The Encyclopaedia of Islam Online represents a major resource in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, with the online version bringing remote access to over 13,000 articles. The online edition includes access to all the material found in the the English print edition - the main volumes as well as the supplementary material and indexes of subjects and proper names. New data will be added to the online edition as it becomes available in the print edition.
Index Islamicus indexes literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world, mainly in European languages. With its regional coverage encompassing the Middle East, Africa, and Asia as well as Muslim minorities throughout the world, it indexes over 2,000 journals as well as conference proceedings, monographs, readers, and book reviews. Subject coverage is not limited to religion, but also includes the social sciences, arts, and natural and applied sciences. Materials are indexed to the article or chapter level. Records can be saved or emailed in a tagged format.
Index to Jewish Periodicals covers Jewish history, activity and thought. This database provides a comprehensive guide to English-language articles, book reviews, and feature stories in more than 160 journals devoted to Jewish affairs. Index to Jewish Periodicals is intended for students of Jewish thought and others interested in contemporary Jewish and Middle Eastern affairs.
MultiDataOnline provides full text from and bibliographic citations to selected newspapers and periodicals from the Arab world in Arabic, English, and French. MultiDataOnline consists of five databases: 1."General News" provides full text and covers 52 dailies and weeklies since 1994; 2. "Specialized Periodicals" provides bibliographic citations from more than 225 specialized Arabic periodicals since 1920; 3. "Reviews" provides full text book reviews from more than 250 newspapers and magazines in the Arab world from 1998; 4. "Theses" provides a subject index to theses submitted to 21 Lebanese institutions of higher learning; and, 5. "Index Arabicus" documents the contents of 42 Arabic periodicals published between 1870 and 1969. The database has both Arabic and English interfaces.
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Encyclopedias provide excellent starting points for further research. Individual articles and chapters outline topics in a concise way and often include bibliographies of works for further study.
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