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This database offers a comprehensive, up-to-date, and easy-to-use resource for serious academic research. Includes nearly 14,000 indexed periodicals and journals covering the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, and other many subjects in a variety of languages. Full-text articles are available in either PDF or HTML formats.
1971–present. An online index of scholarly literature on all subjects (especially humanities and the social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia.
1906–present. International bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world, including history, beliefs, societies, cultures, languages, and literatures.
Digital repository of complete full-text backfiles of several hundred scholarly journals in the Arts & Sciences, Health & General Sciences, and Ecology & Botany, except for the most recent two to five years.
Access to the full text of approximately 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts & humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
Provides indexing of general-interest periodicals published in the United States, including full coverage of the Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature. Reflects the history of the 20th century, offering access to information about history, culture, and seminal developments across nine decades.
1952–present. Includes citations and abstracts for articles in journals, conference papers, books, and dissertations in the social and behavioral sciences.
1949–present. Covers religious and theological scholarship in over a thousand international journals and 14,000 multi-author works.
1969–present. Provides citations for journals, books, dissertations, and working papers on economics from hundreds of sources. NOTE: Many of the articles in EconLit are working papers from the RePEc database. "Search for full text" will NOT take you to the full text of these working papers. Look for the links in the EconLit records to the full text of the working papers.
A cross-cultural database that provides ethnographic studies of diverse cultures within the United States and around the world. Select Middle East or specific cultures such as Arab American, Arab Canadian, Israelis, Iran, Kurds, Palestinians, Lur, Turks, and Yemenis.
1926–present. Online database indexing scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.
Indexes articles, books, hearings, reports, government publications, Internet resources, and other publications from 120 countries. Includes materials in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish with English-language abstracts.
Index of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, public policy, and public administration.
1902–1972. Open-access collection of 15 newspapers from the Middle East and North Africa, primarily in Arabic with some titles in English and French.
Access to digitized books, photographs, audio files, and more, primarily in Arabic.
A consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries that acquires and preserves traditional and digital resources for research and teaching.
Before 1000 BCE to the present. Catalog of millions of books, web resources, and other materials held in libraries worldwide, maintained by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC).
Digital collection of over 4,600 full-text titles offered by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) in collaboration with 30 academic societies and over 100 contributing publishers.
Media network with a global audience, partially funded by the Qatari government. Articles and videos are available in English and Arabic.
A country-by-country listing of Arab newspapers and news-related web sites available in Arabic, English, and French.
Articles and videos from the United Kingdom's public service broadcaster. Includes news from Africa and the Middle East, in English, Arabic, French, and other languages. Tip: For links to news sources from a specific country, search for the country's name and "media profile."
A leading journal on American foreign policy and global affairs published by the Council on Foreign Relations, a non-profit and nonpartisan membership organization founded in 1921. Articles cover a broad range of viewpoints on matters political, historical, and economic. Tip: Browse under Regions for articles on the Middle East.
Independent Cairo-based reporting on Egyptian politics, economics, culture, and society. Censored within Egypt.
A comprehensive digital news resource offering over 5,000 newspapers and magazines from around the world. PressReader provides same-day full-content access to periodicals in over 60 languages.
Provides links to thousands of newspapers worldwide.
Complete online access (including advertisements) to the full text of the New York Times from 1851 to 2015. For current access, see U.S. Newsstream, LexisNexis Academic, and other sources, or go to the New York Times Subject Guide for instructions on registering for a free account.
Fully searchable access to the complete backfile of The Times of London and other UK periodicals, including text, images, editorials, and advertisements. Tip: Limit your search by the Times Digital Archive collection.
1978–present. Online resource that provides full-text information from nearly 4,000 United States and international newspapers, news services, magazines, blogs, transcripts, and more. To get to the international newspapers, use the "World" link under Shortcuts in the left sidebar.
An interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press in the United States. Some titles covered include Arab American News, Arab American Views, and American-Arab Affairs.
A completely free, non-profit website providing access to the largest and greatest online collection of Qur’anic Commentary (tafsir or tafseer), translation, recitation and essential resources in the world.
Harvard’s Islamic Heritage Project (IHP) is a digital collection containing more than 156,000 pages of primary source materials dating from the 10th to the 20th centuries CE. IHP includes over 280 Islamic manuscripts, more than 50 maps, and more than 275 printed texts from Harvard’s renowned library and museum collections.
Offers the full text of thousands of books, serials, pamphlets, essays, and more from major libraries around the world. These resources track the development of the modern, western world (from 1450 onwards) through the lens of trade and wealth. The titles are in English as well as many other languages.
1801–1900. Database containing over one million pages of periodicals published in Great Britain, including titles on women, children, sports & leisure, and humor.
A digital archive focusing on Western interactions with the Middle East, particularly travels to Egypt during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. TIMEA offers electronic texts such as travel guides, museum catalogs, and travel narratives, photographic and hand-drawn images of Egypt, historical maps, and interactive GIS (Geographic Information Systems) maps of Egypt and Cyprus.
Searchable database of statistics gathered by the UN Statistics and Population divisions as well as other agencies, such as the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the United Nations Development Program, and more. Topics include agriculture, crime, education, energy, industry, labor, national accounts, population, and tourism.
Provides statistics and data for hundreds of economic and social indicators, going back 40 years in some cases, for every country in the world. Includes a catalog of available World Bank datasets of use to policymakers, advocacy groups, journalists, and academics.
Geographic information and maps from the US Central Intelligence Agency. Also includes people, government, economy, communications, transportation, and military information.
Compiles surveys conducted by hundreds of polling organizations in the United States and more than 80 other countries from 1986 to the present. Each of the records reports a question asked, the percentage of respondents who gave each answer, and some information about the sample and survey methodology. The raw data is NOT available from this source; for some surveys, you may be able to find raw data through ICPSR or another source.
Daily news, polls, public opinion on politics, economy, wellbeing and the world.
Polls and related articles from the New York Times.
Provides access to current and historical census data and demographic information, as well as economic data, crime data, environmental data, and more. Users can create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze, and understand demography and other social changes. Most data is for the U.S., but some data on Canada and European countries is also available.
Searchable database of images applicable to many different times, cultures, and disciplines. Click "Artstor Digital Library" to search by keyword, date, classification, collection type, or geography.
Fully integrated and cross-searchable collection of over 135 academic dictionaries providing short-entry content, as well as many of Oxford’s encyclopedias and companions and other scholarly works.
Publishing in print in February 2009, this encyclopedia presents students, researchers, political analysts, journalists, and common readers with accurate, comprehensive, and balanced scholarship on all aspects of the world's fastest-growing religion and the areas it affects: society, politics, economics, everyday life, culture, and thought.
Widely regarded as the standard reference work in the field, this 15-volume second edition includes over 3000 entries. An international team of scholars and contributors have reviewed, revised and added to every word of the classic work, making it relevant to the questions and interests of all researchers.
a multi-disciplinary reference work and research tool designed to record the facts of Iranian history and civilization. It focuses on the land, life, culture and history of all Iranian peoples and their interaction with other societies.
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This work examines our shared history "from the bottom up," with entries on numerous topics, including the way automobiles shaped American lives, the westward movement of settlers and farmers in the 18th and 19th centuries, the transformation of work over time, the women's suffrage movement, counterculture, leisure activities, consumption patterns, voting habits, population movements, racial divides, and many more. This resource is intended to help readers develop a richer framework for understanding the social experience of Americans throughout history.
Gateway to art research and access point for full-text Oxford art reference publications, including The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Oxford Companion to Western Art. Searchable database also includes specially commissioned articles and bibliographies.
Gateway to music research and access point for full-text Oxford music reference publications, including Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music, and The Oxford Dictionary of Music.
Provides the full text of biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses for authors of every age, nation, and literary discipline. Includes the MLA Bibliography which provides some links to full-text sources.
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1789–present. Provides access to the CIS Index, a comprehensive index/abstract to Congressional publications, plus the full text of some hearings, reports, and other Congressional documents, including the full text of the Congressional Record. Also contains an extensive collection of Executive Branch documents.
Annotated links to reliable online information about U.S., foreign and international law.
1973–present. Official government source for information on bills considered by the U.S. Congress. Provides overviews of legislation, profiles of members of Congress, committee information and reports, and educational materials on the legislative process. Also offers the Congressional Record from 1995 to the present.
View BBC News videos from the past several years. Search within the channel for videos on particular topics.
Provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.
Access current and archived U.S. news content from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and numerous other regional and local Gannett titles. Use the Advanced Search to limit results to "Audio & Video Works."
View the historical, politicical, and economic backgrounds of countries and territories around the world. From a country's profile page, view links to media sources from that country by clicking "Read full media profile."
Nonsectarian Muslim community website, based in the United States. Includes links to live television and news, shopping, recipes, phonetic searching, and guides to prayer and mosque locations.
Maintained by Columbia University Libraries.
Resources to help determine news sources' political leanings. From the University of Michigan Library's research guide "'Fake News,' Lies and Propaganda: How to Sort Fact from Fiction."
This work serves as a ready-reference guide to pop culture in countries in North Africa and the Middle East, covering subjects ranging from the latest young adult book craze in Egypt to the hottest movies in Saudi Arabia.
Launched in 2009 by Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris and owned by parent-company Hawa Ltd, the Arabic-language ONTV network has adopted a politically liberal stance and, in addition to its popular Ramadan serials, hosts two of the most-watched talk shows in Egypt. The station positions itself on its website as the only politically independent Egyptian television station. [Source description from Wikipedia].
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An online tutorial for using the APA style of writing papers and citing sources.
APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, second printing.
Completely searchable and easy to use, providing quick answers to your style and editing questions. The Chicago Manual of Style Online also provides convenient tools, such as sample forms, letters, and style sheets, along with fully searchable Q&A content.
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On permanent reserve at the circulation desk. A second copy is available on the 2nd floor and can be checked out.
MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook (8th ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.
Online research management, writing, and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store, and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies.
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