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Muslims in a Global Context - Oakland Campus: Getting Started

This guide provides selected high-quality resources for those interested in Muslims around the world and in Islam. It features both subject and religious databases and links as well as pages for related mini-courses.

About This Guide . . .

This LibGuide is designed to provide you with scholarly, high-quality print-based and web-based resources about Muslims in a Global Context.

The information included here is not all inclusive and  should be treated as starting points for your research.  The tabs at the top of the page will connect you to categories of resources and information.

Research Help

Research Help pages on this guide provide information on:

Related LibGuides. . .

Here are other LibGuides, with information related to countries and areas of the world where Mulims have influence into the dynamics of the area. Some of these may be of interest to you.

Muslim Societies Map and PEW report on Muslims

The Muslim population of the world map by percentage of each country, according to the Pew Forum 2009 report on world Muslim populations. (For a larger version, click on the image.)  Map at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons. 

What Do You Need To Do?

Librarians can help you:

Focus a Topic Consult your textbook, your assignment guidelines, or your professor for appropriate topics.  Our "Developing a Research Topic" tutorial may be helpful.

    Choose a Database and Find Material  Use the "Databases" or the "PITTCat+" tabs above. 

    Find a Book Use the "Books" or the "PITTCat+" tabs above.

    Find Country Specific Resources Use the "Resources by Country"  tab above.

    Find Country and Regional News or RSS Feeds Use the "News" or "RSS News Feed A - L" or "RSS News Feed M - Z" tab above.

    Find Organizations (NGOs/IGOs) and Web Resources  Use the "Web Resources"  tab above.

      Find Statistics  -  Use the "Data and Statistics" tab above.

      Cite Your Sources  -  Use the "Writing & Citing" tab above.

      Determine if Sources are Scholarly  -  Use the "Evaluating Sources" tab above.

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        Credit for Country Pages

        This research guide was created by Lois Kepes with the assistance of Dawnlyn Diehl, MLIS Graduate Intern at Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh (2012 through spring 2014).  Dawnlyn also researched and developed the country pages.

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