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Arabic and Islamic Studies

Your guide to Arabic and Islamic Studies resources at the University of Melbourne Library.

Introduction

Welcome to the Arabic and Islamic Studies Subject Research Guide

Your subject librarians have designed this guide to highlight online resources at the University of Melbourne Library that are relevant to Arabic and Islamic Studies. 

This guide is intended to be a starting point for your research. For a more comprehensive list of Library resources for this subject please visit the A-Z eJournals and Databases website.

Quick start

Encyclopedias

Arabic sources

Books

The Library Catalogue can help you find books
 

To find books on a particular subject, use a keyword search on the Library Catalogue. For example:

 

cultural anthropology

Medieval history

creative writing

Australian politics

 

Keyword searching often retrieves a large number of results. These four techniques can help you focus your search:

 

AND

Narrows your search

E.g. medieval AND history

OR

Expands your search

E.g. climate OR weather

 

" "

Searches for an exact phrase

E.g. "social theory"

*

searches for variant endings

E.g. innovat* = innovation, innovations, innovators

 

The video below (3:47 mins) explains how you can use these advanced search techniques to quickly find relevant books and ebooks in the catalogue:

 

You can also find books on similar topics through the subject headings in item records. Click on  these headings to view related subjects around your area and the all the books that the library has related to that subject. The image below shows where you can find subject headings.

 

 

Screenshot of how to use subject headings in the library catalogue

Looking for a book and we don't have it or it's not on our shelves?

 

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Request books from other universities through the BONUS+ catalogue and collect them from any Unimelb branch library.

Visit the BONUS+ webpage for more info.

Inter-library Loans

Are you a graduate student or staff member? You can request books and journal articles through Inter-library Loans.

Visit the ILL website for more info.

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A CAVAL card allows you to borrow from other Unis and TAFES. Visit the CAVAL website to find out how to sign up for a CAVAL card.

You can then use the Trove website to see which library has the book you want.

 

Databases

Core Arts and Humanities databases (try these first):

The databases below are multidisciplinary so you can expect lots of results from different subject areas.

Arabic and Islamic Studies-specific databases:
For more focused results try searching in one of these subject-specific databases.

eJournals

Click on the button below to view a selection of online Arabic and Islamic Studies eJournals that the Library holds (this will open in a new window). For a complete list of eJournals please visit our A-Z eJournals page.

Theses

Looking for theses? Click on the button below:

Referencing and citing

Need help with your referencing? Click on the button below:
Learn how reference management software can help you with referencing:

Contact us

Contact your subject librarian

 

Julia Kuehns

Historical and Philosophical Studies & Social Sciences and Political Studies

julia.kuehns@unimelb.edu.au


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