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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.
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)
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.
Country Studies Resources
United States. Central Intelligence Agency. The World Factbook
The Europa World Year Book. London, England : Europa Publications Limited, 2007.
The Statesman’s Year-Book. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2007.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily life. Detroit: Gale, 1998.
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)
Glasse´, Cyril. The New Encyclopedia of Islam. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 2001.