Arab World Research Source – Trial

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 10th, 2015

Another trial is currently running for a new product offered by library vendor, Ebsco, through the end of the week, titled Arab World Research Source.  I originally had my eye on this for the Intro to Islam course, but perhaps you see additional applications?  *(waves to Encounters)*


From their site:  “This rich resource offers academic journals, trade publications, conference papers, industry profiles, and more that are published in or pertain specifically to the Arab World. “


Go to:
User Id: ohrstromtrial
Password: trial


P.S.  Many thanks to Ebsco for allowing the trial & password info to be placed on the blog.


Home page. Arab World Research Source. EbscoHost. Web. 4 Feb. 2015. .




Updates! – Introduction to Islam – Research Guide

By - Research & Instruction Librarian January 29th, 2015

What new things will you find?

Questions?  Comments?  Like the trial?  Think we should buy?  Please be in touch!  Ms. Sanborn


New Research Guide: Introduction to Islam

By - Research & Instruction Librarian January 4th, 2013

New on the Library site is a research guide in support of the Humanities elective, Introduction to Islam.

Spotlight on:  The Access World News database located in the Journal, Magazine & Newspaper tab.  This digital global newspaper collection, purchased by the Library, is updated daily with international newspapers translated into English.  Recommended for locating world views and interpretation of events related to Islamic culture.

Research guides gather together the most pertinent library resources for a specific project, from the larger (and ever-expanding) universe of Library sources/collections.

Please feel free to contact Ms. Sanborn (lsanborn at sps dot edu) for a research consultation and/or to discuss any of the items in this guide.



New Reference Book: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

By - Research & Instruction Librarian December 7th, 2010

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World edited by John L. Esposito, Oxford, 2009.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 956 Ox2I

This comprehensive six volume set covers religious, historical and contemporary Islamic world topics.

Also: Consider using the library database Oxford Islamic Studies for reference articles gathered from a variety of Islamic studies material, including The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World.

Articles are arranged alphabetically, and include the following major categories:

  • History & Geography
  • Religious belief
  • Religious practice, Devotionalism and Ritual
  • Mysticism
  • Islamic Law
  • Theology, Philosophy, Ideology
  • Schools of Thought
  • Politics
  • Economics
  • Culture and Society
  • Institutions, Organizations and Movements
  • Biographies
  • Islamic Studies

Examples: Afsharid Dynasty, Criminal Law, Games and Sports, Kashmir, Persian Literature

Helpful for: Islamic Studies, Global Studies, Humanities, Humanities V Research Paper, Middle Eastern Voices

New Research Guides

By - Research & Instruction Librarian November 3rd, 2010

The end of term is near, as is the due-date for many projects.  Three new guides were created in LibGuides to assist those working on projects in the following courses:

And as always, feel free to stop in and chat, or send an email for a person-to-person research consultation.

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