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HIST 3120-01: Arabian Nights


Finding Scholarship

Course guide to class on Arabian Nights

Finding Secondary Material

For an excellent paper in a history course--be it a short essay or a long research paper--you need to find relevant scholarship to build off of. That material might include peer reviewed: 

  • Reference material (e.g., encyclopedia and indexes) 
  • Books (e.g., historical monographs and anthologies)
  • Journal articles

You can find that material through your beloved Boston College Libraries or we can order necessary material for you through Interlibrary Loan.

What's on This Page

    Reference Shelf: Arabian Nights

    Reference Shelf: General

    Scholarship: Browsing for Books on Arabian Nights

    You can also find books and articles about Arabian Nights. You can find two examples below. Take a look at the call numbers (O'Neill Stacks PJ7737) and consider browsing the stacks. 

    Scholarship: Find & Request Books from BC & Beyond

    Your local libraries have excellent monographs and anthologies located in O'Neill library as well as through the BC libraries portal. Try search for books through the WorldCat library system (search only books) to see if we have it or you need to order through ILL.

    WorldCat Catalog

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    Scholarship: Journal and e-Book Database Recommendations

    For a selection of excellent journals and some e-books on various topics in global history, we recommend a few databases. Remember to explore these database "advanced search" options for date and other modifiers before you run your searches.

    Additional Recommendations

    Scholarship: Additional Journal Databases

    Need a text Boston College does not have? Request it through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

    Peer Review Check

    Need to check whether a journal article is peer reviewed? Check out Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Look up your journal's name and if Ulrichsweb includes a Symbol denoting peer review status symbol, you know it's been peer reviewed (also called "refereed"). 

    Citation Tracking

    Bibliographies allow you to follow an author's sources backwards in time. By definition, anything cited in a book or article will have been published prior to that book or article.

    Citation tracking allows you to move forward in time, following who has cited that book or article since its publication. You can deduce how influential a specific source has been and follow the scholarly conversation around a specific topic.