Islamic Studies: Books

This Research Guides provides access to resources at Marquette Libraries and on the Internet about the Islam and the Mideast.
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MARQCAT--Finding books in Raynor Memorial Libraries

These instructions pertain to the Advanced Keyword Screen in the box below this one. They offer sample searches which you can use to design your own.

Islamic theology in Iran
In the Advanced Keyword Screen below click on the dropdown arrows by Any Field in the first two windows and select Subject .  In the first window enter:  Islam.  In the second enter:  Iran.  Leave the third window as Any Field and enter:  theolog*. The asterisk gets you theology and theological anywhere in the record.  The two subject searches will insure that the item is about Islam and Iran. 

U.S. government publications on Morocco
In the first search window click on the dropdown arrow by Any Field and select Author.  Then enter:  United States.  In the second search window click on the dropdown arrow by Any Field and select Subject.  Then enter:  Morocco.  By convention all publications authored by federal agencies begin with United States. 

An Encyclopedia about the Middle East
In the first search window click on the dropdown arrow by Any Field and select Title.  Then enter:  encyclopedia and middle east.  Both terms will have to appear in the title.

MARQCAT Advanced Keyword Search

Please fill in the form, select limits, and click Search

WorldCat--Finding books anywhere

WorldCat searches a database used by libraries around the world to catalog their material.  It is the best tool available for searching the whole universe of books. The search interface is similar to the Advanced search in MARQCAT. Use the same search strategies in both.

The items located in MU Libraries are noted prominently by a blue-green bar.  To get items we do not have (the great majority of them), use Interlibrary Loan.  If you have not used it before you have to create an account by filling out a form.  The service is free.