Useful External Links to the Study of Islam

Translations of the Qur'ān

This website contains verse-by-verse translations of the Qur'an by Yusufali, Pickthall, and Shakir.

Searchable Hadith Collections

This site contains allows users to search partial ḥadīth collections of Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, and Malik.

Internet Islamic History Sourcebook

An invaluable website containing links to a large amount of material on Islamic history, from the "classical" to "modern" periods.

Portal to Websites related to Islamic Studies

This website maintained by Columbia University Library offers a portal to a variety of websites pertinent to Islamic Studies.

Tafsīr of the Qur'ān

This website, in addition to various Arabic tafāsīr of the Qur'ān, has two translations of classical commentaries into English—the Jalalayn and Ibn 'Abbas—searchable verse-by-verse.

Islam and Islamic Studies Resources

A website containing information and articles on various subjects with attention to issues surrounding Islam and modernity.


Here is a link to information concerning the life and works of the medieval Persian philosopher, al-Ghazālī (d. 1111).



The combined library catalog of Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore College Libraries. Search for books, databases, DVDs, government documents, journals, maps, music, newspapers, web sites, and more.

Finding Materials Outside of Haverford

Tri-College borrowing, EZ-Borrow, Interlibrary Loan

Religion Databases

ATLA Religion Database + ATLAS

The major index to Religious Studies. Provides online access to the entire core collection of more than fifty significant scholarly journals in the field of religion. Also provides citation information for journal articles, book reviews and essays for over 600 journals in the fields of religion and theology. Covers 1949-present. (Online: SilverPlatter)

Encyclopedia of Religion

Has articles on every aspect of religious studies. It also provides useful bibliographies.

Encyclopaedia Judaica

Includes more than 21,000 entries on Jewish life, culture, history, and religion, written by Israeli, American and European subject specialists.

The Encyclopaedia of Islam

Provides access to the 2nd ed., enhanced by the inclusion of an Index of proper names and an Index of subjects, and the ongoing 3rd ed.

Index Islamicus

Offers citations to literature on Islam, the Middle East and Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, and Muslim minorities elsewhere. Includes citations to journal articles, conference proceedings, books, and book reviews from 1906 to present.


Provides full-text and page images from many of the top journals in most academic disciplines. Coverage is from the inception of the journal through three to five years ago.

ProQuest Research Library

Provides citations and full-text magazine and journal articles in a wide variety of disciplines, both scholarly and popular in scope. Covers 1971 - present.

Reference Librarian Contact Information

James Gulick, Reference Librarian

Haverford College

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