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Databases

Academic OneFile Restricted Resource
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.
Index Islamicus Restricted Resource
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.
Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 Restricted Resource
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.
JSTOR Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
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.
Project MUSE Restricted Resource
Access to the full text of approximately 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts & humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.

Newspapers

New York Times Historical (1851-2013) Restricted Resource Resource contains images Resource contains newspapers
Complete online access (including advertisements) to the full text of the New York Times from 1851 to 2013. For current access, see U.S. Newsstream, LexisNexis Academic, and other sources.
Times Digital Archive 1785-2006 [London Times] Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
Fully searchable access to the complete backfile of The Times of London, including text, images, editorials, and advertisements.
Ethnic NewsWatch Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
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.
Egypt Daily News
"Egypt's Independent News"
Online Newspapers
Provides links to thousands of newspapers worldwide.
www.al-bab.com: Arab News Media Online
A country-by-country listing of Arab newspapers and news-related web sites available in Arabic, English and French. 
BBC News
Includes news from Africa and the Middle East.

Scholarly Articles

ATLA Religion Database Restricted Resource
1949-present. Covers religious and theological scholarship in over a thousand international journals and 14,000 multi-author works.
Historical Abstracts with Full Text Restricted Resource
Covers world history after 1450, excluding the U.S. and Canada. Includes articles from over 2,000 journals, books, collections, and dissertations and offers full-text access to many resources.
Sociological Abstracts Restricted Resource
1952-present. Includes citations and abstracts for articles in journals, conference papers, books, and dissertations in the social and behavioral sciences.
PAIS International Restricted Resource
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.
EconLit Restricted Resource
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.
eHRAF World Cultures Restricted Resource
Select Middle East or specific cultures such as Arab American, Arab Canadian, Israelis, Iran, Kurds, Palestinians, Lur, Turks, and Yemenis.
MLA International Bibliography Restricted Resource
the premier source for finding the secondary literature on modern literatures, languages, and folklore. (Included in Literature Resource Center)
Literature Resource Center (LRC) Restricted Resource
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.
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts Restricted Resource
Index of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, public policy, and public administration.

Library Catalogs

Grinnell College Libraries
Books, media, Web sites, databases, art work, and more.
WorldCat Restricted Resource
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). The best way to identify resources beyond Grinnell College's collections.
Center for Research Libraries
A consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries that acquires and preserves traditional and digital resources for research and teaching.
New Library of Alexandria (Egypt)
Access to digitized books, photographs, audio files, and more, primarily in Arabic.

Primary Sources

Al Tafsir.com
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.
Islamic Heritage Project (IHP)
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.
Making of the Modern World (Online) Restricted Resource
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.
Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
1801-1900. Database containing over one million pages of periodicals published in Great Britain, including titles on women, children, sports & leisure, and humor.
Travels in the Middle East Archive
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.

Data and Statistics

Polling the Nations Restricted Resource
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.
iPoll Databank at the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research Restricted Resource
Searchable database of U.S. public opinion data from academic, commercial, and media survey organizations, such as Gallup, Pew, network TV news bureaus, and more. In many cases, you can download the full data set from the survey through RoperExpress. View the Terms of Use for this resource.
Gallup.Com
Daily news, polls, public opinion on politics, economy, wellbeing and the world.
Poll Watch
Polls and related articles from the New York Times.
Social Explorer Restricted Resource Resource contains quantitative data
Provides access to current and historical census data and demographic information, allowing users to create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze, and understand demography and social change. Limited to U.S. data; available datasets include the Census (1790-present), American Community Survey (2005-2011), Religious Congregations & Membership Study (1980-2010), and Carbon Emissions Data (2002).
UNdata Resource contains quantitative data
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.
World Bank Data Resource contains quantitative data
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.

Images

AP Images (Associated Press) Restricted Resource Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Constantly updated, AP Images provides access to millions of primary source photos from 1825 to the present. Also provides audio, video, graphics, and interactives. This database may be used for educational purposes only.
ARTstor Restricted Resource Resource contains images
Searchable database of images applicable to many different times, cultures, and disciplines. Also includes local Physics and Botany image collections. Use individual log-in for off-campus access.

Reference Resources

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World (online) Restricted Resource
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.
Encyclopedia of Religion [electronic resource] Restricted Resource
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.
Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History Restricted Resource
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.
Europa World Plus Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Economic, political, historical, and geographic profiles of 250+ countries and global regions. Contact information for political, business, media, and cultural agencies and officials, including 1,900 international organizations. Search or browse by country, region, organization, or people.
Oxford Art Online Restricted Resource
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.
Oxford Music Online Restricted Resource
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.
Encyclopedia Iranica
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.
Companion to the History of the Middle East
Print Location: Burling 1st floor DS62 .C63 2005

Dictionary of the Ancient Near East
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor DS56 .D5 2000

Oxford English-Arabic Dictionary of Current Usage
Print Location: Burling 3rd Floor PJ6640 .O93 1972b

Government Information

ProQuest Congressional Restricted Resource
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.
Law Library of Congress's Guide to Law Online
Annotated links to reliable online information about U.S., foreign and international law.
Congress.gov
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.

Film and Video Collections

Filmakers Library Online Restricted Resource Resource contains video
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. 
Films on Demand. Humanities and Social Sciences Collection Restricted Resource
Streaming video for thousands of full-length videos and video clips in subject areas including anthropology, art & architecture, communications, education, English & language arts, history, music, philosophy & religion, political science, psychology, sociology, and world languages.

Web sites

ACLS Humanities E-Book Digital Collection Restricted Resource
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.
Pop Culture in North Africa and the Middle East Restricted Resource
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.
ONtv Official Website
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.[1] The station positions itself on its website as the only politically independent Egyptian television station.  [Source description from Wikipedia].
Islamicity
Islam and the Global Muslem eCommunity. Everything from live television and news, to shopping, to recipes, phonetic searching, guides to prayer and mosque locations. rn
Middle East and Islamic Studies Portal
Maintained by Columbia University Libraries.
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Database of abstracts for social science research, organized into a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. Access to some of the content requires a subscription.

Style and Citation Guides

Chicago Manual of Style
Print Location: Perm Reserve Z253 .U69 2010
On permanent reserve at Burling and Kistle.
Chicago Manual of Style (Online) Restricted Resource
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.
Purdue University Online Writing Lab Style Guides: MLA
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 for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.
MLA Handbook, 8th. edition (2016)
Print Location: LB2369 .G53 2016
On permanent reserve at the circulation desk. A second copy is available on the 2nd floor and can be checked out.
RefWorks
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.

Resources at Grinnell

Grinnell College Writing Lab
Room: ARH 132 Phone: 3117
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Short Selection of Journals
Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies

Journal of Arabic Literature--available through JSTOR and Academic Search Premier

Arab Studies Quarterly

Algérie littérature/Action

Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics

Arab Human Development Report