Middle Eastern Library Program Research Guide
Databases and indexes valuable to Middle Eastern Studies researchers include:
- Government, Public Affairs, Politics, Policy: PAIS, Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO), RAND, Roubini Global Economics and others
- Language and Literature: Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) and MLA
- History: Historical Abstracts, Cambridge Histories Online, Francis,
- Religion: Index Islamicus, Encyclopaedia of Islam, ATLA Religion Index
- Social and Gender Issues: Sociological Abstracts, Gender Studies Database
- The Libraries' research guides for Art, Architecture, Communication, Film, Jewish Studies, Media/RTF, and other disciplines offer additional specialized resources.
- In addition, consider Multi-disciplinary databases such as Academic Search Complete, and Periodicals Archive Online.
- News Sources of specific interest include :
Licensed ejournals (such as the JSTOR ) are linked from citations in your database search results . To check for a particular title, try the A-Z journal list or the library catalog.
Primary Sources: the Libraries' collection includes 160 Arabic manuscripts from Yemen on microfilm, filmed by the scholar Robert W. Stookey in 1973.There is a searchable index to the collection is available.
Dissertations are linked from the Library Catalog and available in the UT Digital Repository with print versions shelved in 5J-K in PCL. Any dissertations and theses that are not available locally can be requested throughInterlibrary Loan. In addition, Dissertations and Theses Fulltext from 1997 to present are available as PDFs where author permits from ProQuest.
Google Scholar: finds articles, pre-prints and post-prints of articles, reports and other “grey” literature, and materials in institutional repositories. Access Google Scholar from the Library web site (which authenticates via EID) to ensure there are active links from your search results to UT licensed electronic journals. More information on Google Scholar.
Citation rankings tools include: JCR Journal Citation Reports, Web of Science as well as Google Scholar, which maintains a list of the top 100 journals ranked by h5-index and h5-median (more information on Google Scholar rankings and metrics).
Questions? Contact Susan Macicak.
Video and Sound Recordings
Browsable lists of:
How to find Middle Eastern music in the library catalog:
- Go to "music search" from the library catalog
- Type a keyword in the search box
- Use truncation to get a larger result (for example, "arab?" will pick up "arab," "arabesque," "arabian," "arabic," and "arabs")
- If you don't wish to find musical scores, be sure to uncheck "score"
- Under "material type," click on "CDs" or any other format you wish to find
- Under "language," select one or more Middle Eastern languages
- Limit by year if you like
- Click on "Go" and your list will display in the window.
Subject Specialist Notice
The MELP specialist position is currently vacant. Please contact the following librarians for assistance:
Merry Burlingham (Purchase requests, Acting Dept. Liaison) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Macicak (Research assistance and instruction requests) - email@example.com
Uri Kolodney (MELP unit and staff) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Call: (512) 495-4399
Related Research Guides
Research Guides from other Libraries
Local Course Guides from previous semesters
Course guide: Arab Spring, 2011 (created for the use of UT debate team students, fall 2011)Arab Spring 2011
(created by Christof Galli of Duke University)