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Resource Guide:
Islamic Culture

Selected Call Numbers

Call numbers are the shelving locations for each item. Browsing in the following areas of the library will help you find materials for your topic.

Topic Call Number
The Islamic WorldDS 35.3-35.77
Arab Countries HistoryDS 37-39.2
Middle East. Southwestern Asia. Ancient Orient. Arab East. Near EastDS 41-66
Iraq (Assyria, Babylonia, Mesopotamia) DS 67-79.9
Arabian Peninsula. Saudi Arabia DS 201-248
Iran HistoryDS 270-318.85
Pakistan. Local history and descriptionDS 392-392.2

Selected Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Islamic architecture
  • Islamic art and symbolism
  • Asia, Central--Civilization--Islamic influences.
  • Law--Islamic influences.
  • Civilization, Arab
  • Islamic Civilization
  • Islamic countries--History.
  • Islamic countries--Social conditions.
  • Islamic education
  • Islamic empire
  • Islamic Fundamentalism -- Syria
  • Islamic illumination of books and manuscripts.
  • Islamic Law
  • Islamic Literature
  • Islamic marriage customs and rites.
  • Islamic modernism -- Middle East
  • Islamic music
  • Islamic painting
  • Islamic philosophy
  • Islamic poetry, Arabic
  • Islamic Religious Education

Selected Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Islam : a thousand years of faith and power BP 55 .B57 2002
Beyond jihad : the pacifist tradition in West African IslamBP 64 .A38 S26 2016
No god but God : the origins, evolution, and future of IslamBP 161.3 .A79 2005
The book of contemplation : Islam and the CrusadesDS 97.3 .U813 2008
Women and gender in Islam : historical roots of a modern debateHQ 1784 .A67 1992
God has ninety-nine names : reporting from a militant Middle EastBP 63 .A4 M53625 1996
Islam : Its History, Teaching, and PracticeseBook
Islam in the 21st CenturyeBook
Visual Culture in the Modern Middle East : Rhetoric of the ImageeBook
On Art in the Ancient Near EasteBook
The Urban Social History of the Middle East, 1750-1950HT 147 .M53 U73 2008

Selected Research Databases

Selected Journals and Magazines

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. YOu can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • Contemporary Islam
  • Journal of Islamic Studies
  • The Muslim World: A Quarterly Review of History, Culture, Religions & the Christian Mission in Islamdom
  • Anthropology of the Middle East
  • Journal of Middle East Women's Studies
  • Arabic and Middle Eastern Literatures

Selected Websites and Digital Archives

The following websites are librarian-evaluated to provide trustworthy information for your topic. They include digitized collections connected to your topic.