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African Studies and African Country Resources @ Pitt: Religious/Islamic Databases

This guide provides selected high-quality resources on the global, political, economic, social and cultural aspects of the continent of Africa and its countries. It features individual country pages as well as sources searchable by topic or country.

CERIS - Islamic Studies Resources

Islamic Studies extends from the 7th century to the present and across broad geographical areas of the world. It includes the history and cultures of Muslim majority countries from Morocco to Indonesia as well as Muslim minorities living in Europe and the United States. It encompasses many languages, literatures, and disciplines, including geometry, law, economics, music, and architecture. Image of Islamic Art by Alex Proimos at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikipedia Commons

Selected Internet Resources

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is often helpful for finding scholarly articles on your topic.

If you are on-campus, you will be able to view articles located in databases leased by the university. If you are off-campus, you may need to access the articles through remote access. See the instructions for connecting from off-campus on the ULS homepage.

Google Scholar Search

Index Islamicus

Oxford Islamic Studies Online Resources

1.   Oxford Online features several Islamic Studies products.  The  Oxford Islamic Studies Online database is part of the Oxford Bibliographies Online databases, which offer exclusive, authoritative research guides of Islamic Studies topics as well as other area studies and international relations topics. These research guides / bibliographies provide introductions to each topic area, and including guides to introductory works, textbooks, guidebooks, journals, reference works etc., and links to useful websites.

2.   Encompassing over 5,000 A-Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines, Oxford Islamic Studies Online offers a multi-layered reference experience designed to provide a first stop for anyone needing information and context on Islam.

The current core content titles include the following:

Religion-Related Databases

The Middle East is home to many religions, including three of the world's major religions:  Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.  These three religions have figured greatly into many historic events as well as the daily affairs of the countries within the Middle East.  The following databases will aid in the search for information about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.