The Index Islamicus database indexes literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world. It is produced by an editorial team working at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, established to transmit knowledge about Islamic and Middle East studies, which have traditionally been part of the curriculum of SOAS. Records included in the database cover almost 100 years of publications on the world of Islam. Material cited in the Index Islamicus includes not only work written about the Middle East, but also about the other main Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, plus Muslim minorities elsewhere. Over 3,000 journals are monitored for inclusion in the database, together with conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works and book reviews. Journals and books are indexed down to the article and chapter level.
The International Medieval Bibliography is a multidisciplinary bibliography of Europe, North Africa and the Near East, 300-1500. The aim of IMB is to provide a comprehensive, current bibliography of articles in journals and miscellany volumes (conference proceedings, essay collections or Festschriften) worldwide. Updated quarterly.
This collection of ebooks offers approximately 5,000 titles from nearly 1,000 important, highly valued Arab thinkers, philosophers, historians, politicians, and theologians. It includes rare titles paramount for the understanding of Arab history, philosophy, theology, and politics. Each book is a faithful rendition of the title, all scanned from original editions.
The Kotobarabia E-Library delivers over 3,500 contemporary and classic Arabic books from Egypt in e-book form for the first time. Works in the collection are divided into 29 thematic categories and several subcategories. It includes all types of publications: banned literature, fiction, non-fiction, scholarly and popular.
This is an electronic archive of books published 1820-1914 from Egypt, Syria and the Islamic World. With over 2,500 titles, this collection covers humanistic, intellectual and scientific fields. Subject categories include philosophy and theology, literature, arts, history and politics, including writings from Mahmoud Abdo, Gamal El Din El Afgahany and Rashid Reda.
Oxford Dictionaries is an extensive, integrated, smart-linked one-stop English language resource. It offers quick-search access to definitions of words, phrases, and idioms, with expert guidance on style, usage, grammar, and spelling; plus specialist guides for legal and technical writing. The Library has access to the Arabic-English and English-Arabic dictionaries and related tools and resources.
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, and is regularly updated as new content is commissioned. Encompassing over 5,000 A-Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines, Oxford Islamic Studies Online offers a multi-layered reference experience designed to provide a first stop for anyone needing information and context on Islam.
Qur'ānic Studies Online gives access to four resources: 1) Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān Online, an encyclopaedic dictionary of qur’ānic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history and exegesis extended with essays on the most important themes and subjects within qur’ānic studies; 2) Qurʾān Concordance, a unique finding aid which allows users to identify and localize text fragments of the Qurʾān; 3) Dictionary of Qurʾānic Usage, a contextualised Arabic-English dictionary of Qur'ānic usage, compiled in accordance with modern lexicographical methods by scholars who have a lifelong immersion in Qur'ānic Studies; and 4) Early Western Korans Online, a collection of 62 korans printed in Arabic type in several Western European cities between 1537 and 1857.
Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Islam is a research database focusing on modern Islamic theology and tradition. The collection will contain 100,000 pages at completion, detailing Islam’s evolution from the late 19th century by examining printed works, rare documents, and important articles by Muslim writers, both non-Western and Western voices. Content will represent a wide range of Islamic thought, bringing together such key thinkers as Muhammad Abduh, Fethullah Gülen, Sayyid Ahmad Khan, Bediüzzaman Said Nursî, Abdolkarim Soroush, and Rifā‘ah Rāf‘i al-Ṭahṭāwī.