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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Islam: Library Sources for Research

A general introduction to library resources for the study of Islam. Intended audience: undergraduate students. The guide assumes no specialist knowledge of Islam.

Brief Overviews

The books in this first section are intended for readers who know little or nothing about Islam. These titles take a broad view, approaching the topic from cultural, political, and social perspectives, as well as religious. For introductions that focus more narrowly on Islam as a religion, see section V.2.

Longer Overviews