Databases

Research in Middle East and South Asia (MESA) studies is of multidisciplinary nature. Below you will find the library's most important online databases providing journal articles, essays, book chapters, and more. 

Listed in alphabetical order:

  • Art Full Text. Indexes international periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins. Areas covered include archaeology, architecture, art, film, humanities, marketing, motion pictures and photography.
  • ATLA Religion. Premier index to articles pertaining to all scholarly fields of religion.
  • EconLit. Provides bibliographic coverage of a wide range of economics-related literature.
  • Historical Abstracts. The most comprehensive database to literature on history outside of North America.
  • Humanities International Complete. Concerned with "all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly, and creative thought.
  • Index Islamicus. Comprehensive index to publications on Islamic subjects throughout the world.
  • Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Covers the period from 400 - 1700 AD.
  • MLA International Bibliography. Index of scholarly books and articles on modern languages, literatures, folklore and linguistics.
  • LexisNexis Academic. Massive full-text database, conontaining millions of documents from over 12,000 sources, primarily newspapers, general-interest magazines, and trade publications, along with an extensive collection of legal and business publications.
  • Sociological Abstracts. Preeminent database of research in sociology and related fields in the social and behavioral sciences.
  • Women's Studies International. Covers the core disciplines in women's studies starting in the 1970s.