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ARA 303: Classical Arab/Islamic Culture

Finding Books

The AUS Library uses the Library of Congress Classification System.

To find library resources search in the AUS library catalog.

To browse the shelves for resources in Arabic and Islamic Studies, try the following call numbers

PJ        Language, Linguistics and Literature
PJ7     Arabic Poetry
PJ7     Arabic Studies
ML     Arabic Music



Suggest A Book

Do you know of a book that you think the library should purchase?

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Getting Help

Research Help

   Library Help Desk
   Ground floor, AUS Library
   06 5152277
   Help desk open during library hours


For help during academic calendar weekends, final exams & semester breaks, email:

Modified hours for Ramadan & summer semester

Arabic & Translation Studies Librarian

Arabic and Translation Studies Collections Map

Online Catalog Search Tips

Pre-Islamic Arabia:

Subject Search: su:Arabian Peninsula History

                          su:Arabs History


Subject Search: su:Qur’an

                           su:Hadith Texts

                           su:Hadith Criticism interpretation

                           su:Islamic law

Spread and Development:

Subject Search:  su:Spain History 711-1516

                            su:Muslims Spain History

Locating Arabic Resources

Arabic materials in AUS Library are cataloged using the Library of Congress Romanization System. Romanization / Transliteration of Arabic  is writing Arabic script in Latin characters. Searching WorldCat Discovery using transliterated keywords is necessary in order to retrieve relevant results.  Please check Arabic Romanization Table

WorldCat Search

Search WorldCat for books, articles and more:




Suggested Books

How to find resources about Muslim scientists, scholars, poets and philosophers

In order to find books and articles that inlclude biographical information about Muslims who had a great impact on Islamic civilization, please follow steps below:

You need to have full name of the person or at least his/her last name and year of birth and/or death. Use this link to find the name authority of the person (a unique heading under which catalogers collocate all different versions of personal name spellings in different languages). You can either enter the name in Arabic script or transliterated (writing Arabic names in Roman characters). After locating a name authority, copy it and paste it into WorldCat Discovery search box.

You can also do a subject search of the following:

Muslim/Arab Scholars su:Muslim scholars Islamic Empire.
Muslim/Arab Philosophers su:Muslim philosophers Islamic Empire.
Muslim/Arab Scientists su:Muslim scientists Islamic Empire.
  su:Muslim scientists Biography.
Muslim/Arab Astronomers su:Astronomy Arab.
Muslim/Arab Historians su:Historians Islamic Empire Biography.

Resources including Biographical Information

Arabic Translation Studies Resources Workshop Spring 2018