Use this to assist you with completing your assignments for POL 1911 Islam & State in Central Asia: Understanding Understanding the Roots of Modern Islamism

Search the Libraries for books, journals, articles, media and more.

Background Information and Reference

Databases for Scholarly Articles

Click "view online," "PDF," or the  button to connect to the full text if we have it. The   will also indicate whether a print copy is held in the Libraries. If not available, request the item via Interlibrary Loan

Useful Books on Central Asia

Tips for Using Libraries Search and Catalog

Libraries Search will search many article databases, the UMN Library Catalog and other resources. But it doesn't search everything. You may want to search subject specific article databases to find more articles and for more search options. . 

The UMN Library Catalog searches books, journals, DVDs, other formats but NOT articles. 

To limit by language, format, or subject, use the limits on the right after performing a search in Libraries Search

Besides searching using "central asia" as a term, you may also want to search under specific countries, regions, or cities (e.g. "uzbekistan", "tashkent").

One of the most effective ways to search for items on a country, city, or region is to do a subject browse search. Input the geographic place name and browse through the list of subtopics. 

You can also perform a subject browse for a topic or group related to a particular country or place. Search under the group or topic (e.g. women, islam) and then the place name (e.g. "women  uzbekistan"). 

Language Dictionaries

For additional dictionaries, see consult Libraries Search. 

Citing your sources (e.g. MLA, APA, etc.)

Many article databases (e.g. Academic Search Premier, Google Scholar) will create a citation for you. After you found the item, look for "cite" or "quotes." Here are examples:

In Google Scholar:

Click the "quote" below the item in Google Scholar.

In Academic Search Premier: 

Click cite in Academic Search Premier.


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