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.
Major areas of coverage include:
- Arts Bibliography & Scholarship
- Middle East
- Natural & Applied Sciences
- Social Sciences
Dates of Coverage
Over 460,659 records as of April 2013
Islamic Bibliography Unit
Cambridge University Library
The learning of Balochi and Brahvi in Pakistan
Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, 24 iv,
Extent of language use & literacy today & historically.
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
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
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