Middle Eastern, Near Eastern and North African Studies

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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International Medieval Bibliography (IMB)

Alternative Titles
IMB
Brepolis
Description

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.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1967 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9063
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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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