Encyclopedias are a great place to start, because they give high quality summaries of information on a topic. Also try some of the General Journal Article Databases to do a quick, broad search.
The big search box on the libraries homepage will search through articles, books, films, and many other resources, which can also help you get started, or use the searchbox below.
British Library's Ethos - Electronic Theses Online Service
The British Library provides an index to over 250,000 theses produced in the United Kingdom. About 38,000 of the 250,000 theses have been digitized. In cooperation with CRL, the British Library has digitized over 400 theses focusing on the Middle East, Islamic studies, and related subjects.
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