Answered By: John Harvard
Last Updated: May 04, 2017     Views: 130

KEY DATABASES

MECAS (Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies) indexes research, policy, and scholarly discourse on the countries and peoples of the Middle East, Central Asia, and North Africa. Some material dates as far back as 1900.

Index Islamicus is an index of of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world.

Index to Jewish Periodicals is an index on Jewish history, activity and thought.

FURTHER GUIDANCE

Cheryl LaGuardia, the library liaison for Judaica and Middle Eastern Studies, is available to support researchers via email or in-person consultation.

The Library Guide for Center for Middle Eastern Studies Students, 2015-2016 points to useful resources for accessing journal articles and other materials.

Harvard licenses two online encyclopedias that may also be helpful: the Encyclopaedia of Islam Online (topics in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies) and the Encyclopaedia Judaica (all aspects of Jewish history and culture).

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