This guide will introduce you to research resources primarily from the ASU Library for the study of Islam as a religion. Other open access resources are included that have significant research and scholarly potential.
A three part PBS series summarizing the history of the Islamic Empire.
Getting Started: Background Information
Encyclopedia of Islam (Brill, 2016): Search this up-to-date, authoritative source on a platform that includes all editions and the Historical Atlas of Islam. Once on the Brill Online platform, use the search box for articles from all edition, or scroll down to access the latest, third edition (Encyclopedia of Islam, Three). Also see print edition.
Encyclopaedia Iranica: A free resource edited at Columbia University, provides information on all aspects of Iranian civilization in the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Indian subcontinent, including Shia Islam.
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Covers subjects related to Religious Studies, including Anglo-American, ethical and political, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, continental and contemporary philosophy.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Each entry in this dynamic reference work is authored and updated by an expert or group of experts in their field; maintained by Stanford University.