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Basic Resources for Islamic Studies, and for CLWR 3330/5330, CLWR 4330/5420, and CLWR 4340/5430

ALICE Catalog, OhioLINK Catalog, and WorldCat

1. Start here: ALICE Library Catalog...

  • Includes: books, videos, magazine, journal, and newspaper titles, from ALL Ohio University campus libraries.
  • Does not include: individual articles from magazines, journals, and newspapers.
  • Look for Location, Call Number, and Status. AVAILABLE means it should be on the shelf, or readable online.

2. Can't find it in ALICE? Try OhioLINK...

  • Access to 50M+ items from around the state.
  • Quick, easy, and free borrowing; see table of borrowing information.
  • Use  the grey "request it" button from OHiolink get items from OhioLINK. Delivery usually within 3-4 days.*

*Please allow several additional days during COVID-limited operations. 

3. Can't even get it from OhioLINK? Try WorldCat...

  • Combined catalogs of thousands of libraries from around the world.
  • You cannot borrow directly in WorldCat; request books and media via Interlibrary Loan.

Call Numbers

The table below outlines the major section of the Library of Congress Call Number system for Islam. Although most of the items with these call numbers will be on the 6th floor of Alden Library, it is very worthwhile to browse in the Southeast Collection on the 1st floor, too.

Islam BP 1 - BP 253
   History BP 50 - BP 68
   Biography BP 70 - BP 80
      Muhammad BP 75 - BP 77.75
   Islamic literature BP 87 - BP 89
   Sacred books BP 100 - BP 137.5
      Qur'an BP 100 - BP 134
   Theology BP 166- BP166.94
   The practice of Islam BP 174 - BP 190
   Branches and sects BP 191 - BP 253