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Index Islamicus

The Index Islamicus database indexes literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world. It is produced by an editorial team working at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, established to transmit knowledge about Islamic and Middle East studies, which have traditionally been part of the curriculum of SOAS. Records included in the database cover almost 100 years of publications on the world of Islam.

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. Over 3,000 journals are monitored for inclusion in the database, together with conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works and book reviews. Journals and books are indexed down to the article and chapter level.

Copyright owner of the Index Islamicus is Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Subject Coverage
    Major areas of coverage include:
    • Accounting
    • Archaeology
    • Arts Bibliography & Scholarship
    • Economics
    • Education
    • Middle East
    • Geography
    • History
    • Islam
    • Law
    • Literature
    • Natural & Applied Sciences
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Religion
    • Social Sciences
    • Theology
    • Travel
    • Zoology
Dates of Coverage
    1906 - Current
Update Frequency
    Over 462,012 records as of July 2013
    Islamic Bibliography Unit
    Cambridge University Library
    Cambridge, UK
Sample Record
    TI: Title
    The learning of Balochi and Brahvi in Pakistan
    AU: Author
    Rahman, Tariq
    SO: Source
    Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, 24 iv, 2000, pp.45-59



    Extent of language use & literacy today & historically.

    PY: Publication Year
    PT: Publication Type
    DE: Descriptors
    Modern education in the Muslim world Primary & secondary schooling; Muslims of South Asia Anthropology & ; ethnography; sociology; folklore, etc; Pakistan (since 1947); Education - Pakistan; South Asia - 19th century; South Asia - 20th century (before Partition); Baluchi language; Brahui language
    UD: Update
    AN: Accession Number
Field Codes
    The following field codes are found in the records of this database. Here they are listed in alphabetical order by two-letter code.

    AN = Accession Number PB = Publisher
    AU = Author PG = Pages
    DE = Descriptors PL = Publisher Location
    IB = ISBN PS = Personal Name
    IS = ISSN PT = Publication Type
    JN = Journal Name PY = Publication Year
    JI = Journal Issue RA = Review Author
    JV = Journal Volume RW = Related Work
    JP = Journal Pages SO = Source
    KW = Keywords TI = Title
    LA = Language UD = Update
    NT = Notes

    Browsable Indexes
    A browsable index is an alphabetical listing of terms used in a specific field of a database. You can browse this list for Index Islamicus to see, for example, how authors' names are spelled and therefore how they are indexed in the database. Browsable Indexes are available for the following fields:

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    Personal Name
    Publication Type
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