Professor Alexandra Chreiteh (Shraytekh)
Professor Kamran Rastegar
Culture and History
The organization of the research sources on this page follows a discovery process, in which we start with recent bibliographies and review of books to gain an understanding of the current scholarship on a topic. Journal articles are, of course, essential sources for such an understanding as well as for the most up-to-date scholarly conversations. Books, in general, offer more in-depth and comprehensive studies. Newspaper and magazine articles, current and historical, are essential sources when studying current affairs and popular culture. Or, you'd like to make a visual argument in your analysis of texts, visual sources.
Bear in mind: research is NOT a linear process; it takes lots of going back and forth between sources and ideas.
- Islamic studies
- Cinema and media studies
- Dissertations and Theses (Check out the bibliographies of recent dissertations on your topic.)
(JumboSearch for) Books
- Note: WorldCat (renamed to be Libraries Worldwide on the Tisch Library homepage) is still a better place to get a fuller picture of books on a topic.
Keywords to try out in search of books on varies themes covered in your courses:
A. All subjects
B. Middle Eastern Studies
C. Other discipline/subject Databases
- Art Source
- Communication & Mass Media
- Film & Television Literature Index
- Screen Studies Collection (more foreign language publication)
- MLA International Bibliography (literature, folklore and related studies.)
- American Periodicals (1740 - 1940)
- British Humanities Index (1962- )
- New York Times Online Archive
- Times Digital Archive (1785 - 1985)