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Middle East Studies: a guide to resources in English: Help

Selected English-language sources useful for the study of the Middle East and Islam

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Install the PassKey bookmarklet and make access to full-text articles from off-campus quick and easy!

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If you sign into the Library website from off-campus and access articles that way, you should also be able to get to full-text resources to which CUL subscribes.  

Still can't seem to access the full-text?  See the boxes below for information on getting resources that are not in the Cornell system.

Off-Campus Authentication

The Libraries’ resources are available from off campus to all CORNELL faculty members, staff, students and retirees. To access them, login with your user ID and password. On campus there should be no problem connecting. Off campus, if not logged into anything Cornell, not provided with an IP address that’s authenticating Cornell, you’ll be blocked.  When off campus, first click on something that invokes CUWebLogin—email or something restricted (database, ejournal) through the Library.

Linking to Library Resources

Extended Validation Certificates:

Verify that a web site you are visiting is who it claims to be. If you see green in the address bar in your browser, the web site has an Extended Validation (EV) Cert and it’s encrypted.

Cornell’s CUWebLogin page has an EV cert. To see an example visit any campus service that uses CUWebLogin for authentication. Click the certificate name “Cornell University (US)” to see additional info about the certificate.

Cornell’s EV Certificate in Firefox


Cornell’s EV Certificate in Internet Explorer


Green EV Certs are more reliable, because a certificate authority has to verify a web site’s identity, before an EV Cert will be issued.

Security Quick Sheet

Help Tools

Citation Style Guides

Style guides show how to format citations for bibliographies, footnotes, and in-text citations in a consistent format that makes it easy for the reader to locate the source. If your instructor or publisher has not recommended a particular format or style, consult one of the commonly used style manuals, such as: APA, Chicago, MLA or Turabian.

Citing Sources: Style Manuals
Guide to style manuals owned in print format by ASU Libraries and to some online sources.

Research : Citation Management Citation Management Help

Please use  this form to submit questions or comments about citation management tools such as Endnote and Zotero.

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