Digital Dissertations/Abstracts and Full Text
Indexes two-million dissertations from over one-thousand institutions, with citations from 1861-1980 and abstracts from 1980+. Includes the full text of most CUNY dissertations and post-1997 dissertations from other institutions. Database Guide (PDF)
Note: citations, abstracts, recent text
Guide to important themes, subjects, and personages related to Islam. Because Encyclopaedia Islamica is in its early stages of development, only entries beginning with A are available.
Note: themes, etc. related to Islam
Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an
The Qur'an is the primary religious text for one-sixth of the world’s population. Understood by Muslims to contain God's own words, it has been an object of reverence and of intense study for centuries. The thousands of volumes that Muslim scholars have devoted to qur'anic interpretation and to the linguistic, rhetorical and narrative analysis of the text are sufficient to create entire libraries of qur'anic studies. Drawing upon a rich scholarly heritage, Brill's Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an (EQ) combines alphabetically-arranged articles about the contents of the Qur'an. It is an encyclopaedic dictionary of Qur'anic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history and exegesis extended with essays on the most important themes and subjects within Qur'anic studies. With nearly 1000 entries in 5 volumes, the EQ is the first comprehensive, multi-volume reference work on the Qur'an to appear in a Western language.
Note: religious text
Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics
EALL Online comprehensively covers all aspects of Arabic languages and linguistics. It is interdisciplinary in scope and represents different schools and approaches to be as objective and versatile as possible.
Note: interdisciplinary resource
Encyclopedia of Islam
Complete text of the second and third editions of this reference work.
Note: second and third editions
Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures
The EWIC is an interdisciplinary, transhistorical, and global project. It brings together upwards of 1,000 scholars to write critical essays on women, Muslim and non-Muslim, and Islamic cultures in every region where there have been significant Muslim populations. It aims to cover every topic for which there is significant research, examining these regions from the period just before the rise of Islam to the present. EWIC hopes both to offer the state of the art in the broad sweep of topics to inform the general audience and to take on cutting-edge issues to stimulate new research in new terrains.
Note: women and Islamic culture
This resource allows the simultaneous searching of all the full-text and bibliographic databases to which all of CUNY subscribes and all EBSCO databses, as well as the CUNY+ Online Catalog. It does not include the resources to which the Graduate Center subscribes separately. Database Guide (PDF)
Note: Search all CUNY-wide electronic resources simultaneously
Oxford Journals Online
Includes the text of 262 Oxford University Press journals from 1996 to the present. Use the database's advanced search function to search by author, article titles, or journal or by year. Although content prior to 1996 may be searched, the Graduate Center has access only to text from 1996 to the present.
Note: 262 journals from 1996 to present
19th Century Masterfile
Also known as Poole's Plus, this database includes over eight million citations to periodical articles, books, patents, and American and British government documents before 1925.
Note: index of documents before 1925
Academic Search Complete
Interdisciplinary full-text database. Full text of over 8,700 journals, including 7.600 peer-reviewed journals, with indexing for another 4,000 titles. While full text is available as far back as 1887 for a few titles, the text of most titles is available only for the past decade or two. Also includes the text of books, conference papers, conference proceedings, and educational reports. Database Guide (PDF)
Note: text from over 8,700 journals in all disciplines
Chicago Manual of Style Online
Full text of 15th edition available online to GC affiliates only. Includes quick guide, questions and answers, and additional tools.
Note: text of 15th ed.
A full-text database for American ethnic newspapers, magazines, and journals in English and Spanish.
Note: American ethnic newspapers, etc.
Humanities Full Text
Includes abstracts of articles published in English from 1984 to the present in all fields of the humanities. Includes text from 287 periodicals.
Note: indexes journals since 1984
The Arts and Sciences I-IX collections of JSTOR offer the full text of 1,729 scholarly journals including African studies, anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art history, classical studies, ecology, economics, education, feminist and women's studies, film studies, folklore, geography, history, , language, literature, Middle East studies, music, performing arts, philosophy, religion, sociology. Coverage begins with the first issue of almost every journal and continues through varying periods within the last five years. Click here for a list of the journals by subject and the available dates. Click here for an alphabetical list. Using JSTOR with such citation-management tools as EndNote and RefWorks requires creating a MyJSTOR account. Database Guide (PDF)
Note: 1,729 scholarly journals
MLA (Modern Language Association) International Bibliography
MLA, available through Gale's Literature Resource Center, indexes over 3,000 periodicals dealing with literature, language, linguistics, folklore, and popular culture from 1926 to the present. MLA includes the full text from recent issues of 141 journals. Database Guide (PDF)
Note: literature & language index
PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service International)
Bibliographic citations from journals, books, government documents, and additional sources dealing with public policy, social policy, and the social sciences in general from 1915 to the present. Database Guide (PDF)
Note: public-policy citations
Bibliographic citations from journals, books, government documents, and additional sources dealing with public policy, social policy, and the social sciences in general from 1915 to the present.
Note: citations beginning 1915
Bibliographic citations from philosophy journals and books in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish from 1940 to the present. Nearly 570 journals from thirty-eight countries are indexed. Approximately eighty percent of citations are from journal articles, the rest from books. More than 10,000 new records are added annually. Most records beginning in 1970 have abstracts.Database Guide (PDF)
Note: indexes 570 journals
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Full text of the ten-volume 1998 reference work.
Note: reference work
Social Sciences Full Text
Indexes English-language periodicals in the social sciences from 1983 to the present. Includes abstracts for articles published beginning January 1994. Includes full text from 250 periodicals.
Note: indexes articles since 1983
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
Provides citations of articles in political science, international relations, international law, public administration, public policy, and related topics from 1975 to the present. It indexes over 1,500 titles, 67% of which are from outside the United States. Almost 500,000 records are included, with 20,000 more added annually.
Note: indexes 1,500 journals
Association for Middle East Women's Studies
An organization of scholars and individuals with an interest in women of the Middle East, affiliated with the Middle East Studies Association of North America, Inc. (AMEWS)
Middle Eastern Online Newspapers and News Sources (University of Arizona)
Megasite with links to free newspapers from 21 Middle Eastern countries, and international and United States media. Some full text.
Note: links to newspapers
Arab Social Science Research
The network engine of the Arab Institute for Studies and Communication (AISC), pools resources designed to facilitate social science research in the Arab world.
Note: an electronic clearinghouse for Social Science Research in the Arab world
Gay and Lesbian Arabic Society (GLAS)
A networking organization for Gays and Lesbians of Arab descent or those living in Arab countries, with links to AHBAB News.
Note: for Gays and Lesbians of Arab descent
MENALIB (Middle East Virtual Library)
A megasearch site for Middle East and Islamic Studies, sponsored by the German Research Foundation, providing access to online information and to digital records of printed and other offline media and thus supports the concept of a hybrid library for Middle East and Islamic Studies.
Note: megasearch site for Middle East and Islamic Studies
COS Funding Opportunities
Grants, internships, graduate and post-graduate fellowships in all subject areas. Search by keyword; set alerts for relevant opportunites.
Note: grants, fellowships, internships