Database List

The following 13 databases are best for: Middle Eastern Studies

See our Middle East Studies Research Guide for more information on researching this subject.

Core Middle East Studies Databases

Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies

Index Islamicus

Historical Abstracts


All Middle East Studies Databases

CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)    
Access to theory and research in international affairs from 1996 to present. Also includes economic information, and map and country data.
  • Coverage Range: 1996 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Columbia University Press
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Contemporary Middle East    
A documentary history of the Middle East, including key events that have shaped the region since World War I. Gift of the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.
  • Coverage Range: 1915-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: SAGE Publications, Inc. (CQ Press)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Encyclopaedia of Islam (2nd and 3rd editions)    
Sets out the present state of our knowledge of the Islamic World. Contains over 10,000 entries from hundreds of scholars with full color illustrations. Updated 4 times per year. Includes maps from the Historical Atlas of Islam.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Brill

 
Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an    
Encyclopedic dictionary of qur'anic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history and exegesis extended with essays on the most important themes and subjects within Islam and qur'anic studies.
  • Coverage Range: 6 volumes
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Historical Abstracts    
Covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including military history, women's history, history of education, history of science, and more. Includes secondary source articles, books, and book reviews published between 1955 to present. Some full-text links included. Use the library's "Get It!" button to obtain materials with no direct full-text link. NOT A GOOD SOURCE FOR ANCIENT OR MEDIEVAL HISTORY, OR FOR NORTH AMERICAN HISTORY
  • Coverage Range: 1955-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Humanities International Complete (HIC)    
Full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world in all aspects of the humanities. FOR CITATION SEARCHING: Click the "More" button at the top of the search screen, then click "Cited References."
  • Coverage Range: Mid-1970s - present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Index Islamicus    
Indexes literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world, including Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, plus Muslim minorities elsewhere.
  • Coverage Range: 1906 to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Medieval Travel Writing    
Manuscripts of some of the most important works of European travel writing from the later medieval period. The chief focus is on journeys to central Asia and the Far East, including accounts of travel to Mongolia, Persia, India, China and South-East Asia. The collection also includes a number of important accounts of travels to or through the Holy Land. It features a number of medieval maps such as the famous ‘Beatus’ and ‘Psalter’ maps, individual manuscript illuminations, and some modern translations of key travel texts.
  • Coverage Range: 13th to the 16th centuries
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

 
Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies    
An index of research, policy and scholarly discourse on the countries and peoples of the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa. Subject coverage includes: political affairs & law, international relations, economic affairs - business & industry, cultural heritage, arts & humanities, society & social welfare, ethnic diversity & anthropology, significant religious events & movements and recent history (1900 - present) & archaeology.
  • Coverage Range: 1900-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
National Geographic Magazine Archive    
The official journal of the National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest nonprofit educational and scientific organizations. Recognized for some of the highest-quality photojournalism and cartography in the world, this award-winning, iconic magazine is famous for providing unparalleled, in-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science, technology and the environment. Featuring the complete archive of the magazine to the mid-1990s, this database includes every page and every photograph, all fully searchable.
  • Coverage Range: 1888-1994 (Archive), 1995-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale

 
Oxford Islamic Studies Online    
Brings together the best current scholarship in the field and promotes accurate and informed understanding of Islam and the Islamic world. This resource features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture.
  • Coverage Range: Varied
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: Oxford University Press
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service)    
Index access to journal articles, book chapters, reports, and government publications from 120 countries.
  • Coverage Range: 1972 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Project Muse    
A multi-disciplinary database of full text scholarly journals and e-books in both humanities and social sciences. Most journals covered are up to date. Can be used as complementary to JStor as the latter covers mostly archival issues. E-books include titles in Global Cultural Studies, Poetry, Fiction & Creative Non-Fiction.
  • Coverage Range: Historical and current
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Johns Hopkins University Press