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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

History 495/498C: Islam in Africa


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This guide provides a broad overview of the types of resources you might use while working on your assignment for this class. Because the University of Illinois Library has such a large collection (24 million items in a wide variety of formats, including 13 million books, 9 million microforms, 120,000 periodicals, and 650,000 maps), beginning your research can sometimes be daunting. This guide will help you find the resources you need in a large, research library.

The Library has many subject specialists available to assist you in your research, so if you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Celestina Savonius-Wroth, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University Library
History and Religious Studies Librarian
(217) 300-3520 |

Laila Hussein Moustafa
Assistant Professor, University Library
Middle Eastern and North African Studies Librarian
(217) 333-1501 |


Image credit: Great Britain. General Staff Topographical Section, and Great Britain. War Office General Staff Geographical Section. "Sketch Map of Islam in Africa in 1912, GSGS 2908." British Library: Ministry of Defense Maps.