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Need Help? Ask the Subject Librarian for Religion:

Lee Webb
Librarian, Saint Paul School of Theology
Dulaney-Browne Library, Room 206
(405) 208-5163


Search the library's holdings (the catalog) using the search box above, or search multiple libraries’ holding through WorldCat.

Films (Videos and DVDs)

Films from the library and the OCU Film institute may also be located through the library catalog. Type Islam (or any other key word) in the “Find” box and choose “videorecording” in the drop-down box labeled “Refine your search”


Search EBSCOhost (including ATLA Religion Database and Academic Search Premier) using the search boxes above.

For more controlled searching, search ATLA Religion Database or Academic Search Premier without the other EBSCOhost databases.

For older articles, search JSTOR.

Searching Hints

The online catalog, WorldCat, and EBSCOhost databases all use the Library of Congress Subject Heading system. This system uses “Islam” and “Islamic” to refer to the religion itself (for example Islamic law or Philosophy, Islamic) and “Muslim” and “Muslims” to refer to adherents to the religion (for example Muslim women or Muslims -- Europe)

Internet Resources

The Ahlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project inlcudes the Arabic and 3 English translations of The Noble Quran, plus and English language commentary.

The Holy Qur'an translated by M.H. Shakir and provided online through the Online Book Initiative

The Ahlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project provides links to many resources about Shi'a Islam.

The Canadian Society of Muslims provides a wide range of texts and articles on Islam from a Sunni perspective, including The Mathanawi of Jalalu'ddin Rumi.

The Internet Sacred Text Archive includes several translations of the Qur'an as well as Hadith, some Sufi books, and some other out of copyright books about Islam.

The University of Southern California-MSA Compendium of Muslim Texts inludes the Qur'an, the Hadith, and articles on various aspects of Islam.

The Internet Islamic History Sourcebook provides links to many resources on Islam, incuding excerpts from early primary sources.

Reference Books

Country Studies Resources

United States. Central Intelligence Agency. The World Factbook

341.184 Eu89
The Europa World Year Book. London, England : Europa Publications Limited, 2007.

320 St797y
The Statesman’s Year-Book. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2007.

305.8003 W927
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily life. Detroit: Gale, 1998.

306.03 En19
Encyclopedia of World Cultures. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1991-1994.


297.0321 Ox2 1995
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. (4 volumes) (2001 edition in circulating collection on 3rd floor)

297.0321 En19m 2004
Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2004. (2 volumes)

297.0321 G464n
Glasse´, Cyril. The New Encyclopedia of Islam. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 2001.

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