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Scholarship and Current Events
The Index Islamicus database indexes literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world. (With links to full-text where available.)
Encyclopaedia of Islam First Edition 1913-1936
The Encyclopaedia of Islam First Edition was originally published between 1913 and 1936. The demand for an encyclopaedic work on Islam was created by the increasing (colonial) interest in Muslims and Islamic cultures during the nineteenth century. The scope of this still unique reference work is philology, history, theology and law until early 20th century. Such famous scholars as Houtsma, Wensinck, Gibb, Snouck Hurgronje, and Lévi-Provençal were involved in this scholarly endeavour.
Encyclopaedia of Islam Online
The Encyclopaedia of Islam Online sets out the present state of our knowledge of the Islamic World. It is an authoritative source not only for the religion, but also for the believers and the countries in which they live. Includes access to the First, Second and Third Editions, the Second Edition Glossary, and the Historical Atlas of Islam.
Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures
The Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures crosses history, geographic borders and disciplines to create a reference work reflecting research on gender studies and the Islamic world. Useful for researchers in the fields of gender studies, Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, as well as scholars of religion, history, politics, anthropology, geography and related disciplines.
Many of the links and much of the text on this page come from Sean Swanick's "Of making books there is no end: Islamic manuscripts on the Web," College & Research Libraries News, July/Aug 2011.