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Resource Guide:
Islamic Culture

Sample Call Numbers

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

Sample Subject Headings

Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

  • 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

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

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

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • 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

These are just examples. To find more, or to look for a specific journal or periodical, search our Journals.

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