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Islamic Studies: Finding Articles

Selected resources for studying Islam and the diverse perspectives of Muslims.

Spelling Variations

In searching databases you need to be aware of variations in the spelling of words, especially those transliterated from other writing systems. Here are a few examples:

  • koran or quran
  • vishnu or visnu
  • moslem or muslim

Jan Phillips Bibliography of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - and their Encounters

Historic Materials

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials Plus

Articles in Basic Index - Good Place to Start


JSTOR provides full text coverage for 28 journals in Middle Eastern Studies, including TBritish Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Iranian Studies, Islamic Law and Society, ournal of Arabic Literature, Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, Middle East Report, Middle Eastern Studies, Muqarnas and Oriens and others from the very first issue until 3 to 5 years ago. Coverage is increased annually.

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Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature (journals) across an array of publishing formats and disciplines. It includes most peer-reviewed online journals. Use FIND IT@UST Libraries to get the full-text if not available in Google Scholar.

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