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Turkish and Ottoman Studies Research Guide: Books+
(Library Catalogs)

A research and discovery guide to print and digital resources in Turkish & Ottoman studies from all time periods in original native and western languages.

Searching the Library Catalog for Books and More

BiblioPera brings 9 research centers located in Beyoğlu and their collections together -- Istanbul Research Institute, Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, SALT Research, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut-Istanbul, Netherlands Institute in Turkey, Institut Français d’Études Anatoliennes, Orient-Institut Istanbul, Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, and The Consulate General of Greece - Sismanoglio Megaro. The project is developed by Koç University Suna Kıraç Library, and supported by Istanbul Development Agency.

Need to find a book, journal articles or more (either a particular title or on a topic) at Cornell and beyond? Search the online catalog. From the library's website, search most Cornell resources at once using the main search box (or search or browse specific resources more directly using the links under the box).

Subject & Keyword Searching

Sample Subject Headings
Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

For more advanced searching options, see the Cornell Library's Classic Catalog.

Search Tips for the Catalog

Some examples of subject headings (and terms):

Turkey, History, Ottoman Empire, 1218-1918

Turkey, History, Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918.

Turkey, History, Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918, Historiography.

Turkey, History, Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918, Sources.

Turkey, History, Ottoman Empire.

Turkey, History, Ottoman Empire, Sultans


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Books About the Ottoman Empire

Âşıkpaşazâde tarihi : تواريخ آل عثمان [Osmanlı tarihi, 1285-1502]  / hazırlayan, Prof. Dr. Necdet Öztürk. Aşıkpaşazade; Necdet Öztürk; Preussische Staatsbibliothek. İstanbul : Bilgi Kültür Sanat, 2013. 379, 328 pages In Turkish and Ottoman Turkish.