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RELI 3443 Islamic Worlds

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Key Online Reference Sources

Databases for Articles & Books

Additional Resources

Other Useful LibGuides

Citing Sources

Reference Books

There are a number of excellent and recent encyclopedias of Islam, the Qur'an, and modern Islamic cultures in our Reference collection on the third floor (in the section to the east of room 310). Here's a catalog search to get you to the right call numbers:

Encyclopedias on Islam

Writing Research Papers

Keep these points in mind as you develop your paper topic:

  • choose a topic that matters, that will interest others
  • ask a clear, focused question
  • have something new to say, don't just summarize other work
  • engage past research on the topic, including things that disagree AND agree with your thesis
  • properly cite ideas borrowed from others