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Research Tip: Use Reference Sources
Use Reference Sources
Begin your research by using reference sources to get:
- ideas for your paper
- overviews of a topic
- a list of recommended resources
Go beyond Wikipedia by using librarian-recommended reference sources.
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Oxford Islamic Studies Online
A comprehensive, encyclopedic resource for Islamic Studies. Includes scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines.
The Muslim Diaspora
Call Number: SAWYER REFERENCE BP50 .J46 1999
covers the period from the birth of Muhammad in 570 C.E. to 1500, the beginning of the era which saw the spread of Islam to the Americas
Encyclopedia of Islam in the United States
Call Number: SAWYER RESERVE BP67.U6 E53 2007
"get information on beliefs, practices, notables, and sects of the Islamic faith and Muslim practitioners in the United States ... accompanying primary documents volume provides 93 articles, speeches, essays, poems, songs, and more to flesh out the encyclopedia entries
Black Thought and Culture
Publication Dates: Early 19th century-Present
Includes the non-fiction writings of major Black leaders. Can browse or search by nationality, gender, occupation, people/events mentioned, and more.