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Arabic Resources: Home
This guide provides an overview of resources at the JMU libraries that support the study of Arabic language, literature, and culture.
Transliteration systems are used to convert words from one writing system to another. Words written in non-Roman writing systems (e.g., Arabic, Russian, Hindi), may be transliterated into Roman letters in various ways. This can create problems when searching in a library catalog or database. Try variations to get better results. For example:
Indexes journal articles, conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works and book reviews on Islam, the Middle East, Muslim areas of Africa and Asia, and other geographic regions with a Muslim minority.
This multifaceted tool places art works from the Metropolitan Museum's collection within geographical and chronological context. It has excellent thematic essays (background information) that cover the historical eras and cultures that produced the works of art (the primary sources), along with maps and key events from each place and time period.
Call Number: DS37 .E523, 2nd. ed. at DS37 .E523 1960
Location: Carrier Reference
The best English-language scholarly reference work on Islamic studies. Although most entry headings are foreign words transliterated according to an unusual system, the separate indexes allow for easy access to pertinent articles.