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Oxford Islamic Studies Online

NOW AVAILABLE IN THE E-LIBRARY!

This authoritative, dynamic resource brings together the best current scholarship in the field for students, scholars, government officials, community groups, and librarians to foster a more accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world. Oxford Islamic Studies Online features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture, and is regularly updated as new content is commissioned and approved under the guidance of the Editor in Chief, John L. Esposito.

Encompassing over 5,000 A–Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur’anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines, Oxford Islamic Studies Online offers a multi-layered reference experience designed to provide a first stop for anyone needing information and context on Islam.

Oxford Islamic Studies Online

NEW! PROQUEST THESIS AND DISSERTATION DATABASE!

 

We have a new Dissertation / Thesis database e-resource. Please find it in the Elibrary
http://as.exeter.ac.uk/library/resources/e-resources/elibrary/resource.php

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is the world’s most

comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the

world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for

graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works

written prior to 1997. It contains a significant amount of new

international dissertations and theses both in citations and in full text.

MID-EAST WIRE – essential ear to the Mid-East ground

Mideastwire.com began its operations in Beirut, in 2005, by providing translations of the Arabic and Iranian media – including newspapers and some satellite TV stations. We now translate approximately 15-20 pieces each business day covering opinions, business news, political and society/cultural pieces that appear in the region’s various media outlets. You get that day’s most interesting news, in English, emailed to you, something we think gives our subscribers a better sense of what the local media is reporting on and discussing. In addition, we have a searchable database of over 53,000 archived pieces going back to 2005, making Mideastwire.com ideally suited for researchers, journalists, students, policy makers and advocates.

For an email log-on that allows off-site use, simply send a blank email using your institutional address to info@mideastwire.com and they will activate your account within 24 hours.

Staff can also access the daily newsletter and the database via the organization’s IP network by visiting www.mideastwire.com

MUST-KNOW SKILLS FOR THE LIBRARY

The library is not the 4 walled building you think it is; it’s much more

LIBRARY BASIC PRESENTATION NOW ON ELE

  • FIND THE RESOURCES

  • SAVE & KEEP TRACK OF THE RESULTS

  • USE SOFTWARE TO INSERT YOUR INTEXT CITATION; REFERENCING AND BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

 

Economist Intelligence Unit – Mid-East “Country Reports”

Economist Intelligence Unit Country Reports provide detailed coverage of political,economic and commercial developments worldwide from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)’s expertise.

Comprehensive quarterly overviews allow researchers to gain a thorough understanding of an event, policy or development from one or two reports.
The depth of the archive allows researchers’ access to a consistent, impartial voice, and in addition to the highly regarded insight from EIU, each report contains tables with detailed country level statistics downloadable to Excel allowing users to see the numbers behind the text. Keyword searchable full text allows users to quickly find references to specific people, events or companies whichever report they occur in.

COUNTRIES COVERED
Africa/Middle East
o Bahrain
o Iran
o Iraq
o Kuwait
o Oman
o Saudi Arabia
o United Arab Emirates
o Yemen

 

 

EIU

 

Research Guide to Arab Comic Books and Graphic Novels

pow! zap! krrrang!

 

has written a very interesting piece on Comics in the Arab World with with Charlie Hebdo in the news…comic art, propaganda and reeources for researching into this are all here:

http://arablit.org/2015/01/03/collecting-comics-in-beirut/

 

From majalat.tumblr.com/

 

Thanks to Sue Abbott for highlighting this.

 

 

New Trial: Routledge Handbooks Online

New Trial: Routledge Handbooks Online

The University now has trial access to Routledge Handbooks Online until the 12th March 2015.

15,000 chapters across 300+ Routledge handbooks organised into 18 subject packages.

For full information and links, please visit the trials section on the Electronic Library.

Posted under New resources, Trials

 from the Elibrary

GET UP TO £200 CASHBACK !

Library Travel & Access Bursaries Scheme

“A big thank you to the Travel Bursary Scheme for kick-starting my dissertation research!”

This year, our travel bursaries scheme has expanded to include online access to resources. The scheme is for all taught students undertaking or about to undertake their final dissertations or projects. Our fund provides travel bursaries for students who wish to visit other libraries and/or archives in order to further their studies, or funds to allow them to access specific online resources.

Applications for the bursaries are welcomed from students of all disciplines. However, we particularly welcome applications from students based at our Cornwall campuses.

Up to £200 will be available for successful candidates. You will need to complete a short application form and ask your tutor/supervisor to email it to us. If you are successful, you will also be asked to submit a short report after your visit, explaining how it was helpful for your studies. For more details, please see the FAQs and application form available below.

Travel Bursaries FAQs

Travel Bursaries Application Form

Please note the deadlines for 2014/15 are:

  • Friday 6th March
  • Friday 5th June

Here are some other quotes from previous successful applicants:

“Without these research trips I would have found it extremely hard to complete my dissertation to the in-depth standard I am hoping to achieve.”

“The trips I made were of enormous importance and significantly helped me with my studies.”

“I now feel confident in continuing with my research and am very grateful for the library travel scheme for allowing me this opportunity.”

Important note: On receipt of the application, students will receive an email acknowledgement. If you haven’t received an acknowledgement of receipt after 5 working days of sending, we have not received your application so please be aware that it will not be considered for the current round of funding. Please contact us in case of query.

If you have any further questions about the scheme, please contact .

AWDU RESOURCE FOCUS: ARCHIVE COLLECTIONS

 

ARAB WORK DOCUMENTATION UNIT IN THE OLD LIBRARY – 1

AWDU RESOURCE FOCUS

ARCHIVE COLLECTIONS

Do you conduct original research?   

Do you want access to primary resource material? Then take a look at our Archive Editions. These, for instance:

Iran : political diaries, 1881-1965 / general editor, R.M. Burrell.

Political diaries of the Persian Gulf, 1947-1965.


Records of Oman 1867-1960 / selected and edited by R.W. Bailey.

British documents on foreign affairs : reports and papers from the Foreign Office confidential print. Part 1, From the mid-nineteenth century to the First World War. Series B, The Near and Middle East, 1856-1914 / editor: David Gillard.

Plus much more!

Contact me for a tour/info

 

 

SYRIA STUDIES – EXCELLENT TIMELY RESOURCE!

 

http://ojs.st-andrews.ac.uk/index.php/syria/index

Syria Studies

 

Welcome to Syria Studies, the official online journal of the Centre for Syrian Studies (CSS) at the University of St. Andrews. Syria Studies is a peer reviewed and indexed journal that has previously been published in hard form. We are proud to include on our Board of Reviewers some of the most renowned authorities on Syria.

The aim of Syria Studies is to provide a space for scholars and students to publish work focused on the study of modern and contemporary Syria (history, politics, economy, & society). Given the interdisciplinary nature of Syria Studies, high-quality submissions from various academic and professional backgrounds are encouraged. — Raymond Hinnebusch, Director of CSS

Call for Papers: Untold Stories:  Silent & Marginalized Voices

See our Announcements for information on our new call for papers.

New: Analyzing the domestic and international conflict in Syria: Are there lessons from political science? – Jörg Michael Dostal

New: How a Microfinance Network Could have Preempted the Syrian Uprising – Omar Imady

See our Current section to view/download our new issue.

Recent Hard Copies (2012-2013) Available from

Lynne Rienner Publishers Logo

 

Syria’s Contrasting Neighbourhoods: Gentrification and Informal Settlements Juxtaposed

State and Islam in Baathist Syria: Confrontation or Co-optation?