Index Islamicus Online

The Index Islamicus consists of the following publications:
Index Islamicus Online, the full-text searchable electronic database
Index Islamicus, the annual journal (print edition including 1 soft cover issue and 1 yearbook)
Index Islamicus Yearbooks, the annual yearbook (print edition available individually or as set)
Supplements to the Index Islamicus, specialized bibliographies in print

Index Islamicus is THE international classified bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world from 1906 onwards until the present day. Material cited in the Index Islamicus includes not only work written about the Middle East, but also about the other main Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, plus Muslim minorities elsewhere. The Index Islamicus is edited by Heather Bleaney, Gregor Schwarb, Pablo García Suárez and Susan Sinclair. The Editorial Offices are located in the Aga Khan Library, London, and the Instituto de Lenguas y Culturas del Mediterráneo y Oriente Próximo (CCHS, CSIC) in Madrid.

Presently, Index Islamicus contains over 575,000 records, covering all the main Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, as well as Muslims living elsewhere, and their history, beliefs, societies, cultures, languages and literatures. It includes material published by Western scholars in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences, specialist area- and subject-based areas, and by Muslims writing in European languages. Publications recorded are in the form of articles, books and reviews. All essays and papers contained in multi-author volumes are recorded, classified and indexed separately.

Requests for inclusion of a publication need to be made via this link Index Islamicus Request

The well-known Index Islamicus classification scheme, uniquely and carefully geared to the field of Islamic studies, allows one to quickly find all literature headed under a particular, broader subject area (e.g., Education, Philosophy, Shi’ism, Sudan, Palestine, Israel, as well as their subcategories).

Features and Benefits
• Access to over 575,000 records
• Covering over 3,000 active periodicals and more than 2,000 older journals
• Includes extensive indices of names and subjects
• Search keys down to article/author level
• Journals and books are indexed down to the article and chapter level
• Extensive cross-over sections
• Updated monthly
• Export to EndNote and RefWorks
• Personal tools for saving, alerting, sharing, and exporting

All records are now available in full and cross text searchable databases through Brill Online and selected vendors.

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"Remains an indispensable resource for Islamic studies. Highly Recommended." - S. J. Stillwell Jr., in: CHOICE 2017
"One of the leading indexes for articles and monographs primarily written in Western languages on Middle Eastern Studies in general and Islamic Studies in particular." - William Kopycki, in: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts 2003


Interview with Index Islamicus Editor Gregor Schwarb

Index Islamicus Online Video

Index Islamicus Online: Personal Tools Tutorial

Index Islamicus Online: Refined Search Options Tutorial

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