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Read background information to get started with your research: articles from encyclopedias, lexicons, biographies, etc.  Background Research
Historical and current newspaper articles News Articles
Peer-reviewed articles from databases, book reviews Journal Articles
Books and eBooks from ASU collections and other libraries Books / eBooks
Dissertations and theses, DVDs, CDs: Catalog searches Books / eBooks
Mixed format materials (photos, videos, streaming video, music files)

Research Databases

Arabic and other languages related to Islamic civilizations Languages
Primary source materials for your research, Islamic manuscripts Primary Sources and Manuscripts
Research materials from the Middle East and Southeast Asia World Islam


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Oxford Dictionaries: This is a fully searchable, comprehensive bilingual dictionaries online resource. The different languages included are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. In addition to dictionaries, it includes topics such as life & culture, grammar & vocabulary, and writing & word games. There is also a teaching & learning resource for each language. TRIAL ENDS on October 6, 2016.

Oxford Reference Library, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women: This is a bit tricky since this huge database includes hundreds of encyclopedias and other books, and the search is set to find articles (“entries”) instead of books. Once in the database, go to the search box and type in “Islam women”, then switch the view (two tabs, one grey and one white) from Entries to Books. Once you do that, the first entry is The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women. TRIAL ENDS on October 12, 2016.

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