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Islamic Studies: Home

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Detail from a photo of tile work at the Mevlana Mosque in Ravensburg, Germany. Photo by Andreas Praefcke, 2011. CC-A-3.0-U. Wikimedia Commons

Welcome to this Gumberg Library research guide on Islamic Studies. It is designed to connect users to the many resources available in and through the Gumberg Library on Muslims, the religion of Islam, and Islamic culture. The kinds of materials included on this research guide are:

  • Reference works
  • Books, both print and EBooks
  • Journal article databases
  • DVDs and music
  • High-quality Internet resources

Click on the tabs above to access the different kinds of information sources that are available.

Help is Available!

If at any time in your research your need help, Ask Gumberg. Or you can contact the creator of this page, Ted Bergfelt, the Humanities Librarian, at 412-396-5351 or send email

Other Useful Information

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Getting Materials from Other Libraries

Electronic Reference Works

Click on a title below to use an electronic reference work. To use them off-campus, you will need to enter your Multipass username and password when you click on a title.

Print Reference Works

Reference works are great places to learn the basics on a topics. The articles they contain are factual, succinct, and usually objective.