Indexes materials on Islam, the Middle East, and the entire Muslim world from periodicals, monographs, and other collections in European languages. Includes coverage arts & humanities, history and social sciences topics. Also provides excellent coverage of the Turkish diaspora in Germany.
Contains references to nearly 2 million journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, research and conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, etc. concerning public affairs and public policy worldwide.
Provides indexing and abstracts of books and articles from over 4,200 European-language journals in the humanities and social sciences--especially in religion, history of art, literature, philosophy, and economics.
The electronic version of the Encyclopaedia of Islam contains the entire text of volumes I to XI and Supplement (Volume XII) of the monumental printed edition. Additional search facilities, enhanced by the inclusion of two original indices (Index of Proper Names, Index of Subjects) and the Supplement enable the user to efficiently search and combine data from a vast corpus of over 12,000 printed pages. The Encyclopaedia also permits searching in both English and Arabic transcription.
An index to over 14 million articles in more than 4,250 humanities and social science journals, from their first issues through 1995. Includes full text of articles for 650 of the journals covered. Covers many older journals not indexed electronically anywhere else.
The International Medieval Bibliography was founded in 1967 with the support of the Medieval Academy of America, with the aim of providing a comprehensive, current bibliography of articles in journals and miscellany volumes (conference proceedings, essay collections or Festschriften) worldwide. Its editorial staff is based at the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of Leeds, and the project is supported by over 50 teams of contributors in Europe, North America, Australia and Japan.
The IMB offers an unparalleled tool for medievalists to identify the contents of current work published throughout Europe, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region.
The discipline areas to which the IMB is relevant include Classics, English Language and Literature, History and Archaeology, Theology and Philosophy, Medieval European Languages and Literatures, Arabic and Islamic Studies, History of Education, Art History, Music, Theatre and Performance Arts, Rhetoric and Communication Studies.
A controlled vocabulary: A hierarchical index offers an integrated tree structure comprising some 1,500 subject terms. This allows the user to navigate from nine major conceptual areas through to the specific subject terminology employed in medieval scholarship. A parallel index of places allows step-by-step navigation from major geographical areas to over 50,000 different names of places, regions and geographical features in Europe, North Africa and the Near East.
The Near East Division is responsible for the selection and acquisition of materials from and about the countries of the Near East and North Africa in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish, Kurdish, and the European languages, including Yiddish. In addition, the division has the responsibility for acquiring Judaica. The staff of the division catalogs all monographs, serials, manuscripts, and microforms in the languages of the region.
Because the staff of the division is especially trained and possesses extensive experience in the languages and subject matter of the region and in addressing problems unique to Near Eastern and Judaica librarianship, it is well prepared to provide a broad range of specialized reference services. Among these services are providing bibliographic guidance to graduate students beginning dissertation research, assisting in the compilation of course related bibliographies, introduction to and assistance in searching various electronic resources such as ProQuest, JSTOR, Index Islamicus, Encyclopaedia of Islam (1913-36. Second, THREE), MLA Bibliography, FRANCIS (INIST-CNRS), Index to Jewish Periodicals, RAMBI, Periodicals Index/Archive Online, and WorldCat, introduction to the collections and the use of MIRLYN databases, and locating and acquiring unique or rare antiquarian materials (books and manuscripts) in orignal, microform, or electronic format.
Near East Division staff has prepared several research guides: Near Eastern Studies, Turkish Studies, Judaica, Ancient Near Eastern Studies, and Linguistics. Additionally, we suggest that researchers become familiar with the Library's electronic resources (indexes, abstracting and citation databases, full-text collections, etc.) through the comprehensive guide SearchTools. Near Eastern Division staff teaches each fall term the one-credit course Bibliographical Resources in Middle East Studies.
TOTAL COLLECTION SIZE (2013):
597,507 monograph titles; 1457 current serial titles (vernacular and Western languages).
North Africa, Southwest Asia, Asia Minor, and Central Asia.
LINGUISTIC COVERAGE AND COLLECTION SIZE BY LANGUAGE:
Arabic (174,427), Hebrew/Yiddish (55,477), Persian/Tajik (27,037), Turkish/Ottoman/Turkic (32,136), Kurdish (430), European languages (308,000)