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Find Background Information Related to Specific Countries
Use these specialized topical sources for information on specific countries during the medieval period. These books can be found in the Reference Collection on the first floor of the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library.
Find Background Information in Encyclopedias
Use these specialized topical sources to browse for paper topics and for information on specific events, places and themes:
Oxford Islamic Studies Online
Oxford Islamic Studies Online offers a multi-layered reference experience designed to provide a first stop for anyone needing information on Islam. Limited to 5 simultaneous users
Find Background Information in Companions and Handbooks
The following resources provide chapter-length overviews of a variety of themes. Each chapter is written by a leading expert and provides useful suggestions for further reading.