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ISLAM AND THE ARAB WORLD -- SELECTED RESOURCES 

Keeley Library Staff      Revised January 23, 2001 
See also:
Religion
World History       Arts
Global Studies     Geography

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT ISLAM

in World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago: World Book, 2001 
Ref. 031 W927 1990 v.10, v.13, v.1
 in Encyclopedia Americana. Danbury, CT:Grolier, 1999
Ref. 031 E56A 1999 v.15
Cornell, Vincent J. "Islam" v.10
Cornell, Vincent J. "Muslims" v. 13
LeGall, Dina. et.al. "Middle East" v.13
Donner, Fred M. "Arabs" v. 1
Adams, Charles J. "Islam" v. 15
Berger, Morroe, "Arab" v. 2
Lapidus, Ira M. "Arab Civilization" v. 2
Magnus, Ralph. "Middle East" v.19

REFERENCE BOOKS

Global Studies: The Middle East  6th ed. Ref. 956.005 Q562

ATLASES IN ATLAS CASE NEAR REFERENCE DESK

Peoples and places of the past. Ref. 909.07 P419
Historical atlas of the religions of the world.. Ref. 912.12 F247 
Atlas of the Middle East. Ref. 912.56 K18 1988

BIOGRAPHY ENCYCLOPEDIAS

Historic World Leaders.  Ref. 920.02 H673 1994 
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Biography  Ref. 920.003 M147
Current Biography Yearbook.  Ref. 920.005 C976 1940-

WORLD CULTURE SOURCES

Encyclopedia of world cultures . Ref. 306.09 E56 1996
IA celebration of customs & rituals of the world. Ref. 394.2 I53 1996
Arab world notebook . Ref. 909.04927 A6585 1989 
  Art encyclopedias in the 700 reference area will also have articles on Islamic Art.

JACKDAWS:

Jackdaws are reproductions of original documents. They also contain a "Think for your self" section, and a list of additional readings. The Keeley Library owns the following jackdaws about this topic:
The Arab World Islam

HANDBOOKS, ALMANACS, YEARBOOKS

These are usually one or two volume summaries of political, economic and statistical information about countries. Look in the index or table of contents for the country you are researching.
Statistical Abstract of the World Ref. 310 S597 1996
Statesman's Yearbook Ref. 310.5 S797 1993-94
Clements ' Encyclopedia of World Governments Ref. 320.403 C626
Countries of the World and their Leaders Yearbook Ref. 909.828 C855 1997 
Encyclopedia of World Facts and Dates Ref. 902.02 C319 1993
Facts on File World Political Almanac Ref. 909.82 C771 1992

PERIODICALS AND NEWS ARTICLES

SIRS NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL REPRINTS: INFOTRAC  WEB ONLINE PERIODICALS DATABASE ELECTRIC LIBRARY
As members of SAILS, Durfee  students and teachers can access SIRS, INFOTRAC AND ELECTRIC LIBRARY, both  from library workstations, and from home. From home or a school lab computer, go to SAILS  Databases. You will need your library barcode when dialing from a home computer or a lab.

sailscat.gif (2318 bytes)To locate items in our library network, search our New WebCat™using the following subjects.

ARABS 
ISLAM 
MIDDLE EAST
ALSO COUNTRY NAME: 
Bahrain       Cyprus              Egypt       Iran       Israel         Jordan       Kuwait    Lebanon      Palestine         Qatar          Saudi Arabia      Turkey      Yemen  United Arab Emirates 

WEB SITES

CNN Online Page : U.S. 24-hour video news channel. News, updated every few hours.
BBC World Service: The BBC radio network  provides the latest news from around the world.
CIA World Factbook: Country profiles section includes statistics, maps, flags

Library of Congress Country Studies
 

Center for Middle Eastern Studies This Web site is maintained by the University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies.  Center for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies The University of Durham in England maintains this site. It offers links to the University's extensive library of Middle East information.
Middle East Internet Pages
allows you to browse through virtually every aspect of Middle East culture, politics, and current information.
Internet Public Library Online World Newspapers
Bahrain | Cyprus | Egypt | Iran | Israel | Jordan | Kuwait | Lebanon | Palestine | Qatar | Saudi Arabia | Turkey | United Arab Emirates | Yemen |   (Scroll down to Middle East section)

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Keeley Library, B.M.C.Durfee High School of Fall River
September, 1978  to  June, 2001