Middle East Studies Databases

Recommended Databases

The Encyclopaedia of Islam (2nd edition), provides authoritative information and scholarly entries about the Middle East and the Islamic world.

Covers all aspects of Arabic languages and linguistics. Represents different schools and approaches to language and linguistics.

Representing a collaboration of international scholars, the Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures crosses history, geographic borders, and disciplines to create a reference work that reflects the current research on gender studies and the Islamic world.

Index Islamicus is the international classified bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world. Provides an overview of what has been published since 1906 and is updated quarterly.

Indexes scholarly literature on the Middle East, Central Asia, and North Africa. Contains records and covers from 1900 and earlier to the present.

The Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA) focuses on western interactions with the Middle East, particularly travels to Egypt during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Other Databases

Provides the Cambridge Histories series online that covers ancient to modern history.

Find citations to academic articles on world history (except the U.S. and Canada), from the 15h century to the present.

Features reference content and commentary by scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture. Provides a global view of Islam from earliest times to the present.Access limited to current PSU students, faculty, and staff and limited to one user at a time. Close your browser at the end of your session.

Covers public affairs, public and social policy, and international relations. Includes national and international journal articles, books, government documents, statistics, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, microfiche, and pertinent web sites.

Indexes articles related to political institutions, international law and politics, public policy, public administration, political theory, and political economics. Indexes sources from 1975 to the present.