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Middle Eastern Studies at Wellesley
Welcome to the research guide for Middle Eastern Studies
On this guide, you can learn how to find books and articles on your research topic, explore primary sources and other resources online, and learn how to cite sources for a paper or project.
If you'd like to talk more about your research, please email or call me using the contact info on this page and we can talk about how to get you the resources you need!
Key Databases in Middle Eastern Studies
Oxford Islamic Studies Online This link opens in a new window
Reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture.
Index Islamicus This link opens in a new window
A bibliography of books and index of journal articles on Islam and the Muslim world, 1906 to present.
Historical Abstracts with Full Text This link opens in a new window
Articles on world history from 1450, excluding US & Canada, written since 1955. Can be co-searched with America: History & Life
SuperSearch is a great place to start for journal articles, books and almost everything else the library has, in one easy to use interface.
For searching with more focus and precision, try one of the databases recommended on this guide.