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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.
Bibliography of Asian Studies Restricted Resource
1971-present. An online index of scholarly literature on all subjects (especially humanities and the social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Library Catalogs

Grinnell College Libraries
Books, media, Web sites, databases, art work, and more.
New Library of Alexandria (Egypt)
Access to digitized books, photographs, audio files, and more, primarily in Arabic.
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.
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).

News

Al Jazeera (English)
Media network with a global audience, partially funded by the Qatari government. Articles and videos are available in English and Arabic.
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
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."
Foreign Affairs Restricted Resource
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.
Mada Masr
Independent Cairo-based reporting on Egyptian politics, economics, culture, and society. Censored within Egypt.
PressReader Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended Resource contains newspapers
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.
Online Newspapers
Provides links to thousands of newspapers worldwide.
New York Times Historical (1851-2015) 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 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.
Times Digital Archive [London Times] Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
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.
Access World News Research Collection Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended Resource contains newspapers
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.
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.

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

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.
CIA World FactBook
Geographic information and maps from the US Central Intelligence Agency. Also includes people, government, economy, communications, transportation, and military information.

Images

ARTstor Resource contains images
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.

Reference Resources

Oxford Reference Online Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
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.
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.
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

BBC News on YouTube
View BBC News videos from the past several years. Search within the channel for videos on particular topics.
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.
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. 

Web sites

BBC Country Profiles
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."
Islamicity
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.
Middle East and Islamic Studies Portal
Maintained by Columbia University Libraries.
News Sources on the Political Spectrum
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."
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].

Style and Citation Guides

Basics of APA Style
An online tutorial for using the APA style of writing papers and citing sources.
Purdue University Online Writing Lab Style Guides: APA
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.
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.
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.
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 (8th ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.
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
Email: writing@grinnell.edu; Phone: 3117
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