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Islam - RS 317: Finding Books

A guide to library and other resources on Islam

Searching for books by SUBJECT

Some suggested subject terms to search when looking for books in our collection on Islam

  • Crusades
  • Islam
  • Islamic
  • Jerusalem in Islam
  • Jihad
  • Muslims
  • Prophets, Pre-Islamic
  • Shiah
  • Sufism
  • Sunnites
  • Taliban
  • Women in Islam

Arabic Zoomorphic Calligraphy

Al-baraka means blessing, prosperity, abundant good.

MAC Online Book Catalog

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When you don't know the title of a book, do a subject search to discover what books are available on your topic of interest.

After entering your search term in the box, choose the "Browse" button and then "Subject" from the drop-down menu.

Your search will return an alphabetical list of all subject headings which begin with the term you entered.

A search for Islam generates a list of nearly 120 subject headings and related headings, beginning with Islam and ending with Islam--Universality.

If you are uncertain about which aspect of Islam you would like to use for your research topic, scanning down through a subject heading search should provide you with some good possibilities.

Quotes from the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh)

"Asking good questions is half of learning."

"Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valor of the brave."

"The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr."

Found in Our Library (1993 ed.) - Newer Editions Found in WorldCat (newest, 2011)

Women in Islam: From Medieval to Modern Times
by Walther Wiebke

WorldCat - Window to the World's Libraries

WorldCat connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.  It is a valuable tool to use if you are looking for the titles of books on your research topic that are not in the MAC library's collection.  You may then order these books through our interlibrary loan service.

Click here to search WorldCat→

Do an advanced search for books.  Choose "Subject" from the dropdown menu.