Middle Eastern, Near Eastern and North African Studies

PAIS International: Public Affairs Information Service

Alternative Titles
PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service) (CSA)
PAIS Archive
Public Affairs International
Description

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.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1915-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9553
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FRANCIS (International Humanities and Social Studies)

Alternative Titles
Bulletin signaletique
Description

Provides indexing and abstracts of books and articles from over 2,300 European-language journals in the humanities and social sciences--especially in religion, history of art, literature, philosophy, and economics.  Also covers subjects such as:  administrative sciences, archeology, business management, company management, data processing and law, education, employment and training, energy, ethnology, geography, history of science, information science, Latin America, linguistics, prehistory, psychology, public health, and sociology.  Includes conference proceedings, dissertations, and reports.

Produced by Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (INIST-CNRS), the database provides multidisciplinary and multilingual coverage of humanities and social sciences.

 Content Includes:

    More than 2,300 publications
    Over 2.5 million records
    Records back to 1972

Also Contains:

    Books
    Conference Proceedings
    Dissertations
    Journal Articles
    Reports

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1972 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9477
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Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition

Alternative Titles
Encyclopaedia of Islam
Encyclopedia of Islam
Brill Online Reference Works
Description

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.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
New edition begun in 1954
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9339
Access
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Periodicals Index Online

Alternative Titles
PIO. Full text portion also called Periodicals Archive Online (PAO).
Previously called Periodicals Contents Index Fulltext (PCI, PCIFT).
Description

An index to over 20 million articles in more than 7,000 arts, humanities and social science journals, from their first issues through 2000. Includes full text of articles for 633 of the journals covered. Covers many older journals not indexed electronically anywhere else.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1665 - 2000. (Dates of coverage vary by journal title--most are from first issue to 2000.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9193
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Near East Division

Baydawi Anwar al-Tanzil

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).

GEOGRAPHICAL COVERAGE:
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)

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