philosophy, Social Philosophy.
Indexing & authors' abstracts for 90% of doctoral dissertations and some masters theses accepted each year in North America, plus thousands more from around the world. Includes free full-text (in PDF) to all U-M and CIC/Big Ten Universities' dissertations since 1997. Time-span: 1861-
Combines three citation indexes--Arts & Humanities, Science Expanded, and Social Sciences--which permit searching for articles that cite a known author or work, as well as searching by subject, author, journal, and author address. Covers 8,400+ journals. Time-span: 1945 - (1956 - for Social Sciences; 1975 - for Arts & Humanities) UM Access only
Combined access to 18 concise and pocket sized bilingual dictionaries published by Oxford University Press. Provides translations between English and seven other languages: French, German, Irish (Gaelic), Italian, Latin, Spanish, and Modern Welsh. Includes specialized dictionaries for business related terms in French and Spanish.
Brockelmann Online consists of both original volumes Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur (GAL) by Carl Brockelmann (1868-1956), as well as the three supplement volumes, including the indexes. It is full-text searchable, making it much easier to consult for researchers and students. The "Brockelmann" has become an indispensable research tool for anyone working on the Islamic world in general and the Middle East in particular.
Brockelmann's Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur offers bio-bibliographic information about works written in Arabic and their authors, with an emphasis on the classical period. The multi-volume reference work is divided in chronologically organized sections, which are subdivided by literary genre. Individual entries typically consist of a biographical section and a list of the author's works in manuscript and print, with references to secondary literature. UM Access only
Brockelmann’s Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur offers bio-bibliographic information about works written in Arabic and their authors, with an emphasis on the Classical Period. The multi-volume reference work is divided into chronologically-organized sections, subdivided by literary genre. Individual entries typically consist of a biographical section and a list of the author’s works in manuscript and print, with references to secondary literature. Brockelmann Online consists of both original volumes as well as the three supplement volumes, including the indexes. It is full-text searchable, making it much easier to consult for researchers and students.
The Digital National Security Archive contains the most comprehensive set of declassified government documents available. The resource now includes 33 collections consisting of over 80,000 meticulously indexed documents, with more than 500,000 total pages. The collection include: Iran: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1977-1980 (Iran Revolution); Iraqgate: Saddam Hussein, U.S. Policy and the Prelude to the Persian Gulf War, 1980-1994; Terrorism and U.S. Policy, 1968-2002; Terrorism and U.S. Policy, 1968-2002; The National Security Agency: Organization and Operations, 1945-2009; among many others)
Consists of over 45 themed collections of more than 90,000 declassified and FOIA'd documents that led to U.S. policy decisions from 1942 to 2014. Includes collections on Afghanistan, Chile, China, Colombia, El Salvador, Iran, Japan, Korea, Nicaragua, Peru, the Philippines, South Africa, and the Soviet Union. Topic collections include The Berlin Crisis, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War and more.
The Encyclopædia Iranica is dedicated to the study of Iranian civilization in the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. The academic reference work will eventually cover all aspects of Iranian history and culture as well as all Iranian languages and literatures, facilitating the whole range of Iranian studies research from archeology to political sciences. Print version: Hatcher Graduate - Reference Rm. - 2nd floor N | DS 253 .E56
Encyclopaedic dictionary of Qur'anic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history and exegesis. UM Access only
An encyclopaedic dictionary of qur'ānic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history and exegesis extended with essays on the most important themes and subjects within qur'ānic studies. With nearly 1000 entries in 5 volumes, the EQ is the first comprehensive, multi-volume reference work on the Qur'ān to appear in a Western language. The EQ Online includes access to 62 Early Printed Western Qurʾāns. With regular updates. Includes Supplement I (Early Western Qurʾāns) and Supplement II (Qurʾān Concordance).
The EALL Online comprehensively covers all aspects of Arabic languages and linguistics. It is interdisciplinary in scope and represents different schools and approaches to be as objective and versatile as possible. The online edition contains all content of the print edition and new content will be added on a regular basis as of 2010. New articles will be elaborations or updates of themes already discussed in the EALL, or will be new entries that are relevant to the field. The editorship of the dynamic online edition will be in the hands of two new general editors and a largely renewed editorial board. UM Access only
Comprehensively covers all aspects of Arabic languages and linguistics. It is interdisciplinary in scope and represents different schools and approaches to be as objective and versatile as possible. The online edition contains all content of the print edition and new content will be added on a regular basis as of 2010.
A systematic and comprehensive treatment of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested form to the present UM Access only
Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and LinguisticsSubject: Language and Linguistics Edited by: Geoffrey Khan Associate editors: Shmuel Bolozky, Steven Fassberg, Gary A. Rendsburg, Aaron D. Rubin, Ora R. Schwarzwald, Tamar Zewi BETA VERSION The Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online offers a systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested form to the present day. The Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online features advanced search options, as well as extensive cross-references and full-text search functionality using the Hebrew character set. With over 850 entries and approximately 400 contributing scholars, the Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online is the authoritative reference work for students and researchers in the fields of Hebrew linguistics, general linguistics, Biblical studies, Hebrew and Jewish literature, and related fields. The Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics requires installing a Unicode Hebrew font. We highly recommend the Unicode font SBL Hebrew.
The electronic version of the Encyclopaedia of Islam contains the entire text of volumes I to XI and Supplement (Volume XII) of the monumental,printed edition. Additional search facilities, enhanced by the inclusion of two original indices (Index of Proper Names, Index of Subjects) and the Supplement enable the user to efficiently search and combine data from a vast corpus of over 12,000 printed pages. The Encyclopaedia also permits searching in both English and Arabic transcription. Second edition began in 1954, THREE in 2007. This page also provides access to: Encyclopaedia of Judaism, Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures UM Access only
Brill’s all-new Third Edition of the globally respected Encyclopaedia of Islam (EI3), the preeminent reference work in the field, began publication in the spring of 2007. EI3 is an entirely new work, which rigorously maintains the comprehensiveness and reliability of the great multivolume set, with new articles reflecting the great diversity of current scholarship. The EI3 appears in four substantial parts each year, both online and in print. The new scope includes comprehensive coverage of Islam in the twentieth century, attention to Muslim minorities all over the world, full attention … read moreto social science as well as humanistic perspectives.
The Database Glossarium Græco-Arabicum makes available the files of a lexical project, intended to open up the lexicon of the mediæval Arabic translations from the Greek. It contains images of the filecards (ca. 80,000) which have not yet been published in the analytical reference dictionary A Greek and Arabic Lexicon (Leiden: Brill, 1992ff.), and comprises Arabic roots from the letter jîm to the end of the Arabic alphabet. The database provides search facilities for Greek words, Arabic words and roots, as well as the authors and titles of the source texts.
The encyclopedia covers a wide range of topics including anthropology, archaeology, area and international studies, demography, economics, education, environmental sciences, ethics, evolutionary sciences, gender studies, genetics, geography, health, history, law, lingustics, mathematics and computer sciences, media studies, organizational and management studies, philosophy, political science, psychology and psychiatry, public policy, religious studies, science and technology, sociology, statistics, and urban planning. Coverage of the Middle East and Linguistics is very good, for example, in Area Studies and Language. Articles are written by well-know scholars. UM Access only
Online version of the largest reference work published in the social and behavioral sciences. Subjects covered include: anthropology, psychology, demography, economics, education, gender studies, law, linguistics,public policy, sociology, urban planning, etc.
Brings together current scholarship in the field and promotes accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world. This fully integrated resource features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture, and will be regularly updated. It includes, among other titles, Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, Qur’anic studies resources, A Concordance of the Qur’an by Hanna Kassis, etc.
Brings together current scholarship in the field and promotes accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world. This fully integrated resource features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture, and will be regularly updated.
The Qur'an Concordance is a unique finding aid which allows users to identify and localize text fragments, or even snippets, of the Qur'an. UM Access only
The Qur'an Concordance is a unique finding aid which allows users to identify and localize text fragments, or even snippets, of the Qur'an. The use of the Qur'an Concordance (QC) requires some understanding of its underlying concepts, as described in the How-to-document. The Qur'an Concordance is part of the subscription to Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an Online, and is presented as a separate but connected title. How-to document: http://www.encquran.brill.nl/entries/quran-concordance/how-to-document-1-a1
* World Constitutions (including historic versions) * Books * Periodicals * Other Works * Additional Resources
Contains the current constitution of every country in the world (193 countries) in its original language. For countries where multiple original-language versions exist, each language is provided. At least one English translation will also be provided. Will link to constitutional commentary housed elsewhere in HeinOnline.
The Amb. Richard B. Parker Photographs contains 200 black and white prints, 481 black and white negatives, and two black and white contact sheets of Islamic monuments in Algeria, Cairo, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Morocco, and Spain. The Morocco series in the largest in the collection covering four cities. Photographs from Cairo span the years 1965-1968. All other photographs span the years 1970-1979. A selection of photographs have been digitized and are available for your viewing pleasure.
(Yale and University of London School of Oriental and African Studies) AMEEL is a Web-based portal and a digital collection of information for the study of the Middle East, including its history, culture, development, and contemporary face, including gazettes, manuscripts and finding aids, journals, reference works.
Database of Ottoman Inscriptions (DOI) = Osmanlı Kitabeleri Projesi is searchable digital database comprising information about, as well as transliterations and pictures of, all the Turkish, Arabic and Persian architectural inscriptions created in the Ottoman lands during Ottoman times.
The Middle East Virtual Library (MENALIB) is an information portal for Middle East and Islamic Studies. It provides access to online information and to digital records of printed and other offline media and thus supports the concept of a hybrid library for Middle East and Islamic Studies.
The technical basis for this Virtual Library is created by the State- and University Library Saxony-Anhalt in Halle (Germany). However, the Middle East Virtual Library integrates the efforts of many institutions and individuals in order to provide information as comprehensive as possible.
The purpose of the Middle East Microform Project (MEMP) is to cooperatively acquire or produce microform and digital copies of unique, scarce, rare and unusually bulky and expensive research material pertaining to the field of Middle Eastern studies; and to preserve deteriorating printed and manuscript materials of scholarly value. The geographic coverage of MEMP includes materials from or on the Arab countries, Israel, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia and other related areas not covered in other cooperative microform projects. The MEMP collections are part of Center for Research Libraries collections. Free access to MEMP and CRL on line catalogs.
Over 62 million records describing books, periodicals, sound recordings, videos, musical scores, archival materials, maps, electronic resources, and much more, in over 400 different languages. Shows what materials are held by over 57,000 libraries worldwide (including most libraries in North America, and the national libraries of Australia and many Western European countries). Incorporates all records from the Research Libraries Group (RLG) Union Catalog (RLIN). Coverage: Current cumulative file. (Describes library-held materials dated from prehistory to the present.)
(The collection includes late nineteenth century and early twentieth century architecture in Arab cityscapes and natural landscapes. The photos bear witness to the scars left by the Ottoman empire , French and English. The collection includes postcards and albumen photographs. The majority of the albumen photos where taken by professional photographers, including the Zangaki brothers, Pascal Sabah and Lehnert & Landrock.