Thomas Library

Selected Resources for English 180: Palestinian Experience

Spring Semester 2003

Books | Periodicals | Web Sites


LC subject headings | LC Call Number Classes | Library Catalogs | Reference Books | Top

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Women in Islam
Women's rights -- Religious aspects -- Islam

Library of Congress Classifications (a selected list)

DS    History of Asia (includes the Middle East)
GN    Anthropology & World Culture
HQ    Family, Home, Marriage & Women's Studies

Locating Books in Library Catalogs

At Wittenberg: EZRA
At other Ohio Libraries OhioLINK Catalog
In North America For ILL WorldCat

Reference Books

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women Ref. HQ 1115 .R69 2000, 4 volumes
Where Women Stand: An International Report on the Status of Women in 140 Countries Ref. HQ 1154 .N39 1997
Encyclopedia of World Cultures Ref. GN 307 .E53 1991 (v.9 = Africa and the Middle East)
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life Ref. GN 333 .W67 1998 (v.3 = Asia & Oceania, including the Middle East)


Scholarly v. Popular Articles/Periodicals

Indexes to periodicals for English Literature Research

Contemporary Women's Issues Index & some full text of articles on women's issues, 1988-present.
PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) Index to articles on public affairs, including social conditions worldwide.

Other useful indexes and databases

Wilson Indexes
Covers academic journals in Humanities, Sciences and Social Science indexes. Because it is part of our online catalog, the article records will tell you if we own the journal in which the article appears. (Telnet access: Connect to EZRA, login as "library" and select option "D")
Academic Search Complete Indexes about 2000 periodicals -- both scholarly journals and popular magazines; covers 1986-Present, with some fulltext coverage starting in the early 1990s.

Locating Journals:

At Wittenberg:
EZRA, the library catalog: Web EZRA | Telnet to Ezra
See our online list of Journals the Library Has
Periodicals Holdings List (PHiL) (blue folders on index tables in Reference, and also on tables on first floor)
At other Ohio academic libraries:
OhioLINK Central Catalog (Note: you cannot get periodicals through OhioLINK)

Web Resources

Evaluating Web Sites

Useful Literary Web Sites

Online Literary Criticism Collection (Internet Public Library)
The IPL Online Literary Criticism Collection over 2500 critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period. Includes a Guide to finding other online criticism.
Literary Resources on the Web
A searchable and comprehensive guide to author information with some critical works included.

Compiled by Ken Irwin,