Welcome to the Islamic Studies Research Guide.
Here you will find helpful information about resources on Islamic Studies available in the libraries at the University of Kentucky and through Interlibrary Loan. Start your research with the basic resources listed below, which will provide you with background and overview information about Islam. On the following pages, you will find helpful search terms on topics related to Arabic and Islamic Studies, information about finding print and electronic journal articles (scholarly and popular), dissertations, theses, and links to websites about Islam.
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Where to Begin - An overview of general information
UK Libraries holds an impressive collection of nationally and internationally recognized titles on Islamic Studies and the Arabic Language in print and electronically. You may wish to begin your research with the following items:
The Encyclopaedia of Islam New Edition Volumes: I-VIII - Young Library Reference/CALL NO: DS35 .53 E533L46 1997
The Concise Encyclopedia of Islam - Young Library Reference/CALL NO: BP40.G42 1989
The Penguin Dictionary of Islam - Young Library Reference/CALL NO: BP40 .N35 2008
The Oxford Dictionary of Islam - Young Library Reference/CALL NO: BP40 .O95 2003
The North American Muslim Resource Guide: Muslim Community Life in the United States and Canada - Young Lib. Ref/CALL NO: BP67 .A1 N57 2002
Encyclopedia of Islam in the United States (Volumes 1 and 2) - Young Library Reference/CALL NO: BP67 .U6 E53 2007 .v1 and BP67 U6 E53 2007 .v2
A Concordance of the Quran - Young Reference Library/CALL NO: BP133 .K37
Islam: The Key Concepts Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World – Young Library Reference/CALL NO: BP40 .E525 2004
Encyclopedia of Islamic Civilization and Religion - Young Library Reference/CALL NO: BP40 .E526 2008
Understanding Islam and Muslim Tradition - Young Library Reference/CALL NO: BP161.3 G85 2004
The Malcolm X Encyclopedia - Young Library Reference/CALL NO: BP223 .Z8 L57626 2002
The Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology – Young Library 4th Floor/CALL NO: BP166.1 .C36 2008
The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Islamic Thought – Young Library 4th Floor/CALL NO: BP161.3 .B56 2006
Index Islamicus – Young Library Reference/CALL NO: Z7835.M6 L62 1981/1985
Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Vol. III - Young Library Reference/ CALL NO: PJ6031 .E53 2006
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