Middle East Studies / Islamic Studies: Getting started

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Databases

Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies (MECAS) is A systematic, and non-evaluative bibliographic index of research, policy, and scholarly discourse on the countries and peoples of the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa.

Oxford Islamic Studies Online Features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture. (Restricted to 3 simultaneous users).

KU Libraries "Quick Search" will search across a number of journal databases as well as the book catalog to find information. This can be especially useful for very interdisciplinary topics.

Middle East Studies Library Resources

This guide serves as a gateway to information resources pertaining to the Middle East.  It contains links to a variety of electronic resources, including reference sources such as online encyclopedias and bibliographies, databases and indexes, online journals and e-books, and news, cultural, and governmental sites.  For the purposes of this guide the Middle East includes Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Jordan, Israel, Syria, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Dubai, Kuwait, Iraq, Palestine, Iran.

Guide Contact

Geoff Husic
Contact:
Slavic, Linguistics, and Near East Studies Librarian


Room 519 Watson Library
University of Kansas
1425 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7544
Voice 785-864-3957
FAX 785-864-3850
husic@ku.edu