Keyword Search - use when getting started and you only have broad concepts or terms
(Ex. islam and egypt or Islamic world)
Author or Title Search - use when you know the author or title of a book
(Ex. Tabari or Taʼrīkh al-rusul wa-al-mulūk)
Subject Search - use to find very specific results based on the subject words
(Ex. Women in Islam; or Islamic modernism.)
Call No. Search - use when you have a call number or want to view a call number range
(Ex. N6263.N4 M48 2012)
The library has an extensive collection of books, periodicals, videos and other materials in Arabic, all of which are listed in the library catalog. Check out this page, from Lauinger Library in Washington DC, to learn helpful strategies for identifying Arabic sources in the library.
Subject Heading can help you find books specifically focused on your topic.
Look at the examples below to get some idea of how they work.
Helpful Hint: Change your search to "Combined Catalog" to see both the Main Campus and Qatar collections.
Broad Subject Headings:
Specific Subject Headings:
Subject Headings - Primary Sources