Online Resources for Research

Research Tools

  • OSU’s Department of History eHistory portal– this site provides background information, teaching tools, and primary sources linked to a wide variety of topics.
  • Text Analysis Portal for Research– this text analysis tool allows you to search texts – your own or on the web – for specific words, and provides a statistical analysis.
  • CIA World Factbook
  • Project Gutenberg Online Book Catalog– this catalog provides access and allows you to search for full-text versions of literature in the public domain.
  • Middle East & Islamic Studies at Columbia University- provides bibliographies, maps, and libraries with major Middle East collections and news sources.
  • Perry-Castaneda Map Collection at the University of Texas.
  • Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Resources
  • Middle East Studies Collection

Web References

On Middle Eastern Peoples and Cultures:

On Islam:

On the History of the Middle East:


On Egypt:




OSU-only on line resources:

These research tools and references are available directly on line to those with OSU usernames and passwords. They can be accessed from home by signing in on the OSU Libraries home page (go to “Off-campus Sign-in”).

On Islam